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Comment: IoT will need a protocol similar (Score 1) 254

by Dharkfiber (#47831845) Attached to: UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP
It isn't that TCP/IP won't scale to this but it is extremely tough to make it translate TCP/IP to consumers. A translation protocol is pretty necessary. This can be done with SDN or a made-up protocol. This still sounds like a way that Cisco wants to make itself relevant again. However, I don't see the need to bake in session with layer 3 which is seems like they are doing. It would be better to leave the OSI model as is and create something like a IP-NG implementation that would define application and device fields into the protocol (right now we only have UIDs like MAC).

Comment: Especially since they have so much to gain... (Score 2) 135

by Dharkfiber (#47172823) Attached to: Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport
I work for a hardware vendor (Fortinet) and we are currently selling our AP infrastructure like hotcakes when we partner with companies like Kiana. Imagine a WiFi sensor network that works like the ad sensors in Minority Report. So when you walk by a retailer using the free wifi and browsing we can inject an ad for a free smoothy or a discount beer (that is the evil side). The good side is that when you enter the airport we have you stored in the MAC database and we can see when you are checking in an in teh security line so if you are late for your flight they can have TSA hurry you along to get on your flight on time.

Comment: Re:Pretend you're the CIO not the IT guy (Score 1) 114

by Dharkfiber (#38630978) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Documenting Scattered Sites and Systems?
To expound on this idea, the best thing to do is create an org chart that you can fill in of there are consultant brought in. Classically, you will wan to pull together these disjointed sites with a single LDAP directory (eventually if not now maybe later). These directories should mimic your org chart and locations to some logical degree. Your directory structure should mimic this LDAP dir as well. This can help you create role based security, deploy/manage applications, and organize security accordingly. Failing something sophisticated like that, rely on the OSI model - physical, datalink, network, etc.

Comment: The Carpenter knows less about the tools than... (Score 1) 349

by Dharkfiber (#38501918) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is E-Learning a Viable Option?
the apprentice. The problem here is that the children have it right. The best way to learn through electronic means is to 'gamify' it. You can build your class to be very much like an IT project. This means you can give a clear objective but allow them many ways to the end point, but ultimately, through a points/milestones/leveling system, you can have them accomplish a task. The other thing the kids (and IT people know) is that you must allow some. cyber-loafing for some creative and personal exploration. If you want this to be useful, the teacher must make it a way for the kids to have fun and stay within the bounds of the classroom. I say this be because my sister-in-law in Katy Texas is already doing this in her classroom with a positive feedback loop in progress.

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+ - What is a good OO design and analysis book?

Submitted by jrnchimera
jrnchimera (558684) writes "I have been programming in procedural languages for many years and now I'm feeling left behind not knowing much about OOP. I'd like to know what resources and books Slashdot readers used to learn the art of designing Object Oriented software systems."

+ - SPAM: Is a Patent Legal professional Vital?

Submitted by rufuskelly717
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