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Comment: Re:This is really about their encryption (Score 3, Informative) 135

by DoofusOfDeath (#49156077) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

The "because piracy" claim is just a facade, Mega fully encrypts everything and the US doesn't like that.

"the US" includes me. And think encryption is fabulous. You probably should have said "the US law-enforcement / law-writing / Disney-Sony industrial complex" rather than "the US".

Comment: Re:Rocketboard (Score 1) 162

by DoofusOfDeath (#49155903) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Whiteboard Substitutes For Distributed Teams?

Interesting. Do you plan to allow tiling on a single display? For example, suppose I and three coworkers are each using your system on his own real whiteboard. Do you plan to make it so a computer monitor can show those four whiteboard images on some screen at the same time?

Also, different question: do you expect to support Linux hosts that have webcams plugged in?

+ - Whiteboard subsitutes for distributed teams?

Submitted by DoofusOfDeath
DoofusOfDeath (636671) writes "I work on a fully distributed software development team with 5-10 people. Normally it's great, but when we're doing heavy design work, we really need to all be standing in front of a whiteboard together. This is expensive and time consuming, because it involves airplanes and hotels. Conference calls, editing shared Google docs, etc. just don't seem to be the same. Have people found any good tools or practices to replace standing in front of a real whiteboard?"

Comment: Does it matter? (Score 2) 102

I mean, holy crap, what facilities do you need to teach CS? A climate-controlled room with whiteboards, markers, chairs, some electrical outlets, and wifi. Bonus points for a projector.

Most CS happens in your own head, on your laptop, or by talking with other people. You don't need to be on the Starship Enterprise.

Comment: Re:There's no $$$ to be made in security (Score 1) 114

by DoofusOfDeath (#49140547) Attached to: Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them

I beg to differ. I moved from sysadmin to security because this is where the growth is, and doubled my salary. I get headhunters and poachers several times a week trying to lure me away with wheelbarrows full of money. Companies are finally starting to realize they need to take security seriously.

Out of curiosity, what kind of money are you seeing people make for what you do?

Comment: Silliness (Score 5, Insightful) 506

by DoofusOfDeath (#49135693) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

I'd be completely happy with keeping the Windows 7 UI, and just having each Windows release upgrade the guts underneath. And I bet so would 95% of corporations.

I don't understand why Microsoft feels to compelled to tinker with the UI at this point. (Yes I've heard some reasons, I just don't see why they're compelling to Microsoft.)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.