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Comment: Re:You will fail. (Score 1) 140

by Dr. Smoove (#41281233) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Work In IT Freelancing?
probably the best response in the whole thread. OP displays some naivete if he thinks he can just go into freelancing out of HS, ffs i'm in the same position as you pretty much just at 15 instead of 20... fuckin took me at least ten before i could find my ass with both hands. Even then I would say until I reached about 8 of professional experience (meaning getting paid) could I freelance... but freelancing sucks so fuck that.

Comment: Re:Mmmmm the other white meat! (Score 1) 298

by Dr. Smoove (#41158311) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Did You Become a Linux Professional?
The spirit of your advice is sort of on the right track, but... LPIC isn't really widely known like RH certs are. Also, RH certs are more admirable since they are practical only, no multiple choice. I have both LPIC1 and 2, never really helped me, just went and got it to see if I could. Lastly, please don't advocate Perl usage. We have more modern languages with real OOP at this point that are easier to maintain and easier to use. You're right though, if you can't code in at least one language at an acceptable level, you're not getting the job if it's more than a junior position or the hiring person is mildly retarded.

White House Correspondent Tweets His Heart Attack 77

Posted by samzenpus
from the dedication-to-the-job dept.
Tommy Christopher, who writes for, has reporting in his blood, so much so that he livetweeted every part of his recent heart attack. "I gotta be me. Livetweeting my heart attack. Beat that!" and "This is not like the movies. Most deadpan heart attack evar. Still hurts even after the morphine," were among his updates as he was rushed to the hospital. Christopher is now in stable condition after recovering from emergency surgery.

+ - Amazon pushes bogus 'Origin of Species'-> 2

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flerndip writes " is currently confusing real editions of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" with a bogus edition containing a fifty page foreword by Ray Comfort (noted f-tard and "creation-science" evangelist). Unfortunately, ratings for both books are being mixed up together, giving Comfort's tainted edition false positive ratings, and atheists down-rating Comfort's edition end up damaging the rating of real editions of the popular scientific literary work. You can follow the links of positive or negative user reviews of either "150'th Anniversary Edition" to find them often pointing to the wrong edition.

Pharyngula has the story and links to a youTube video explaining the situation here:"

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+ - 100K Californians to be Gene Sequenced->

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eldavojohn writes "A hundred thousand elderly Californians (average age 65) will be gene sequenced by the state by using their saliva samples. This would be the first time such a large group has had their genes sequenced and is hoped to be a goldmine for genetic diseases--from cardiovascular diseases to diabetes and even the diseases associated with aging. Kaiser Permanente patients will be involved and they are aiming to have half a million samples ready by 2013. Let's hope that they got permission from the patients' doctors first."
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+ - Metasploit acquired by Rapid7->

Submitted by lvorthma
lvorthma (49165) writes "From HD Moore: I am excited to announce that Metasploit has been acquired by Rapid7 and that myself and Egypt will be working on Metasploit as our full-time jobs. Rapid7 has committed to keeping the project open source, with no plans to change the license or the community development model. What will be changing is how fast we add new exploits, integrate new features, and release new versions. By backing Metasploit, Rapid7 will benefit from the extensive security research experience of the Metasploit team and use this to enhance its existing NeXpose product line."
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+ - Deposit the "Wrong" Amount of Cash in Your Bank, G->

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corbettw writes "Reason has a story up about a North Carolina convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for depositing money into his bank account. Not ill-gotten gains, just money he received from clients and dutifully reported to the IRS and paid taxes on. But because he deposited it in chunks less than $10,000, he's going to prison for the rest of his life."
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+ - Metasploit Project Sold ->

Submitted by ancientribe
ancientribe (1057834) writes "The wildly popular open-source Metasploit penetration testing tool project has been sold to Rapid7, a vulnerability management vendor, paving the way for a commercial version of Metasploit to eventually hit the market. HD Moore, creator of Metasploit, was hired by Rapid7 and will continue heading up the project. This is big news for the indie Metasploit Project, which now gets full-time resources, which Moore says will translate into faster turnaround for new features. Just what a commercial Metasploit product will look like is still in the works, but Rapid7 expects to keep the Metasploit penetration testing tool as a separate product with "high integration" into Rapid7's vulnerability management products."
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Comment: Re:OpenBSD pf (Score 3, Informative) 178

by Dr. Smoove (#29788587) Attached to: OpenBSD 4.6 Released
ah, that's super easy, have you ever even tried to read the docs? If is a gateway that people are nat'd behind, something like block in from to in pf.conf, done. pfctl -n -f /etc/pf.conf to check that the grammar is correct, and pfctl -F rules -f /etc/pf.conf to reload the rules. If you mean you need to set up the openbsd box to *do* nating it's still pretty simple. All it takes is a quick look at the PF documentation.

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