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Comment Re:Unionize (Score 3, Informative) 335

I figured they were being qualified. That's the only way I can explain the recruitment calls I get.

Ok, you found me on linkedin, you can see then I have a great full time job. Sure I'd love to sell my home and quit my job so I can move across the country for a 2 month contract gig that might be extended based on their needs.....

Thanks for calling recruiter from India...

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 1) 207

If there is one thing that the media and the internet has taught me. EVERYONE is a racist. EVERYONE. You are a racist, you just don't know it yet. It's coming though, something you say offends someone of a different race, trust me. I'm a white male, my existence alone is racist.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 154

It's very easy to use. I'm a wallet minimalist, so I hate carrying multiple cards. With NFC payment systems I can just tap the phone and pick the card I want to charge. It is also more secure in the US where pin and chip are not yet a standard. My phone is always at hand, my wallet not so much. If only we could get a digital drivers license I wouldn't even need a wallet any longer.

The biometric options are even nicer as I don't have to type in a pin. Just touch and press thumb.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 154

NFC works for me everywhere I go. My vending machines are NFC enabled, every single fast good joint I've been to. My grocery store is NFC enabled, my gas station is NFC enabled. Many chain restaurants are NFC enabled (if it has a pay terminal on the table like chili's). Lowe's, walmart, and Home depot are NFC enabled. It's reached a point I get frustrated when I have to use my card.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 2) 154

There are a lot of things about phones that are not deal breakers. You might want front facing speakers, but that's probably not a deal breaker. Then there are deal breaker features.

For example, I can't stand phones bigger than 5.5". So those giant nexus 6's are a deal breaker. If you don't support my carrier of choice, that's a deal breaker. If it's not stock or nearly stock android, it's a deal breaker. This phone was on my must buy list though the entire launch event, until I found out it's missing NFC support. I use NFC too much, so that's a deal breaker.

Comment Re:geography is key (Score 1) 264

Maybe it includes at lot of 30 something's who went back to school. I made a good deal into 6 figures because I've been in my field for 15+ years. I'm just now going to school because I've always wanted the related degree. So when I graduate my 'first job after college' will be over 100k.

Comment Re:People are scared of IPV6 (Score 2) 307

My router/stateful firewall will still act as the gateway to my internal network even with ipv6. All traffic flows though there and I can setup firewall rules as to what I'll allow in/out of the wan/lan ports. Nothing on the 'inside' of that router really needs to run a firewall. They can't get out without going though the router even with a 'public' address.

Comment Re:Security and IPv6 (Score 2) 307

Are you saying that IPv6 address can not be placed behind a firewall? Just because it's a publicly addressable block doesn't mean it can't be firewalled off. There are entire companies running on 'real' ipv4 addresses right now that can't just be nmaped because they are secured with a firewall. NAT is not required to create that curtain, proper network security (firewall, acls, gateways, routing, etc) is.

The rest of it, well i'm not expert so I can't comment.

But why can't we just get major ISPs to start handing out ipv6 addresses for external communication and just use ipv6 to ipv4 nat technology internally?

Comment Re:Boo hoo... (Score 1) 818

I pulled it out of my ass, but I do not personally know a single person who's cell phone is not android or iphone. Not a one. Not my grandma, my parents, my friends, my co-workers, or anyone I've met in my day to day life.

If you have a phone you are probably using a android device or iphone.

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.