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Comment Re:This is how (Score 1) 318 318

Amen Brother. Expecting to get a telecommuting job right out of school is pretty naive. When your an unknown quantity in an entry-level role they are going to want you close and under supervision. The best way to get the job you want is to spend some time doing shit jobs and getting experience.

Comment Re:trick them into it ... (Score 1) 318 318

Either your not as good as you believe you are or you are missing something when it comes to marketing and negotiations. If you want to change things you need to identify what your missing and work on it. Find a mentor who can help. There are many people with mediocre (or worse) skills that are making good money because they are good at the marketing/networking/negotiating. If you are as good as you think, and it's likely you are, then working on the soft skills will have great results.

Comment Re:Don't encrypt! (Score 2) 251 251

There are actually valid reasons for using two-way encryption in some scenarios. It's not ideal but it can be quite secure if managed properly. For example, most privileged user management systems and password escrow systems need to use reversible encryption. There are also reasons to do so in certain credential synchronization/SSO scenarios. Yes, just dumping encrypted passwords in a database is a bad idea. However, done right you can have two-way encryption and maintain security.

Comment My System (Score 1) 558 558

MacBook Pro, 2.7GHz quad core i7, 16GB ram, 750GB SSD, 2 external Thunderbolt monitors
iMac, 3.4GHz quad core i7, 32GB ram, 1TB internal storage, 12TB Thunderbolt RAID
Dell T420, ESXi 6, dual 6 core Xeons, 128GB ram, 6TB RAID
Dell T110, ESXi 6, quad core Xeon, 32GB ram, 2TB RAID
Custom FreeNAS server, quad core Xeon, 32GB ram, 16TB of ZFS goodness

Anywhere from 30 to 70 VMs depending on the projects I'm currently working on. I've got a few old boxes set up as an OpenStack lab.

Comment Re:This figure must include high end consultants (Score 1) 85 85

None of those companies are paying recent grads 200K. Even their more senior folks (non-partners) will not be making the big money. The guys with the experience and the credentials will be making 200K+ but they will be with small boutique consulting firms.

Very Very few folks who are not consultants will be making that kind of money. Companies will bring in the expertise when they need it but won't pay an employee that well.

I know this because I've been doing IAM/Security consulting for over 20 years. I know what I have to pay for talented resources.

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