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Comment: Simple (Score 1) 84

by Synerg1y (#46902943) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Communicate Security Alerts?

Include the solution or recommended course of action in the alert email. Don't just say there's a problem, tell them how to fix it.

Ex. download this hotfix at this link
Ex. enable/disable this setting
Ex. Be careful while using Internet Explorer and use an alternative browser such as firefox or chrome (I wouldn't include links here but thats just me)

Oh and no technical jargon, the unknown scares people, if your boss can understand it based on just your email (before you send it), you've achieved this.

Comment: Re:Maybe yours was the dumbest (Score 1) 199

Immature? You're the one that believes everything he reads on the internet. Prove it or get back in your hole troll.

Embedding a 3g chip / SIM / carrier selection technology... i'm sure there's a few obstacles i'm missing too, would be at technological marvel on a processor, i'd be putting my proc into any device i want internet on. It doesn't make sense from a commercial or power consumption process either. I think someone mistook wake on lan for 3g in some of these articles and then it spread like internet troll stories often do.

Comment: Re:End of a Dream (Score 1) 344

by Synerg1y (#44761215) Attached to: Martin Luther King Jr's Children In Court Over MLK IP

A couple of observations:

1. we have a GW highschool in my state... guess who's the dominate ethnicity... trend? maybe
2. I don't think reinforcing what blacks have done is true equality, true equality isn't focusing on either, saying how great blacks are is black racism imho. Same problem with feminism, people just don't get it, or maybe its just me.

I for one don't have a solution to it though, racism more deeply rooted in people black, brown, and white than we want to acknowledge I think.

Comment: A couple of things... (Score 1) 331

by Synerg1y (#44758797) Attached to: Users Revolt Over Yahoo Groups Update

1. Are any of the morons posting actual Yahoo users? (I know the answer to this one... didn't think so)

2. I personally liked how google did with the whole upgrade to our new interface when you're ready and we'll bug you periodically to do so approach. Radical UIX changes have almost never been received in a positive light... ever. Doesn't mean they're bad changes, it's just proven that average users can't deal with rapid change of a UIX like developers can. But again, the customer is the average user, so shame on Yahoo for not recognizing this overwhelming trend.

Comment: Re:So, what the hell is Open Stack? (Score 1) 64

by Synerg1y (#44758107) Attached to: Why PayPal Chose OpenStack

A couple of points for you:

Adding VMs to the development cycle is just adding an unnecessary level of complexity. Need a new environment? Use an existing web server to set up a new site, they're designed for this and it's the proper layer to solve that at.

Also, scalable apps work via shared services, this is on top of the VM layer, so again we just don't care.

There are advantages to rapidly deploying VMs... and thus something like VMWare has templated VMs to make the process 15 minutes, my main point is that none of those advantages have anything to do with the development cycle whatsoever... remember the only significant portion of paypal's IT infrastructure is their website through which they do 100% of their business, so when we talk about increasing efficiency and reaction time for paypal, things like business intelligence and improving the development cycle come to mind... VM automation is well outside of that and won't help them add features faster to their site.

Comment: Re:Not seeing a problem with that. (Score 1) 219

BGP protocol takes care of this by design by finding the shortest routes for data to travel. Encryption is still a good idea for all the other reasons BGP doesn't address, but India is on the right track here in regards to what they're trying to accomplish.

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