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Comment: Re:Certification Policies (Score 1) 117

by Tragedy4u (#43095961) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: On the Job Certification Training?
CCIE Routing & Switching labs can mostly be virtualized now (switching is still a bit problematic but you only need about 4 3750-X switches not that expensive), it still is a very difficult exam I barely managed to pass on my second attempt. If you look around online you can also virtualize most of the CCIE Voice lab as well, with the exception of the voice gateways but the cost for these isn't too bad either. The worst of it all is the amount of time investment required to pass, it's just pure insanity. My R&S took a solid 8 months of preparation for two attempts, each exam attempt I also took two weeks off prior to the test and dedicated all of my time to 100% practicing. Honestly, looking back on it all....CCIE certification is NOT worth it!

Comment: Re:Irony (Score 1) 816

by Tragedy4u (#41831399) Attached to: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, <em>Star Wars</em> Episode 7 Due In 2015
The Black Hole was "Faust" in space, I didn't really see it as a Star Wars rip-off. Also Maxamillion was far more terrorfying to me as a kid than Darth Vader ever was, a cold, unstoppable, silent killer robot that got up close and personal that would eviscerate you with spinning ginsu blades! The ending was totally surreal art-school with biblical overtones and space-opera mixed in, I'm shocked Disney even let that film through.

Comment: Re:Basic martial arts. (Score 5, Interesting) 196

by Tragedy4u (#41831299) Attached to: D&amp;D Monster Study Proves Eyes Have It
Not true, many instructors (Sensai, Sifu etc) will tell you to stare at the centre of your opponent's chest. The eyes can lie, if look at the centre of the chest you get a better field of view of how an opponents limbs are moving which can allow you to react better against a feint or a true attack.
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+ - IBM 5150 turns 30->

Submitted by Tragedy4u
Tragedy4u (690579) writes "On Aug. 12, 1981, IBM introduced the IBM 5150, the first personal computer to achieve widespread consumer success. Although other companies had built similar systems in the past, the IBM model was such a success that it became synonymous with the term, personal computer. In the introductory press release, C.B. Rogers, a company vice president at the time, said the company's goal for the 5150 was for it "to be the most useful system of its kind.""
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Comment: This tragedy isn't even over (Score 1) 430

by Tragedy4u (#35505066) Attached to: Robert X Cringely Predicts More Mininuke Plants
And already people are trying to plan their new energy infrastructure, and nuclear power opponents are using this tragedy to push their agenda's. This is part of the real shame, these people need food, water, shelter and medical aid now...they're not ready to plan new infrastructure or fend off environmental activists.

Comment: Re:I TOLD you. (Score 1) 445

by Tragedy4u (#35430050) Attached to: Crime Writer Makes a Killing With 99 Cent E-Books

Would I steal something that "costs" $100? How about $1? Thats pretty much free. Less that two vending machine soda cans. I'm guessing the dollar store has a lot less shoplifting than "upscale" Target or Kohls.

The cost of the item has little to do with whether or not people will steal it, have you ever ran a garage sale before? People try to steal everything, even if it's only 5 cents.

Comment: Re:This will be great! (Score 1) 143

by Tragedy4u (#34940784) Attached to: Canadian Firm Plans 78-Satellite Net Service
I feel you are a bit optimistic in your latentcy figures, are you taking weather into account? I had to setup a satellite data feed a couple times in my career, anytime the sky became thick with clouds, a bad rain or snowstorm the signal strength degraded significantly. 10-12ms was rarely achievable.

Comment: Re:Low success rate? (Score 1) 205

by Tragedy4u (#34861630) Attached to: AMBER Alert Partners With Facebook

Being inefficient with tax payers money for a system that barely works, is not compassion. Could the money used used be put into an other program that could retrieve even more children.

I'd like to see what happens if you expressed your opinion on this system being an inefficient waste of money to the parent's who got their children back from this system. Seriously what price tag do you place on life? One child, allowed to grow up, has the potential to change the world.

Comment: Re:And for those not interested in reading TFA (Score 1) 140

by Tragedy4u (#34836216) Attached to: Hubble Confirms Nature of Mysterious Green Blob
Science, schmience! Don't you know this is the end of the world as we know it? Hollywood, H.P. Lovecraft and the Mayans predicted our doom. This green cloud is elder god Azathoth growing, and slowly devouring the universe. Grab your tinfoil hats folks, pack food into your backyard bomb shelter and call NASA to find out when we need to duck and cover!

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