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Comment Only a grand? (Score 1) 52

Only US$1,000.00? That's useless. For those who study the history of code (in any klanguage, but especially C [or microcode]), this could be a meaningful challenge. But only if we're talking six figures. At least the really smart people I've been blessed to associate with are worth it.

Comment Silicon Mechanics! (Score 1) 150

They take all that commodity hardware and figured out how to make nice high-density systems for you. Stop trying to figure out how to do it yourself. They've done the hard work and (in my personal opinion) have absolutely outstanding support (before and after the sale). I'm just a happy customer.

Comment Nothing personal (Score 1) 547

Why on earth would you put information that is personal and has nothing to do with the performance of your job on company property? It makes that information effectively company property. If our employees just absolutely must do their shopping while they're at work (and effectively doing their job), they're permitted to bring in their own equipment and use the guest network.


Submission + - Syria 'bans iPhones' over protest footage ( 1

iComp writes: "Syria has banned the iPhone, reports say, as the government tries to control information getting out of the country.

In a statement apparently issued by the customs department of the Syrian finance ministry and seen by Lebanese and German media, the authorities "warn anyone against using the iPhone in Syria".

The order also apparently prohibits the import of iPhones.

The UN believes 4,000 people have been killed in Syria since March.

Most international media have been banned from Syria since the uprising began, so footage of the violent crackdown has primarily come from activists filming material themselves and posting it on the internet.

If the document posted on the Lebanese news website el-Nashra is genuine, the authorities threaten confiscation and prosecution for anyone found with an iPhone.

Syrian opposition sources in Beirut confirmed the ban to the German Press Agency (DPA).

Other types of smartphones are apparently not affected by the ban."

Submission + - Poll: Best Martial Arts Actor

lenmaster writes: The best martial arts actor of all time is:

* Bruce Lee
* Chuck Norris
* Jet Li
* Michelle Yeoh
* Jackie Chan

Submission + - How Best to Stress Test Corporate Antivirus?

An anonymous reader writes: I work at a 100% windows shop with corporate antivirus of dubious quality. What do Slashdot readers recommend for some methods and/or software to "stress test" an antivirus client and see what it catches? Is there a way to quantify my findings into a concrete, executive-friendly bar chart / comparison chart?

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