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Comment: Netgear R7000 (Score 2) 427

by certain death (#47634931) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I didn't read all of the comments, so if someone already mentioned it, sorry. The R-7000 can run Tomato as well as DD-WRT if you prefer. It is an AC router which with the Netgear firmware, you can turn into an AP only. It is a HUGE behemoth, has three HUGE antennas and will take up a pretty good amount of space compared to other offerings. That said, it has awesome coverage and speed. They aren't cheap, around $200 (less if you do a little shopping around). I have had mine for about a month and it hasn't had any issues.

Comment: Re: Define "Change jobs?" (Score 1) 282

by certain death (#47388847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?
I have changed jobs every 6 months to a year for about the last 7 years. Most of the gigs were contract or contract to hire, but either the "hire" part never came through, or I didn't want to stay there as a perm slave. I have about 10 more years until I retire, so I am hoping I can keep the job I have now at least that long.

Comment: Re:Automotive (Score 1) 158

I wish I had a hundred mod points, I would give em all to you! I have been in IT for about 25 years, I retire in about 10 more, and I plan to be a "mechanic" when I retire. I can work on cars all day and nearly not need to wash my hands to eat! The reason I got into working on cars is because they are a lot like computers. They have an issue, you figure out what it is, and fix it...and I don't require air conditioning/heat or feel sorry for myself if I have to lay under a car.

Comment: Relocate? Really? (Score 1) 606

by certain death (#46335315) Attached to: 'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
How much do you suppose it would cost for Google to relocate their HQ? Or Apple? The infrastructure alone would cost so much to replicate, it would probably put them into bankruptcy. Okay, they may have made a mistake in choosing their locations initially, but I don't see them changing at this point, the investment has been made...get over it.

Michaels Stores Investigating Possible Data Breach 106

Posted by timothy
from the switching-targets dept.
tsu doh nimh writes "Michaels Stores Inc., which runs more than 1,250 crafts stores across the United States, said Saturday that it is investigating a possible data breach involving customer cardholder information. According to Brian Krebs, the journalist who broke the story [and, previously] news of the Target and Neiman Marcus breaches, the U.S. Secret Service has confirmed it is investigating. Krebs cited multiple sources in the banking industry saying they were tracking a pattern of fraud on cards that were all recently used at Michaels Stores Inc. In response to that story, Michaels issued a statement saying it 'recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards that had been used at Michaels, suggesting that the Company may have experienced a data security attack.' In 2011, Michaels disclosed that attackers had physically tampered with point-of-sale terminals in multiple stores, but so far there are no indications what might be the cause of the latest breach. Both Target and Neiman Marcus have said the culprit was malicious software designed to steal payment card data, and at least in Target's case that's been shown to be malware made to infect retail cash registers."

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