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Comment: You can't control the class, so you've failed. (Score 1) 355

by gQuigs (#49570387) Attached to: University Overrules Professor Who Failed Entire Management Class

Failing everyone in the class because you can't control the class is ridiculous (assuming the class size is not 10). If there are disruptive students that make you feel you need police protection, then you should do something about them (whatever's relevant for your schools policy, suspension, filling charges, etc).

Comment: Need more requirements.. (Score 3, Interesting) 385

by gQuigs (#49286185) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

At the top end:
https://system76.com/cart/conf...
http://www.dell.com/us/busines...
(customizable with Ubuntu 14.04)

What do you recommend for running Linux?
The latest Ubuntu LTS is a good start.

For a C++ development environment?
I really like Code::Blocks, but I'm thinking that wi'll be up to her...

An nVidia GPU helps accelerate the only "gravitational wave" program I've ever run (https://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/). Likely not relevant, but hey you did ask Slashdot.

Comment: Visability into the boot (Score 3, Interesting) 928

by gQuigs (#48277653) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Systemd during a normal boot is doing some detailed logging of the boot process that let's you do a simper version of bootchart. This allows you to find out how long each service took to boot and also do a graph of them.

It's concerned complimentary to the actual bootchart...

[1] http://0pointer.de/blog/projec...

Comment: Re:Ahhh ... (Score 2) 47

by gQuigs (#47316851) Attached to: Trivial Bypass of PayPal Two-Factor Authentication On Mobile Devices

I was just using https://www.ssllabs.com/ to check out some financial sites:

amhfcu.org : F, supports insecure SSL 2.0
tdbank.com - A-

republictt.com/ - not the local bank.. apparently uses java.. .ugh..
republicbank.com - powered/provided by intuit - A-

sjfcu.online-cu.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2. (used by likely a few cu)

bankofamerica.com - inconsistent - B, A-
wellsfargo.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2
paypal.com - A- uses mixed content on home page.. really?

secure.ally.com - B - TLS 1.2 capped
https://www.chase.com/ - A-

hsbc.com -asks for login name on insecure website.. otherwise a B

I'm not impressed. My ~$10 a month Dreamhost account can get me a B rating (with SSL kindly provided by https://www.startssl.com/ for free). And if they were running a newer version of Debian, I think it would be an A.

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the level of management.

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