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Comment: HOWTO (Score -1) 205

by glrotate (#49235997) Attached to: Ask Slashdot - Breaking Into Penetration Testing At 30

1. Learn C. Learn it well enough to write a small baseball simulator that you're reasonably proud of, graphics are unnecessary. 6 months.

2. Rewrite the logic of the game as inline x86 assembly. 2 months.

3. Add network capability to 1. 2 months.

4. Setup a sql database (use the baseball database data) and write a network sql app. 3 months.

4. Buy and skim Advanced UNIX Programming, Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. 1 months.

5. Play around with nmap and metasploit. 1 months.

Congrats. You're now a hacker / penetration tester.

Comment: Enough with "drones." R/C planes and copters. (Score -1) 199

by glrotate (#47437947) Attached to: FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

I agree with the FAA. Given the current state of cheap R/C copters with zip-tied Herocams, I don't think the operators should be given carte blanche to do as they please. The FAA needs to start rule-making process that involves all interested parties. But, until such rules are promulgated, I think prohibiting commercial operation is a sensible temporary position. Congress has the ultimate power here, but generally, the less they're involved - the better.

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young