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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.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.