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Comment: Let companies decide how they value experience! (Score 2) 348

by grilled-cheese (#49220433) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings
Good hiring IT companies already include a years of experience equivalency to higher education. There is basically two traditional paths in IT work. First, you get the 4 year degree and have less experience in the field with specific technologies. Second, you dive straight into the industry doing grunt work while getting whatever certifications you can along the way and generally end up being more specialized. Your hiring policies can discriminate between the two because they are actually different, or they can dictate whatever period of industry experience/higher ed ratio you view as sufficient to do a job. Even once you have applicants, you still have to vet their credentials by checking certification, employment history, and degree course catalog. Not every degree is worth something. Universities that try to pawn off bachelor degrees as just a collection of certifications are very different than ones that provide a broad understanding of IT from top to bottom with the ability to learn on their own quickly to adapt to the rapid pace of technology changes.

I have my BS in computer science and I've been able to fill the roles of system administrator in multiple OS, storage administrator, network administrator, telecom worker, QA manager, DevOps lead, and programmer. I couldn't do all that if somebody had just fed me the cisco certification path. There is a market for people who did that though.

Comment: Instead of money, how about hardware? (Score 1) 245

by grilled-cheese (#48196489) Attached to: Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime
Single threaded processes don't necessarily need the latest generation processors because they just keep adding cores. Instead of trying to buy a new server, why not just accept a donation of a 3ish year old dell/hp/supermicro server. Lots of businesses & universities have a hardware rotation cycle for really good hardware. I've bought perfectly good poweredge servers that were a few years old for under $50 before at a university computer auction.

Comment: Consider your stakeholders (Score 3, Insightful) 57

So how many of these countries have already sharded the internet behind their government firewalls, i.e. China/Russia? And we believe that all other governments are less corrupt and self serving than the US? I'm not a fan of the US Panopticon and stranglehold on critical infrastructure, but honestly, it's worked for several decades now why break it up? At least the US influence that conforms with the military influence we already have. It would be great if a multinational panacea existed to control it, but the closest thing we have to that today is the UN. It doesn't have a strong track record for being the most effective governing body out there. Corruption and government go hand-in-hand; one feeds the other.

Comment: Re:more than I can technically achieve over wirele (Score 1) 279

Good luck getting all your devices on a stable connection over 600mb. It is technically possible, but the topology and composition of your home coupled with the quality of your device adapters/antenna may prevent sufficient signal for those speeds. It's hard to beat CAT5e+ when it comes to Gb connectivity. You can get all the parts and tools you need to wire and terminate it all at your local big box hardware store (i.e. Lowes, Home Depot, etc).

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