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Comment: 3D Print (Score 2) 250

by hellkyng (#45584579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Beautiful Network Cable Trays?

Buy typical cable trays, and 3D print some sort of fancy colorful casings for them. You can use a variety of designs and colors for aesthetic appeal. Plus even if it doesn't look all that great it will still be "cutting edge" technology in use, which will likely appeal to your business folks. Plus you can throw a 3D printer in your budget...

Comment: Re:Use Yourself for an Example (Score 1) 219

by hellkyng (#42280053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

Geeze not only did you read the article, but you googled the terms. The point of the example was that you want to ask a question the interviewee can reasonably be expected to not know the answer to. OP should probably choose something relevant to the interview he will be conducting. The question I asked was relevant to an interview I had conducted.

Its also an extremely bad idea to ask a question you don't know the answer to, logically you will need to be able to determine when an interviewee lies... Its always possible the liar was right and I was wrong, if that was the case then he probably wouldn't have wanted to accept the job offer I didn't make.

Comment: Re:Use Yourself for an Example (Score 3, Insightful) 219

by hellkyng (#42278785) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

A similar strategy I use a lot of times is ask them a question they don't know the answer to. The purpose of the questions isn't to make them look bad, but to gauge their reaction. For example in some interviews I've asked "Can you define and explain the purpose of ASLR and DEP?" for a technical interview. The answer I'm looking for in this case is "I don't know, but I'll find out." But I've gotten people who got flustered, confused, and worst totally lied.

Its an interesting strategy I think to find someone with an open mind who can be honest with themselves. You also want to be prepared to provide the answer, and let them know "I didn't expect you to know that, its something you would learn or blah blah blah." Either way the reaction to tough questions is the most valuable tool I have as interviewer I think.

Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 79

by hellkyng (#39826073) Attached to: Who Needs CISPA? FBI Has a Non-Profit Workaround

Since you were too lazy to comprehend what I wrote, or google what I wrote here is a decent summary of some good work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DarkMarket

Here is an example for you as well regarding the sharing of information. If I am a bank and I have a bunch of customers with stolen credit cards, already compromised and being used for fraud. I can't legally provide those to the FBI for both legal and regulatory reasons. The customers are already taking losses, as a bank I am taking losses, and the bad guys have no issues. I can point law enforcement to the carding site (IE Dark Market) above, or I can prompt them to subpoena me for information I can't tell them about?

CISPA is terrible legislation as far as I am concerned, but don't shit on a legitimate and valuable organization because you don't understand it. Sacrificing mod points, because this is an organization that helps more than it hurts.

Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 3, Interesting) 79

by hellkyng (#39824095) Attached to: Who Needs CISPA? FBI Has a Non-Profit Workaround

This is an absurd characterization of the NCFTA and the work they do. As someone who's worked with the NCFTA and actively opposed CISPA, SOPA etc I can say for certain they do very different work. NCFTA facilitates a common sense exchange of "personal" data in order to better combat fraud across the board. The NCFTA is a great organization and does very good work preventing internet based crime.

For a good example do a little reading on Dark Market and the take down the occurred there. Throwing the NCFTA and CISPA/SOPA into the same container is completely ignorant end poor journalism imo.

Comment: Re:So we all get to pay more for health care (Score 1) 138

by hellkyng (#39787565) Attached to: Should the FDA Assess Medical Device Defenses Against Hackers?

"Rich asshole"? Seriously, a pacemaker isn't just for the rich asshole. Failing to assess these devices for security controls would be ridiculous negligence. Malicious software has a tendency to spread where it can, it doesn't need a reason to compromise a pacemaker if its able to. I guarantee that if proper security controls aren't implemented in medical devices you will see deaths related to failed or compromised devices. It doesn't even have to be intended malice, if a piece of malware compromises a device and decides a reboot is necessary, guess what happens to the heart behind the pacemaker...

Comment: Re:CmdrTaco is a hip arbiter of tech trends? (Score 5, Interesting) 232

by hellkyng (#39254309) Attached to: Rob Malda (CmdrTaco) Joins the Washington Post

If we judge the majority of slashdotters by the content in that thread, then sadly most of us probably shouldn't be commenting on technology news:

A charming example:

by (Sanitized to predict the innocent) Alter Relationship on Tuesday October 23 2001, @01:52PM
Raise your hand if you have iTunes ...

Raise your hand if you have a FireWire port ...

Raise your hand if you have both ...

Raise your hand if you have $400 to spend on a cute Apple device ...

There is Apple's market. Pretty slim, eh? I don't see many sales in the future of iPod.

Comment: Re:"does some spying and reporting on you" (Score 2) 635

by hellkyng (#39113699) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

A lot of software does report back, but to quote op "that does some spying and reporting on you." That doesn't sound like its going to be a legitimate implementation of some minor reporting back to the parent company. Especially given his goal of then filing a lawsuit against the violators with "big pockets". Of course firewalls should be able to identify outbound connections, but the point isn't that the implementation is weak. The point is that its a bad idea from the start.

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