I know its hopeful thinking, but if the NSA was a person, they would know how it feels when you don't know what someone knows about you.
Yes cause I pay Amazon more money than Netflix. I happily paid for Walking Dead on Amazon after watching Season 1 and 2 on Netflix. I don't think Under the Dome is worth the ~$2 an episode.
Or Jackie Chan can prove he is not dead.
I worked for a company that did not offer cell phones, even to IT folk. They said that they will call my personal cell phone if they needed me on the weekend. Their reasoning is that a cell phone is like clothes, everyone is going to wear them.
It was weird because the company did provide a lot of other tools, personal protective gear, and even had segways on the factory floor so we did not have to walk so much.
So I gave them my land line and cancelled my cell phone. Then one weekend I was out and about, and they could not get a hold of me. Monday I was told to go buy a phone.
Yeah I have clothes (land line) but if the tool you need me to have is a mobile phone much like I need steel toed boots rather than running shoes when working in the shop.
But I don't know if I can pull that today, I am so reliant on my phone. But I did notice when I look in OWA I can remotely delete any mobile device that I have checks email on OWA. We haven't fully implemented our MDM Mobileiron solution, but Exchange already can wipe phones. So I think I would just "give" my phone to my wife or kids, if any employer pulled this on my again and the can call my google voice number.
Didn't they let one of their domains, passport.com, expire as well
I have the QC444 and you can telnet to it as root with no password.
Also when you access the camera, your creds go out via cleartext and you can easily see what your password is.
ActiveX is used to log in and manage the box remotely, also if you use a password longer than 6 characters, you cannot use the PSS software that they put otu on their web site.
There was also some weirdness with it trying to talk to IP address 220.127.116.11
Bummer, was about to say we could put Linux on these devices, then you reminded me about SecurBoot, EFI or whatever it was.
I hope someone will find a way to root these devices so I can get an Android ROM or Linux Distro on it. Maybe a hypervisor like vmware horizon mobile with our own OS on it.
I recall the fire at the Fisher Plaza Colo in Seattle July 2009. They got power up using rented generators they placed on the street.
They were getting fined for have those generators there, but what you gonna do, those customers in your colo need power. But costs like the fine are rolled into the cost of doing business. More like a fee rather than a fine.
Totally agree, its a passion for me and I have a BSCS.
I originally went to school for a Civil Engineering degree, one of the requirements was a Fortran programming class, I really liked it and switched to a CS degree.
School forced me to get a wider view of things and where I learned to step out of my comfort zone, I have no interest in being a DBA but learned SQL in school. If it weren't for school, I think I would have not gotten into Unix/Linux at all. I regularly step out of my comfort zone and learn things on my own like Android programming and the Arduino platform.
Now I do Linux and virtualization at work, and I do it as a hobby at home too, I'm sure some here in the slashdot crowd are the same. I like to find out why things are a best practice, .
Pretty sure some out there would say I don't have a life or I am going to burn out soon; right now at over 40, I feel blessed because I like what I do, am good at what I do, and there is a demand for my skills in technology, problem solving and planning. If I wasn't happy with were I am at, I could leave, I've done it before and picked up something new quickly.
My question is how the the UEFI issue might effect a users ability to use QEMU [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QEMU] and/or Oracle VirtualBox. Garrett says UEFI will "be moving to requiring signed kernel modules and locking down certain aspects of kernel functionality. The most obvious example is that it won't be possible to access PCI regions directly from userspace, which means all graphics cards will need kernel drivers.".
Does this "signing" mean Windws 8 will not allow any type of vitalization? Are we now heading into an era where software , again, is so limited that an abacus now looks hi-tech."
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I agree with the article statement saying
"The key is to evolve your skills with the demand", its been a far road from editing the config.sys file to understanding VLAN tagging.
Also, one thing I am surprised not on there is virtualization, I think you need a broad set of skills to manage a vmware environment, on the technical side you need to know different OS's, SAN, VLANs, IO etc. Also you need to be able to manage a political minefield where everyone things they should have a high priorty, and justify budgets from different groups using those resources.
And this is why I thank god I just up AND DID Web Development and didn't shit my money down the toilet on a CS degree.
So yes -- Why are you paying for college?
For most Software Development, the "University of Google" is a far more cost and time effective education.
Specializing in Web development is OK, not knocking that, but doesn't school also teach you about stuff you don't want to learn.
Back in the day I didn't want to do Unix, but I was forced to write C programs on Unix box. Learned vi (and a little bit of edlin), how to grep and pipe, processes and spawning.
Saves the day cause I understand how some of the stuff works.
On ESXi someone tried to delete a folder that contained a running VM, I don't think there is anything on google on bringing that back, but knew it was still running, knew about file handles, VMDK was still there and was able to recover the VM. Would have been gone if they rebooted the host.
Hardware class tought me about boot sectors and was able to recover a physical hard disk.
Being forced to telnet to port 80 and 25 taught me about protocols.
Yeah it was 4 years, but sure makes it easier to figure out stuff, pretty sure I am at a higher pay grade then other Sr Level Engineers in my company.
Maybe you can spin up a web page faster then me, I would higher you, but they would trust me to go and talk to the different departments, come up with the requirements and schedule. No I am not a PM.
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Wonder if we are going to run out of credit card numbers.
These virtual credit cards are the reverse of NAT.
So is this the start of Patent Armageddon we were told was coming.
See Apple, Nokia, and HTC lob patent nukes at each other is pretty interesting. Need to start stockpiling my old POTS phones. Maybe the owner of tone dialing will get into the fray as well.
I wonder if tapping out people's phone number via pulse dialing on my landline still works or did someone patent that too and is requesting royalties.