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Comment: In regard to love (Score 1) 698

My bit of advice is to tell her that when it comes to love and long term partners: When considering marrying someone (or some other form of potentially life long commitment), take a serious moment to consider the possibility of past loves unexpectedly entering your life in the future. Can you answer that if that past love showed up and begged you to return to them, would you consider it seriously? If the answer is yes, don't get married. The current prospect is not a life long match for yourself.

Comment: Re:So, start a company making easy-to-fix equipmen (Score 2) 194

by millertym (#48997837) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment
I lived on a farm growing up, and everyone I knew did 100% of their farm equipment repairs themselves. I can just picture how pissed these guys are when they can't fix something themselves lol. I wonder if there is a huge price increase on used 1980's-1990's tractors.

Comment: There is such a thing as TOO GOOD of resolution (Score 2) 332

by millertym (#48895793) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?
Watching any type of movie, with the exception of real life footage or stylized full CGI moves (not trying to look life like) - such as nature shots, or real world scenes, or Toy Story type movies, look cheap and hokie on ultra high definition formats. Anything computer generated, or a prop, or costume, or makeup is easily noticeable. Anything fake, you can see is fake. Personally I think the 1080p high definition is about the pinnacle of combining a good crisp look with still being able to suspend one's visual cues and pretend they are watching something real.

Comment: LED early failure is rather common (Score 2) 602

by millertym (#48003645) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy
I'm a huge LED fanboy. I've been buying only LEDs for the last 3-4 years. The early ones especially have not held up. I believe I only have 1 still functioning out of the 4 I bought in my first full room conversion. The newer ones - GE model 100w equivalent I typically get from Sam's Club - have been a lot better. I've only had 1 fail so far out of the 10 I have put into service. In any case, it's not a far fetched claim that a significant percentage of these lights last no where close to as long as they claim they will. A battle hardened customer service call should be able to replace those that fail early.

Comment: Wireless Access Points = Hacker Access Points (Score 2) 150

by millertym (#46549113) Attached to: WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease"
If you are even the slightest bit concerned with the security of data on your network, isolate wireless completely from your secure data. In my very unscientific estimate it seems 90%+ of the usefulness of wireless is for just basic internet access for executive types anyhow who don't need to be checking production data.

Comment: You already have the hard part (Score 1) 451

by millertym (#46421471) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
The hard part is getting some basic tech (of any kind) experience under your belt. You have that.

Go get up to date Microsoft certifications, understand the product to a significant degree, and you will be able to find a decent sysadmin job somewhere. Maybe not something above 50k - yet - but you will find something good. Then, once you get more hands on experience with business support scenarios for a few years, you can move on from there to the higher paying world (and higher stress typically lol).

Comment: How common are password guesses/brute force anyhow (Score 1) 445

by millertym (#46314527) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
I don't even remember the last time I heard of a large scale data compromise from passwords being either brute forced or guessed. By a massive amount - bordering on 100% - compromises are from backdoors, social engineering, and zero day vulnerabilities that lengthy, encrypted, impossible to remember passwords don't help.

Comment: Re:Classic Slashdot (Score 1) 463

by millertym (#46176829) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
If you think that the 100 commenters here are even close to representing the typical reader of this site - then you are more like the self centered power gamers of a certain MMO than you realize. A boisterous minority are about all that us who enjoy posting comments are, compared to everyone who visits. Go look at the number of visits per article numbers. Going by the numbers of the "most visited" articles I'd guess that less than 1% of people visiting this article posted here.

Comment: Re:Classic Slashdot (Score 1) 463

by millertym (#46167529) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
All the hate seems overly picky. I went to check it out after reading all the hate in this tread... wtf it's just fine. Yeah, it's redesigned. But from a quick browse around story read, comment read session I hardly saw anything worth deleting my shortcut to Slashdot for. I think you are all caught up in a yet another bout of senseless internet nerd rage.

Do you know what this reminds me of? When a popular MMO game releases a patch and all the power gamers freak the hell out. But to the other 95% of players they can hardly tell a difference between pre and post changes and certainly not any that they don't get used to and play just fine with within 15 minutes.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year