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Comment: It's not just IT, but lots of technical fields (Score 2) 226

by cashman73 (#49598247) Attached to: Want 30 Job Offers a Month? It's Not As Great As You Think
It's not just with IT jobs. It's prevalent in other scientific and technical fields, too. I'm a PhD computational chemist and I constantly get bombarded with recruiter spam from addresses like that have subject lines like, "JOBOP - Drug Discovery - Medicinal Chemist - Medford, MA". Gmail sends these all straight to my spam folder. Seriously? If there's a 301st "job bank", what's in the first 300 job banks? Does anyone check email send from an email address that starts with eighteen random numbers? I really don't think any of these recruiters know what in the hell they're doing, as I have never gotten a job from one of them. Ever. All of the jobs I've worked at since receiving my PhD have been from direct contacts and personal references. JOBOP emails are completely useless in a job search,. . .

Comment: Re:Well Duhhhhhh (Score 2) 37

Iran's actions with regards Yemen are purely regional politics, nothing to do with any threats they may pose towards the West. Funny as it may seem, people and nations sometimes have multiple motivations to act.

In case of Yemen, it is a matter of Saudi-Arabia, Iran's most prominent opponent in the region, flexing its muscles against mostly Shia militias in Yemen. Iran seeing itself as the voice of the Shia minority in the ME, it is no surprise it should intervene.

Comment: Re:Is banishment legal? (Score 1) 271

by istartedi (#49500615) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

He has been charged with a felony. They could keep him in jail. Based on that, I'd say that banishment is quite legal. They're saying "everywhere except DC until your trial" vs. "noplace but this cell until your trial".

It doesn't become an issue unless they deny him the right to a speedy trial.

Comment: Re:Wow, this *IS* old... (Score 1) 171

by mvdwege (#49469497) Attached to: Windows Remains Vulnerable To Serious 18-Year-Old SMB Security Flaw

As a service provider, I am not sure how to handle this because, technically, it's "their server".

On the other hand 'their' server has to share a network with other servers. If they refuse to use best current security practices, their server will start interfering with other servers.

So the answer is: don't sell them unsecured VMs. If they can't take the above argument and insist, at least charge them more based on the fact that you will have to clean up the mess eventually. And if you have many such customers, invest in some monitoring solution that can detect hacked boxen.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen