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Comment: Re:NOPASSWD and su - (Score 1) 83

by neurovish (#46328061) Attached to: Book Review: Sudo Mastery: User Access Control For Real People

I always get a bit of a laugh when an email comes through that a user tried to sudo su. Fortunately they haven't figured out the trick of using one of the programs with a shell escape, or even sudo bash.

The scary bit is when the audit trail just disappears or they don't followup with an email asking for something.

Comment: Re:Depends what kind of engineer (Score 1) 397

by neurovish (#45986261) Attached to: Electrical Engineering Lost 35,000 Jobs Last Year In the US

EE degrees are a great example of the "misunderstanding" of what a college degree is. Nearly every Bachelor's program in E. Engineering from 4-year universities graduates people who have nearly Zero experience (directly or even on-paper) designing real-world projects. These degrees (arguably, like all degrees from 4-year universities) are *not* meant to be job training. They are meant to be education, useful for one to then go get job training.

      It's the universities' own fault for pretending like these degrees will produce a job-ready, knowledgeable engineer.

I don't really feel misled by my university. They were pretty up-front that the degree was not a ticket to get a job designing the space shuttle, and at best the most we could expect was 4 years of a jobs doing testing and validation before touching design. After getting an EE BS, you're pretty much qualified to be an Engineer In Training, during that time is when you actually learn some EE stuff. Everything in undergrad is basically just providing a foundation to build upon.

Comment: Re: I find this strange (Score 1) 397

by neurovish (#45986147) Attached to: Electrical Engineering Lost 35,000 Jobs Last Year In the US

Were I in the GP's position, then I would switch to patent law. That's not going to be outsourced, there's a "need" for law-types with a deep understanding of things like electrical engineering, you'll still kind of work with tech, and it pays a lot better. The "need" is largely because of the ridiculous patent situation in the US right now unfortunately, but there is a good chance you could be one of the good guys and work for companies that use what they make instead of the patent trolls.

Comment: Re:No question? (Score 4, Interesting) 961

by neurovish (#45583559) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

"...there is no suggestion anyone was to blame for Walker's crash..." unless you follow that link which says that the police suspect that speed was involved. No question that anyone not in the car was to blame is a different sentence indeed. Looking at the pictures of the scene its hard to imagine that they were driving anywhere close to the 45mph speed limit.

And later they estimate the car was going 40-45mph.
How about waiting until the investigation is complete before jumping to conclusions? The police comment on random shit just to comment in cases like these. For some reason nobody considers "I have no idea, we're still investigating" an appropriate answer.

Comment: poll option count (Score 1) 283

by neurovish (#45432695) Attached to: In an arcade with only the following games ...

Is there a limit at 7? Seems like there are a lot of missing options. I think everybody just chose pinball because that's the 2nd best option to their favorite game that is missing. I would've chosen Spy Hunter, Pole Position, or the full motion Afterburner cabinet. Never heard of that Kung Fu game though, even after looking it up.
The arcade I went to the most also had a go kart track though, so that's the real winner.

Comment: Re:No one else? (Score 1) 277

by neurovish (#45402489) Attached to: 25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

Google uses consumer grade drives. From the google study:

The data in this study are collected from a large number of disk drives, deployed in several types of systems across all of Google’s services. More than one hundred thousand disk drives were used for all the results presented here. The disks are a combination of serial and parallel ATA consumer-grade hard disk drives, ranging in speed from 5400 to 7200 rpm, and in size from 80 to 400 GB.

Comment: Re:Errr... no. (Score 1) 499

by neurovish (#45401089) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To

You utterly misunderstand what this website does. You punch in your zip code and age, it spits back plans and rack-rate premiums. That's it. That's the part of that actually works, and has since they rolled out the feature a few days after launch.

...also, the premiums it returns are different from what returns.

Comment: Doesn't work (Score 2) 499

by neurovish (#45400799) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To

Even though this site takes only the easiest task of, which completely works from BTW...the "how much are these plans" thing is not what's broken, but the results are wrong. From health sherpa, the cost of a humana bronze plan is 194.72, but from it is 166.99.

Since the price is relatively close, I guess this site does *something*, but it looks like it is not accurate, in which case it's kinda useless.

Can an editor change the title to "How 3 Young Coders Built a Broken Portal"?

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