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Comment: This has been happening for a very long time... (Score 1) 227

by Skuld-Chan (#48196655) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I have a friend who is a private eye who has a bunch of fake profiles and uses them to find the locations of people who are running out on their bills. If he's looking for the whereabouts of an older guy for example, he has a profile that is a 21 year old college girl - and he just friends whoever he's looking for and they usually almost always accept. Then these people tell their friends where they are going, private eye drops a gps tracking device on their car and "follows them home".

Rule 1 - if you are running from someone be weary of whoever just comes along and wants to be your friend.

The DEA's problem is they are using much more complex methods of getting people to friend them - they need to realize people are idiots and will friend whoever friends them.

Comment: Re:more than I can technically achieve over wirele (Score 1) 279

Don't forget a snake to chase the cables through the walls. Getting the cable from the attic to the right level at the wall is usually the hardest part. Depending on the home construction, it can be almost impossible.

I ran the surround sound speakers for a friend. The TV, receiver, etc, were in a corner of two outside walls. The standard local construction was concrete blocks, a 1x2 or 1x3 strip vertically, some very thin fiberglass and vapor barrier, and finally the drywall for the interior. Outside walls also have a double layer of 2x4 for the header.

Since you're working where the roof meets the wall, you usually barely have room to get a drill in, and definitely can't get close enough to see down the hole.

Inside walls are a lot easier, if you can use them. They don't usually have a header, nor insulation.

It helps to have a friend (but not to be the friend) who has done it before. It takes some pretty serious bribes to get me to even think about doing it. :)

I always suggest wired over wireless. It will always be a better connection.

Comment: Re:Well duh. (Score 3, Insightful) 293

by Skuld-Chan (#48086591) Attached to: Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

Maybe on paper at first, but I had a team of Indian's replace me - I was a TAM (technical account manager for a really big software company). Basically it was 7 people replacing 1 person. I don't think those 7 people were cheaper than just me.

Also - I heard they lost nearly every single account I had - which was easily 12m a year in total.

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