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Comment: Aim low (Score 1) 441

by rwwyatt (#31650380) Attached to: Best Way To Land Entry-Level Job?

I am probably one of the most awkward individuals in HR interview settings. I aimed for a job that I knew I could get, and I excelled at that job which allowed me to move on to better roles.

How are your other skills? Process Management, Configuration Management

You must emphasize all skills in addition to programming. I would say 30% of my time is dealing with QA aspects.

Comment: TFA is incomplete/incorrect. (Score 0) 299

by rwwyatt (#30578702) Attached to: GSM Decryption Published

Does anyone have a link to the Chaos Computer Club presentation?

A5/1 and A5/3 are Authentication Algorithms and not ENCRYPTION/Decryption. The Ciphering Encryption Algorithm for GSM/GPRS is either gea1, gea2 and gea3.

In the United States, a certain 3 letter network operator specifically forces the newer authentication algorithms to be disabled

Comment: Re:Flying the false flag (Score 1, Interesting) 586

by rwwyatt (#30025940) Attached to: Malware Can Download Child Porn To Your Computer

I must respectfully disagree with a number of your points.

possession of kiddie porn is just another thought crime and prosecuting it is complete hypocrisy.

The act of possession means it is no longer a thought crime. It is a crime in the United States to even view an image of Child Pornography.

The politicians like it because it is 1000x easier to prosecute someone for having a copy of kiddie porn than it is to catch and prosecute the people manufacturing it.

There are ways to catch the manufacturer, but what other freedoms will be lost in the balance. Shall we have to provide ID to buy a Camera?

Comment: Re:Another failure to evaluate relevant concerns (Score 2, Informative) 501

by rwwyatt (#29706707) Attached to: Why AT&T Should Dump the iPhone's Unlimited Data Plan

A couple of points need to be clarified in your comment.

  • HSPA is still referred to as 3G. Specifically, it refers to the R6 version of the 3GPP standards.
  • HSPA+ is a technology being rolled out now (I believe Bell Mobility in Canada). There are devices that will be commercial very shortly that support 21Mbps in the forward link (down link).
  • AT&T has made the specific decision to not migrate to HSPA+ (R7) and will not offer more than 7.2 Mbps

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning