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Comment: Inventory, then HD's only (Score 1) 331

by shadowsurfr1 (#40354639) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Evacuate a Network
1. Inventory *everything* in terms of hardware, disks, monitors, etc. Insurance will want this (and you do have insurance, don't you?)
2. Save all configs that you can to someplace secure/remote. This would make setting things up again more easy if it is the case that your entire workplace gets destroyed. A switch / wireless AP / IP phone is very easy to replace and really not worth saving if there's a fire coming down the mountain.
Consider this: do you really need the entire workstation or just the hard drive? Even then, do you even need the data on it or can you rebuild it with an image and a restore from a network share?

Comment: In other words... (Score 1) 139

by shadowsurfr1 (#38349100) Attached to: Verizon Considering Purchase of Netflix
...how to get a large part of netflix's subscriber base to unsubscribe. That'd be the first thing I do if this happens, to be honest. Yes, netflix has had some hiccups, but nothing too bad considering I pay $9 / month for access to their library anywhere I am. The only way this might be good is if they can get even more TV shows on there or somehow fix the media industry's holdback on getting newer TV shows online faster. Lol that'd be the day.

Comment: Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 4, Informative) 917

by shadowsurfr1 (#37773764) Attached to: US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion
Eh that's a good point. I've interned at the company I'll be working for after graduation for every summer since I got into college (started right after my freshman year). So far, I've done 5 summer internships and a 1 during the school year. Looking back, that's the best decision I could have made when it comes to my employment.

Comment: Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 1) 917

by shadowsurfr1 (#37773592) Attached to: US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion
What's happening is a bubble, it's as simple as that. Looking at the costs of school now, I'm glad that I'm almost out of it. Yes, I'll have loans to pay for years but I also got a job to pay them off, thankfully. Some aren't nearly as lucky as I was, though, and they're moving back in with their parents if they can. Imagine the fun we're going to have when that bubble bursts, though, and people stop going to college because the cost is so unsustainable. Some will get a better education by actually learning more, others will be in a much worse spot. Even for those who have the money, it's not worth it. Would you pay for 4 years at a school that's going to cost you 50% or more as much per year as you're going to make when you get out of it? Probably not.

Comment: Re:Server cold war (Score 1) 347

by shadowsurfr1 (#37400994) Attached to: Windows Server 8 Is A Radical Departure From Previous Releases
Agreed on the BASH part. FTA: "[Powershell is] literally an OS itself. You can do anything in it," In other words, MS is saying, "Look at what we have! a command prompt you can administrate the computer through!" How non exciting when the same thing has been available in Linux/other OSes for a long, long time.

Comment: Re:Punishment for enjoying speed? (Score 1) 897

by shadowsurfr1 (#36923554) Attached to: The End of the Gas Guzzler
The problem is when I'm already passing people on the right lane but not fast enough for the person behind me. Then they tailgate me and risk destroying their front end if I have to brake. And I would brake if I needed to. Not to be a jerk to them, but because I don't wish to hit whatever's in front of me at 70 MPH.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350

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