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Comment: Re:Cloud but hear me (Score 1) 446

Now in a business context this means expensing a business-class connection into your personal household (or a director-level person's), and having a small computer there with a something that's running redundant drives.

The only "untrusted" piece is the network itself (so, use SSH). A nightly Rsync should do. Place it in a house of someone who is already responsible for that data's security and you have no conflict of interest. Disk encryption avoids damages from a home break-in theft.

Comment: Smartphone 2.0 (Score 1) 292

by snadrus (#49401055) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

Already answered. Smartphones are very programmable,
- except you don't have root (which is to ensure the system works like the OS maker),
- except the FCC-approved radio chip (to ensure you use public airspace inappropriately).

"Programmable cars" have been here since they put in radio tuners. The level of programmability should increase, but they should retain control of safety-critical operations.

Comment: Re:Maybe (Score 1) 303

by snadrus (#49400367) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

In other words, they realize that the scale it tipped and new developers are questioning the value of education in .NET so Microsoft did the only thing they could to keep their domain-specific knowledge relevant: allow it to target Linux, iOS, and Android in the only reasonable way. Had .NET kept targeting Windows desktops and servers only, their base language would have been starved for developers in a few years.

Comment: Re:If you could run your own cable this would go a (Score 1) 208

by snadrus (#49398839) Attached to: Comcast Planning 2Gbps Service, Starting With Atlanta

I look at the FCC.
If everyone's home wifi equipment was a mesh networking system that interfaced with 10s of neighbors, then every side of that neighborhood would be a connection. This would all connect to "Central" City-based hardlines for faster routes around the world (because this most-resembles the roadway system, which is paid-for similarly).

The result:
- Cheaper prices (just the cost of peering with other cities).
- Faster Peering/Torrenting: Someone in-town has the file? Then it's just a network copy.
Competition would connect you to more fast-routes, not exclusive ones. Your choice to peer those are up to you (but would be the default for hardware).

Comment: Tiny Pieces (Score 1) 133

Open-Source software has a number of irreconcilable differences from closed-source software that makes comparison tricky:
  - Ownership
  - Rejection of low-quality code
  - No deadlines

A similarity:
There are more open-source libraries on GitHub in Javascript than any other language, and quite a bit of consumption of them. Most are built & maintained by one person. Lots of components are used to build an advanced website, but each is fairly replaceable.

My closed-source employer follows a similar process with each developer exclusively maintaining one or more tiny programs. Some of those were designed poorly to meet a schedule (by people who were let go). Now others (me) are creating replacement programs. Since each program does effectively very little, and it's well-documented for integration purposes, it's quite easy to replace entire programs outright that contain trouble. This gives us the same language freedom that open-source enjoys.
Further, it's a revolving door. Any program that's sufficiently devoid of "company secrets" is free to be open-sourced. This makes the company "dev-community focused" which helps hiring & retention.

Comment: Re:SOME of that is clueless HR. SOME is to get H1B (Score 1) 348

by snadrus (#49226383) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings

This "perfect corruption" cannot be litigated against. It simply must rot organizations out of existence, which it will when nobody can speak to each other, nobody is capable of doing the work assigned, and cleaning-up the mess made becomes 10x multiples or more vs the money saved.

All the while, honest companies with good interview practices simply take over when their big, old competitors fail to progress or vanish entirely.

In the news: 100,000 IBM layoffs last month.

This is why small & medium businesses are the future, so you don't have one honest department & one broken department but instead have a successful company and a failing company.

Oh look, my old sig already held the answer:

Comment: Re:I'd just like to take this opportunity. (Score 1) 260

by snadrus (#49115047) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?

Agreed! Having girls makes this trickier, but I plan to take them to nude beaches, discuss the factors involved with Torrenting movies, get them drunk before College, show them rehab (anti-drug), poverty (work ethic), deviancy (safety), etc. Want to inoculate your kids against some trouble and can't think of how? Google it!
Kids outlive parents. So Parents, expose your kids to all the worldly matters & discuss them, because one day you'll kick off and then what?

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.