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Comment: Build a website (Score 1) 121

by sys_mast (#44701949) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hands-On Activity For IT Career Fair

Go down to basic HTML. Build a functioning website.

Figure out what gives you the biggest visual impact in the smallest time. Short sweet simple HTML code.

A page, make copies of it and modify to be separate pages, with basic menu.

Then put it on a web server and surf that new corner of the web.

Can be as short/long as needed.

Oh...and color, lots of color on the page.

Comment: Re:depressingly common in industry also (Score 3, Insightful) 48

by sys_mast (#44383265) Attached to: US Government Data Center Count Rises To 7,000

....Off topic, but in response to parents "lost" servers.

Since you know they are online you must have the IP. If you have any decent manageable switch gear you should be able to trace down what switch port it is connected to. At that point follow the cable.

The commands;
show mac
show arp
pipe into an include filter for the IP and MAC, those commands are your best friends ;)

Comment: Re:VMware for free (Score 3, Insightful) 286

by sys_mast (#43276177) Attached to: PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

....and of which none of the competitors do as good of a job as VMware. I guess you get what you pay for.

Now to play the next counter argument, one of the org's I support is small, with an appropriately sized IT budget (small)
They are very well served by Hyper-V, and the low cost is a major factor.

So use the right tool for the job. Free with slightly less features VS. pay for more or better features.

Comment: Re:Conspiracy! (Score 2) 659

by sys_mast (#43119147) Attached to: Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

Around here one of our hospital systems is non-profit. So along with that gov regulation, they can NOT make profit. Now employees get paid, and i'm sure many of the suppliers are for profit, but the hospital it'self isn't making money for shareholders.

Of course with the cost of medical equipment, and the salaries medical pro's make, i'm not aware that it's actually any cheaper.

Just figured I'd share that they are not all for profit.

Comment: NC - Technically a TUI, but it's all you need (Score 1) 255

by sys_mast (#42802643) Attached to: Life After MS-DOS: FreeDOS Keeps On Kicking

I guess it's called a TextUI, but it's all I ever needed for DOS. Really never saw the point of a GUI until I started multitasking. But since I'm guessing FreeDOS is not a multitasking OS, I don't see the point in anything more than NC.

PS when working with a Linux box from a windows workstation, WinSCP in NC mode ROCKS.

Comment: Re:Justified? That depends... (Score 1) 259

by sys_mast (#42788863) Attached to: The Only, Lonely Protester at CES (Video)

I'm guessing your point is that you can't make spare parts for EVERYTHING, due to scale, and costs of doing that.

This is a different situation, they are making the parts, but just refuse to sell them to certain people. How the law should be written to distinguish between those two is beyond me, but I'm fairly sure we have a small army of law makers that can figure out how to word it.

Comment: Re:Won't work... (Score 1) 163

by sys_mast (#42726459) Attached to: Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner

If the same batteries are in SpaceX, wouldn't they already have some approvals?

Maybe they would need additional for this application, but I suspect that would be the case with ANY new battery. But a unit already in use for some flight applications sounds like it should be easier to approve for another flight application, than a battery not currently used for flight.

Not that it matters, sounds like it wasn't the batteries anyway.

Comment: aah, yes....the old asteroid mining trick (Score 1) 148

by sys_mast (#42673635) Attached to: New Asteroid Mining Company Emerges

...the fact that her father was a stellar cartographer, and in 2340, he conducted a full spectrum mineralogical analysis of the Vlugta asteroids. He never had the means to follow up on what he found. Alsia's plan was to carry out her father's dream.

Wow has /. gone down hill, this article is a day old and I don't see one comment about ST:DS9 Rivals episode.

Link, to a website I googled to get the summary, couldn't find this mining reference on the Wikipedia page for the episode, was really a sub-plot, I can't vouch for this site, but seems to have the full details of the show.

Comment: Re:Even if this was true... (Score 1) 1009

by sys_mast (#42101231) Attached to: Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

While the concept of swapping CPUs to increase hp is good sounding, in practice it fails. Things like bus and memory speed. Along with the fact that they like to change CPU sockets like its going out of style, make swapping CPUs very uncommon. I've been the game for a few years now and have bothered to do a CPU swap exactly once. And that case was a single core CPU that later had dual core released in the same socket, so a near x2 increase, along with removing the single core chock point of the system.

Real world, I swap the mainboard/CPU/ram for a system upgrade to be worth doing.
Maybe I'm different than other geeks?

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351