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Comment: Re:Keep it Vintage (Score 2) 281

by tautog (#42871085) Attached to: Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

So far, you're the only one who gets it. Take one nice example and stick it in a museum or tour the shows with it (whatever it is). Crush or upgrade the rest.

Old cars and computers are garbage, simply because the market drove manufacturers to improve their game. There might a styling or nostalgia angle to an old product's appeal, but no one wants to live with a stock Model A in today's environment. However, that same Model A with a modern drivetrain, chassis and interior provides the best of both worlds. And can be very pleasant to gaze upon...

A perfect example is when Ford bought Jaguar. They tossed all the unreliable and overly complicated crap and replaced it with production-ready hardware, while keeping most of the kitsch that people seek. Never in my life have I seen so many 10+ year old Jags still on the road (and not on the side of the road) and it's simply because there's a plain old v8 engine sitting in the front and decently-engineered technology beneath the knick-knacks.

Comment: Re:same as before, use Cat5 (Score 1) 132

by tautog (#42692981) Attached to: What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

+1 Hillbilly

Aw heck with that, I pull wires for a living. Last thing I wanna do when I get home is pull more wires. I had a gaping hole in the plaster from where I installed a new bathroom door (plaster in old houses is so hard to keep from cracking into a larger hole than you wanted), so I just pulled a random 50' cat5 cable I had lying around. It travels across the attic and out to a WiMax antenna on a pole on my roof. (I share a network between my house & my shop 2 blocks away; it works pretty awesome, and it's a lot cheaper than a VPN. Plus as a bonus I only have one Internet acct to pay for.)

I later mudded up the hole (family was visiting, so it was a last minute repair) with this blue cat5 cable sticking out randomly. Then I felt bad about it, so I screwed a wall plate over it to look like there was a box in there. Then I just dragged my desk in front of it.

+ - Steve Blank: No One Cares About Your Education->

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itwbennett writes "Retired entrepreneur and Stanford professor, Steve Blank, recalls in a blog post how a recruiter once suggested he fudge a degree on his resume to land a plum job. He didn't do it, got the job, and to this day doesn't include an education section on his resume. The fact that he has no college degree is part of the reason, but also if your're using your education to catch the attention of whoever is filtering resumes, you might as well use the space to mention your Mensa membership. Better yet, let your work experience do the talking."
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