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Comment: Re:According to the article... (Score 1) 379

by wikid_one (#35952316) Attached to: Mediacom Using DPI To Hijack Searches, 404 Errors
The problem isn't just that it intercepts searches... it intercepts EVERYTHING typed into the address bar. If you type in a valid web site address it gets intercepted and takes you to their search engine. When you are using a browser such as chrome, typing into the search box isn't an option.

Comment: Re:Good way to encourage them to learn quickly (Score 1) 369

by wikid_one (#32007884) Attached to: Computer Competency Test For Non-IT Hires?
Exactly. Money always makes people think twice.

I cleaned up a PC that had over 500 (was several years ago, don't remember the exact number) infections. They were a friend of my dad's so I just charged him some gas money, since all I did was throw in an unattended XP CD and waited for it to finish.

I received a phone call from him before I had even made it home... about 15 min away. The AV I installed had already found several viruses on there. He got mad and said he was taking it to Best Buy. After they charged him $350 to reinstall Windows like I had just done, he was more than willing to sit down with me and let me show him how to be more secure with his computer use.

+ - The Varying Degrees of Computer Science Degrees 2

Submitted by wikid_one
wikid_one writes: I recently went back to college to finish my CS degree, however this time I moved to a new school. My previous school taught only C++, except for a few higher level electives (OpenGL). The school I am now attending teaches what seems like every language in the book. The first two semesters are Java, and then you move to Python, C, Bash, Oracle, and Assembly. While I feel that it would be nice to get a well-rounded introduction to the programming world, I also feel that I am going to come out of school not having the expertise required in a single language to land a good job. After reading the syllabi, all the higher level classes appear to teach concepts rather than work to develop advanced techniques in a specific language. Which method of teaching is going to better provide me with the experience I need, as well as the experience an employer wants to see in a college graduate?

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson