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Submission + - Best "parental control" solution for a multi devic

Rsriram writes: I have a preteen child at home with a PC, iPod, PS3, Mobile and Internet TV all of which access the internet through a router. I have installed K9 on the PC but with the new devices accessing the internet, I need a router based solution. I know about OpenDNS, but what I have seen on the internet about OpenDNS does not seem to do what the regular Parental Control software seems to be doing. Please help with any solutions or suggestions.

Comment Wrong outsourcer (Score 1) 653

I have worked in outsourcing companies and product companies in India

14$ an hour in India means you are using a low end outsourcer and their quality is questionable.
Good companies charge anything between 20$-25$ an hour and provide better programmers. Much better.
It is safer to pay $25 an hour and ask to interview each programmer before they get on your team
Run a small pilot to check out their programming, communication and collaboration skills
Many good programmers have studied their masters in the US/Europe/Australia and understand cultural context better. Look for such programmers.

Comment Numbers don't add up (Score 1) 151

Seems like PRspeak. China has a working population of about 500-600 million of which probably 300 million are in the manufacturing sector (remove agriculture and services). A 1 million strong workforce means one person for every 300 workers just to check counterfeiting. Something wrong here. I guess these are just buzzword to show how much the Chinese govt is doing against piracy. It signals intent rather than actual implementation.

Comment Prescient and on the 'left' side (Score 1) 393

RMS has not only talked about various issues over the years but the general public (not the geeks) seems to have a knack of totally ignoring him. By that count Chrome should be a commercial success adopted by millions of people. Just like RMS warned us about Windows, Iphone, Kindle, etc. Look each of them is a commercial success.

Comment Sarah Palin is like FOSS?? (Score 1) 1425

I hear people say that Sarah Palin does not fit in, is weird, does not do the 'right' thing, does not have the 'right' (or in this case, left) opinion. And alarmingly, there is a large number of people across the US who seem to identify with her, like her and will vote for her.

Does this sound like a familiar pattern to the people in the open source community??

Comment Do you want more power? (Score 1) 600

1. Establish a file server, mail server, domain server, etc. Start talking to vendors.
2. Establish backup servers for redundancy
3. Setup a team of 4 people with skills in networking, databases, mail exchanges app servers and web servers.
4. If you need 24x7 support or weekend support, hire 2 more people. Start talking to contract staffing companies. They might hire one of your friends who needs a job.
5. Ask for budgets for mail access clients, offsite backups, redundancies, etc.
6. Provide options for mobile access, home access, vpn, etc.
7. Ask for more budget to provide the same. Start talking to more vendors.
8. Talk to multiple vendors to hand out contracts so that you get invited to various breakfasts, dinners, events.
9. Ensure that the 20 person company has an IT team of 10 persons and you are telling them what they should do, when they should do it and how. If not, the servers will overload, all their IT systems will break and leave them bankrupt and open to serious litigations. Or something like that.


Lizard Previously Unknown To Science Found On Vietnam Menu 133

eldavojohn writes "A lizard long served on the menu in the Mekong Delta has recently caught the attention of scientists when it was noted that all animals in the species appeared identical as well as female. The species appears to be a hybrid of two other species (like a mule or liger). But the curious thing is that this hybrid isn't sterile — it reproduces asexually. The species, known for some time in Vietnam, has now officially been named Leiolepis ngovantrii."

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