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Comment To dumb! (Score 1) 18

They are either don't trust their engineering department and expect plenty of bugs to have to pay out for or to dumb not to realize that one critical bug released in the wild could cost them millions or tens of millions. Why not put a value on what the bug could of cost the company. Then pay out a percentage up to a maximum payout of a million or something. That would get people interested.

Comment Stunnel for secure connection. (Score 1) 137

Would need more information on the locations. Running Linux, Windows, Solaris? I presonally use Zenoss for all of my monitoring. It is handling around 1800 devices right now and monitors all aspects of the network and servers. Zabbix uses agents. So you could run the server at your location and of course the agents connect to it for monitoring. People talk about needing a VPN connection to be safe. But another solution that I would do is use stunnel for encrypting. I do run a large openvpn setup as well. With this large of a VPN setup I would look at possibly using Quagga and doing RIP. It will be easier to manage all the routes and netblocks.

Comment Greedy Upper Management (Score -1, Redundant) 617

You have to be able to afford pricey CEO's, CTO's, and any of the C's. To do this you have to compensate by replacing a higher paid employee that know what he is doing with one that half ass knows what he is doing but makes the books like nicer. You can see here (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/03/475952/ceo-pay-faster-worker-pay/?mobile=nc) that companies have spiraled out of control. Heck look at AIG, General motors bonuses paid out when we the tax payers were paying their salaries

Comment Greedy Upper Management. (Score 5, Interesting) 617

You have to be able to afford pricey CEO's, CTO's, and any of the C's. To do this you have to compensate by replacing a higher paid employee that know what he is doing with one that half ass knows what he is doing but makes the books like nicer. You can see here (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/03/475952/ceo-pay-faster-worker-pay/?mobile=nc) that companies have spiraled out of control. Heck look at AIG, General motors bonuses paid out when we the tax payers were paying their salaries.

Comment Move to RedBox style setup. (Score 1) 547

He needs to move to a Redbox style setup. There are plenty of vendors online that have better setup's than Redbox. DVDNow and a few others. Even offer video games which suprising is still a pretty good rental market. A lot of kids rather rent the game for a few days to a week since that is all the time it takes to beat most of them now days.
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Scientists Find Tears Are the Anti-Viagra 207

An anonymous reader writes "The male test subjects didn't know what they were smelling, they were just given little vials of clear liquid and told to sniff. But when those vials contained a woman's tears (collected while she watched a sad movie), the men rated pictures of women's faces as less sexually attractive, and their saliva contained less testosterone. Is this proof that humans make and respond to pheromones? The researcher behind the study doesn't use that controversial word, but he says his findings do prove that tears contain meaningful chemical messages."
Piracy

Call of Duty: Black Ops the Most Pirated Game of the Year 5

Torrentfreak reports that after calculating download frequency for pirated copies of popular video games, Call of Duty: Black Ops has won the dubious honor of being the most pirated game of 2010. The PC version of the game was torrented roughly 4,270,000 times, and the Xbox 360 version was downloaded an additional 930,000 times. (The most pirated Wii game was Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Dante's Inferno somehow managed to accrue the most downloads of Xbox 360 games.) Fortunately for Activision, the game has still made over $1 billion in sales, and its 20,000,000+ players have racked up over 600,000,000 man-hours of play time since the game's launch in early November.
The Military

Scientists Turn T-Shirts Into Body Armor 213

separsons writes "Scientists at the University of South Carolina recently transformed ordinary T-shirts into bulletproof armor. By splicing cotton with boron, the third hardest material on the planet, scientists created a shirt that was super elastic but also strong enough to deflect bullets. Xiaodong Li, lead researcher on the project, says the same tech may eventually be used to create lightweight, fuel-efficient cars and aircrafts."

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