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Comment Experience counts? Depends on the management.. (Score 4, Insightful) 617

Paul, the PM: "How long will it take to completely redesign that catalog, replace Ubercart w/ a completely custom handcoded Java version instead of that PHP thing?"
Ralph, the 50+ yo: "Based on my experience, N year(s) if you have a functional spec and unit test designs."
Vlad, the 22 yo: " , !" (Russian to English: "not more than a month, sir!")
Paul, the PM: "Fire Ralph! Get me 20 more Vlads! BTW the client is Amazon's remodel!!"
CEO: "Paul, n-i-c-e job! Here's your raise and mine too!"
Note: I see this a lot. A whole lot. Sadly, I'm a PM and I see many PMP colleagues fall for this....

Reddit Javascript Exploit Spreading Virally 239

Nithendil writes "guyhersh from describes the situation (warning: title NSFW): Based on what I've seen today, here's what went down. Reddit user Empirical wrote javascript code where if you copied and pasted it into the address bar, you would instantly spam that comment by replying to all the comments on the page and submitting it. Later xssfinder posted a proof of concept where if you hovered over a link, it would automatically run a Javascript. He then got the brilliant idea to combine the two scripts together, tested it and it spread from there."

Comment Home rack, the almost easy way... (Score 1) 269

1) Buy your cabinet here: oak+rack+cabinet and get a good looking fake oak veneer 19" 8U (product# OBRK8) for ~$110, black for ~$90, quality is good-very good. Ships flat, UPS ground $6 (cont US).
2) Buy rack proto boxes, same place. Search for CH-1 or CH-2 (Mid-Atlantic Products Rackmount boxes) that are about the right size for what you want to enclose. Most sizes under $50.
3) Use your drill, a jig saw, a little hot melt and fit your components in.
4) Smile at your creation.

We did just that and have an amazingly prof cabinet for very short money. We used the CH-3, a mini-ITX, and the components from an old case (for leds, switches, PS, etc and just hacked-out and drilled the mounting holes and slots in the proto cases. We also used an APC UPS and stuffed it into a 2 high unit and reposition the LED's to the front. Drilled and hardmounted the rest of the unit to the back of the box. With a little care in the metal hacking, it can come out beautiful.

Most places we looked, including the audio places, were just rude on the price for rackmount equip. Markertek is a broadcaster supply place, but (for some reason) has great prices on these particular items.

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