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Comment Re:The cost of fiber optics is growing? (Score 4, Informative) 31

I had no idea either until I looked it up.

Silicon photonics is the study and application of photonic systems which use silicon as an optical medium. The silicon is usually patterned with sub-micrometre precision, into microphotonic components.[4] These operate in the infrared, most commonly at the 1.55 micrometre wavelength used by most fiber optic telecommunication systems. The silicon typically lies on top of a layer of silica in what (by analogy with a similar construction in microelectronics) is known as silicon on insulator (SOI).

Comment Re: slippery slope (Score 1) 822

Smoke can trigger an asthma attack for me pretty easily. Simply walking down wind of someone actively smoking can cause problems with my breathing that can last quite a while after leaving.

Here it it is not permitted to smoke within 9 meters (about 27 feet) of building entrances and there is a $5000 fine for doing.

Some assholes still smoke at the doors and making it fairly difficult to just avoid it.

Walking down a crowded street? You bet I'm gonna breath in somomes smoke.

Comment Re:How is this possible? (Score 3, Interesting) 103

Any trusted certificate authority can issue certificates for ANY domain. This is the trust aspect that is required in a PKI.

Your browser gets a list of trusted root certificates and will accept any valid certificate issued by these CAs. On my windows 8 box there are 53. Any of these providers could issue certificates for any number of domains.

The failure here is that Thawte allowed those certificates to be issued for ANY reason.

Google is their own certificate authority and likely has no need for a relationship with Thawte.

Comment Re: Bad in any case (Score 1) 150

Express setup is confined to newer models such as the 3650 and 3750s.

You are correct that on the 3750 and 3560 that depressing the mode button will only break off and arrive at a rommon> prompt if the mode button is depressed while it's powering it on. I've had a power outage happen when a device was in a messy cabinet and not racked properly... it pressed up against the door and the mode button was held.

Made quite a bit cleaning up the cabinet and mounting things properly over the weekend.

Comment Re:i work in enterprise datacenter (Score 4, Interesting) 150

The problem is that 3650 and 3850 are not designed for a "Datacenter" deployment.

They aren't even designed as top of rack switches.Their use case is access or distribution for end-users. They belong in a wiring closet.

That, of course, doesn't stop morons or small companies deploying them as "Core" routers or switches in their datacenters....

Comment Re: Bad in any case (Score 4, Interesting) 150

The mode button triggers "express setup" which is basically a lazy way to configure the shit for retard small business/enterprise admins so they don't have to console the device via rs232 to configure it.

I've had similar issues with older gear not racked properly. The mode button a 3750 (and other models) can still be accidentally depressed in a messy cabinet.

Comment Re:How about educating your dumbfuck mother? (Score 1) 463


I fully expect to be made fun of for shit I fuck up. BECAUSE THAT IS HOW PEOPLE LEARN.

I work in IT it is my job to put out fires and clean up messes. Over and over again the same people make the same mistakes because of soft management bullshit like that.

If you make a mistake and there is no cost why would someone spend the 10-20 hours learning how to do something the right way.

If I step outside my area of expertise I either get a contractor to do it or learn. I'm so tired of entitled little shits wanting hand-holding through their entire job.

Comment Re:Spare Change (Score 1) 320

Drinking booze is a luxury. Smoking is a luxury. Coffee is a luxury. I forgo them when I can't afford them why shouldn't a homeless person?

There is no right to drink booze and certainly have no obligation to pay for their booze.

Have you ever tried to give a pan-handler food? They won't take it. If you offer to buy them food they'll just ask for the $. If you insist they'll come with you to ATM.

They aren't hungry. They can scavenge more than enough food from the garbage or get it free at a shelter. What they need is money to get the things they can't scavenge (booze, drugs). So when I walk by a bum after working an 100 hour week... the last thing I have is empathy.

Comment Re:WTF mate? (Score 1) 118

"The Nik-O-Lok Company is a company founded in 1910 with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, that manufactures and leases door locks for pay toilets, along with other types of equipment for public bathrooms. Locks are designed that can be operated by manufacturer-supplied tokens or by coins (quarters) as well as tokens."

I'm guessing the security camera is so you can't piss in the alley.

Comment Re:I'm an atheist. (Score 4, Insightful) 674

I am an atheist. It's not an organization, it's not a belief, and it certainly is not a fucking religion.

If they start annoying me with it I'm gonna troll the shit out of them. I do this all the time and if they don't want to be screwed with they should keep their trap shut and leave me the fuck alone.

I'd have no problem with it if they managed to keep their 'beliefs' to themselves but it seems they have to drag it into school, government, and every-fucking-where else they seem to think they have a right.
My problem with them is large majority vote whatever way their pastor tells them and believe whatever crap they interpret out of their religious text. There is nothing more dangerous that stupid people in large numbers with a book that tells them whatever they do is right and the will of whatever deity they worship.

Religion is a disease and sooner or later it will be destroyed or mankind by it.

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