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Nicholas Elliott
Works at NetApp
Attends Seminole State College of Florida
Lives in Orlando Florida
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3D Printed Spherical Gear System Sculpture
Features an elaborate network of 64 interlocking gears, the miniature sculpture is the first in a series of kinetic, 3D printed objects that explore the limitation of 3D printing as an art form.

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Bitcoin craze!

So with the news that this mathematical money is now worth $1000+ (723.00 today) when it was only $3 at the beginning of the year, I wanted to know more about it.  One thing I found interesting is that to maintain the mathematical equation (public ledger), a person is rewarded with bitcoins through a process known as bitcoin mining.  As a small experiment, I wondered how many bitcoins I could accumulate from a fairly beefy PC I have running 24/7 in a double redundant configuration.  I installed the miner and joined a pool (cluster of other miners) which would increase my likelihood of a payout.  This mining software has been running for 24 hours.  In the meantime, I learned about standalone devices which have better advertised performance than my machine, but also cost sever thousands of dollars.  In many cases these devices come from shady manufacturers with growing reputations as scammers.  Back to my experiment, in 24 hours of dedicated mining using the PC GPU I have obtained 0.00009374 BTC.  Assuming a linear return (which isn't realistic), that means in 1 year I could  accumulate 0.0342151 BTC.  That translates to 29.2 years to accumulate 1 BTC.  

Back to the fact I'm assuming a linear return.  The return rate will have diminishing returns due to a number of factors surrounding the how these equations are calculated to how many people are in the pool.  This means even under the most optimal of circumstances, it would take me over 30 years to get a piece of encryption that today is valued at a little over $700.

As the price goes up the case for mining increased but its still several orders of magnitude from being a worthwhile venture.  Besides, this latest spike in price is likely nothing but a bubble which will soon normalize around $30-60.

If you were lucky enough to be nerdy enough to buy some a year ago, sell now and take a nice vacation while you still have value in this fad.

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Wow. RSA has had a bad couple of years lately.

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Data Migration Engineer
  • NetApp
    Professional Services Engineer, 2014 - present
  • HD Supply
    Data Migration Engineer, 2014 - 2014
    • Install ONTAP 8.2 Cluster Mode to FAS3240s, creating the organization’s first ONTAP cluster • Migrate user NFS exports and CIFS shares from existing 7-mode vfilers to cluster vservers • Coordinate with business lines to ensure smooth execution of data migration minimizing downtime • Introduce snap creator framework and Unified Manager Core (DFM) for Clustermode into environment • Configure Snap Creator Framework plugins for VMware & database applications • Maintain health of SAN and NAS infrastructure on HP, Hitachi, and NetApp platforms • Respond to DFM (NetApp) and System works (HP) alerts
  • NetApp
    Technical Support Engineer, 2012 - 2014
    • Responded to and resolved P1 storage system issues. • Provided ONTAP, CIFS, NFS, SAN and Hardware configuration support. • Quickly developed action plans tailored to specific environment requirements • Skilled at reading configuration and log data from NetApp, Unix, and VMware equipment • Handled complex and time sensitive situations for customers. • Recommended best practices and bug info when relevant issues present in customer systems. Accomplishments: • Hand selected for critical Federal and Major Accounts division within six months • Earned NCDA 7-mode certification within one month of training • Consistently received 5 out of 5 customer satisfaction scores
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    IT, 2011 - 2012
  • U.S. Air Force (reserves)
    2008 - 2009
  • U.S. Air Force (active duty)
    2001 - 2007
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Orlando Florida
Indianapolis Indiana - Fort Walton Beach Florida - Bagram Afganistan - Barksdale AFB Missisippi - Navarre Florida - Hurlburt Field Florida - Crestview Florida - Mooresville Indiana - Lackland AFB
Software developer, engineer, and student in central Florida
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NCDA, CCNA, and good at OOP
  • Seminole State College of Florida
    Information Systems and Project Managment, 2013 - present
    Formalizing education in career field and adding PM
  • University of Central Florida
    Electrical Engineering, 2010 - 2012
  • Seminole Community College
    General Education A.A., 2008 - 2010
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Avionics Systems, 2001 - 2007
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
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They need help in the kitchen. I had eggs benedict. The eggs were very over cooked. It was a hard boiled poached egg. The hollandaise sauce was heated to the point it started to separate. The best part was when we were leaving. I might try the lake nona location when it opens but I was very unimpressed.
Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Very good
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How do you rate a government office building? I was here for jury duty and everyone seemed polite and people tried to make the best of it. It's still a court house and who really wants to be at a court house? Building is nice i guess. Why are you reading this review? Go watch a commercial on TV, its more entertaining.
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This is with regards to this store only. I have real sanitation questions. I visited at 6am and was unimpressed with the cleanliness of both the building (floor and equipment) and employees. They also didn't have promotional products being advertised. The employee rudely stated that must be something Krispy Kreme is doing. I was unaware the store with a Krispy Kreme sign is not carrying Krispy Kreme promotional products. I realize it's probably a franchise but I didn't need the attitude or lame answer.
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Most of the cuts of meat were very good. Some were more salty than expected and some were over cooked. I know they use salt during the curing process but it was a little much. Staff was excellent. If I lived closer I could see myself coming here again.
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