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Women coders actually edged out male counterparts in a blind test at #GitHub  but don't get the same respect for their work it seems. Pretty sad... 
If you're not affected by it, and don't know anyone else who's affected by it, it's easy to brush the issue of gender bias under the rug. The reality, however, is that it's an issue that's proven over and over again to be a serious problem. Apparently, it's even a problem in the programming world. Six researchers from Cal Poly and North
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Shaun Griffith's profile photoCharles Wright's profile photoIron Bug's profile photo
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I'm more concerned about gender bias when it comes to military service than github.    Only males having to signup for selective service is wrong as this study clearly shows that females are just as capable as males in every regard.   I look forward to the day when gender bias is at its end and females have not just the choice to share in military service but also the obligation.
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Brendan Shephard

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Just improved my Macbook by about 367% #fedora
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Yeah, that's just standard Fedora. It runs Gnome 3.18 by default. I was big into the prettiness of KDE a few years ago, but I really like Gnome like this. Everything works well together. 
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Lane Walter McDonald

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+Andrew T I have no opinion. I would go with Barracuda because i've used them for years.
The ones that im selling can be used as parts to either repair or upgrade on that you already have or you can pay to update the one im selling. They both work perfectly.
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Josh Frye

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Could this be a chink in the giant that is Amazon web services... and how easy would this be to integrate into the Google products you already use?

http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/09/google-has-quietly-launched-its-answer-to-aws-lambda/
The Google Cloud Platform, the public cloud infrastructure from Google that developers can use to build and run their own apps, last night released a fascinating service called Google Cloud Functions. The tool, which allows developers to set up functions that get triggered in response to certain events, is notable because it's quite similar to the well-received Lambda service from public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services.
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黒い楓(Spice)'s profile photoJosh Frye's profile photoIan Martin's profile photoCharles Jefferson II's profile photo
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Has anyone tired this yet?
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Gregory Mooney

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From your experience, which is the most common source of intermittent performance problems?
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Networks
47%
Applications
35%
Databases
10%
Servers
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Virtual
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Murray Martin's profile photoArturo Medina's profile photoJono Penn's profile photo
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+Murray Martin should it be the program that is tasked with the file transfer, or should it be the OS?

Not arguing, just curious. I do like the idea of then sticking to RFC for writing code.
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Rodney Fletcher

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So Australia's largest telco, Telstra, who runs a frankly excellent but expensive 4G network (I frequently get speeds in excess of 100mbit and average about 70mbit) had an outage, nationwide, yesterday. Very rare but these things happen.

To make it up to customers, they're removing data caps (which are insanely small - imagine a 100mbit connection with a 3GB cap and work out how long it takes to blow your cap) all day Sunday.

So I am guessing Australia's ranking in world wide torrent usage is going to jump to #1, Sunday.
To show how sorry we are for the inconvenience this caused, we are providing our mobile customers free data usage within Australia this Sunday 14 February.
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+Rodney Fletcher​ plus Australia will be #1 in the world for electricity consumption because everyone will be making sure their devices are full charged for the onslaught of downloading and streaming
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Rodney Fletcher

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See how the tech companies make or lose money in real time
From Apple to Google, watch as the internet giants accumulate (or lose) wealth in real-time in this interactive visualization.
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Rodney Fletcher's profile photoL. McCabe's profile photoJulio Flores Quimper's profile photoMarius Svendsen Bjerkeset's profile photo
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I like Twitter's revenue model. They lose almost a whole for every dollar in revenue! That takes a special kind of fail, really. 
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Mack Gozun

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I need your opinion guys. I'm a graduate of Computer Science, my work experience is related mostly on sales (computers & smartphones), I don't have vast experience on troubleshooting, but if you ask me, if I'll scale myself from 1 to 10, probably I'm somewhere 6/6.5, I haven't troubleshoot such major issues, and if I encountered some, I mostly google it to find solutions. The reason why I told you this guys, because I want to apply as an IT Admin Analyst in Japan. Do you think I can handle the job well? Or is it hard to do database system maintenance? I don't have any background on this, so I need your opinions. Thanks for the help!
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+citizen j LMAO
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Rodney Fletcher

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Police in Holland are training eagles to snatch drones out the sky. For real. 
Dutch police are training eagles to snatch rogue drones from the sky during emergencies, in the latest effort to combat unsafe drone use. In a partnership with "raptor training company" Guard From Above, the Dutch National Police began the trial as an alternative to using nets to bring unwanted ...
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Although it turns out here in Australia, you don't even need to train the eagles - they do it all by themselves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-xBtVU4lg
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Rodney Fletcher

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Drone footage of Apple's new campus, under construction. 
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No dungeons? DISAPPOINTED!
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Bryan Chenal

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I've never posted in the IT Professionals community before, but I figured now is a perfect time to join in and get some feedback from some of the folks in the community. Here is my situation / question:
I've been with my current company as a SysAdmin (the one and only) for almost 3 years now. Pretty small IT team (10 total but mostly developers). I actually enjoy the company and all the folks I work with and I make pretty good money.

About a 10 months ago, we had a new Director come in and start making some changes instantly. At the time, I didn't know how he would work out and just happened to have a friend contact me about a possible SysAdmin position at a local hospital. So I went ahead and applied for the spot did a couple phone interviews, etc... Long story short, something at the hospital happened and they put a hold on hiring for the position, which worked out for me because I ended up really liking the new Director. He and I get along great and we are working on some really great things right now for the company (which is doing well and expanding at the moment).

However, around the holidays I was contacted again by the hospital, did an interview and now they are offering me the job... making about $8,000 more than I am currently with great benefits and a more vacation than I currently have.

Now I'll toss in my biggest concern. The hospital was just purchased by another (much larger hospital) at the end of 2015. The hospital looking to hire me has a fairly large IT team and the hospital that purchased them also has a large IT team. So clearly, job security is my top concern.

There is of course the possibility of not liking the people I work with, but all the folks I met during the interview process seemed great. That said, I'll reiterate that I really like everyone I work with now and even consider a few of them good friends.

So if any of you were in my boat, what would you do? How important is job security? How important is happiness? How important is your resume (which would look great down the road with a high ranking IT position at a major hospital)?
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Having gone from a small IT shop to a large one, the one thing I will say is most large departments are siloed. You will get to touch everything in a small shop, but maybe one or two things in a big one. I really missed the ability to have input in the entire infrastructure. Finally found the best of both worlds in a place with a small server team but big requirements. 
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Chris Nicholson

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Look what UniFi finally got into the gui.

Running on my 1st and only cloud key.
#ubnt #UniFi 
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Chris Nicholson's profile photoAnthony Zotti's profile photo
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No hurry and don't worry about it if you don't have time. It's just that I got burned on UBNT's initial .11ac offering (what a fucking train wreck those were) and am a little gun shy about trying the new stuff (even if it's half the price).
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Myk Robinson

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Azure Rights Management Question - Office 365
Wondering if I actually need all these licenses...

I just bought 135 Azure Rights Management licenses so I can add an email encryption rule for a domain on Office 365. Do I actually need all those licenses for 135 users, or did I just need one license for the account that was used to setup the encryption?
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I am not sure about that part, I haven't really tried it on my test network. 
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Timothy Hamlett

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So I finished mounting an Epson Brightlink 595Wi out of the two I have to mount.
I had to run a new outlet as well. I'll post pictures tomorrow of the repaired wall (if I remember). I also haven't set up the touch system due to some parts missing from the box.
I have to admit, it is a nice projector. I know the teacher in that classroom will love it!
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That looks quite similar to the bulbless Casio ones we've just had installed in every room.
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Timothy Hamlett

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Mounting two projectors = day's task.
Plus, 99% of my coworkers and students are gone today...
Not a bad day if you ask me!
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+J Sal :D
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HotHardware

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This is good business, #Microsoft  . Well played. #Windows10  
Microsoft irked a number of Windows 10 users last year when it went radio silent on system updates delivered through Windows Update. Microsoft had long provided release notes or at least a brief description about what each update added (or removed) from its operating systems and what key bugs or security vulnerabilities were squashed. Needless
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I like the idea.
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Nick Tria

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Currently, when signing into a Windows 10 device for the first time using a Microsoft Account, if 2FA is enabled, you get prompted for a code. I would like to see this implemented when logging on via RDP.
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Spencer McGuire's profile photoNick Tria's profile photo
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+Spencer McGuire I've used Duo in the past and like it a lot.
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Michael Boyle

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I think this needs to be dusted...but I could be wrong!
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Tomas Kleinaitis's profile photoLEON SUN's profile photoDaniel Witzemann's profile photoAndrew Brown's profile photo
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very True.....
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HotHardware

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Woopsie... it seems like #Seagate  has this recurring nightmare on occasion over the years. Not good.
If you own or have owned a 3TB hard drive from Seagate, the law firm behind a suit against the company wants to hear from you. At the case page, it's mentioned that three Seagate models are involved here, including the standard desktop version (called Barracuda), the Backup Plus external version, or any other that includes the model number
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Akira Yamanita's profile photoVictor Inceu's profile photoRichard Herselman's profile photomiguel rodriguez's profile photo
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I stopped buying them after different revisions over the years failed. I think that the only operational one that I have is one that I RMA'd and eventually replaced with an SSD.
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Rodney Fletcher

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Google (well Alphabet) overtakes Apple to become the most valuable company in the world (by market cap). 
Alphabet – the parent company of Google and all their other ventures – has today announced their 4th quarter earning and we’re going to follow it to the letter. It was a bumper year in terms of revenue, with the results bumping Alphabet’s market cap to an impressive US$570 billion, making the company the most valuable company in the world.[Read More...]
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Adam Mckeithan's profile photoAndrew Smith-Thomas's profile photoBerkan Mustafa (Berk)'s profile photo
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So ... you prefer to be bottom? ;)
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