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+ - Scotland's police lose data because of programmer's error

Submitted by Bruce66423
Bruce66423 (1678196) writes "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-s...
records how a computer programmer deleted over 20,000 records from a live data base which had to be restored by manual reentry. The idea that a LARGE police force should be so lacking in meaningful backups casts serious doubt on the competence of the organisation. However it might also encourage other to FOI their local police about data backup strategies — AND WHEN THEY WERE LAST TESTED!!"

Comment: Christian fundamentalists will smile knowingly (Score 4, Interesting) 168

They've been predicting this technology for decades, based on the 'mark of the beast' being necessary to buy anything

[The Beast] also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Rev 13:16,17)

Comment: Glass half empty type of guy aren't you? (Score 1) 673

by Bruce66423 (#48883611) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
"the Flu Shot is all but useless around half the time"

which implies that it is helpful half the time. Seems like a good return on the investment of having one for anyone who would suffer significantly from having flu.

As to the wider issue of replacing the profit driven approach to pharmaceutical R&D, the problem is that this would require a vast level of new expenditure from the government. Admittedly it might work - but the failure of the USSR or China to be major pharmaceutical producers is a hint that it probably won't.

Dreams are free, but you get soaked on the connect time.