Sure, circumventing the college's acceptable use policy would never get him in any trouble; couldn't possibly get him kicked out even. This is definitely an insightful, helpful, and responsible response to the problem posed. It is not appropriate to address the problem through proper channels; or remind the IT Department that they exist to serve, support, and enable the educational purposes of the college.
Hopefully that'll bring this BS to an end, along with ending the jobs of the officers that continue to pull this stunt.
Is getting a search warrant on someone really that time consuming?
The police regularly ignore the rules these days, it rarely ever costs anyone their job. In the future they will probably just not enter that particular info into evidence.
Yeah, but having convictions overturned due to failure to follow the law is a sign of incompetence. Consider this case centered around someone who was undeniably guilty of criminal activity, who will now walk free. That's not quite doing the job of Law Enforcement Officer, is it.
Yes it is! You can't break the law and uphold the law at the same time. It is a grave disservice to society letting this many go; but justice would be holding accountable those who failed to obey the law in order to put the bad guys away.
That which is publicly available and privately available are two very different things. Besides, there are only a handful of public TV channels; Cable isn't "public" (under most circumstances); nor is Satellite TV. And i can attest, we do have channels with porn all day long.
This is the case in Michigan. You may not enter an intersection unless you can also exit the intersection in a reasonable amount of time. Entering in the case of vehicles blocking your exit is considered blocking the intersection. It's not running a red, but cameras can't be the basis for tickets here either.
I work for a company where we use and resell Sophos. Sounds like your installation is misconfigured if it's impacting systems noticeably. The default settings aren't ideal.
Also, when I looked last year MSE & Forefront were consistently behind most of the major vendors in catching new viruses. This was a major factor in our decision to avoid Forefront (formerly called Antigen), and may have influenced your IT department's decision..
While I applaud all serious efforts to take down botnets; the fact that it was all done secretly by private corporations (and a little government nod) smacks of corporate warfare, and I have to wonder what kind of president this sets.
1. If they were smart it's easier to make money legally than illegally.
2. They have quite a few domains for a reason, and normally they don't all go dark at the exact same well-coordinated time.
It's possible the device is a USB-OTG port. By spec they should still use the "B" port on the device, but they may have put an "A" port on the device so it would be more apparent to users that other devices can be plugged into it. Some printers and mobile devices have OTG ports (OTG ports work both as a device and as a host).
Yeah, you really don't know what you're talking about at all. Batteries don't assertain life status by cycles like miles on a car. They take the actual Amp-Hour status of the batter and compare that to what the battery should perform at. There are a couple variances on how life status is measured, but they all boil down to a measure of how much charge it will hold. It has nothing to do with cycles (other than actually cycling the batter will slowly decrease it's ability to hold a charge).
Yes, but even with ACPI there is no "kill battery" function. The worst an OS can do is set the computer to maximum power consumption. If the battery can't handle maximum power consumption without damage then it's defective by design curtesy the laptop manufacturer.
Yeah, I've been working in IT for 12 years now, and for 4 different companies. One of them is exactly as you described. One day I got a call, the owner dropped his laptop off his desk. Guess who had to send his laptop hard drive to a data retrieval company to the tune of almost $3000 and 4 weeks. He also claims they didn't lose an somewhat major account because of this little misstep, but I would argue it was a major contributing factor.