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Comment Not always (Score 1) 463

I worked at an MSP a while ago. We were a reseller of Datto backup devices. We had many clients who used them and were quite happy with them.

But some clients just didn't think there was a value in spending $100 a month to make sure they were fully backed up.

One client in particular rejected every backup proposal we offered. Then he got nailed with Cryptolocker which encrypted everything he had on his network. Out of desperation he paid the $500 and never heard back.

The next month we had installed a Datto and as luck would have it he got nailed by Cryptolocker AGAIN. This time we just rebuilt everything from the latest backup and he was up and running again within 2 hours. He was a perfect example of a business owner who learned the importance of his network and data the hard way and we were able to use him as an example to other clients who just weren't seeing the big picture.

Comment Re:Ironic (Score 4, Informative) 606

That's because they are basically part of the US Gov't. How many "former" GS members have been in presidential cabinet members? Lots and for years. How many members of Congress have come from or moved to GS? Lots. They don't call it the revolving door for nothing. They're inextricably connected.

Comment Re:anonymous is a bunch of childish kids.... (Score 3, Interesting) 203

How do you hijack a group that everyone is a part of whether or not they know it?

Amorphous groups have exactly this problem. Anyone can say they're a part of it to benefit their own agenda and therefore the group itself is nothing more than all of us who bite into certain ideas at certain times. Calling yourself a part of anonymous is like calling yourself a part of humanity. Except the connotation with Anonymous is that you have some sort of specific agenda at a specific time and/or place.

Comment Re:Back in 2003 ... (Score 1) 609

Often time military plans try to include as many objectives as possible and some of those are used to distract from the others. These are but two that have gone unnoticed because of the major threat to world stability of Israel's continued sabre rattling against Iran. It has worked out very neatly so far, but that isn't to say the threat to Iran isn't real.

Comment Re:Today's dose of fearmongering... (Score 0, Flamebait) 609

And you've bought the media sale-fire hook, line, and sinker. Congratulations you get to decimate another hapless population but this time you get to lose some of your own family members in the charade! Johnny what else does he win? Show him the BONUS - "The world breaks out into catastrophic war as the 9 nations with nuclear weapons all vie for their place on the totem pole of the next tiny refreshing but teetering equilibrium, squashing every other voice in the world and tamping down on any hope of this civilization leaving this, now too small, planet."

Comment Re:Scientists Charged For Not Being Psychic (Score 2) 189

The case should be decided upon whether a professional opinion, or even one that is concurrent with a majority of professional opinions, can be held to be liable in the case of non-precaution. In that case it would be prudent to always err on the side of safety and give the population the choice to adhere or ignore the advice, but hold no liability for the warning. But to err on the side of catastrophe because you have to due to liability is not going to help anyone. It will only cause mass panics frequently.

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.