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Comment: Re:The problem is that landfills are too cheap (Score 1) 371 371

You can't make something expensive "free," but you can force people to pay for something they wouldn't voluntarily pay for via taxes.

By taxing goods up front proportionally to their reclamation costs (and the costs of their packaging) we could fund "free" recycling and even encourage manufacturers to adopt more environmentally-friendly designs.

Comment: Re:Idiot (Score 1) 1067 1067

It's believable that someone could get a B+ in an entry level CS class even without a good understanding of arithmetic. Entry level CS is more about understanding flow control and variables than it is about mathematics.

If she got a B+ in Calculus, that would be concerning. And since all university-level CS programs require Calculus, the student in your story likely never graduated... unless this was a for-profit college, perhaps.

Comment: Re:HP continues its long slow auger into the groun (Score 5, Insightful) 101 101

It's like they're trying to shoot themselves in the foot. They are having trouble attracting and retaining talent? So they sue their former employees? Who would want to work for a company that does that? Do they think they can keep their current employees from leaving using fear? Disgusting.

Comment: Re:One click for $235 (Score 1) 242 242

You may have been in IT for 20 years, but you haven't worked at a level that gives you much exposure to security, clearly.

"Data breach from lack of encryption" is a common problem. From a legal standpoint, data on an unencrypted laptop must be assumed leaked if the laptop is stolen or lost. So when HR loses a laptop and has to buy the whole company credit monitoring - that's an expense saved by FDE. The problem is much worse if you have customer data or data worth stealing.

Is one lock enough? Fuck no. The principle of defense in depth exists for a reason. Because in the computer world locks are constantly being picked and break for no reason. You need multiple overlapping (not identical) security measures or you are already owned.

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