I just bought a Seiko 5 that is accurate to +1 sec a day, and I love it. $50 on Amazon. It's a special feeling to wear a mechanical watch.
Happened 2 years ago in my city. Regular traffic stop, guy just steps out with an AR15 and unloads on the cop car.
The situation changed when thugs started getting out of cars and unloading on the cops with fully auto assault rifles. Different times.
I work in IT for a PD, and we have body worn cameras that are locked into an upload, with no way for the officer to delete what's on the camera. That was one of the main reasons for purchasing said camera.
The real solution? Reimage the production server to just get it working, then you dig around on the dev server until you find out what's actually going on.
If the machine is in production it needs to be working. You don't have time to dig around and find the root cause. You need it to work. Now. If you've got a virtualized environment it is trivial to bring up a new VM, throw an image at it, and migrate the data.
Then you take your old, malfunctioning VM into a development environment and dig for the root cause, so that you don't see the same problem crop up on your new production machine.
I ditto this. Its really hard to troubleshoot a problem when users are ringing your phone continuously because a critical server is down. Much easier to pull it into dev and troubleshoot at your leisure. The key being going back to figure out the problem. Not just "forgetting" about it and moving on.
Yeah, but when your company still has critical programs that will only run on 2003 or earlier, you don't have a choice. Sometimes you still need that floppy. We keep a USB floppy and a stack of disks in the server room for just these times! Perfect example: NetMotion. Critical program, but will not run on 2008. Doesn't fit well into the VM environment due to multiple NICs and the need for a big ol SQL database.
Also, as a side note, we invite people to our "smashing day". It seems to be pretty therapeutic for people to smash computer equipment!
I work in law enforcement IT, and we routinely dispose of drives that have sensitive data on them. This is our technique. We strip the magnets and keep them on the workbench to hold screws when we take things apart, then smash the platters with an 8lb sledge hammer. If you can recover the data after a sledge hit, you're smart enough to go about obtaining this data another way!