At some point, people are going to have to get pissed off enough to take the risk on a new candidate. "Look, I know I might suck sometimes, but look at the alternative! You have no idea what that person will do, at least you know me!" FUD at it's finest is what keeps our congress ineffective.
I have no mod points, or I'd mod this up. Excellent response.
They didn't get anything onto the card readers from all that's been published publicly so far. Most card readers these days will encrypt the pin *before* sending the data to the terminal. Thus, only getting encrypted pins.
Given that the terminals run windows, it's not that difficult to get some malware to spread to them from a central source. Could still be an inside job for sure, but none of the details published yet can confirm that for fact.
I'm not sure I'd qualify that guy as a "peer" to review...
If you own a Kindle you should be backing your stuff up anyway. Calibre is a good companion for not only backing up purchased content, but adding new content not purchased through Amazon.
Common sense says this isn't something that *any* PR department wants, it would be a huge blow to whatever company did it, and the whole model in general.
I can think of a couple of reasons to not go direct in this case:
1) It's possibly more expensive to advertise on CNN or NYT.
2) There's no inherent ability to "share" or "like" an ad. (yes, people do it)
Facebook adds value not only for the targeting, but for the "social" nature of it's platform.
There's a pretty simple solution to meet the primary goal in the summary and the article, "Knowing where your assets are to get the right ones responding in an emergency". Simply don't log the data. You use it to show where an officer is, but you don't log all their activity.
"If they don't like it, there are plenty of other jobs out there". There's always that risk I suppose. It's hard enough to get good people to go into law enforcement. Let's make it even less appealing.
It's not terribly popular these days but was at one time, and it's still used in a lot of enterprise production environments these days. It was Sun's premier "Application Server" when it came to hosting products like their Portal software, Java CAPS, Access Manager, Identity Management tools, and various other JEE-level applications. It has enterprise level features like clustering, centralized management and deployment, etc. all built into the product. (Has had them for many years, though now you can get similar functionality in things like Tomcat) It was essentially Sun's version of JBOSS, WebLogic, or WebSphere.
It's no surprise that Oracle is drop kicking it though, it's very much a cheap competitor to WebLogic/Oracle Application Server.
This was one of the last, if not the last, planetariums in Colorado that still had the classic projector that was this huge awesome piece of machinery that rose from the floor like a magical thing. I loved these as a kid, and it was the coolest thing to get to see it in action a few years ago on a field trip with my kids. They were just as much in awe of it as I was at that age, and every time we pass it these days, they recall how cool it was.
It seems all planetariums are going to the "IMAX" format, and frankly, it sucks. The Denver Planetarium is absolutely lame now, they don't have any good presentations, half the time everything is on auto-pilot and there's no real person there. I don't expect it to be around for very long actually, since it competes with the IMAX theater in the same building, but seats far fewer people.
I'm just glad my kids got to see Fiske once before it was replaced with "better" technology that's much less impressive in it's physical effect on visitors. Going forward, the only thing kids are going to see different with "planetarium" vs. "movie theater" is that the planetarium has a domed screen, and this one happens to have a disco ball in the middle of it.
-= Rhyas =-
Not the best way to look at that, given that you're on the hook for any money spent through that card. Sure, there's "protection" there if someone else spends money through your card, or the system is compromised, etc. But the hassle is nearly all yours for straightening such a mess out.
It will be Level 3 equipment/network instead of AT&T for this deal.