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Comment: Re:when you start firing (Score 1) 159

by RobertLTux (#46818149) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

"Time for a 2 factor system where the hacker on the other end of the phone doesn't have easy access to one of the factors. "

this is where dial-backs come in handy .
the way it works is :

1 you get a call from "Joe Smith in the Texas Office"
2 you tell "Joe" im going to dial you back give me Line 3 when i call
3 you use your phone list to dial him back and
4 Joe gives you Line 3 (this is from a key string list) AND You as instructed give him line "5"
5 You then continue with business

Or Video Phones with the system doing Face Recog on both persons

Comment: Possible Fixes (Score 2) 239

by RobertLTux (#46801567) Attached to: Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

1 have strict limits on the amount of funding that can be given to a given elected official (say X million per year TOTAL to include non cash gifts (use the tax value) and gifts to persons within 3 jumps of a give official) also ALL GIFTS ARE TO BE MADE PUBLIC AND POSTED TO A STANDARD LOCATION (official website??).

2 term limits lets say 3 terms and if you can be proven innocent of any crimes you can spend your third term in office and not jail.

3 Elected officials should be forbidden any after office jobs in industries that benefited from a given officials lawmaking (do 2 jumps on this part)

Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 1) 236

by RobertLTux (#46734133) Attached to: GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

well lets see

Your Dean of Medicine should know better than to let you be out of contact like that
You should know how to train your minions on how to keep the patient alive long enough to allow for a delay
You also should really cut down to less than a bottle of Vicodin a day.

besides you already have an easier way of getting in contact (your PHONE/PAGER)

Comment: Re:Entitlements vs. consumables (Score 1) 181

by RobertLTux (#46714557) Attached to: Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

To give an examples
Jurassic Park Builder has
1 a DNA research bit that flat FAILS about 40% of the time (and you have to pay 10 to 30K per try)
2 hatch times measured in DAYS
3 has recently added one of those 'get points to get "lottery tickets"' things

Dragons World has
1 a rolling set of "Buy Resource Pack and get special dragons" thing (at US$25 US$50 and US$100)
2 an rare system that about requires you to buy gems to get the best dragons
3 Wait times measured in DAYS

Dragon City has
1 a bunch of "social building" things that have you ask friends to help you with the build process.

Anybody wanna make one of these things thats actually FAIR??

my address is on the google commercial mail server if you want to find me on FB

Comment: Re:Stealing? (Score 1) 197

by RobertLTux (#46537601) Attached to: Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

the difference is minor and trivial.

lets say i stole your laptop then jumped on a motorcycle and sped off later i hit something and pancake on the street your (former) laptop stays with the bike and gets blown up with the bike. Im not going to get arrested for destroying your laptop im going to get arrested for STEALING your laptop (assuming i do not spend the next couple days bleeding out).

Comment: a few suggestions (Score 2) 114

by RobertLTux (#46493605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

1 have a Quick Setup page with the most common settings all in one shot
2 Don't have "mystery magic" type settings (hint have a WIFI ON button not spread the ON function across 3 different settings that seem unrelated)
3 have a CLI "rail" so that CLI monkeys can bash the keys when they want to (but have something in the manual where it says
" to enable the SpeedConfig (TM) rail input %^73gH and the products serial number as your first command [this will be a permanent setting]")
4 put how to get to the admin console on a sticker on the item
5 do not assume that the person is using a laptop with 1024X768 res (hint there are things called netbooks running about and you also have smartphones)

How much net work could a network work, if a network could net work?