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Comment: Fire this guy (Score 4, Insightful) 97

by RonVNX (#41502793) Attached to: Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack

Their director of security "reassured" customers Adboe's source code wasn't stolen? You want to know why Adobe's got problems that never end, that tells you everything you need to know about Adobe's attitude about security right there. The guy in charge of security doesn't even know what that word means.

Comment: This is only news because they allowed that before (Score 1) 416

by RonVNX (#39431979) Attached to: Microsoft Barring Certain Staff From Buying Macs, iPads?

This is only news to the extent that Microsoft had a dumb policy that allowed such purchases to begin with. Imagine instead the headline read "Oracle bars employees from using company funds to buy DB2 or SAP." You'd think it was pretty dumb that they ever allowed that. This is the same thing.

I'm sure those who actually need to buy Apple products for competitive research at Microsoft are still allowed to. What they're not going to allow is their staff to run around with iPhones and iPads purchased on the company dime. Anymore, that is.

Comment: The Good Professor is Confused (Score 3, Insightful) 299

by RonVNX (#39089337) Attached to: Avoiding Red Lights By Booking Ahead

Perhaps things are different in Texas, but where I live the majority of traffic lights and stop signs are installed for the express purpose of impeding the flow of traffic. Trying to sell them a sensible system to improve traffic flow, reduce pollution and ticketable offenses is the last thing they'd be interested in.

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"