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Comment: An improvement (Score 5, Informative) 107

by Rootbear (#47802557) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

I'm actually using Epiphany, the new browser, to post this. Slashdot was one of the first sites I visited and co-incidentally there was an article about it right at the top! So far, it does seem to be a nice upgrade to the previous Midori browser, which I found essentially unusable.

Comment: Still have mine (Score 1) 37

by Rootbear (#43547313) Attached to: Old Educational Computer Resurrected As a Spreadsheet

I still have my CARDIAC, which stood for CARDboard Illustrative Aid to Computation. A teacher gave it to me in Junior High, about 1971, and it helped get me interested in computers. I'll have to check out the spreadsheet version.

As an aside, I love old computer names that end in -AC. My Mac Pro is named prozac.

Comment: Re:They waited this long because? (Score 5, Interesting) 226

by Rootbear (#41992475) Attached to: NASA To Encrypt All of Its Laptops

This is not a new policy. The implementation of full disk encryption has been underway for some time. We are doing laptops first, then desktops. The current fire drill is because a laptop with PII was stolen at NASA HQ and it was one that had not yet had full disk encryption installed.

NASA IT staff are as overworked and under appreciated as anywhere. If NASA had wanted full disk encryption done sooner, they could have added the resources to make it happen. And that would have taken resources from missions, like Curiosity and the James Webb telescope. It's all about priorities.

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