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Comment Re:What 'meaning'? (Score 1) 82

How did these clowns get everyone acting like trained fucking monkeys?

Because, for the most part, they are.

I don't think that it is about the "stuff" in general. It's about the social status of being someone who has the "stuff". The more in-demand the stuff is this season, the more social status afforded to acquiring it. Even if that status is only temporary.

Vendors want to see a repeat of customers fighting for their products. Whether it be an Elmo doll or a Cabbage Patch Kid or whatever. Be cool. Be the person with the stuff. Everyone who did not get the stuff will be so envious.

Comment Re:Look at the bean counters for your answer (Score 3, Insightful) 145

I have to explain that to people all the time.

To an employee, you are a paycheck / insurance / vacation-time / etc. If they fuck up they have to go through the interview process to replace those items. And it is in their best interest to do the job correctly so they don't have to deal with the problems or the hassle of interviewing.

To a contractor, you are billable hours. If they fuck up they have to find replacement billable hours. That's it. They don't care whether it works right because they can charge to fix it. Again. And again. If they find a customer who pays better, you'll be on your own. Unless you want to cough up more money.

Comment Bullshit. (Score 4, Informative) 707

Assuming there was not communication among the staff that knew it was just a stupid clock to those other people, I can see who it would meet a standard of 'reasonable suspicion' to justify an arrest.

Of course you do. But that's only because almost every person believes that THEIR opinion is a "reasonable" one.

I remember back in the day (I'm old) when a student would bring something distracting to school the teacher would confiscate it and the student collect it at the end of the day.

At worst, a student's parents would be called in.

But students were never arrested for bringing toys to school. That's just stupid.

Comment Re:They aren't really still blaming DPRK, are they (Score 1) 48

I'd bet that the security people there, initially, were overruled by higher management.

I've seen too many instances where management skips basic security because "it's easier" or because their egos cannot stand having an IT nerd tell THEM what to do. And then there's plain nepotism.

Eventually, the people who know the risks move on to better companies. And then when the breach is discovered, management can blame it on whomever was the last to leave.

Comment Re:Already solved (Score 0) 107

I'd say to RTFA but I'll save time and just post this quote from it:

Some of the largest organizations have an issue with an aging workforce that is more resistant to the impact of digital change on our businesses and in our lives.

See? It's about those old people with all their so called "experience" obstructing you from embracing the new model.

The year before was commonly dubbed âoethe year of the breachâ in IT circles, so we were not shocked to see that time spent on security management jumped from 24 percent in 2014 to 31 percent in 2015.

Wow! 24% of their time WAS spent on "security" and yet we read about breach after breach after breach. I'm sure that adding those additional 6 percentage points will make all the difference.

Comment Why? (Score 1) 420

Lucas says he was going to tell a story about the grandchildren of figures from the original trilogy.


It's a GALAXY. Isn't there anyone with a story to tell that is NOT related to a handful of characters from the original movie?

The Adventures of Han Solo the third!

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