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Comment: Re:Not Invented Here (Score 1) 614

by SimplyGeek (#43665413) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

simplify the process so you don't have all these special conditions and it isn't that hard to provide service.

Good luck with that. If your business allows for it then great. Too many people get hung on process for process sake. However, those processes might not allow for change. Ever deal with government regulations? You can't just say "well, we'll streamline our processes to simplify IT upgrades by ignoring all those pesky government regulations. HIPAA? More like NoThankYa!"

Comment: Re:Tightening reins on developers? (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by SimplyGeek (#43482769) Attached to: Businesses Moving From Amazon's Cloud To Build Their Own
That's not always the case. Look at workplaces that fall under HIPAA regulations. That last thing IT wants is for developers to start up their own app projects in the cloud, whereby their apps start accessing PHI/PII. The moment that PHI goes from the local intranet and those bits go onto a 3rd party cloud service, the company will shit a brick because the developer's just violated regulations. There's a reason IT and security requires oversite of app development.

Comment: Re:Shotgun and big scary dog. (Score 1) 770

by SimplyGeek (#42971545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
I would strongly encourage you to talk to your local police about the effectiveness of pepper spray. It's not something you bet your life on, and doesn't work on some people. It's a good tool in the toolkit, but you need a backup plan if that doesn't stop them. Or just look at the armed defense literature or take a local defense class. Pepper spray is great and has it's use, but not as your only armed option. Yeah, I bolt it all down. Amazes me to see small safes in peoples' homes that aren't bolted. A burglar doesn't need to break the safe, just take it away to break later. Someone this is over peoples' heads. haha

Comment: Re:First purchase (Score 4, Insightful) 770

by SimplyGeek (#42970559) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
People miss under the stress of a life or death situation. The LAPD fired 120 rounds into that truck recently and missed all of them. Remember the Empire State building? They fired plenty of rounds and all they hit were bystanders. Same goes for most police shootings. People miss when shooting under stress. Why would you bet your life on not making a common mistake? It's negligent.

Comment: Re:They'll be back (Score 1) 770

by SimplyGeek (#42970507) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
Low resolution is what makes so many cheap security systems worthless. The much pricier commercial systems are very high res, and have the accompanying hardware to process and store it. Those $300 systems at Costco aren't worth it for a burglary. If you just want to prove that the neighbor's kid keeps swimming in your pool while you're at work, then it'll suffice.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)