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Comment Re:The problem is systemic (Score 1) 36

Without knowing the GS/contractor divide at OPM, it's hard to say who is ultimately to blame. If OPM gave carte blanche to the contractor, the latter is generally the one at fault. If the government micro managed the contract and ignored suggestions, the blame is back with them.

Comment Re:So that means it's free to everyone (Score 1) 281

It's a fine tool for the job, but it sounds like their IT are being lazy.

A PCI compliant environment has to have everything audited and documented. Auditing has to be done every quarter and documentation has to be reviewed every 6 months. In other words, it's a lot of work. It doesn't matter what OS is used, it takes a lot of time and effort. So in order to implement Windows 10 (or anything else for that matter), services have to be audited, permissions documented, any GPO changes must be documented and audited.

If that's the environment, they're probably waiting for Windows 10 to either become a business requirement or they're waiting for their next audit/documentation review period.

Comment Re:So that means it's free to everyone (Score 1) 281

So basically, either you don't have an IT dept, or they're to lazy to bother creating local accounts.

It's insanely easy to create local accounts on Windows 10. Far, far easier than it was under Windows 8. It even gives you hints along the way about how to do it. Contrast that with Windows 8, where you literally had to skip past account creation and look for the "Create local account" button at the bottom of the screen. So if anything, Windows 10 makes it easier to avoid going online than Windows 8 did.

I don't know about disabling services, but I don't think it's any harder to do than it was in Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Comment Re:Not to be the different guy, but... (Score 1) 93

No, I'm in agreement with you here. As much as I don't buy from ThinkGeek anymore (unless they have a really, really wantable T-shirt on sale*...because I'm cheap as hell), having something akin to an Amazon Locker is a boon and a win for them.

It's a heck of a smart business strategy and it's going to be interesting (to me at least) to see how successful it is.

*I have a "Fhloston Paradise" t-shirt, and alas, no one ever recognizes the reference. That causes me to be bummed in almost unreasonable amounts.


Comment Re:Making ThinkGeek even less relevant, hmm? (Score 4, Funny) 93

If you weren't too fucking lazy to read the article, you might know that it's a combination of $37 million and $20/share. You don't deserve your low ID.

While you were busy 'reading articles', he was busy getting a low ID. BTW, UID 1 never read an article.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?