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Comment: Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (Score 1) 342

by The MAZZTer (#48188467) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man
Fast food places near me use a "single line" system. When a spot opens the cashier announces "Can I help the next guest?" or otherwise greet you to let you know they're ready to take your order. No reason why that wouldn't work in a grocery store. I think that chain you were talking about was just doing it wrong.

Comment: Re:Outrage (Score 1) 60

AFAIK DoD contractors are required to keep classified data on a separate network from unclassified data. Classified network should have no internet access. "Closed areas" are used to keep the networked machines physically separate. Set procedures are in place for moving data between the two networks. This sounds like Top Secret data would be travelling across the internet (likely there will be strict standards on VPNs to use and encryption and whatever).

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