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Comment: As a home owner, I'd stay away (Score 0) 262

by WebCrapper (#47262975) Attached to: Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

Personal opinion here, but after doing a LOT of research on these types of deals (company comes in and "leases" the solar equipment/installation to you, and it's paid over the lifetime of the equipment or a set year range like 15-20 years), I'd stay away.

It's a crappy site, but it lays out all the arguments against doing such a thing: http://solarleasedisadvantages...

Comment: Re:Well clearly (Score 2) 161

I'm not infected (checked), but perhaps about 50% of those that "haven't installed the updates" is because people refuse to upgrade? I refuse to pay for an upgrade that will no doubt slow my Macbook Pro down and cause random issues.

You might be shocked at the amount of "automatic" updates the mac doesn't install. Air doesn't get patched by Adobe's own patches, MSFT Office only gets patched by it's own update program, etc...

Comment: Re:Go to hell, Borg overlords (Score 1) 214

by WebCrapper (#39536207) Attached to: The Phantoms of Google+

I had a FaceBook account, but started seeing the writing on the wall - the stalking that you see, the targeted ads, the government getting involved, etc - bailed out with 5 minutes notice to my friends. Pretty much said, if you have my email address, you're important, if not, you've got 5 minutes for me to think about giving it to you. *poof* - done.

That was 2 years ago and I haven't looked back. I don't belong to any of those sites now and I won't do so later either. I actually go so far as to block FaceBook's URL on my local firewall so I don't even have to see that crap. I would block it from the entire house, but my wife does log in about once every 4 months to check up on old friends.

Comment: Re:I think you're understaffed. (Score 1) 414

by WebCrapper (#30598562) Attached to: How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?

Another lower Gov entity (I'm no longer there)

~80,000 users
~6,000 PCs
~250 servers

6 SA's (understaffed)
3 Net Admins/Telecom
1 DB Admin for 40+ servers (understaffed)
1 Web (2 servers) / AV Admin (full time with McAfee EPO)
5 Help Desk Techs (severely understaffed)
1 Network Planning and App management (WSUS, imaging, etc)
2 Abuse Admins
4 Web Programmers
~30 onsite "goto" people for smaller problems and application training ...and a whole lot of unhappy people.

It wasn't a happy place.

Comment: Re:You're doing it wrong (Score 1) 360

by WebCrapper (#27486793) Attached to: Internal Instant Messaging Client / Server Combo?

Um, most hospitals in the world are like this. This is exactly why the HIPAA rules apply(in the US). They're actually much more harsh than your standard military style security as well (you should see the HIPAA requirements on the MilNet (they're actually separated, but you get the point).

So - now that you're more informed than before, do you trust your doctor's network?

Security

+ - DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE KEY COPIED FROM PHOTO

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Anonymous Coward writes "In another stunning blow to the security and integrity of Diebold's electronic voting machines, someone has made a copy of the key which opens ALL Diebold e-voting machines from a picture on the company's own website. The working keys were confirmed by Princeton scientists, the same people who discovered that a simple virus hack on the Diebold machines could steal an election. Absolutely incredible and another example of how Diebold's e-voting machines pose a great threat to the electoral process. http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4066#more-4066"
The Courts

+ - Software company fails to prove it wrote its own s

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Hades1010 writes "A dispute between two software houses remains unresolved after the Court of Appeal refused to rule that one company definitely did not copy the other's software. The ruling does not mean that copying did take place, though. In an unusual case centring on a software development outsourcing contract, a development company pulled out of an agreed mediation process in order to seek a court order which declared them innocent of copying the other company's technology. The court had to make its decision without analysing any of the software involved. here is the link http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/25/software_c ompany_fails_to_prove_it_wrote_its_own_software/"

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