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Comment: Re:But He Isn't (Score 1) 276

by daveywest (#46428169) Attached to: Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?
If DN isn't the real SN, then SN had nothing to gain by issuing the denial and would not have broken a 4 year silence to issue the statement. Secondly, he may live as a miser, but SN has access to a valuable treasure trove of bitcoins. He may not like it, but tapping into those reserves may be necessary to protect his privacy at this point.

Comment: STEM workers are smart and needed elsewhere (Score 1) 491

by daveywest (#46346265) Attached to: Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers?
This is just my casual observation, but STEM workers tend to be highly intelligent individuals who understand complex or abstract concepts. They are also highly adaptable, so instead of working in their chosen field, they get tapped to fill other fields where they are still successful. The problem lies in management filling positions with competent warm bodies, rather then putting individuals in positions that maximize potential.

Comment: Establish a secure area at the office (Score 1) 445

by daveywest (#46307157) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
1. Access should only be available to systems you currently and actively manage. If you're using the system so infrequently that you can forget, your account should suspended. 2. Admins should keep a secure log of access credentials stored in a secure area with controlled access. Any "in case of my death" information should be recorded. If there isn't a local site, you might want to consider storing the documents in a safe deposit box at your bank.

Comment: Re:I'm shocked (Score 3, Informative) 289

by daveywest (#44953521) Attached to: Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission
I know I'm replying to a troll, but the BSA has done tons to curb abuse and bullying. Youth Protection Training is the only instructional course leaders are required to complete prior to contact with any boys. It's freely available for anyone to take at, and must be renewed every 24 months. There have been coverups in the past, but the modern scouts have gone above and beyond to "think of the children."

Comment: Too bad that's not who gets to vote on this one (Score 1) 584

Until you get 2/3rds of both houses of congress to repeal the 4th amendment of the US constitution, it doesn't matter what a survey says. Interesting thing about the legal foundations of our country – it's designed to protect the minority's rights.

Comment: Let's put this in perspective ... (Score 1) 684

by daveywest (#39882035) Attached to: Growing Evidence of Football Causing Brain Damage
It's not like we're breaking out the Christians and lions here. Besides, I'm pretty sure the last five years I've spent sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours/day has done quite a bit of damage to my mental capacity. Every job has risks and does some form of irreparable damage to your body. I have a reduced sense of smell from long-term, low-level exposure to a fumes from a solution that was basically concentrated vinegar.

"The greatest warriors are the ones who fight for peace." -- Holly Near