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Comment Re:Company I work for got hit... (Score 1) 83

That sounds like a security argument that forgets the convenience part of the equation. If you have departments of 100+ staff and need them to have access to the same files... all it takes is one user falling for it, you're still left moping up. We had two staff fall for it from different departments... fun times.

Comment Company I work for got hit... (Score 4, Interesting) 83

We had two employees access the torrentlocker website, right through out proxy portal with Kaspersky and McAfee running, and they downloaded it to their PCs running McAfee and then ran the bloody thing. By the next morning, we had more than 50000 files encrypted. I spent the next two days scripting deletion and restores across several multi-terabyte file shares. What I REALLY don't get is, why the heck did a known piece of malware like that make it through all of those antivirus/antimalware systems and heuristics and succeed in ruining two perfectly good days? (just ignoring all of the staff downtime).... Anybody?

Comment Starship... Star-ship (Score 2) 184

Putting a new twist on Starships... Literally an Interstellar Star-ship. If you measure civilisations on the Kardashev scale; then a Type 1 -> 2 civilisation should be capable of redirecting a candidate star to place it on a course to travel wherever they want... it might take a long time, but hey, if you want to go traveling across the universe, you'd better do it on a grand scale.

Comment I'm sure it's been said before.... (Score 1) 334

1. Install Ubuntu 2. Setup only the applications they need in the task bar. 3. Install teamviewer host and or just enable openssh with dyndns for location. 4. ??? 5. Profit!!! I've had this set-up for my mother for 4 years now. She had Windows beforehand, but it kept committing suicide and was a much easier target for would-be malicious agents (yeah, she gets her fair share of "Microsoft support" calls offering to fix her computer - she knows how to respond these days). It's just rock solid, runs a web browser (gmail, facebook, google searches) and it runs skype too.. she doesn't need anything more than that.... and it keeps her support requirements very low. I just do a system check whenever I see her and it's always just happy as larry.

Comment You need more project managers (Score 2) 130

As everyone knows, when it comes to planning, you need someone to manage those plans, you need more project managers.. the more you hire the more planning will happen.. almost in direct proportion. You probably don't need experienced engineers as much as you need project managers... in fact, you might want to add a program manager to manage the managers who manage the projects.. this way many plans will be made, planning projects will be finished and the projects will happen because of gant charts. no real self respecting project can be accomplished unless you have gant charts.. and recently there have been some amazing developments in gant charts, for instance, they don't need to be waterfall.. they can in fact be other shapes too.. we're not sure what shapes they really can be, but to be safe, lets make it a waterfall so project coordinators can follow them without too much management overhead. Oh, I forgot to mention we need project coordinators under the project managers, and program managers on top of the project managers.. you know, like a waterfall.. like a gant chart that looks like a waterfall. I can feel the synergy from here.

Comment Play hardball (Score 3, Informative) 181

John Oliver really said it well, explained the nature of the shake-down... these ISPs are simply being greedy and not realising that providing a quality fast connection to their subscribers is in their own interest, providing poor quality connection to services that other ISPs are providing good quality to only serves to hurt their reputation and good will with their own subscribers. If was Netflix or any of these content providers that are providing great content for the ISPs, I'd play hardball.. it'd hurt their own bottom line for a while, but if they banded together with other content providers to enforce it, they would soon have the ISPs begging.... So what would I do? Notify customers of these big ISPs that within two months they will no longer be providing the full service via that ISP.. sit back and watch the ISPs customers leave in droves.. of course, this is just turning the tables on the ISP net neutrality rules, but when the ISPs are already playing hardball and have their own man in charge of the FCC, then it's time to give them a taste of their own medicine.

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