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Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1, Interesting) 253

by jbmartin6 (#48874277) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts
This was my first thought too, but it is hard to say for sure. While agencies like this are rife with waste and inefficiency, there must be a point where budget cuts would have an impact on service even if all waste and inefficiency were eliminated. Of course the same can be said of any organization to one degree or another.

My second thought was, if their budget is cut all they have to do is reduce the scope of their mission. It isn't like their victims are going to complain about not being audited. And reduction in tax revenue is meaningless since the government will simply print money to make up the difference.

Comment: Re:Air-gap. (Score 3, Insightful) 177

by jbmartin6 (#48801875) Attached to: The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff
You aren't going to appear to hide data if it is part of your data retention practice. If you can say that you were deleting everything over five years old long before any issues came to light, that isn't going to be a problem. Now if you start deleting it the day before you get the subpoena, you've got a problem.

Comment: not that weird (Score 1) 159

by jbmartin6 (#48775255) Attached to: Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser
The article seemed a bit overexcited to me. Is it really that surprising that they use 10.x space? It's not like Internet access is widely used in NK. And most of the other items were not what I would call weird, just what you would expect in a regime like this. Still, kudos to the author for doing this analysis.

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