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Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up 83

Posted by timothy
from the named-larry-ellison dept.
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The ongoing efforts to assign responsibility for the disastrous attempts to create the Cover Oregon health exchange, the primary contractor for which was Oracle Corporation, have entered a new round, with Governor John Kitzhaber calling on State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to initiate legal action against the firm. Kitzhaber has also sought the help of Washington D.C. in sanctioning Oracle, though Oregon's own management of the project and the terms of their contract with Oracle muddy the waters, considerably. Although the AG's office hasn't committed to filing suit, yet, AG Rosenblum has said, 'I share your determination to recover every dollar to which Oregon is entitled.' Although the outcome of this is uncertain, it is likely heads, both corporate and political, will roll."

Comment: Re:Tablet computing (Score 1) 564

by michaelwigle (#45921183) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History
I feel the same way as far as not liking to do any "real" work on a tablet such as word processing, long e-mails, etc. However, I've been noticing more of my co-workers and other folks lately on their PCs and realizing that they are as slow on a regular keyboard as they are on a tablet when it comes to typing. So, this may actually be a non-issue for a larger portion of the population than I originally thought. Kids are coming out of school with good mouse skills but still having lousy typing skills (at least around here that I have noticed)

Comment: Re:What happens when this fails? (Score 1) 393

by michaelwigle (#44402037) Attached to: Every Public School Student In LA Will Get an iPad In 2014
It's still done that way in my neighborhood. But the schools found a solution. They stopped using textbooks. You think I kid. Sadly, it's true. The administration just tells the teachers to find worksheets online and print them off. The kids just ignore the "Do not make copies" at the bottom of the pages of their handouts. :P

+ - New CFAA Could Incarcerate Teenagers For Reading Online News->

Submitted by redletterdave
redletterdave (2493036) writes "Anyone under 18 found reading the news online could hypothetically face jail time according to the latest draft of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which is said to be “rushed” to Congress during its “cyber week” in the middle of April. According to the new proposal floated by the House Judiciary Committee, the CFAA would be amended to treat any violation of a website’s Terms of Service – or an employer’s Terms of Use policy – as a criminal act. Applied to the world of online publications, this could be a dangerous notion: For example, many news websites’ Terms of Use warn against any users under a certain age to use their site. In fact, NPR and the Hearst Corporation’s entire family of publications, which includes Popular Mechanics, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle, all disallow readers under 18 from using their "services." According to the DOJ, this would mean anyone under 18 found accessing these sites — even just to read or comment on a story — could face criminal charges."
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Comment: Re:Defending in Depth? Or Eggs in All Baskets? (Score 1) 132

by michaelwigle (#40907775) Attached to: Wired Writer Hack Shows Need For Tighter Cloud Security

I use LP too, though I have to confess that I don't make full use of their password generation feature. I haven't tried the mobile apps - do those make it easy to log into sites from your phone?


What about when you're at a different computer (not your own) - you simply use the mobile app to retrieve your password?

... and yes (if by mobile app you mean log on to the web site). You could, of course, also have a mobile version of Firefox with Lastpass so there is no danger of keylogging your Lastpass sign-in.

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