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The new legislation allows the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and make a plan to respond to the danger, according to an excerpt published online — a broad license that rights experts worry would give the president "amorphous powers" over private users."
*Hundreds* of 300ft wind farms to power a data center? Holy sustainability problems Batman!
You said it! A good friend of mine is an engineer for Vestas, and I hear constantly about their nightmares in dealing with turbine uptime. Those wind farms are producing at 20% most of the time. Those guys better take that into account in their power capacity planning!
Software is a tool to acheive a business objective. If I've got the best tool to do the job, I don't care what political/social dynamic the license of the code falls into.
This allows you to maintain visiblity into your workload, so you can show why something isn't getting done after the fifth time Joe User asks the status, plus is an easy sell to your management with the argument that it allows you to effectively prioritize without users in your face all day asking why such and such isn't done or that this or that is the most important thing in the world at the moment.
The best thing about a policy like this is that you can easily deflect to people that are rude or in your face. "Did you put in a ticket?" "Sorry, I'm super busy and I can't effectively prioritize this request until you submit it." "Oh, your an asshole and want to know the status every five minutes? Check the portal." Getting enforcment on this is your biggest battle. If you can't win that, then take your experience, dedication and hard work and start shopping around. There's no reason to be burnt out because of the user population if you can help it.
If you need those drivers to run Vista on your PC, then Vista has a problem.
Just to play Devil's advocate here, I've had plenty of lockups, kernel panics, etc. due to faulty Linux modules with no "esoteric" or obscure hardware. To a normal user that would appear to be a "Linux" problem as well. Your statement appears to be contradicting itself.
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