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Comment: Someday people will learn... I hope (Score 1) 167

by nobuddy (#49347955) Attached to: NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme

Offline backups and live images.
infected? shut down the network, reboot the image on the system. Restore lost data from offline backups.
Find the hole (likely some dumbass that has already been told 37,000,000 times to quit opening strange attachments- fire them with extreme prejudice), fix it, and put it all back online.

No ransom paid, minimal if any loss, and this trend dies off like it should have the day it was born.

Comment: Re:Anyone who believes Wikipedia (Score 1) 264

India is one of the countries where tens of millions of Internet users have free access to Wikipedia Zero, but cannot afford the data charges to access the rest of the Internet, making Wikipedia a potential gatekeeper.

Not sure how you missed that tidbit. When you only have access to Wikipedia, how do you propose investigating the school further? Bearing in mind if you cannot afford internet you sure as hell cannot afford a trip to the school or a PI to gather info on the school and alumni.

Comment: Re:OMFG (Score 2) 291

by nobuddy (#49329353) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

Accountants are still very much in demand. I worked in the energy sector recently, and they have buildings full of accountants taking care of lease and partner payouts from wells and pipelines. My brother's wife is a CPA, and she finds it impossible to be unemployed. As soon as it is even rumored that she may be out of work a line forms at the door to beg her to go work for them.

Comment: Re:Sunlight, not darkness (Score 0) 98

by nobuddy (#49293563) Attached to: Some Biodegradable Plastics Don't Live Up To Their Claims

BIODEGRADABLE --- in 300pt font across the entire object

only in UV light --- in .0000015 point font on the bottom, on back, half covered by a seam, color matched to the material.

That's why. they are pushing them as biodegradable but not being very forthcoming on the limitations of that ability.

Comment: Re: My $0.02 (Score 1) 98

by nobuddy (#49293547) Attached to: Some Biodegradable Plastics Don't Live Up To Their Claims

Because it still works would be my guess. Why buy a replacement when the one you have is perfectly good?

My emergency kit in the car has a plastic poncho from DisneyWorld. It is very bright yellow and highly visible. So what if it happens to have Goofy on it. I have not been to DisneyWorld since 1992.

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown