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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 279

by nucrash (#49380569) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With User Resignation From an IT Perspective?


Even in IT, I have a backup of all email files, and daily backups. Sadly, if I leave, we will have issues. I do control the backups, but so much data has been moved to tape that recovery is possible, even after a lengthy period of time.

User accounts are expected to expire when they expire and there are secondary administrator accounts that set off any IPS flags if they are used. Key administrative accounts are to be controlled anyway and unless you are talking about senior IT, they should have full access anyway.

Mostly this is the same commonsense that you should expect with any user.

Comment: Has anyone looked at the Pilot? (Score 2) 737

by nucrash (#49344795) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

I hate to throw conspiracy theory out there, but if the Pilot had made intentions to do dastardly deeds with the plane, perhaps this was a co-pilot trying to save lives at the sacrifice of 150. While I know this is unlikely, but there is the potential for this to be a thing.

Still, the Co-pilot would have probably said something on the flight recorder, so who really knows. Odds are in the favor that the co-pilot was an undiscovered nutter.

Comment: Re:Amazing post (Score 1) 496

by nucrash (#49327701) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Apparently you missed the part where he worked out as well.

I think the thing that many of us have trouble with is wanting to change the overall processes to how we live. Sure, I can live without a computer for a day, but that second day I am going to want to have a all day gaming session.

Strangely enough, I seem to be open to some of these changes now that I am older. I don't care to game as much anymore and I do enjoy going for a walk every night when the weather doesn't completely suck.

Comment: Re:Dear Michael Rogers, (Score 1) 406

by nucrash (#49126447) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data

I threw my hat into the political ring at the local level and started sparing by email with my local congressman. I found out he is in fact more interested in collecting his corporate donations and dismantling the EPA than anything else. I should ask him his thoughts on ruining business's opportunity to secure data? And if he is interested in securing a back door into encrypted data, that his emails and text messages between his interns that resulted in the dissolution of his marriage would likely be exposed to the public.

Comment: Re:Dear Michael Rogers, (Score 0) 406

by nucrash (#49126337) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data

You mean the same guy who was selling weapons during the Iran-Contra scandal and then threw a future Fox News Corespondent, Oliver North under the bus.

Yes, he would never abuse power. He is all righteous.

Here's the thing, Orwell's main point still applies. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Comment: This has been going on for a while (Score 2) 232

by nucrash (#49047085) Attached to: Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone

I don't see this as any different than Apple pay at some point. If this would help officers obtain validity of the license faster, this might be a benefit.

I don't think this should be a requirement for Iowa drivers, but a perk of driving in Iowa.

The downside that I can think of is that in many areas of Iowa I don't care to carry a smartphone because the lack of coverage there kills batteries.

Comment: But I don't always carry my phone (Score 1) 128

by nucrash (#49037237) Attached to: Study: Smartphones Just As Good As Fitness Trackers For Counting Steps

I know I am counter to popularity, but I don't carry a phone that often. I am not allowed to use it at work, I only use it for tethering at school, and more often than not, I find myself trying to get away from the thing than keeping the annoyance of a device around. As opposed to my fitness tracker, no one questions me having it on, I don't get points deducted in class if I look at it, and no one every asks me to remove it.

Perhaps I am the niche, but in my case, the fitness tracker makes sense for me.

Ma Bell is a mean mother!