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Comment: What's so Hard to Understand? (Score 4, Informative) 192

by qw(name) (#47333481) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl
Anything that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of our forces deserves recognition. If writing code and automating or stream-lining a process is successful, write the person who did it up for a citation or medal. I did it in the navy 20 years ago and received a NAM (Navy Achievement Award) for my efforts. Not all medals given in the military are for combat duties.

Comment: *sigh* (Score 1) 209

by qw(name) (#38151518) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Data Remanence Solutions?

Don't try to find ways to cut costs or save money by skirting around your contractual obligations. You contract says to destroy the hard drives. You MUST destroy them. You WILL lose your contract if you do not.

If you have a Security department, take you concern to them or your Contracts Manager for this contract. They will tell you the same thing...especially if it's a classified program.

Comment: Re:"Intel doesn't copy-protect, DRM copy-protects" (Score 1) 217

by qw(name) (#34792560) Attached to: Intel Insider DRM Risks Monopoly Investigations
From the article:

"DRM is a piece of software, not hardware."

It seems to me that very few things can truly be defined as "hardware" these days. Even our hardware has software or firmware embedded in it.

I think Intel saw the $$$s and wet themselves with the joy of renewed opportunity and threw the consumer out with the bath water. Or just sold their soul to the devil.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln