Aside from the part where you make money from your extra space, it sure sounds a lot like D.I.B.S.
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They are getting more govt. agencies on their systems.
So they sell their hard drive business to seagate and buy out Sony tv.
Retrieving the data on the tapes would require knowledge of and access to specific hardware and software and knowledge of the system and data structure
-Who wants to bet that all you need to pull the data out is something like: dd if=/dev/tape | strings, perhaps with conv=ascii given to dd... and maybe gunzip or bunzip2. Sigh. Specific hardware: tape drive and a scsi card. Software: any recent unix would do. Knowledge of data structure: they obviously Huffman-coded all their SQL dumps, right? Haha.
I'd take that bet.
Its not Unix, its OpenVMS.
The software is written in MUMPS.
When code looks like this http://www.hardhats.org/history/chcs4.htm you certainly do need to have specific knowledge of the system and datastructure.
Again, assuming this is the old system that has been in place for 30+ years because with the new system all data is sent to DISA Alabama.
Speaking as a former sysadmin at an Army hospital...
The tapes in question were probably these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Linear_Tape
Running backups on a cluster of these babies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEC_AlphaServer#AlphaServer_SC
This is essentially a 30 year old platform. Back then, nobody ever imagined identity theft would be such a problem or guessed there would be legislation for HIPPA/PII like we have today.
... or let me use my Apps for Domains account
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Really? Switching to text files would magically fix this??
This flaw is not related to how the registry is loaded and/or interpreted, actually it's not the fault of the registry at all - it's a kernel exploit. The mitigation is to tweak *permissions* on a couple of reg keys that should have been tightened up in the first place. It's akin to allowing SUID root on the sudoers file and a kernel vulnerability that allows $BAD_GUY to use that fact - it's not the file itself.
Whether the info is in a database of binary values or a database composed of text files laying around a hard disk is immaterial - the permissions to change said config info would have made this a non issue.
Yes, Microsoft have been idiots, but they are trying to clean up thier act. If you're going to dis them, dis them for missing the reg key permissions, not the registry itself - al much more valid argument.
Keith is already dead, his brain just don't know it yet. The D&R license is likely for him, I think.
The UI is simple and elegant - you need no help file in order to operate it. The DRM stops immediately after you pay for the book. If you take proper steps, it will be preserved for a very long time, with no worries as to whose digital format it's in. The device can work with the power of one candle. Printed and bound books are timeless.
That being said, I like electronic versions too - the speed at which they can be copied are unmatched, they go wherever you do fairly conveniently and can be updated very quickly. You can zoom in and make the text as big as you want. Annotation and quotation are a breeze.
The best of both worlds would be a hardcover book, with a sleeve on the inside cover that has a USB type device that you can get the contents digitally to whatever device you want. Hell - if Bluetooth gets cheap enough, you could get it wirelessly from the book itself.
Hey, a man can dream.
Achh, laddie, then the TSA will 'no where to be puttin' tha brrrrooom stick, righ' up yer kilt.