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Comment Re:Cheap (Score 1) 98

I'm skeptical that the people selling this stuff are using a Dell SAN with tape backup and Iron Mountain coming twice a week. It's likely the same crappy no name PCs with one of these very same drives, but charging thousands for the drive instead of $150-200.

Either way, the argument that increased storage is expensive is crap.

Comment Absolutely (Score 2) 824

Go completely dark.

Hire attorneys to handle ALL your affairs. Carry only credit cards. Stay out of the news.

But you can also have fun anonymously...

Make an arrangements with a car deal to give away cars to people you think deserve it as you encounter them.
Pay the check for an entire restaurant full of people when you leave.
Watch for local foreclosures and intercede on the behalf of those you think are getting a raw deal.
Fund a promising local business for two years.

Of course it goes without saying that you pay off the mortgages of all your relatives and set up college savings accounts for all of your children, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Comment Re:Trading one set of problems for another (Score 1) 824

Actually, a million cash would be about enough to fund a $60k a year income assuming you can get a good rate of return (6%...crazy these days). And you'd have to play the stock market. Banks aren't paying squat, even for a million bucks.

A million isn't as much as you think when it comes to retirement savings.

Comment Re: Isn't this thing already deployed? (Score 4, Insightful) 491

F_35 CAS:

Solider: "You see that that little hut next to the big tree two klicks from our smoke?"
F-35 pilot:"Negative, I have no visual"
Solider:"You have to come down from 35k"
F-35 pilot:"Negative, I'm not authorized to operate below 15k".

Solider: "You see that that little hut next to the big tree two klicks from our smoke?"
Target disappears in a cloud of smoke, debris, and body parts.
A-10 Pilot: "You mean that one?"

Comment eSOX (Score 3, Informative) 198

I think you may be overlooking one thing...eSOX or equivalent policies.

Company assets have to be partitioned. You can't have people that are not trained and/or not accountable for data/hardware messing with stuff. Auditors for the Government and various Standards organizations (ISO this or that) look for these things. For instance, as an "Administrator" for our Manufacturing software, I can change master controls and permissions. But I cannot actually use the software to do anything like create POs, print Invoices, etc. and that is it should be.

I am also in the approval chain for granting access to shares...but I ultimately do not have access to any of the shares (except mine). What's in them is none of my business and outside the scope of my duties, so eSOX and similar policies say I should be locked out.

If you have someone who can do anything they want to anything they want, you are setting yourself up for a disaster.

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?