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Comment: What? (Score 1) 241

by symbolset (#48588007) Attached to: Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

Slashdot Beta sucks.

It is an acknowledged fact that the operating systems we use cannot be made secure even without end user interaction. They are just too complex. And yet we must trust them to do business. Even without the acknowledgement the proof comes weekly. Despite this we still use them, and worse - old versions of them that are a parody of secure code and known to be exploited.

We spend the end user's trust too readily. And we let them spend it greedily.

If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this place! *

I don't post here much any more.

The problem with firewalls and antivirus is they all locking the door after the cattle are fled.

Your data will never be secure.

*Scent of a woman Great movie.

Comment: Re:Completely Contained? (Score 1) 475

by symbolset (#48039067) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States
Seven days ago he started becoming ill in a home with 4-5 school age children. Those children could become symptomatic (contagious) within 2 days, infecting their schools. The students in those schools could start being contagious about the time he was admitted to hospital. This could blow up very quickly. It probably won't, but it could. If it does, there is no way to lock down the city. That will be it. Last week we could have shut down flights out of West Africa and not faced this prospect.

+ - Native Netflix support is coming to Linux, for real->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Native support for Netflix is coming to Linux, thanks to their move from Sliverlight to HTML5, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers: "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play."

The ball is now in the court of Canonical developers."

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What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.