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Comment: Re:And how many do they need? (Score 1) 97

Government is an enterprise like any other.

It's users are arguably less technically savvy.

Can you imagine the cost with establishing a secure 1 million user network, where Linux isn't an OS but more probably some disease that was eradicated back in the 1800s. Training would cost so god damn much, take a year or two.

Sure, probably don't need IIS servers. But users need to be on Windows.

Comment: Re:Seems to be a systemic problem. (Score 1) 144

by trdtaylor (#44533651) Attached to: Bad Connections Dog Google's Mountain View Wi-Fi Network

Agreed, first week out of the gate it was a feature stripped train wreck that also crashed every half hour.

The problem I have with Google products is the one of constant reinvention. Every 6 months - 1 year they roll out the next Gmail, due to the next "A-team" developer group working on reinventing web email.

Youtube post google-buyout is the worst, they reinvent the website, ignore the actual common problems people experience from the service. They just now, in the past month, added a play icon to show which tab was playing a video. They will never fix the oddities with the buffering and streams until they actually sink some serious dev time into HTML5 (and better) video player logic. I personally have to fight with my Youtube quality setting because it doesn't understand how and when to switch quality settings.
But god help them they'll redesign the way you can roll over videos on your intro page. Every god damn update.

Comment: Chinese no-names to the rescue (Score 1) 272

by trdtaylor (#42926181) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive SOHO Crime Deterrence and Monitoring?

1. Something like this

2. With another something like this

It will give you MMS, recording in 720p, and ability to yell at them in korean to get out of your store.

+ - Emergency Alert System hacked, warns dead rising from graves->

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Rawlsian writes "Great Falls, Montana, television station KRTC issued a denial of an Emergency Alert System report that 'dead bodies are rising from their graves.' The denial surmises that 'someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System...This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.'"
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+ - Yahoo! Pushing Java Version Released in 2008->

Submitted by futhermocker
futhermocker (2667575) writes "From TFA:

"At a time when Apple, Mozilla and other tech giants are taking steps to prevent users from browsing the Web with outdated versions ofJava,Yahoo!is pushing many of its users in the other direction: The free tool that it offers users to help build Web sites installs a dangerously insecYahoo! has offered SiteBuilder to its millions of users for years, but unfortunately the tool introduces a myriad of security vulnerabilities on host PCs.SiteBuilder requires Java, but the version of Java that Yahoo! bundles with it isJava 6 Update 7. It’s not clear if this is just a gross oversight or if their tool really doesn’t work with more recent versions of Java. The company has yet to respond to requests for comment."

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Comment: Never should have happened (Score 5, Interesting) 419

by trdtaylor (#42852493) Attached to: Corn Shortage Hampers US Ethanol Production

It never should have happened in the first place. Ethanol uses absurd amounts of energy to produce because you have to boil water from it

This is not something we can tech out of. It's always going to be wasteful and one of the worst possible fuel choices for vehicles.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles