You know very well, you can have a knob on your head, but speak good French, and get about. No French? Even Raquel Welch would have been dissed with a brush off.
I think the big problem is that 24 x 7 monitoring tends to be outsourced. It's not a good model. SIEM systems or good if anything to deserve human attention. But they either get so over tuned they don't really detect much of anything or they throw a lot of false positives.
Long as your in-house cert team is watching the SIEM that works they know the network. They recognize that radius server is likely to produce a lot of multiple authentication failed followed by authentication succeeded events against the domain controller because of the nature what it does. that's one to ignore but if it happened with some other server it might be a serious issue.
Now that monitoring gets outsourced to some CallCenter. They don't know the network. they escalate tickets for both events. Employees responsible those tickets are no longer 24 hour but they come in all day every day and all night. Most of them are crap how long until those guys stop jumping up from the dinner table to go check their PCs every time the phone vibrates?
Serious incidents get missed or not acted on until the next morning
The security team should have a license to kill from the executive team. We do, our instructions are if we believe we breach is in progress, "shut it down".
Mind you we have never done it. We came very very close to doing so once on a false positive. The operations team failed inform us of some activity they were going to be doing. Fortunately the guy answered his phone, but otherwise we would have pulled the plug and islanded the entire dmz ecommerce and the corporate home page and all.
After reviewing the after action report the executive team agreed and would've been right to do it given what we knew.
That is how it should work
Plus, your quote about "struggling artists can live elsewhere" is what makes people in SF really hate "techies" -- it's that attitude that is contrary to SF culture.
Your concerns are justified. I revel in that opprobrium. I was tempted to suggest Gilroy as an alternate locale - it's the garlic capital of the world!
My observation remains. If the place is too expensive for the starving artist, then they should move some place where it isn't. Or maybe get a better job. I don't like paying a lot for things either. But to whine to the point of advocating harmful social policies because a not-particularly-useful lifestyle no longer is economical in a particular place? GTFO.
Those so thoroughly enamoured of Microsoft, that they endure Windows 8 as if it were not a non-functional eyesore? They'd also likely not venture far enough off the farm to Firefox - instead of scalding their retinas with IE.
San Francisco earlier than the mid-90's. Yes. Sorry you missed us...
Depends where. I live in SF most of most years. London is wonderful, if you got a bit of dosh, and I'm there a few months, pretty regularly. Back in Portobello area...
Paris is just a train ride away. Two tubes and a Eurostar? Downtown Paris, from your Kensington door step. Freakin' great town, if you've French friends. I don't think it would be livable, unless you spoke very good French, 'tho.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
I was simply trying to make an analogy. As for the standard port, part of the problem is if you require all chargers to be of a certain power level, while it might not end up in the dump, you're using higher power chargers for lower power devices, which generally uses more resources.
A little flexibility is necessary. For tablets and such, perhaps have a limit? IE if the device is over X power for charging it doesn't have to use the standard interface(and will eventually get it's own)?
"... the rates are required by law to be based on the probability of that disaster occurring to you, and the cost of treatment."
And even that should probably say "were required" rather than "are required", because since Obamacare was passed, insurance isn't really insurance anymore.
"That's not what socialism is, that's insurance."
NO. Insurance is a fund YOU pay into, and if some particular disaster you are insured against occurs, they pay you. That's a contract between you and your insurance company, and the payouts are determined (by law) to be based on the probability of that disaster or accident occurring.
However, when you are forced to pay for someone else's insurance, a rates-based-on-probabilty scheme is no longer possible. Instead it becomes nothing more than de facto socialized medicine. The very foundation of what insurance is, according to both the commonly accepted and legal definitions of "insurance", no longer applies. Even more so when you force acceptance of pre-existing conditions. It isn't possible to "insure" against pre-existing conditions! That's not insurance, again by the very definition of what insurance is. It's socialized medicine.
"Are you entirely forgetting about the mandate? Where do you get that fewer young people have insurance? That, like the other anecdotes about huge cost increases, sounds entirely made up."
I'm not "forgetting" about anything. It's a fact you can look up. More and more young people are foregoing insurance altogether, because it's cheaper for them to pay for their own minor health issues and the fine at the end of the year, than to pay the new inflated rates. For the very reason I mentioned above: the rates are no longer tied to THEIR probability of disease or accident, but instead they are forced to pay for other people as well.
Not only is it a fact you can look up, it is a fact that anybody with a brain should have expected to happen, for the reasons I already mentioned.
By the way... I am one of those people. I have zero intention to sign up for Obamacare. And most young people I know are saying the same, if it isn't 100% paid by their employer.
They'll make you an offer you can't refuse.
Chris Christy isn't the only one with machinations.
What, you don't think it's coincidence that the NJ State Flag has a severed horse's head at the top, do you?
Well, consider electric cars for a moment.
What happens when you mandate a single charger suitable for vehicles like the Leaf, then you have Tesla attempting to produce a long-range vehicle? The 'superchargers' that Tesla is building overpowers most 'fast chargers' out there by a substantial amount.
Do you mandate that all chargers reach the Tesla's level, or do you cripple Tesla?
Honestly, with the larger tablets I wonder if 12V might not be a better voltage for them.