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Comment Re:When do I get to be a multinational corp? (Score -1, Offtopic) 330

>> I am failing to see how this relates

Microsoft and the EU clashed on a large number of topics related to whether or not Microsoft had a PC monopoly (before Apple's revival) and whether Microsoft used its monopoly position to unfairly eliminate competition. One of the major results of this struggle was Microsoft having to offer consumers a choice of browser (i.e. not just IE), a result that contributed to Google's rise because Google was the default search engine on most other browsers.

Today the EU and Google are clashing on a large number of topics related to whether or not Google...

Comment When do I get to be a multinational corp? (Score 0, Flamebait) 330

>> While (X) may be the law in (place), it is not the law globally (therefore pound sand)

Wow. And techies thought Microsoft was arrogant when dealing with Europe in the 2000s.

More to the point: how do I get to be a multinational corporation so I can tell local authorities to fuck off too?

Comment Re:Truck Stops, Gas Stations, etc (Score 1) 886

>> How exactly is it a scam? It didn't lie to you. It didn't say it was broken, out of paper, etc. It just said "please see register for receipt".

Because there's no "fuck off, just print my fucking receipt" button, and the machine certainly advertises its ability to print receipts without going into TFS.

Now that we all have phones for directions, the only reason anyone should ever visit the store is to use the free restroom. For extra convenience-store stink-eye, I frequently drive through one on my way to work, buy NOTHING, and dump whatever garbage I'm carrying (usually stuff purchased elsewhere) in their trash cans.

Comment Re:So? (Score 4, Interesting) 27

>> if you're able to access the communication wiring, you probably can just reach in and grab the strike wiring too and supply 24v to it to open the door

Hammer? Check.
3x 9V batteries in series? Check.

However, it's still more work than just tailgating someone with your arms full of lunch and a laptop...

Comment Re:So you made this giant database of sensitive in (Score 4, Interesting) 123

>> giant database...never be hacked

"Data warehouses" and "big data" have all these problems. I remember a big data security talk where the conclusion was basically "well there's a handful of half-baked solutions for the biggest platforms, but no one actually uses them."

In my corporate experience, data warehouse and big data projects happen when an executive gets annoyed with the slow progress of IT and basically dumps out the contents of a few databases into an almost-impossible-to-secure bowl of soup. As a resident security guru I frequently developed a blind spot for these executive disasters: reporting or trying to audit them usually led to career pain.

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