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Comment Re:Why the Education Board? (Score 1) 304

If there was tampering, why is it the assumption of the education board doing the tampering? Maybe other students found this obviously easy "hack" but improved upon the method to actually modify the data.

Two problems with that theory.

1) His "hack" was basically just looking at the JavaScript to learn the public URLs containing each individual's results.
2) The number of students improving upon this (discovering and exploiting the database) to the point of manipulating data would be tens of thousands.

Comment Re:Paying off for whom? (Score 1) 117

It sounds more like these settlements are paying off for the defendants. Papa John's pulled off an especially neat trick there, getting the court to accept pizza the customers don't want in lieu of statutory damages.

It's typical for the company's products or services to be offered in a settlement (as opposed to ruling).

Comment Re:I was born in the wrong era... (Score 1) 163

When did you ever see advertising for such an event, a paying audience, a loyal fanbase, TV coverage?

South Korea is where it hit critical mass with every one of those elements first, some time ago. Very few cared about basketball until about 50 or so years ago, and hockey wasn't popular in the US until after the Miracle on Ice in 1980. All popular sports start somewhere.

Comment Re:BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (Score 1) 377

Sure you do. Riiiiiiiiight. Welcome to /., where there's always someone with an anecdote, no matter how absurd.

http://media.www1.good.com/documents/Good_Data_BYOD_2011.pdf

"Companies already supporting BYOD policies tended to be largetoverylarge enterprises on average, with 81 percent having more than 2,000 employees, nearly 60 percent having more than 5,000 employees, and 35 percent having more than 10,000 employees."

Comment Re:BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (Score 3, Informative) 377

Could you tell a bit more, please? What are use cases for those BYOD devices, what kinds of data and applications they're used for?

The primary BYOD users are a global sales force and executive staff. The core applications are email and calendar, which is pretty typical. I'd guess something close to 100% use those two. Other deployed applications are VDI, IM/presence, VoIP, sales process, commissions visibility, and expenses. Android and iOS have the most support, and new stuff generally launches on iOS first and Android second. Blackberry is supported, but I don't know what the story is with the various flavors of mobile Microsoft platforms. Could be we support them, I've never been interested enough to look.

We publish white papers on our BYOD deployment and have detailed statistics about what kinds of devices are being used and their growth rates. It's interesting stuff. I don't want to get more specific than that because we also manufacture things that could be used in a BYOD solution, and I don't want anyone to think I'm shilling or astroturfing.

Comment Re:BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (Score 2, Insightful) 377

We have about 25,000 BYOD users and ferociously protect our IP. I wish you luck in your crusade against the customers you serve. It seems to be working out for the RIAA/MPAA.

I don't understand your rationale that company security policies are some 'crusade' against the customers that company serves. Customers are not the same as employees...

Maybe the 'BYOD users' you are talking about are your customers and in that case, you probably have some other heavy security mechanisms to prevent those users from manipulating your IP. Either way, your business is not a candidate for NAC and your input is pretty much irrelevant.

No, I meant 25,000 actual employees, which is about 1/3 of our total internal user base. We've been running on a BYOD basis for about four years already.

BYOD is, much like LANs were, largely user-driven with IT reacting to demand.

Comment Re:BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (Score 5, Insightful) 377

Your company has no secure resources that you or your superiors are worried about then and you are not a candidate for NAC as the parent poster was. That or your company's IT staff, including you, is actually the incompetent group and if you ever get compromised by an outsider with malicious intent, you're fucked.

We have about 25,000 BYOD users and ferociously protect our IP. I wish you luck in your crusade against the customers you serve. It seems to be working out for the RIAA/MPAA.

Comment Re:Sounds reasonable to me. (Score 2) 573

Bandwidth is a rate, not an amount. They cancelled him because of the 'amount' of data he was transferring. They physically block you from exceeding your bandwidth..

They didn't cancel him. They just told him that in order to provide the services he was providing, he needs business service instead of residential. I probably consume more than average bandwidth on my FiOS service too, but I do not run servers and thus am operating within the constraints of the ToS.

Comment Re:Bleaker than you think! (Score 1) 355

If you read the Mars One, you'll see that they're counting on revenue from a reality program to fund the project.

So, the candidates must not only be emotionally stable and qualified, but be photogenic and charming enough to sustain the interest of viewers.

Imagine the horror if, after three years, all of the surviving colonists turn out to be phlegmatic, agreeable, no-drama workaholics and stable family-minded folks.

"These rating are terrible! My God, it's turned into The Waltons in space! Can we ship in some ninjas or a killer robot to liven things up?"

Emotionally stable is the exact opposite of what is needed for a successful reality TV show. People want to watch others on TV who are batshit crazy. It helps them feel like their own only slightly less batshit decisions are more rational than they really are.

Comment Re:Subsidised phone is huge bargain for companies (Score 1) 381

Except:
1) Why do YOU pay for a company phone?
2) If you can truly BYOD, why would anyone want to support that?

If it's not YOD, it's not BYOD.

1) It isn't a company phone. It's my phone. The company doesn't require me to have it. Sure, it makes my job easier, but I could do without if I wanted to. Which I don't. There are cases where I have chosen not to purchase a device. For example, an iPad would help me do demos of our products, but I don't want to buy one, and the company does not want to buy one for me. So I don't use one. Everyone's fine with that.

2) Are you asking why would anyone want to have the flexibility to buy an iPhone, or a Nexus 4, or whatever other kind of device they prefer and then use that single device as their mobile platform? Have fun carrying two phones forever, I guess.

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