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Comment Re:Cheap (Score 1) 458

$5000 might be reasonable for a bit of work copying some data to some disks, but it is not nearly enough to cover being known as an evil traitor everyone in the world. His reputation is now destroyed and is essentially unemployable in any company or organization that cares about its own image.

Not everyone likes or even respects Wikileaks. Even here.

Comment Re:The Problem here is not marriage (Score 2) 1073

At first I felt the same way you did, that the California Prop 8 case set a precedent that citizens could not bring challenges. That isn't what happened though; the citizens were unable to demonstrate that they were damaged, except in a hypothetical sense, and since they were not harmed they had no basis to a challenge. If, in the future, they are able to show how gay marriage has harmed them, they could appeal again.

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.

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