For my college (we use active directory, but the profiles are almost blank) and we use a shared network drive that we run all most of the programs from. The programs don't suffer too much in speed because Windows caches the program running. Updating the program is as easy upgrading the shared drive, and all the labs are done instantly. Also you might consider installing all the popular browsers, and have a small program that lets the user choose their browser. We implemented that and it saves a lot of time, cause people choose what they are familiar with.
VBScript (as far as I know, this is still shipped with Windows)
If my first programming language was VBScript, I think I would have run away from the computer, screaming.
You reminded me of a penny arcade comic.
I like the overall idea, however according to the video, it seems like you still require librarians to sort through a bin of 100 books for the book you requested. I know that this is probably the first automated library of this scale, but if your going to spend the 81 million, you might as well make it totally automated without human interaction.
On a positive note, the library really does look like a library from the future. I would love to go there and read books on my eReader.
It isn't mentioned in the summery, but:
The 4.6.3 release is dedicated in memory of the young daughter of KDE developer Daniel Nicoletti who tragically passed away after a car crash last month. The KDE community wishes to express their deepest sympathy and support to Daniel and his family in this difficult time.
Kinda nice, I am not to familiar with the KDE release cycles, do they dedicate every release?
Right now for me its displaying a huge block of fortune file type text, I assume it is displaying the first fortune, then going right passed the % and keeps going till it hits a limit. Well its way better than lemmings, that quote was old the first day.
I think I am with most slashdotters when I say this isn't for me. But its good to see people making these languages accessible for someone just starting out. My first programming language was a point-and-click drag-and-drop programming language, and I think they are really useful for teaching people the basics of computer programming. Now if someone is going to try and make their entire website like this...well good luck with that, I hope you like carpal-tunnel.
But probably not on servers that are storing millions of credit card numbers. That's a key difference.
Exactly! Although it is never good to leave something exposed to the Internet unprotected, if its small there is very little risk (I have always been taught to assume that your system is constantly being attacked, better to be secure than sorry). But its entirely unacceptable to be so lax on security for something having access to their credit card database. I hope other companies that store credit card data are double-checking their security. If Sony made this mistake, others have as well.
The civil standard of negligence is defined according to a failure to follow the standard of conduct of a reasonable person in the same situation as the defendant. To show criminal negligence, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the mental state involved in criminal negligence. Proof of that mental state requires that the failure to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a result will occur must be a gross deviation from the standard of a reasonable person.
Bolding by me.
IANAL, but I think this is a clear case of criminal negligence. Any IT tech would know better than to leave a unpatched HTTP server without a firewall up to the internet. If you were told on open forums that this was happening, and then loose 2 million credit card numbers? Well if that isn't criminal negligence, I don't know what is!
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