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Comment Re:I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Da (Score 1) 646

Actually, current theory is that one person doing chest compressions only is better than one person taking breaks from chest compressions to do rescue breathing and/or one person doing chest compressions and breathing wrong, so best to just teach chest compressions in basic first aid.

Compressions and breathing are still better if done correctly by two or more trained para-medicals (meaning anyone with adequate training & experience... industrial first aid people, nurses, care attendants, paramedics, doctors, etc)

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 348

I don't work for that company... I work at a third party contractor doing hands-on-site stuff where their IT people can't get to economically. We have also had company employees (including a board member) bring their devices to us with the non-supported device setup manual. The manual basically says these are the policies, these are the settings, and if you need help take it to a computer tech at your own expense.

In that company, most (probably all) of the work with confidential data is done on company controlled devices; it's very boring non-IT stuff, but it is heavily regulated. There is very little reason why someone would WANT customer data on their own device. The stuff that gets worked on on people's own devices tends to be sales or marketing material, which is confidential by internal policy but not government regulated.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 5, Interesting) 348

One company I've worked with does it this way:

Want to use our device? Good, here it is all set up. You can use it to access internal resources.

Want to use your own? the pptp server is blah, and the exchange server is blah. Have fun, remember to lock your device, and no, we won't tell you how to set it up. You can't get anything confidential unless it's emailed. Emailing anything confidential is grounds for disceplinary action. When you lose your device, call 1-800-xxx-xxxx ASAP.

Comment Re:Ack! (Score 2) 405

You have just almost described the Canadian system; except instead of letting in the public before voting, Elections Canada lets in candidates representatives, then the candidates representatives get to watch the count, and the tallying at the returning office.

Comment Re:Ack! (Score 4, Informative) 405

I just wrote a long-ass comment explaining how the Canadian General Elections are monitored by candidates representatives, but the cert for yro.slashdot.org changed and I lost my work.

No, a digital system does NOT have potential to be more secure than the current system for General Elections in Canada. There is no counting office. Ballots are counted on the spot.

Comment Re:Missing Option (Score 1) 316

We receive a newspaper several days a week, but do not take it... it goes straight to recycling. There are two semi-weekly freebies in our area that we can't get them to stop delivering. There is almost NO news in them; they could be 2 pounds of advertisements with only a couple of pages of news. There is a third daily in town, and strangely it's newsstand only, despite being the only one with more news than ads (it is part of a provincial chain that has a few reporters in each city).

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