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Comment Re:Facebook is a good tool (Score 2) 411

I personally quit Facebook last month - put one last message up for about an hour "If you're important, you have my email address.... Ciao" - then I canceled the account.

Now, I'm on Diaspora and am starting to convert others to it. Do I use Diaspora nearly as much? Nope - and I like it that way.

Comment Re:I think you're understaffed. (Score 1) 414

Another lower Gov entity (I'm no longer there)

~80,000 users
~6,000 PCs
~250 servers

6 SA's (understaffed)
3 Net Admins/Telecom
1 DB Admin for 40+ servers (understaffed)
1 Web (2 servers) / AV Admin (full time with McAfee EPO)
5 Help Desk Techs (severely understaffed)
1 Network Planning and App management (WSUS, imaging, etc)
2 Abuse Admins
4 Web Programmers
~30 onsite "goto" people for smaller problems and application training ...and a whole lot of unhappy people.

It wasn't a happy place.

Comment Re:You're doing it wrong (Score 1) 360

Um, most hospitals in the world are like this. This is exactly why the HIPAA rules apply(in the US). They're actually much more harsh than your standard military style security as well (you should see the HIPAA requirements on the MilNet (they're actually separated, but you get the point).

So - now that you're more informed than before, do you trust your doctor's network?

Security

Submission + - DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE KEY COPIED FROM PHOTO

Anonymous Coward writes: "In another stunning blow to the security and integrity of Diebold's electronic voting machines, someone has made a copy of the key which opens ALL Diebold e-voting machines from a picture on the company's own website. The working keys were confirmed by Princeton scientists, the same people who discovered that a simple virus hack on the Diebold machines could steal an election. Absolutely incredible and another example of how Diebold's e-voting machines pose a great threat to the electoral process. http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4066#more-4066"
The Courts

Submission + - Software company fails to prove it wrote its own s

Hades1010 writes: "A dispute between two software houses remains unresolved after the Court of Appeal refused to rule that one company definitely did not copy the other's software. The ruling does not mean that copying did take place, though. In an unusual case centring on a software development outsourcing contract, a development company pulled out of an agreed mediation process in order to seek a court order which declared them innocent of copying the other company's technology. The court had to make its decision without analysing any of the software involved. here is the link http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/25/software_c ompany_fails_to_prove_it_wrote_its_own_software/"

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