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Comment Re:Your priorities are NOT all messed up!! (Score 4, Insightful) 231

Well, here in the real world, we have DR plans based upon the suggestions of the trade journals and then we have the actual implementation of the DR plan based upon the budget cuts of the past X years. Guess which one includes multiple redundant datacenters in locations of a significant distance away from each other and which one doesn't include those datacenters.

Comment 2d today, 3d tomorrow (Score 1) 16

Awesome, I'd love to see what they can do eventually turning this into a 3d map. 1mm^3 at nanometer resolution would be a huge data set though. The possibilities of seeing the processes interact from different POV would be very cool though. Throw full motion into the mix and you've got yourself a nice base to create a near perfect replica of life.

Video Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video) Screenshot-sm 233

If you're working at home or from a coffee shop or, really, anyplace outside your company's offices, they need to hear you when you talk, and you need to hear them. The same goes for dealing with clients via VOIP or video, the two communications techologies that seem to be driving POTS into obsolescence faster than we thought possible just a few years ago. In this video, Plantronics PR person Karen Auby -- who works remotely most of the time herself -- explains how Plantronics products help make work easier in a world of "unified communications."

Comment Re:The best option (Score 5, Insightful) 126

Putting classes online doesn't necessarily mean that the class is held online. I would have loved it if all of my classes had been archived online. It would free me to concentrate on what the professor was staying instead of concentrating on writing down notes as fast as possible. I could also go back to the lectures at a later time while studying for a test or even after I've finished the class and want to review a concept that is built upon in a class that follows.

Comment Prevention (Score 5, Insightful) 88

Granted, it could be a simple ROT13 but the mere fact that the passwords were "encrypted" and that the data didn't contain the entire credit card number indicates that the company or somebody inside the company at least put a little bit of effort into securing the data. Unfortunately, securing data is hard and it only takes one oversight to make it vulnerable. The true test will be what the company does now that the breach has occurred.

Comment Re:Nuclear cover-ups again (Score 2) 193

I'm not sure what news stories you were reading but the fact that multiple power stations were shut down was widely reported. Here's a quick link that took me all of 10 seconds to find on Google: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12711707

Also, if you bothered to read the article linked in the summary, you'd see that only one out of three pumps failed at Tokai leaving the power station safe enough to do a controlled shutdown.

Comment Memory usage? Crashing? (Score 4, Informative) 452

Are people still bitching about that? Since I'm usually putting my computers in sleep mode or connecting to VMs that are running 24/7 I am having Firefox running for over a month straight on a regular basis. Both on Windows and Linux. About the only time I have to restart Firefox is to apply a version update. I can't even remember the last time that I had it crash on me that wasn't the fault of something like Java or Flash. I would definitely catch all sorts of hell from my immediate family if Firefox was crashing often or causing slowdowns due to memory bloat and they don't even use NoScript. I'm not sure what people are doing to make Firefox bloat or crash but I'm willing to bet that the cause is add-ons and extensions that they've installed and not Firefox itself.

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