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Comment Re:The Clintons (Score 1) 315

I'm assuming you haven't worked for .gov.....

"Normal" practice is:
- Inside: Complete chaos, no one follows the rules and everyone but contractors can just about get away with murder.
- Outside: "We follow all rules. A contractor reconfigured something and the issue has been resolved. We've put additional controls in place to ensure this doesn't happen again." (While the "contractor" could have been an admin logging into a server to do Windows Updates instead of the idiot that configured the firewall incorrectly to get their stupid app working. Pure example here.)

Signed: A guy that was both a Full Time Employee as well as a contractor for several entities.

Comment Re:The Clintons (Score 4, Interesting) 315

Looks like news came out today that the White House knew of the private domain issue.

"Press Secretary Josh Earnest corrected the statement, saying that the president must have known about Clinton’s private account because he [POTUS] had emailed that account for four years while Clinton served as his Secretary of State."

So, now we have another agency that knows that did nothing as well.

Comment Re:Lift the gag order first... (Score 0) 550


damn lazy people. Took me 2 seconds. Want a difference source, go google it yourself. I picked the first link.

It absolutely kills me that there are so many people raging at each other when no one has read the damn thing. I don't support the current situation because NO ONE HAS READ IT.

Comment As a home owner, I'd stay away (Score 0) 262

Personal opinion here, but after doing a LOT of research on these types of deals (company comes in and "leases" the solar equipment/installation to you, and it's paid over the lifetime of the equipment or a set year range like 15-20 years), I'd stay away.

It's a crappy site, but it lays out all the arguments against doing such a thing: http://solarleasedisadvantages...

Comment Re:Well clearly (Score 2) 161

I'm not infected (checked), but perhaps about 50% of those that "haven't installed the updates" is because people refuse to upgrade? I refuse to pay for an upgrade that will no doubt slow my Macbook Pro down and cause random issues.

You might be shocked at the amount of "automatic" updates the mac doesn't install. Air doesn't get patched by Adobe's own patches, MSFT Office only gets patched by it's own update program, etc...

Comment Re:Go to hell, Borg overlords (Score 1) 214

I had a FaceBook account, but started seeing the writing on the wall - the stalking that you see, the targeted ads, the government getting involved, etc - bailed out with 5 minutes notice to my friends. Pretty much said, if you have my email address, you're important, if not, you've got 5 minutes for me to think about giving it to you. *poof* - done.

That was 2 years ago and I haven't looked back. I don't belong to any of those sites now and I won't do so later either. I actually go so far as to block FaceBook's URL on my local firewall so I don't even have to see that crap. I would block it from the entire house, but my wife does log in about once every 4 months to check up on old friends.

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?

Comment Re:Call your credit card company.... (Score 1) 593

I had a similar experience in Germany, except they flat out canceled my order. I can't imagine trying it from Downrange.

Since you used a credit card and they are past their 30 day mark without delivering product, I believe you are within your rights to opt to cancel the transaction. Even in my experience, as long as they shipped the laptop priority, it should still be at your location much quicker than its taking. The slowest box to my wife was 45 days, MPS, during the beginning of her deployment(month 0). The fastest was a priority box, insured for $1000 - 7 days.

Talk to Jag before you do attempt a charge back. BTW - the PX now sells Dell products.

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