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Comment Environmental cost of this? (Score 3, Informative) 478

So when your SSD (or any other soldered parts) broke off, you have to throw the laptop in the garbage?? (e-waste recycling is just an illusion... everything is sent to Hong-Kong and sent to the trash). And what about extending the life of your laptop by upgrading some parts of it? Apple is the biggest e-waste producer on the planet. It's a shame! And all those Hipster defending the planet with their iPhone in their pockets!

Comment Re:Proves my concerns (Score 4, Insightful) 48

The problem is not the access to the USB drive but the easy access to the data. Only a printer is required to steal data mass data (or a pen/paper if you're really motivated!).

As a freelancer, I can assure you that in all insurance companies I worked as a contractor I had access to the WHOLE clients databases easily : Samba drives on production server open to everyone, access to production databases (like every other IT employees in the company), services exposes wide open (REST/SOAP services, app server communication channel (WebLogic t3 for example), ...), shared "tmp/exchange" drives where production batch put stuff in it "temporary", ..

USB devices is not the problem. Easy access to data for everyone in the company is the problem.

Comment "Analog stuff" pollute 1000x less. (Score 5, Interesting) 166

I always debated this with people that think that everything must be digital because "dead-tree stuff is bad and will kill our planet (tm)". Come on! First trees are renewable and I prefer having papers and books in a landfield than laptop, cell, TV, batteries, ... Don't get me wrong. I work in IT for 21 years and I love it, but the problem is that people change their e-stuffs almost every year because their e-stuffs became obsolete, slow like hell because the latest OS updates (I'm talking to you Apple and Microsoft), ...

PS: Sorry for my English quality.

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