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Comment The Issue is Settled? (Score 0) 168

What's settled?
CO2 acts as a greenhouse gas. It's effect is logarithmic, not linear. How much warming will we see if we continue pumping CO2 at current rates?
We currently sit just over 400ppm CO2. According to the actual science, an additional 100ppm will result in an increase of 0.1C warming. It will then take 200ppm more to get another 0.1C of warming. And then 400ppm to get a third 0.1C.

The additional warming they're saying is going to happen comes from unproven, unsettled, feedback loop theories.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 750

While you're technically correct, that logic will not be accepted here. Slashdot is dominated by the politically correct doctrine currently being taught in universities and colleges. So gender is a social construct, age isn't. Yet. Neither is race. Yet. Or species. Yet. I look forward to the day when we are to accept Species Dysphoria not as a psychological disorder but as something we should all be tolerant and accepting of.

Comment Re:Options (Score 1) 494

Anti-spyware and anti-malware is not necessary if you follow a few simple guidelines: don't click on anything suspicious, don't use html e-mail, don't use internet explorer, install a whitelist plugin like NoScript into your browser.

I haven't run av software in ten years and never had a problem.

Comment Normal for financial entities (Score 3, Informative) 70

Given the regulatory requirements this makes sense. At one major US financial institution, where I worked, this is the norm, because the risk of information leakage is an issue. You even need to use application such as Mobile Iron or Good for accessing company e-mail. Company issued iPhones had the the essentials an nothing more, with certificates limiting what you could do with the phone.

At the same time, there was a move towards BYOD, which does provide a bit of a chink in the wall, but still requires Mobile Iron or Good for accessing company e-mail and a certificate limiting certain operations. You can't copy/paste from Mobile Iron or Good, for example.

These companies need to show to regulators that they are meeting requirements and maybe even going slightly beyond. All e-mail in and out is recorded for 7 years.

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