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Comment Servers first (Score 1) 331

Best suggestion I can think of ...

1) servers (take the entire racks), documentation, backups, certificates (to prove you own what's on the servers), network gear, etc first. Make sure you have EVEYRTHING needed, core-wise, to operate.

2) THEN start loading workstations. If you have to leave some behind, and the place burns down, that's what insurance is for.

You can operate a business on leased workstations.

You cannot operate a business without all your core servers, and you wouldn't want to wait for the downtime required to rebuild them.


Submission + - Paypal Being Rebuilt From Ground Up (

hypnosec writes: PayPal is being built from the ground, according to our man at South By South West, Andy Evans, with Sam Shrauger, the VP Global Production and Experience, revealing some of the main features of where the future of the eBay-owned payment solution lie at a presentation. PayPal will be "rebuilt from ground up", allowing customers to set rules on how they spend and what account they can use via PayPal. The company will give a grace period of seven days to its customers so that they can change the way they paid for something. Using its previous acquisition, BillMeLater, PayPal will calculate the risk without any interest or fee incurred for the scheme which will be called Zilla for Money. Expect this to be rolled out globally in the the next 9 to 12 months. The company "doesn't believe" in a simple digital wallet on mobile only, arguing that users should be able to manage their money the way they want it on any device they own.

Comment Been there, seen that (Score 1) 272

I run a ballroom at Dragoncon every year.

Hardwired or not, seen plenty of fanboy-ism ... from the guy asking Felicia Day for her phone number, to the screaming girls when Tom Felton walked out on stage.

It's just normal hero worship .. or something .. or not ...

Comment Case in point (Score 3, Funny) 186

Just last week, here, we had a truck driver following his GPS ignore no less than EIGHT road signs saying "no trucks allowed" ...

Then he got stuck on the train tracks (which was WHY the signs said "no trucks allowed") ... the predictable result followed, and about 24,000 lbs of pizza ingredients got scattered over a fairly good chunk of town.

There are some people in the world who just shouldn't abandon paper.

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