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Comment Re:Toys, toys, toys... (Score 2) 118

If you have local administration rights then you take responsibility for being the admin, good and bad.

That simply doesn't work. Do this, and most likely before you've granted admin rights to two users, you'll have one who says "Ok, sure, I'll take responsibility for all that.", and subsequently never, ever acts as if they're responsible.

Then, when something bad happens because they've done something nutty with admin privs, IT finds out they have absolutely no teeth with which to enforce accountability.

Comment Of course it's a flawed strategy. (Score 1) 97

Just think about this:

...this article argues most of these tech companies "faced structural business issues too significant to be addressed through celebrity branding and artistic energy."

Do you know what doesn't address structural business issues? At all? Hiring a celebrity.

That's a roughly parallel statement to "the patient became more sick because they faced medical issues too significant to be addressed through Cheetos."

Comment Capital Asset Pricing Model (Score 1) 55

The IPO would reportedly value the company above $20 billion.

"We have incurred operating losses in the past, expect to incur operating losses in the future, and may never achieve or maintain profitability."

We had CAPM drilled into us when I was in business school back in the 80's. I guess no one on Wall Street uses it anymore. :-(

Comment Re:Why "I" shouldn't trust Geek Squad? (Score 2) 389

Why do people believe your rights come from a document?

Your rights come from some group of people, somewhere, some time, maybe even you, right now, standing up and saying no. If a lot of us believe random other people (state actors or not) should not go pawing through our lives without just cause, then that's how society should work because we ARE society.

And absolutely no, I do not believe Best Buy has any business going through their customers' property in any way beyond that needed to perform the services they've been contracted for.

Comment Re:Why "I" shouldn't trust Geek Squad? (Score 1) 389

My taxes, bank statements, identifying documents, jewelry, checkbooks, etc...

The principle of least privilege applies here. The plumber shouldn't have access to everything in your house either because he's trustworthy or "because you have nothing to hitde". The plumber should have access to you plumbing and as little else is as practicable because he/she doesn't require access to anything else.

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