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Comment Re: Typcial (Score 2) 143

At a company I worked for the CFO had used Bitlocker to encrypt his disk and didn't tell anyone. He was the only person in the company that had done this. We went through a major domain migration which failed and so the a new domain was created and everyone moved to it. Suddenly the CFO could not access his machine anymore and they could not recover anything.

Submission + - BBC plans to help get the nation coding (bbc.co.uk)

otherniceman writes: Harking back thirty years to the golden era of early home computing the BBC has announced plans to "bring coding into every home, business and school in the UK". The plan is to launch in 2015 with the aim to to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Submission + - Co-Founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz commits suicide (blogspot.com) 1

quantr writes: ""Swartz was indicted in July 2011 by a federal grand jury for allegedly mass downloading documents from the JSTOR online journal archive with the intent to distribute them. He subsequently moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he then worked for Avaaz Foundation, a nonprofit “global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” Swartz appeared in court on Sept. 24, 2012 and pleaded not guilty.

The accomplished Swartz co-authored the now widely-used RSS 1.0 specification at age 14, was one of the three co-owners of the popular social news site Reddit, and completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption. In 2010, he founded DemandProgress.org, a “campaign against the Internet censorship bills SOPA/PIPA.”""

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 105

Any idiot that SENDS AN EMAIL from his corporate account discussing a fraud, using whatever phrases, deserves to get caught. What the fuck does "Off the books" mean if not "DON'T WRITE ANYTHING DOWN".

And, if you are going to send an email telling everyone to delete the incriminating emails, make sure you delete that email.

Furthermore, Mike Brighty, another Hasbro Sales Director, was clearly aware not only of the pricing initiative itself but also of its illegality when he suggested to Ian Thomson to ask Lesley Paisley of Littlewoods to delete an incriminating e-mail ('its highly illegal and it could bite you right in the arse!!!! suggest you phone Lesley and tell her to trash?')

Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:mTdDzUvGeksJ:www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/ca98_public_register/decisions/hasbro2.rtf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Comment Mum kept getting Calls (Score 3, Informative) 272

My mother kept receiving calls from some company claiming to be IT support and trying to get her to visit a website to update her machine as there records show it being infected. She always says that my son deals with that sort of thing and she will just not switch the computer on until I have checked it. One day they called while I was there so I spoke to them, they always mumbled the name of the company, I asked them for their company registration number as I needed to check they are a legitimate company. They try to get me to visit there website where I can see that they are legitimate, eventually they give me a number which was about 12 digits too long for a company registration number I tell them I can't find anything about them at Companies House and eventually they give.

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You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone companies?