You have to wonder how they ever solved crimes before there were smartphones
You mean before when smartphones weren't around and folks just committed crimes via payphone?
I guess if you're a cinephile you might find a problem with it, but then you probably wouldn't be watching on your phone.
Except the content keeps streaming just fine... For as long as you want. It's unlimited streaming, not unlimited bandwidth.
What good is unlimited streaming if the quality isn't that great? I've never used their service so I have no idea what it's like.
that many don't offer unlimited data at ANY price
Boohoo. Pay for what you use. Do you demand the power company give you unlimited electricity or the hydro company unlimited water? Bandwidth is a finite resource at any given time.
This is like saying stop complaining about the electric company dropping a phase going into your building because you're using too much electricity.
There is no excuse for this kind of idiocy. When something is obviously not a threat to then treat it like one shows that the principal is an idiot. She should have confiscated the ring and told the kid to go back to class and behave. Actually a teacher should have handled it. How it ever got to the level it did is mind boggling. I know this kind of behavior goes on all the time because kids are kids. Most teachers and principals would have handled this without all the fuss, this time it was an idiot. Unfortunately you can't filter them all out, sometimes a few get through. They should fire her immediately and replace her with someone with some sense.
My wife teaches 1st grade and handles stuff on her own most of the time. Rarely does she actually have to get the principal involved. Usually by the time it gets to them they realize there is a real problem with the kid. Some teachers just don't know how to handle stuff.
Well, they were SUPPOSED to follow the regs. Of course that doesn't mean they did. As you suggest, though compliance and security are not only not the same thing, but they are only very loosely coupled, of it all. In some cases we've had security regulations require the use of insecure methods, such as MD5. I spent 15 years doing security for small companies before I just recently started learning compliance with all of these "security " standards.
PCI is pretty good, though. It's not comprehensive, but it doesn't require insecurity.
There are many influences on these regulations that are intended to offer some illusion of security, but all they seem to do is increase the cost to meet them and decrease the quality of services Federal Agencies are charged with providing to the American public. The Agency I'm in is fully expected to meet these requirements as laid out by HITECH and Meaningful Use. However, the ROI is not remotely worth the effort. Let's spend millions meeting some requirement so we can increase our collections by some very small percentage. Spend millions attempting to meet some requirement that will never be met . . .
Drives me crazy.
I always found it entertaining that In govt you have zero education people dictating IT and IS policies.
But it's the same way in corporate america, I have yet to meet a CIO or CTO that has a clue.
This is so true. They often ask us to interpret a policy for them and ignore it when it's an answer they don't want to hear. We (the Federal government) do a great job of setting ourselves up for failure.
No, I'm pretty sure my kid is somehow actively draining energy from me.
Yep. It sure feels that way some days.
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