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Comment Re:You just now started worrying? (Score 1) 266

Only a koolaid drinking disingenuous douche-shill thought that the government was magically trustworthy with Obama but all of the sudden is magically not to be trusted anymore because there's a new president.

The new president is already going around saying he lost the popular vote because 3-5 million "illegals" voted in the election. You elected a liar; "magic" has nothing to do with it.

Comment Re:Zoze Zwiss (Score 1) 194

Well the bird doesn't cookoo in a vacuum but being in free-fall doesn't help a weight driven clock do anything. Most people would be perfectly fine with a bird that doesn't cookoo in a cookoo clock. Most of the people would be ecstatic if their cookoo clock didn't cookoo from when the kids went to bed to until the adults got their first cup of coffee!!

Comment Re:Its the capacitors (Score 1) 194

lots of ceramic and solid-state-tantalum capacitors, typically in redundant parallel arrays so that single-failure doesn't matter much.

I would more reasonably expect that Capacitors in parallel were designed that way for value adjustment rather than failure tolerance; I've seen many more caps short out than open, and one short would take out the whole circuit.

Comment President-Asterisk Trump (Score 1) 181

Unless that tweet turns into a punitive regulatory action, then you've just lost a chunk of your savings.

This is a good point. We've gotten used to the Prince Jeoffrey phase of this drama, but winter is coming. The King Jeoffrey phase will be much different.

In less than 24 hours he goes from being President-Elect Trump to President* Trump, and those tweets might come with executive orders attached. (Twitter is gonna support that, they don't know it yet, but they'll do it soon, believe me.)


Comment Re:Trusting stoners to protect your data (Score 1) 144

No, the company that literally is based around sales and use of a drug known and acknowledged to impair judgement, is trusting their data to a cloud based storage and software company who's product is an ERP software specifically tailored for the marijuana industry. They, by law have to track inventory from seed to retail sale, this data was destroyed. Apparently there were offline or off-site backups that are being used to restore the service.

Ward continued. “What will take time is reconstructing historical data” from backups, a process she likened to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle.

Sounds like they may be building from a combination of full and incremental backups.

Comment Re:Lol, yeah sure (Score 1) 144

Well for the most part, the security of encrypted data is The_perceived_value / Cost_of_decryption. Cost_of_decryption would be high if your trying to brute-force the database encryption, not so much if you have a key-logger installed on a POS and force everybody to change password to access their cloud data and a copy of the software used.

Comment Re:FBI director announced two things (Score 1) 144

Occam's Razor suggests that the simpler explanation is correct - that the reason the FBI didn't recommend charges was because charges weren't justified.

My Occam's Razor says the simplest answer was "In this Political Environment no reasonable prosecutor would pursue this matter.", but saying the "In this Political Environment " part out loud would have been suicidal.

Comment Re:MUST be free not 100$ (Score 1) 372

We share a common name with a British Dentist and I've seen his website, while NHS dental care may be free, he's only seeing NHS patients once a week, it appears you can get free, you can get taken care without waiting 6 months for an appointment but not both. Hopefully this is a YMMV thing but I suspect it's not.

Comment Re:Former CVS pharmacist here (Score 1) 372

No they just click a couple times with the mouse and the Rx either spits out the printer (and is legible) or is sent electronically to the pharmacy of record. If the staff knows how to set up the software, it works well, if not they limp along with the software vendor's defaults. The vendor defaults are usually set up in consultation with industry reps, so generic is extra steps, I suspect there are a product placement deals involved too..

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