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The Pentagon's Seven Million Lines of Cobol

bertomatic a billion dollars (345 comments)

for a billion dollars, could we not just higher a bunch of accountants and have them hand write and sign the payroll checks. really! a BILLION dollars, and still broke? geeze

about a year ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

bertomatic bad karma for this guy (404 comments)

This would be like my neighbor finding out about how the lock on my back door is broken, and then he posts that information up on the Internet, along with my full address and work hours, instead of privately informing me about the problem. Now that's just plain rude... Karma is a bitch, if you act like an ass.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

bertomatic out of sight, out of mind. (614 comments)

I installed a sharepoint system for our complany, replacing tons and tons of other processes along the way, its now been 6 years and the system is due for an upgrade. We spent about $20k on the initial deployment (not including labor, i am overhead) and estimate we have saved over a million bucks. I'm now asking for $20k to do an upgrade and they say no, it's too expensive, they have totally forgot about the million it's saved. out of sight, out of mind.

about a year ago
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Why Your New Car's Technology Is Four Years Old

bertomatic Standard DIN anyone? (455 comments)

International standard ISO 7736. Cars have had "modular infotainment systems" for as long as I can remember. My old Z car had an am radio, that later upgraded to FM cassette, then added a 6-disc CD changer, then when the changer finally died, yanked it all, installed a flip out 7" LCD w/bluetooth, NAVi, Pandora, etc. Every car I ever owned eventually got some kind of upgrade to the "infotainment system." What I see happening is bluetooth taking the show, and your phone does everything else, the car would only have an amp, speakers, touchscreen, and bluetooth, that is all, it doesn't NEED a hd, no 4G, no disks, no computer, nothing. Want an upgrade? Get a new phone, or may only need an app for that.

about a year ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

bertomatic cant afford it? really (953 comments)

If you cant afford to maintain your vehicle, you cant afford a vehicle. Same goes with computing. Can you say Windows 7 with XP mode? Come on peeps, quit crying and get over it already. I am sick and tired of users coming to me crying about a few bucks, just try doing this stuff manually. Would cost hundreds of thousands if not millions.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

bertomatic still subscribing (363 comments)

to: MSDN Magazine, Racer, and Readers Digest. Gotta have something for the potty. Tablets just feel weird while pooping.

about a year ago
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UK Cookie Consent Banners Draw Complaints

bertomatic cookies are OK (108 comments)

I don't have any problem with a site wanting to use cookies, and putting them on my computer. What I do have a problem is when a site "reads" information (cookies/history/etc.) and sends that info up the chain. That is what should be banned. "They" have no right reading anything on my computer w/o my consent.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

bertomatic performance concerns? (210 comments)

based on your topology you have described, the last thing you need to worry about is what file system to choose, since you have decided to host ALL tasks on a single server. if performance was an issue, you would separate them all to dedicated "farms" and if security is a factor (which it should be), none of them would be in the DMZ, only your proxy(s) would live there.

about a year and a half ago
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Black Sheep Blackberry Blackballed By Business

bertomatic Re:So fucking what? (349 comments)

You think they Crush BB? Really? BB reads the GAL, live, no need to add/sinc contacts, as everyone in the org is already there. Public folders anyone? Home grown corporate apps, only BB can do this, everyone else requires "app store submission". BB hits the internal network, so opening intranet sites, SharePoint, etc, does not work on anything but BB. Remote wipe, easy as pie, user got a new BB, gen and send a new pin, easy as pie. Virtual Private encrypted and optimized network, yep, that's BB only. Android is a nightmare, some work some don't, others need TouchDown or something similar. Who knows who is reading all your corp data with crap like that. BB owns the corporate space, all the rest are limited to active sync capabilities. Can you say "android hack" or "android virus"? yep! You do know Google and Apple read all your communications to target you with ads right? BB don't do that!. BB is a tool, all else are toys.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do SSDs Die?

bertomatic Commercial NOT Consumer (510 comments)

Hey everybody, the question was about COMMERCIAL drives, NOT consumer drives. You want reliability, you want SLC. No enterprise in their right mind would rely on MLC in production critical environment. Stop giving the original poster advice about consumer crap! Please?

about 2 years ago

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