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Interviews: Ask What You Will of Paleontologist Jack Horner

camusflage Re:How difficult was the career move? (208 comments)

He was a film maker--An artist. The Musem of the Rockies is not in business to support pornography.

about 2 years ago

Monitoring Weapons Bans With Social Media

camusflage Seems familiar (71 comments)

I think I saw this in a movie once. Maybe we should ask Morgan Freeman how he feels about it?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Monitor Traffic?

camusflage one word answer: don't (338 comments)

Fortigate will do what you need out of the box, paired with Fortianalyzer.

The bigger question is WTH you're doing with this. You can't put monitoring software on the devices, but you can look at every last bit they send and receive? Legal issues are a far bigger problem when data is in transit (as in flying across the network) than when it's at rest on the device. You won't even see everything, as a lot is TLS-protected and if it's a phone, it can bypass the fixed network entirely. I somehow doubt that he's making his wife and kids agree to an AUP that allows this sort of monitoring.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: To Hack Or Not To Hack?

camusflage let the card companies know (517 comments)

"If you discover a vulnerable payment application and have specific information as to the payment application vendor, application version, where sensitive cardholder data is stored and vendor contact information, please notify Visa via email at cisp@visa.com."

more than 3 years ago

US Senator Proposes Bill To Eliminate Overtime For IT Workers

camusflage Re:Hourly? (1167 comments)

I made more than twice that as a contractor. We got paid overtime and holidays worked with client approval, but it was straight time. When you're making $60 an hour, you don't ask too many questions about whether or not you're being treated fairly as a worker.

more than 3 years ago

Ask They Might Be Giants About Almost 30 Years of Music

camusflage Re:Was this TMBG? (188 comments)

Nope. The song I heard included such gems as, "The worst part about it is the bitch that they can be; Just to kiss 'em they charge admission, when it used to all be free." and, "No wine, no flowers; Don't waste your cash. Because she has a bleeding gash." I think puerile sums it up nicely.

more than 3 years ago

Ask They Might Be Giants About Almost 30 Years of Music

camusflage Was this TMBG? (188 comments)

Back in my misspent youth some 20 years ago, someone gave me a song they swore was TMBG, recorded in someone's basement. The title was "On the Rag", and while the vocals bore some resemblance, the lyrics were predictably puerile. Was this really you guys, or was my friend just pulling my leg?

more than 3 years ago

TSA Changes Its Rules, ACLU Lawsuit Dropped

camusflage Re:Ok to carry drugs now? (285 comments)

In a word, no.

The directive means they can't go looking for evidence of crimes that are not primary in their mission. If, during the course of their search to make sure you're not carrying contraband onto an airplane (ie, dangerous shit like knitting needles) they find prima facie evidence of a crime (your coke, a severed head, "interesting" pictures involving a horse), they'll turn you over to local law enforcement.

All this means is that they're limited to investigating air safety. Unless they stumble across something that is clearly illegal (and $4300 cash is NOT that), they cannot do anything. Even if they do find something interesting, they cannot detain you, as they are not law enforcement. Those two things are what the ACLU fought for here. Even though they're a bunch of data-profiling dickwads (and that was why I stopped my sponsorship of them), they do get it right now and then.

more than 5 years ago

TJX Fires Employee For Disclosing Vulnerability

camusflage Re:I think there are laws. . . (217 comments)

It probably is illegal

Actually, it isn't. What it is, however, is not compliant with PCI. PCI non-compliance = large fines from the CC companies. Continued non-compliance can result in civil action, including monetary penalties and revocation of your right to accept credit cards.

more than 6 years ago


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