Employees Would Steal Data When Leaving a Job
Oh, the OP knows that. That's part of the charm.
Benchmark Software For Windows 7 Rollout?
I'll admit that the Dell cases have gotten better than they were 2 or 3 years ago, but "screw-less" isn't entirely accurate. Adding or replacing 5.25 drives, floppy drives, power supplies, main boards, and some other components (front usb boards, as an example) still require the use of a handy screwdriver. The only thing the Dell cases have really done is made it easier to open and replace pci cards and sometimes hard drives depending on which particular footprint and case you're dealing with. Overall the added non-benefit of making the cases themselves more fragile seems to not be worth it, imho.
Netflix Streaming Arrives For the Wii
I was missing out on streaming wii.
Gamers Pay To Play With Girls
Clam slam is going into my personal dictionary now. Thanks for that.
iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"
To make a car analogy: if someone is so incapable of using a car that they can't shift gears without fucking it up, they don't need a car mechanic, they need to be kept the hell away from cars period.
No, what they need is an automatic transmissions and to be kept away from manual transmissions.
Unless it's a rental, then they need the rental insurance; and possibly a video camera mounted somewhere for shits and giggles.
Microsoft Confirms Update-Linked BSODs Required Compromised Machines
They can't win this one. If they add what amounts to a minor virus scan to the start of any patch installation, you force the user to wait X+Y minutes and interrupting their work (or play, or whatever); If they don't, the end user only has to wait X minutes, but with a minor potential for a BSOD. I pity the person that does a fresh install and downloads all eleventy billion patches that require reboots in between.
Had the users done their own regular and updated virus scanning, this likely wouldn't have been an issue.
Apple Bans Jailbreakers From the App Store
The Xbox is a device. XBL, App Store are both services.
I keep track of my passwords ...
90 day mandatory password changes are a bitch, though. :|
The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds
So in a nutshell, those are "our" words, and we can shun or penalize anyone else that uses them?
Australian Govt. Proposes Internet "Panic Button" For Kids
Does that dolphin dispense candy?
LHC Has First Collisions After Years of Waiting
You hope not if you're at bat, but that's why they wear cups.
Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart
Facebook To Preserve Accounts of the Dead
According to the TOS: "You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission."
So yeah, if you get FB to jot something down.
Facebook To Preserve Accounts of the Dead
As long as the bots keep up with Mafia Wars, I'm okay with it.
NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk
At the very minimum, pay for dinner.
Porn Surfing Rampant at US Science Foundation
Did that include the reoccurring monthly fees?
Comparing Microsoft and Apple Websites' Usability
Just in comparing troubleshooting sections of both Apple and Microsoft, I've come to one conclusion. They both suck.
Microsoft's Knowledge Base search is (at best) a pain in the ass.
Regarding Apple, I've tried multiple times (across multiple dates) to log into and report an Apple related bug at https://bugreport.apple.com/ and have gotten nothing better than an error after logging in. Regardless of platform used (Windows with firefox and IE, Powermac with firefox and Safari) the end result was the same.
US Cell Phone Plans Among World's Most Expensive
That's not true; it's easy to get in a roaming area in the western, less populated states. Driving from Utah and across Wyoming recently with my G1 I was roaming for quite a large portion of it.
Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws
Just a couple of quick points to consider.
The laws are different from state to state, even within a state. Utah, for example, the bars can (and do) get sued for fake IDs. There wasn't a lot of personal responsibility for someone with a fake until this past legislative session.
Secondly, having had a hand in producing some scanning software to work with Utah Law (there are only so many items you're allowed to pull out of the license from the mag stripe or the bar code), what gets pulled also differs from locale to locale. For example, here you're not allowed to pull address or SSN. British Columbia likely has the same constraints, as do most states in the Union.
And finally, it's really not that difficult to fool a scanner. I had one test card that looked legit; Utah's State Seal hologram was fine, the plastic was not obviously tampered with, paper looked fine as did the type, but upon scanning the information printed on the card was obviously not what was coming out of the display using information pulled from the barcode. A "22" year old white male from Provo was, according to the software, a 37 year old female from Ogden; so just having a red light/green light system would not work.
Take into consideration, none of this interacted with an online database. Information on the bar codes and magnetic stripes are ridiculously easy to read and code/decode.
Side note, it's Friday, it's quitting time, so I'm going to go make sure my license works at a few fine establishments with loose womens and beer.
Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing
Sure, $299 obviously is more expensive than the $120, except for the fact that I can throw together at least one box from discarded parts at my desk for $0 and use the windows, as opposed to having to pay X amount for an apple product to use the $120 snow leopard. That's something to take into consideration when comparing this particular set of apples and oranges.
Not to mention that Snow Leopard is just an upgrade (hence the 10.6 in the version), where Windows 7 is a completely new release.
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