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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

sjames Re:ask yourself *why* and do the right thing (276 comments)

What you needed was a CAB CAB to maintain the change procedure process document. And then, of course the CAB CAB CAB to maintain the change procedure document change procedure process document.

They might need to lay off their production people to afford another layer of CAB or two, but that's OK, with the constant change in the change procedure change procedure, none of them knew what they were supposed to be doing anymore anyway,.

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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

sjames Re:Are you still partying like its 1999, or what? (276 comments)

That's not the big leagues, that's the short bus.

yes, changes need to be documented. They should be deployed on a test server before going into production. The rest is just people who were presumably traumatized by falling out of a tree as a child seeking revenge.

Take the people in the CAB and replace them with extra admins who are bright enough to know what I said in the 2nd paragraph.

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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

sjames Re:Quite logical reaction (777 comments)

But in the real world, you put a huge overdose of ex-lax in his coffee.

When he gets back to work, hint that next time it will be d-con. ;-)

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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

sjames Re:WTF?? (777 comments)

Which is deeply ironic considering the kid that showed the teacher up and slammed a book down was NOT charged with disorderly conduct.

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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

sjames Re:WTF?? (777 comments)

Then the principal should be charged with evidence tampering and perp walked out to the waiting squad car between classes to maximize visibility.

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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

sjames Re:WTF?? (777 comments)

The lawful means to address the issue is to tell a teacher. The recording itself showed that the teacher already knew and was entirely ineffective in dealing with the problem (even to the point you could argue that the teacher was being bullied a bit).

I sincerely doubt that could be the very first time a teacher or administrator saw the problem.

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Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

sjames Re:Kudos, Bill (140 comments)

Yes, it's a tough job, but somebody has to stamp out privacy!

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

sjames Re:Militia, then vs now (1474 comments)

Considering the way the police used every dirty tactic in the book to break up OWS including sending in agents who tried to incite them to illegal activities, perhaps they should have been carrying weapons. Had they done that, some of the crooks on Wall Street might actually have been brought to justice by now.

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

sjames Re:Militia, then vs now (1474 comments)

Actually, there's not actually any credible evidence that they were doing anything wrong at all.

There is plenty of evidence that the feds did something wrong in Waco.

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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

sjames Re:Matches. (351 comments)

The funny (or scary) thing is, at one time one of the Cracker Jack prizes was a match shooter.

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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

sjames Re:If I have kids... (351 comments)

If, instead of a tablet the kids had blocks and picture books, they would develop manual dexterity. Or at least provide the books and blocks and limited tablet time.

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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

sjames Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (238 comments)

According to Mel Brooks, they were subject to catastrophic data loss.

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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

sjames Re:Low hanging fruit (95 comments)

Did I say the issue was the lights?

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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

sjames Re:Relevant Skills (351 comments)

The problem here is that manual dexterity is still quite important and the early years are the most important for developing it. It would be a shame if in 20 years we start seeing screwdriver for dummies books.

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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

sjames Re:Polution tax (156 comments)

Or because their manufacturing jobs went to China.

2 days ago
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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

sjames Re:Low hanging fruit (95 comments)

I saw a few Y2K issues on Jan 2nd.

2 days ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

sjames Re:Smog is an easy problem to solve (156 comments)

The ones who own the polluting factories are far from poor and live nowhere near them. The people who work for them are dirt poor and have to breath the pollution.

2 days ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

sjames Re:Polution tax (156 comments)

Not if it means they can quit that shitty job at McD's and double their income as a microwave oven assembly worker.

2 days ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

sjames Re:Polution tax (156 comments)

That sounds more like a market failure. Given adequate competition, surely someone would be tempted to charge $155 and make a killing...

2 days ago

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