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Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

st0rmshad0w Re:bring in your own laptop (475 comments)

So, your answer is to put rogue equipment on the company network (violates several compliance regulations where I'm at) or install pirate software?

That will definitely endear you to the IT department.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

st0rmshad0w Re:Buy more ram (475 comments)

Hey, its not IT's fault that they have a shitty manager who can't get his people what they need.

Why are you blaming IT when its your own department's fault for not budgeting for proper equipment?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

st0rmshad0w Re:Buy more ram (475 comments)

Wow, you clearly haven't had a real job with a REAL IT department. IT should have EVERYTHING inventoried. We do. And we know when hardware changes are made to a system. We get alerted automatically (its designed to warn us of failures, but it alerts for all changes). Anything that is NOT listed in the official IT inventory is pulled and disposed of, usually to the IT lab as junk/test material, recycling, or free to who ever in IT wants it. And when you try to do the upgrade and brick the box and "put in ticket saying 'my pc stopped working", we will see the BIOS case alarm has been tripped and you'll catch hell for wrecking a PC.
 

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets

st0rmshad0w Aren't they Samsung's customer? (465 comments)

Didn't they just buy a metric shit-ton of screens for their new iPhone from Samsung?

Samsung should just tell them to go fuck themselves.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

st0rmshad0w Re:Sysadmins VS Lusers, lets get ready to rumble! (1307 comments)

The FEDERAL FUCKING LAWS we have to comply with tell me that IT is ultimately responsible for everything on that network, so yeah, it ALL runs under our rules or it doesn't run. Don't like it, call your Congressman.

Why don't you tinkerers go re-wire the electrical, change the plumbing, or fuck with the HVAC and see how much shit you catch from that before trying to do something that can get the IT staff hit with millions in lawsuits?

And did you even bother to ASK the IT department about what you were trying to accomplish? I doubt it. Most of us will work with you if you're up front about it and understanding that there are laws we need to follow.

more than 3 years ago
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No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week

st0rmshad0w Re:Dang. (385 comments)

Well, at this rate we are going to wind up fighting them all anyways so why the hell not, right?

more than 3 years ago
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No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week

st0rmshad0w Re:not sure who they represent (385 comments)

You can have X dollars in tax money going to fund abortions, or you can have thousands of times that going to fund social services, etc used by those unwanted or unsupported kids.

Your choice.

more than 3 years ago
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US Open Government Sites To Close

st0rmshad0w More hope, more change, more broken promises (385 comments)

Every fucking politician is a lying duplicitous scumbag, and we should be able to sue their asses when they break their promises.

Verbal contracts are binding in my state, I think campaign promises should fall under those rules.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Driverless Car and the Logic of Safety

st0rmshad0w Re:Will we? (510 comments)

Which doesn't go where I need to be, when I need to be there or leave there.

In fact, they cut the bus line that went near my workplace. Never mind that the public transport route from home to the job involves 3 transfers and takes 2+ hours while the drive is 25 minutes. And I can go out for lunch or run errands. Or basically be something more productive than a cog in a machine.

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Driverless Car and the Logic of Safety

st0rmshad0w Re:I'm fine with this (510 comments)

How will this technology go everywhere I want it to? I do drive places now which don't actually have proper paved roads.

This overall just sounds like limited use, HOV-lane style BS.

And what about motorcycles? Are you just going to ban them?

more than 3 years ago
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The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer

st0rmshad0w Re:Wow... thirty years ago... (81 comments)

Remember it? I still OWN one, unfortunately the software was damaged a while back and I haven't been able to replace it.

more than 3 years ago
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Laser Incidents With Aircraft On the Rise

st0rmshad0w Re:sad thing is ... (546 comments)

A handgun has precious little chance of knocking down an airliner from the ground.

And cars are much more dangerous weapons than handguns.

more than 3 years ago
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Laser Incidents With Aircraft On the Rise

st0rmshad0w Re:sad thing is ... (546 comments)

Semi-automatic handguns have much shorter ranges.

more than 3 years ago
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Road Train Completes First Trials In Sweden

st0rmshad0w Re:would love to (345 comments)

So who says this system will be going where you are on your time-table?

Some of us like to be self reliant enough to get where we want to go in our own time by our own means and actually ENJOY the journey.

more than 3 years ago
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Paris To Test Banning SUVs In the City

st0rmshad0w Re:And how many SUV's carry 6 people to work? (509 comments)

You just want an excuse, because ONE SUV was once found to actually have a full load for a work commute, ALL SUV's should be allowed to drive with one person in congested city centers totally unfit for such large cars.

So, what exactly do you tell the people relying on that one SUV to fill that role in their lives? "Sorry, we arbitrarily think that all SUV drivers are assholes so you can't have yours either, even though you have damn good reason to."

Your argument is asinine, but your logic everyone traveling alone should have a motorcycle or scooter.

more than 3 years ago
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The Clock Is Ticking On Encryption

st0rmshad0w Re:The U.S. government is VERY corrupt. (228 comments)

Will I be charged with capital murder of a federal agent for shooting the armed burglar that I find in my house? Or will it be a perfectly legal response like it would be if the burglar was a regular citizen.

more than 3 years ago
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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

st0rmshad0w Re:Turning the tables (446 comments)

Just because you access company mail with your phone does not mean that the company should be allowd to wipe your phone

Tell it to Sarbanes-Oxley

more than 3 years ago
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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

st0rmshad0w Re:we have the same policy at work (446 comments)

If an Employer *wants* its Employees to be reading their email from cell phones and the Employee doesn't feel like using their own personal property to do so, then the Employer needs to buy the Employee a work owned device or "STFU". If the Employee doesn't want to carry around two devices then they either need to submit to their phone being wiped or "STFU" and carry around both devices.

So you want me to have to carry around a second device because some dev is too lazy to isolate the e-mail stored on my phone from everything else?

No I want you to carry a 2nd device because its THE COMPANY network, and you will not be root/admin of any device on the company network. Same reason you aren't connecting your herpes-ridden home PC to our VPN. Sorry. Those are the rules.

more than 3 years ago

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