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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

techmage Pay Out of Whack (712 comments)

As with all things, once you know you have access to the cookie jar, you can get what you want. The CEOs all get these great payouts because the board of directors agrees to it. Why? Because then the CEO can give them nice big Director fee checks. So the CEO gets the cookies and shares them with his friends. As long as the stock goes up, the stockholders will look the other way too. "It is all the cost of doing business," they will say. Everyone but the workers and customers win.

about 7 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

techmage Change is good (2219 comments)

While I have not extensively tested all the features, the beta shows promise. It could be better, could be worse. With some continued work, it will be a good thing.

about 7 months ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:Talk the Talk (387 comments)

I like this. Must try it.

more than 4 years ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:What nobody is saying here is... (387 comments)

I can see that if it was one of the owners computers. Heaven knows what they keep on there. In this case though, it was a sales computer going to a new (non-sales) employee.

more than 4 years ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:Reassess your place in the universe, techmage. (387 comments)

In this instance, it is not an owner's computer. They took a sales machine with client data and just gave it to a new hire. No log in changes, no information scouring, etc. When we backup the owners machines, it is done to external drive and they are given the drive. However, we don't get the opportunity to those backups very much.

more than 4 years ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:Just remind them (387 comments)

Unfortunately no such backup schedule exists. I'm planning on setting up automated backups when the computers attach to the network. Now I just need to get them to pay for the drive space.

more than 4 years ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:You've already failed. (387 comments)

The sad thing is, they were involved. After the first data loss there was a big meeting (with the consumption of many caffeinated beverages) to go over how to prevent it from happening again. A series of policies they crafted were put into place. Just back at square one I guess.

more than 4 years ago

Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

techmage Re:I don't get it... (387 comments)

When a person leaves the company, we set a policy to back up all data from their laptop before it is given to a new employee. We had to do this due to a laptop being 'recycled' in this manner and losing a lot of data. We don't want profiles or other data left on that machine so we format it and start with a clean install for security reasons (nothing like finding accounting data on the 'new' salespersons computer.

more than 4 years ago

Best Science News Podcasts?

techmage The Space Show (136 comments)

With a focus primarily on Space and the people making it happen today, 'The Space Show' is one of my favorites. It is available as a live feed on Tuesdays and Sundays and as a podcast.

more than 8 years ago



9 Things You Can Do In Space Right Now!

techmage techmage writes  |  about a year ago

techmage (72232) writes "Like the idea of space travel but don't have $250,000 extra in your wallet? has put up a list of 9 things you can do in space right now that don't cost as much as a moderate sized home. Want to send a photo? Maybe rent time on a satellite or take the ultimate in space training. Almost everything from $6 photo flights to full up space training is covered.

Full disclosure: I work for Photos To Space, a participant in the new space arena."

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What Cost Spaceflight?

techmage techmage writes  |  more than 3 years ago

techmage writes "So what does it cost to take a ride into space? This infographic shows the current options for taking the ultimate getaway. I'd love a trip to the moon, but it is a little out of my budget."
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How to get company owners to follow their rules

techmage techmage writes  |  more than 4 years ago

techmage writes "Recently we had an issue at our rather small company that resulted in the loss of a lot of important data. To prevent it from happening again, we created a company wide policy that all computers would return to IT, have their contents backed up and the computers formatted and reloaded for the next user. Consistently the owners of the company break this and other policies we set up to prevent data loss, theft, etc. How do I get through to the bosses that when they break with the policies, they are potentially shooting the company in the foot?"


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