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CoS Bigwig Likens Wikipedia Ban to Nazis' Yellow Star Decree

zer0that Re:Dangerous (567 comments)

Just to add I have yet to see the Pope complaining about being banned from a website and claiming its the same as being marched into a death camp ... maybe I missed that news story *shrugs*

more than 5 years ago

CoS Bigwig Likens Wikipedia Ban to Nazis' Yellow Star Decree

zer0that Re:Dangerous (567 comments)

"... like scaremongering, lawsuits to silence opposition. But that is true for any religious group,"
I have never seen a priest outside a church during an abortion protest taking pictures or protesters and people mysteriously ending up with threatening mail the next morning. Crazy people will exist in any religion because religion itself is about blind devotion to a cause, however the antics of the CoS are things real religions do not engage in.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Victim Jammie Thomas Gets a New Lawyer

zer0that Re:Non-PC shorthand (241 comments)

You must live in one small town where saying "He is black" actually helps define anything. Perhaps, he has glasses, blue shirt, khaki's, short hair, etc. Perhaps its because I live in NYC, but skin color has never been very descriptive.

more than 5 years ago

Paid Online News Venture Fails To Get Subscribers

zer0that Re:Roll-eyes (126 comments)

There are other outlets that cover niche stories. For instance I pay for Stratfor because it covers news on Mexican drug cartels very well. In fact, I have yet to find another outlet that has such detailed information. So as the person above notes, valuable content really is the big determining factor. Niche market, or first with the information where its necessary.

more than 5 years ago

Why IT Won't Power Down PCs

zer0that Re:Remote Access ... (576 comments)

Typically, at least in the business I work for, users remoting into their own desktop are doing so because their specific machine is setup to handle certain functions, elevated rights, a piece of software that the license was only purchased for one machine, etc. We do have terminal servers for people with generic profiles, however the list of people with custom setups is growing quickly. There are also times when the business does approve a change, perhaps to the network, the users then login to their individual PC's from home to test functionality. So its important to have them be able to reach their own PC.

more than 5 years ago

Why IT Won't Power Down PCs

zer0that Re:IT is a customer service group (576 comments)

Or that you work for a small company in which that is possible. I work for a large multinational corporation which has many business units within it. Those business units must all agree, within a single geographic location, to approve any changes before the IT department can enact them. So typically, if you work for a corporation, the IT department is not suppose to be proactive and just go around changing things on its own, you know being proactive. Especially because issues arising from such changes would fall on the IT department, instead of the requesting business. My job, working for a cost center, is to keep things running so the people who make money can do so in peace. It is not that I do not

more than 5 years ago

America's New CIO Loves Google

zer0that Re:Win-Win? Really? (208 comments)

I agree, good know I am not the only one worried about this. Wouldn't all this information be better safe guarded on an internal network / enterprise server? While I am sure its fine for the average user, spending a year to crack the presidents Gmail password is actually worth the time to do it. Its also a web based app, meaning hiring someone to pull something off Google would be a lot easier than trying to get a tech in the White House. Especially considering this environment and the ease of finding a disgruntled employee.

more than 5 years ago

IBM Files Patent For Bullet-Dodging Bionic Armor

zer0that Re:Mechanism of detection? (379 comments)

Then we can name it something impressive like shrapnel.

more than 5 years ago

Boss By Day, Gamer By Night

zer0that Re:Common interests make for good teams (51 comments)

Agreed, networking is always important at work. A friend of mine that works for a major chain plays games (Xbox360/WoW) with his co-workers and once bosses, now also co-workers. It is pretty much a constant at any company or business that getting in good with co-workers, appearing as a team player, and being able to get time with your boss away from work, formerly a bar/dinner experience, will help you get ahead in the end.

more than 5 years ago

Obama's "ZuneGate"

zer0that Downfall of Apple? (608 comments)

With the stock market the way it is, will this have any affect on the opening bell?

more than 5 years ago


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