top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?
If you can't make a solid business case, you're wasting your time. Present a solid business case which shows a cost/benefit analysis. If the numbers don't make sense, you'll be out of luck.
top Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone
Video is only really helpful if you know who it is you are watching.
top Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37
you should never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
top NC School District Recalls Its Amplify Tablets After 10% Break In Under a Month
Teachers educate students.
top Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
You must not have watched the entire video. The advice is "Don't talk to the cops without an attorney". There is always time later to confess, but the fundamental reality of our criminal justice system is that it is a bargaining table. A suspect who gives up everything they have to bargain with at the very beginning is ultimately unable to win a fair sentence. Again, the U.S. Criminal Justice system is a bargaining table. Lawyers know this. Judges know this. Pretty much all legal professionals know this. Therefor, don't talk to the cops *without a lawyer*.
top Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets
Soon, we'll find them in Big Lots selling for $99
top Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM
When a staff member came to me the first time and asked for help setting up mail on his Blackberry, I told him I'd get back to him after I researched it. Once I figured out that you had to provide complete logon credentials to RIM, I banned the devices. Staff can have them if they wish, but they are not to be used with our corporate mail (or any other) systems.
Back then, RIM gave you two options - give up your corporate security or buy a $3000 machine from RIM to talk to Blackberries. IMO, neither option was acceptable.
top Ask Slashdot: IT Spending In Engineering?
Make a strong business case to support the budget levels you actually need. It may be that 10% or even 20% reduction isn't a bad idea. If you can't support your "needs" with a business case, you don't need it.
top Volvo's Electric Roads Concept Points To Battery-Free EV Future
You haven't driven a recent version of the S60, have you?
top Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down
top Automation Is Making Unions Irrelevant
It's time to move on. Labor and work will soon be relics of the past. We need to find an economic model that functions without those things. As efficiency continues to improve, the human workforce becomes more and more obsolete.
about a year and a half ago
top App Developer: Android Designed For Piracy
I read the developers whining about piracy, but they never seem to have any independent source study to cite which confirm these numbers. Anecdotal evidence immediately available to me suggests that they are full of crap. I know 15 or so Android users and none of them pirate anything. This is like Az. Governor Jan Brewer citing beheadings in the desert as the reason for the need of stronger immigration controls (there were no such beheadings - she made it up). Before statements like this are even seriously discussed, show us the independent sources.
top Former TSA Administrator Speaks
I said it back in '01 and I'll repeat it now. By giving up our freedom in the name of security, we have allowed the terrorists to prevail. Pursue them. Hunt them down. Deal with those who have harbored them as enemies of the US. But we should never have relinquished a single liberty for the sake of security.
Benjamin Franklin said it best:
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Franklin's Contributions to the Conference on February 17 (III) Fri, Feb 17, 1775
top Mandatory Brake-Override Proposed For All Cars
It's called an Ignition Switch. Car won't stop accelerating? Turn it OFF.
top Smartphones More Dangerous Than Alcohol, When Driving
When I was in High School (30+) years ago, Drivers Education spent a lot of time going over police video/film from accident scenes. Un-cut. All the gruesome results in brilliant full color. Most of us learned that 4000+ pounds of steel and glass + high velocity + inattention = gruesome consequences.
Those reels should be mandatory for every driver. Not everyone will "get it", but enough will.
top Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?
Not likely. I despised "W" giving the okey-dokey to invade the persons and privacy of people in the US then and feel betrayed that our current President has done nothing to fix the problem.
Terrorist: Look at that! 600 people waiting in the security check point line at LAX!!! More than they can fit on any plane!!!
CNN: 100s dead, 100s wounded in LAX bombing.
See the problem?
top LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump
Hey AC, what exactly is "reasonable suspicion" of being an undocumented immigrant? SB1070 does, in fact, target anyone who "looks" like an illegal immigrant. In Arizona, that would most likely be Chicano. If I'm a bleeding heart for not wanting my citizen friends to be harassed for "looking" Mexican, then so be it.
top LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump
F*** you. In releasing "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement." you have endangered the lives and families of Arizona's DPS officers.
It is my sincerest hope that you will be caught and sent to Guantanamo Bay, where you will be interrogated for an extended period of time, then brought back to the Mainland US where you will be tried and convicted of your crimes against the State.
I am against SB1070 and in favor of immigration reform. What you have done is expose AZ DPS officers families to retribution from violent drug cartels and vicious petty criminals. You suck LulzSec.
-40yr Pima AZ Resident (http://startourstate.com/)
top Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?
You should escalate. Go over his head so you can show the bosses what an arrogant idiot you are; how you are willing to risk the hospitals money and reputation so that you and your team can conveniently get your calendar on your iPhone.
While you do that, I recommend you polish up your resume. You'll need it.
top Does Cheap Tech Undermine Legal Privacy Protections?
I can buy audio receivers/amplifies and listen into my neighbors conversations from the street. Does that mean that, since I'm not looking *inside* their home, it's okay?
Here in the South West, we call that stalking.
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