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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

ziggy_az It's all about the business case (383 comments)

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.

about 9 months ago
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Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone

ziggy_az Re:Crime? (397 comments)

Video is only really helpful if you know who it is you are watching.

about 9 months ago
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Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37

ziggy_az This is why... (332 comments)

you should never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

about 9 months ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

ziggy_az Fundamentally flawed (871 comments)

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*.

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

ziggy_az We banned Blackberry years ago (191 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Spending In Engineering?

ziggy_az It's all about the business case (146 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down

ziggy_az Duh (299 comments)

slackware.

about a year ago
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Automation Is Making Unions Irrelevant

ziggy_az Jobs are so 20th century (510 comments)

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
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App Developer: Android Designed For Piracy

ziggy_az Independant citations? (596 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Former TSA Administrator Speaks

ziggy_az Terrorism won; we sacrificed freedom for safety (196 comments)

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

more than 2 years ago
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Mandatory Brake-Override Proposed For All Cars

ziggy_az We already have this... (911 comments)

It's called an Ignition Switch. Car won't stop accelerating? Turn it OFF.

more than 2 years ago
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Smartphones More Dangerous Than Alcohol, When Driving

ziggy_az Bring back *real* drivers education (358 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

ziggy_az Re:Just keep calm... (1059 comments)

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!!!
Terrorist: *BOOM*

CNN: 100s dead, 100s wounded in LAX bombing.

See the problem?

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

ziggy_az Re:Does anybody read the law? (835 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

ziggy_az LulzSec is bulls*** (835 comments)

Dear LulzSec,

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/)

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

ziggy_az Cowboy up, dude (1307 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Cheap Tech Undermine Legal Privacy Protections?

ziggy_az Prof is a retard (282 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

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Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution

ziggy_az ziggy_az writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ziggy_az (40281) writes "Michael Lacey, the executive editor of Village Voice Media, and Jim Larkin, the CEO of the Phoenix-based chain, were both arrested on Thursday, the very same day their story was published in the Phoenix New Times. The New Times is a free, weekly alternative paper. "It is just without precedent," Lacey said. "This isn't us overreacting." The grand jury subpoenas in question demand "all documents related to articles and other content published by Phoenix New Times newspaper in print and on the Phoenix New Times website, regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio from January 1, 2004 to the present." Additionally, they want "Hit counts for each page..." regarding specific articles criticizing Sheriff Joe Arpaio as well as "The Internet Protocol" addresses of any and all visitors to each page...". Fair warning to the Phoenix New Times readership: Joe's gang may come-a-looking for you."

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