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Comment What really sucks is... (Score 4, Interesting) 188

There is probably a conscientious developer that wanted to work on this the day it was discovered but the company thought the cheaper track was to bury it, and now he's probably going to be fired and implicated as the reason the bug existed, or worse, wasn't patched.

Comment Re:Okay, what's the business model then? (Score 1) 234

My assessment is their goal is two-pronged. The first is to amass the majority of this market and get even more people to embrace cloud password storage. Secondly, at some point in the future they will roll out a paid "premium" service that will help offset the costs they've been absorbing and move them into profitability. Given the expected low per-user cost I suspect it would have to be a *very* enticing service as to lure enough subscribers to move them into the black. Not sure what they could offer that would be *that* good.

Comment At what point... (Score 5, Insightful) 1010

Seriously, at what point does gross negligence become criminal? That's the real question. Even if it doesn't, as someone who works in a classified environment I can tell you that if I did this, I would be fired, lose my clearance, and most certainly never be granted another. I find this whole charade pretty upsetting.

Comment So it's like Battle Bots? (Score 1) 77

I'll be curious to see this, but I hope they do a better job with the filler material than Battle Bots did. The matches were actually really good, but pretty much everything between them was a complete joke. Even the guy who counted down the match start was was over-the-top corny with his weird amalgamation of ring-side boxing presenter and the voice at the match start for Mortal Combat.

Comment I don't understand. (Score 1) 277

The sum total of my intellectual property is a somewhat popular Warcraft UI and a few websites (so basically, jack shit), and even I have that data spread across a few different backup mediums. If I had anything even remotely as valuable to fans as pretty much ANYTHING Roddenberry made I'd probably have it in multiple safety deposit boxes in different timezones. How could he let that happen?

Comment Seriously... (Score 5, Insightful) 245

How could no one have foreseen the potential abuse and pitfalls of a system like this? Without even reading any further than "Giving Doctors Grades..." I immediately conjured images of a bunch of doctors huddled around each other saying, "I don't want that one." "Well I don't want that one either. My feedback is back at 85% and I can't risk another death screwing me over."

Comment I smell tomfoolery (Score 1) 80

The underlying cause of the incident was a hard-to-detect timing flaw in the spacecraft command sequence that occurred during an operation.

I've been a sys admin for a very long time and this sounds very familiar to many mad-libs style answers I've provided to uninitiated management immediately following an irreparable mistake.

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