Re: Makes no sense
You need to build that list first, good luck brave soldier.
754 posts • joined 16 Jan 2013
Staff have proven their worth, saved the company from going under and the response is to dump them and outsource.
This will come back to bite Maersk, we all know that but some execs will get bonuses for this - shareholders should be up in arms if they had any sense. Any repeat of the issues and that company is gone.
Better than ours, about 10 years ago we were told we had to go into a branch and meet with a mortgage specialist. When we did they opened up the same page on the back site we had, they then called the public mortgage centre number and handed me the phone..
To this day I have no idea why we were asked to go in, it was a waste of 3 hours out of work.
Point they are probably making is that this is for discussing the topic, not the appearance of those in it.
While I may or may not agree with you around her spectacles, it's not the right forum for that debate. Let's stick to the content of the article itself rather than go down the tabloid route?
I only have SSDs and M.2 drives in my PCs but have a NAS with plenty of rust in rotation on it as my pet hate with the newer drives is you generally don't get any warning before they are dead.. at least with mechanical ones you'd typically start having performance issues or bad block warnings.
To be vaguely fair, Apple if nothing else have innovated how they package and market products to the masses. When I repaired apple products in the 90s it was pretty niche, outside of a few Macs in schools and at designers there were precious few using them.
iMacs, iPods and clamshell ibooks changed that rapidly. I can't think of any equally rapid rise in market share other than perhaps Samsung and Huawei in terms of hardware.
I've never, at home or work failed to wipe and reinstall/image Dells. HPs, Lenovo etc. Hell we even did this with iMacs back in the 90s.
It's just good to know you are starting from a specific point with all software that's deployed known. I don't trust vendors not to sneak stuff on.
Look, I use to repair Macs in the 90s and early 00s. I like Macs but that's a pile of garbage you've written. Either you lack awareness with regard to equipment specification and performance or you, like many others had your heart set on a Mac from the start and were just trying to justify it to yourself.
It's incredibly rare for Mac to be better value in terms of hardware than any other PC vendor, the only one who occasionally is worse is Alienware.
Linux has it's own problem, underlying issues here are a culture of not funding and/or caring about information and cyber security.
If they did at most they'd be back up and running already and saying "we lost X amount of data, sorry ICO".
Instead they are still down, still clutching at straws and in PR damage limitation mode.
Almost guaranteed to have no patching, no contingencies, poor backups (or limited) and potentially outsourced chunk of IT.
The fact their external points were unpatched and poorly configured is a massive red flag, basically they don't test their own stuff, so that means realistically they now need to pay over the odds for someone to do all that for them, to tell them what they don't know - that they don't manage their systems or understand the risks they are running.
Watch as Senior Management don't get sacked or resign over this.
On 100% of the paper?
It's something the El'Reg readers are totally inconsistent on. They may be experts on database tech, auditing etc but the basics - go right over their heads.
They didn't even list an estimate for the number of people, that means it was all binned prior to ICO investigation, or the ICO completely failed to push them on it. Either of these is bad for the data subjects.
I 100% guarantee the average punter off the street would have been able to get some identifiable information from that pile of papers, it's not as if it was submerged in a swirling swimming pool.
and in the 90s the engineering firm I was an apprentice at didn't realise the one A0 plotter we had was business critical despite everyone using it day in, day out. Until of course it packed in during a large print run.
The solution? Should at the lowly engineering apprentice who's somehow ended up doing all of the IT for the company..
Some things never change!
That's the thing I don't get, if they just said "we're going back to paper for elections" it'd be far more secure straight away. Only issue is training staff, having premises available etc but that should be relatively easy as those machines had to be placed somewhere for the vote anyway.
US elections always seem to have issued caused by technology..
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