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March 7th, 2005


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01:41 pm
Just had to inform two of my coworkers that a million bytes is one megabyte, not 100 megabytes.
One I could excuse, but two? who have been working in the computer field for about 10 years EACH?
fer fuck's sake.
mood: bitchybitchy

(12 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:enmascarado
Date:March 7th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I just put the letter K after any number that relates to computers and hope that people understand what I'm talking about.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 7th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
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*grin*
but you're not paid to know this shit.
They are. (and more than me no less.)
From:squirrella
Date:March 7th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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wait-didn't they just change that? like, computers are getting bigger, so they up the gigs?

*ducks*
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From:jjjiii
Date:March 7th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
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A few months ago I had to argue in a meeting with my team that no matter how secure our server was, if the end users didn't do their part on the front end (like walking away from their workstation only after locking it) our data was about as secure as a bank vault with a screen door, and that there was no fix that could be applied to the server that would change this simple fact.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 8th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
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I know of one:

Remove access.
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From:jjjiii
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, you can do that... but "the three pillars of security" where I work are availability, confidentiality, and integrity. You want to make sure that the data is available to who it's supposed to be available to, not available to who it's not supposed to be available to, and not corrupted. Shutting off access is a denial of availability, and thus a security problem.

I hear you can also avoid assassination attempts by avoiding political life, but that doesn't really help a presidential candidate.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 8th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
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But it would be so fun to say "I found the security leak, and it's you.
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From:jjjiii
Date:March 8th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
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It would, but then politics comes back and bites you.

Mostly, these people aren't really leaks, they're just vulnerabilities. Stubborn ones, and difficult to patch. It's more of a policy and management problem; we've provided the technical means for them to lock down their data, it's now up to them to use it.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 8th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes, the politics.

I refuse to not do my job right because it will piss someone off.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 8th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
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You left out some 24s, mebibyte boy.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
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=P
I'm well aware of that, but I wasn't about to get into that argument with them. heh.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 8th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Understandable.
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