Re: Conquest of Africa?
@Yet Another Anonymous Coward
The US has a dept of defence - I'm sure the people of Iraq appreciate the irony
Thanks for the hearty laugh!
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steps that impede their work
There's a fine distinction that needs to be made here.
If their work really demands Internet access, then of course they should have it.
When users en masse in your company are doing things that fly flat in the face of IT policy, it is a sign that IT policy is absolutely not fit for purpose.
This. In @sanmigueelbeer's post, it was said that the users wanted Internet access. Does it say that they needed it for work? It didn't, so I assumed that what they wanted was Facebook access, not real business Internet access.
Asking Guests to use their own phone data plan is a poor show. A potential customer that is going to be the source of IT staff salaries. And they shouldn't be watching how much data or battery they are using.
IT has a service role where the services need to work for the employees of the company. A just like other service industries, the customer is king as they say.
So basically greasing the right palms.
What you say is a wish list of things should happen, it will never fly in practice, so I can only assume you do not currently do this job in real life
Your assumption is correct ... I'm a medical student, but I consider myself well-versed in matters of IT.
each business unit had a DSL installed.
So basically your problem seems to be a luser coup d'état.
This is called unauthorized equipment and Security should be summoned to remove it. (Dunno if that is even possible, but if it were me, this is what I would do).
When we tried to shut down the port, we were told (angrily) to turn it back on because it was "operational necessity".
Tell him to f*uck off. Would he be permitted to get his bed, place it next to his desk, and sell his house? Because it's an operational necessity? (also see BOFH operational euphemisms? Operational necessity in this case meaning that one couldn't "operate" without enough sleep or something?)
I really doubt the CEO of the company could agree to this.
Recently, we had a client who had Corporate and Guest SSID (open authentication) enabled. The client kept asking "why are staff using the Guest SSID". Same thing as above. Corporate SSID had internet restrictions while Guest SSID wasn't. So guess what the staff preferred to use?
I'd either apply the same restrictions to both (but not connect them together), or just do away with the Guest SSID. Everybody and their pet now has mobile data plans. (I stand corrected though).
If sh*it means Facebook/$ANTISOCIAL_NETWORK/eBay/Amazon/Reddit/... then no, shit won't ever get done.
Instead of using a heavyweight web filter to block websites (nearly every one I had seen could be bypassed using an obscure proxy "as opposed to a popular one"), Internet access could be completely cut off from lusers' desktops. Updates are network-distributable.
So the Ummayads, the Abbasids, the Seljuqs, the Fatimids, the Ilkhans, the Ottomans, the Mughals and a few other, less important or even mentionable islamic dynasties down to the Saudis
Suppose somebody decided to kill every redhead he sees.
Is it logical to say that, hey, it's because he's a Buddhist, so all Buddhists are redhead-killers!
I'm not sure whether any of the dynasties you mentioned were despotic*, but this doesn't necessarily mean that it is Islam which made them despotic.
In a similar vein, one might argue that capitalism is evil simply because America invaded Iraq/Vietnam/whatever.
You can't generalize that a principle is wrong simply because some of its adherents did wrong.
So Islam has basicly been constantly "misrepresented" ever since its inception?
Nah, not really. Some caliphates were quite amazing examples of how Islam should be applied (and how should countries be ruled in general). I'm referring to 'Umar bin Abdul Aziz's caliphate here, whose caliphate is held by tradition to have completely eliminated poverty through rigorous distribution of wealth (Islamic alms or zakat), and to the first four caliphs, known as the Rightly-Guided Caliphs.
And as for those precious few upright true believers who represent the "real" Islam this leaves us with... the Qarmatians maybe???
Already tackled above. As for the Qarmatians, you mean the looting gang which killed hundreds of innocent pilgrims and looted the Kaaba? If we were to look at it with some humor like you did, they could be regarded as militant Social Darwinists instead, advocating the elimination of the weaker "excess" of humanity so that the stronger remainder flourishes.
* A quick Google search shows this source, which says that at least the Ottomans weren't despotic.
By that logic, and since you mentioned Iraq, Saddam Hussein should never have been ousted as well. Actually, the analogy quite fits, since both are Baathists.
Egypt -> al-Sisi (not elected via due democratic process, can't give a single speech without breaking down*)
Iraq -> government and country are in shambles after the American invasion, so nothing to see here***
Iran -> Despotic regime that misrepresents Islam to stay in power (and grab more and more of it) **.
* Not an opinion, seriously, just look up one on YouTube, you don't even have to understand the language.
** Keeping in mind the rules of al-Shura (people's consultancy) in Islam, which is quite equivalent to
democracy (but isn't the same though), a regime (and especially its ruler) can't be despotic and lay a claim to being Islamic at the same time.
*** Problem is that everybody wants a government in al-Iraq that represents everybody and everything. Fine in principle, but now "everybody and everything" is complaining that the other everybody and everything are the only stumbling block preventing Iraq from becoming a First World nation, so the solution is to break off into a separate state (see Kurds, other separationists). Repeat ad nauseam.
As I understand it, they are doing a man in the middle attack.
This means that they are sitting between the mail provider and the client.
This could be possibly getting the fully rendered HTML page of the webmail client, for example, and reading the content off.
This way, the message itself is decrypted at the provider and only relies on HTTPS (which was evaded by the MITM).
"The company whose court imposed penalty which was pretty much equivalent to a slap on the bum with a rolled up newspaper?"
"And by Newspaper I mean PART of a newspaper - something like the 'Culture' section of "The Sun", the non-boring bits of "The Financial Times" or the non-fiction portion of a vendor's Benchmarking specs handbook?".
- The BOFH replying to the Boss,
BOFH 2002 Episode 3, 02/18/2002.
But Microsoft managed to slow it down to unworkably slower than any previous OS with the first two semiannual updates...
$LATEST_WIN10_RELEASE is nearly always slower, on every laptop my tentacles touched (desktops unaffected for some odd reason).
He'll go into witness protection and be given a new ID, etc.
I know, but even that won't suffice.
A person who has been with me in primary school recently saw me (and remembered me too). You may have run into people whom you haven't seen in ten, twenty, even thirty years.
And that's when I am an Average Joe.
What would it be like for somebody on a drug cartel's hit list, a drug cartel with many, many tentacles?
Even if it were impossible for them to find him, he would still freak out. At least he would freak out about his children's safety.
I would, if I were him.
Don't forget that he has a history of nervous breakdown as a result of this very thing.
The problem isn't that it isn't usable at all ... the real problem is that, upon taking a look at it from the outside, bird's eye view, if you will, systemd is like that enormous, ugly, smelly monster out of the swamp. It runs fast though.
Just try getting rid of it, in a VM. Try to do it cleanly, with no traces.
Other inits have their love bites, but at least they "do one thing and do it well".
systemd tries to absorb the universe into it.
Hell, it even has a UEFI bootloader. WHY?!
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