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« Landscape, Movies & Modernism | Main | Roberts and Easterbrook »

April 10, 2007

Dangnabit

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

That musta hurt.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at April 10, 2007




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Of course, in the private sector, the technician would have been staked to the ground and his skin peeled off. Then they would have rubbed salt all over his body and left him to die. It goes without saying that he would also have been fired. Oh, AND he would lose his parking place.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on April 10, 2007 1:55 PM



Boo-hoo. All this means is that Alaskans will have to wait a little longer to get money from the state government. People in every other state have to pay taxes to their state governments.

Posted by: Peter on April 10, 2007 4:32 PM



"Of course, in the private sector, the technician would have been staked to the ground and his skin peeled off."

I think their is a reason why we don't hear these stories from the Private Sector.

I used to work for UPS, and we would keep Terabytes worth of information. To get to the place that actually stored the data you had to have clearance to go through an "Air Lock" Basically, the door behind you locks before the door in front will open. And it will only open if your clearance was "cleared" a second time in a second way. After all that, you needed to have a code to get into the room. In there, they had lines on the floor that only certian people were allowed to walk into. That is, the people who were allowed would know who is and isnt allowed.

After all that, if somehow I could have accidentally deleted the info, well, it was backed up at TWO other loactions.

This was not some gov't sponsored 9-5 union-protected job. These people had a financial interest. So, they did things right.

I should add that in my experience, most private enterprises are less interested in "Losing" data than with having it stolen or copied.

Posted by: Ian Lewis on April 11, 2007 11:03 AM






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