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  • Jan 21st, 2010 @ 6:42am

    Re: Job 1 - Productivity

    The issue is not can we connect it. Its simply we dont want to. Within my company we have several people that want (and sometimes demand) to be able to use their own smartphones. For one reason or another. We have set our network up in such a way that blackberrys are the only phone that can readily connect to our wifi. I have A G1 and its hard for me to connect to our wifi and surf the web. We provide those employees whose job require it blackberries. We do not tell people that they can not use their their personal phone we just dont allow them to connect to key elements other the e-mail, and we warn them that if there is a problem we WILL NOT support that phone so if you lose imporant data oh well

  • Aug 28th, 2009 @ 6:01am

    Yes and no

    Having worked in IT for some time now I can kind of agree with what he says. I have worked for large componies approx 5000 users world wide) and small (approx 50 users)In the small companies its a lot easier to trust people not to install programs and allow them free reign over the internet. While the larger companies tend to lock everything down even for the IT's Where I am now has found a good middle ground. The users have almost free reign on where they want to go but we block many sites ie myspace, facebook, gambling, porn. We also allow them to download programs but they have to contact us first so we can review it. This is all for our desktop users. Now with the laptop users it diffrent. They have full control over the laptop. I dont agree with this and it just so happenes that the majority of the calls I get a day have to do with laptops. People do stupid things when you give them the power

  • Aug 3rd, 2009 @ 9:07am

    Screw Apple

    I will say that I dont hste the I-phone but I do HATE HATE HATE Apple. As I have stated before Apple is way over priced and for what it looks pretty. I have a G1 (finally) and after doing a sid by side comperison with an i-phone I must say that the two are even. Loaded pages with roughly the same speed, tons of apps for both (both usefull and useless) In fact the only place that I saw that the i-phone out did every one else was looks. Its the same with the i-pods and with macs.

  • Jul 31st, 2009 @ 8:02am

    texting while driving

    I agree with this law. There should be a ban.
    2 reason;

    1) If there is no law in place for this offence then there is no penility. No fine, nothing. With this law people will have to own up and take responiblity for their own actions. Take the ticket, court date, points on the license.

    2) Revenue, States will make some serious money on this. That could help out a lot of things. Why shouldn't someone get money off of someones stupidity?

  • Jul 24th, 2009 @ 7:40am

    Screw Apple

    I'm cleaning this up a bit cause this is a public space but ___________________ Apple. I will never ever ever buy one of there products. They are seriously over priced. Why would any moron pay

  • Jul 23rd, 2009 @ 6:04am


    I will agree with you that this is a bit on the paranoid side, but think about it from a thief's point of view. The rich neighborhoods have a tendecy to leave there doors open/unlocked. Many people have mock alarms. They are naive. If I wanted to rob a house it sure as hell would not be in my neighborhood where I stand a greater chance of getting shot in the process of getting a PS3 or 360 and maybe a 36" plasma screen. I want to go to the place that I can steal jewels, gold, and not risk getting killed in the process

  • Jul 23rd, 2009 @ 5:56am

    Not an invasion of privacy.

    Anyone at anytime can be videotaped and or recorded so long they are outdoors. When you are outside there is an expectation of privacy lost. Right now if I so desired I could go and video tape any indivial I so please so long as they are outside. So this town is perfectly within the legal rights to record any and everything that goes on within their city limits. This type of thing is already happening in philadelphia where I live. In the most crime ridden neighborhoods you will see boxes with flashing blue lights up about a block apart from each other. These are cameras that record 24/7 and yes they help deter crime in that specific part of the city. A criminal will think twice about coming into that town to commit a crime because chances are greater that he/she will be caught.

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