Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:48 UTC
Bugs & Viruses We're well and deep into April 1 now, and if you were to believe some of the reports and hype on the internet, we should've all been paying in bottle caps right about now. As any sane person already saw coming, the Windows worm Conficker didn't do anything. It just kind of sat there, patiently mocking all those who did not update their machines properly.
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RE: Inexcusable
by linux4life on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 22:15 UTC in reply to "Inexcusable"
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I work as a web dev for the US Air Force and I can tell you exactly what the problem is; the whole chain of command issue. What I mean is that a guy like me has to put in a request for something and the request has to work it's way up the chain of command because the first person you asked won't give you an answer for fear of being chewed out by their superior for overstepping authority.

So up and up the request goes, and eventually, down it comes through the chain again once an answer has been given. This takes days, months, even YEARS in some cases. The IT guys in my detachment that I work with have been trying to get everyone to upgrade to IE7 and to delist Firefox as unstable for the work environment. They put that request in quite some time ago.. and I can still hear it crawling up the chain ever so slowly....

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