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An odd reply, from me, but it kinda' brings a tear of pride.
The US is hacked continuously and it is a nice feeling to know we've possibly been out-hacking them all: well enough not to be detected.
Yeah - there's all sorts of privacy issues and I resent anyone watching anything I do. But, separating myself from common sense, it's nice to know that in this particular war we've also got some clever folks 'reaching out to touch everyone'
Laser-Doppler on your window and all the sound in your room can be picked up without a microphone; and, of course, drive-by thermal imaging of building content. Aluminum foil on your head makes it easier to identify you (setting yourself afire might damage their IR sensor if you want to get back at them).
Samsung, by the way, noted that it's TVs (with bi-directional communication capabilities) were potentially hacking some time ago - why is anyone even a bit surprised? I've no interest in a smart TV any more than a smart phone. I'll pick my spying ports, personally.
it is a nice feeling to know we've possibly been out-hacking them all: well enough not to be detected.
I don't have any problem with that either... if they were really doing it for defence and/or to the "bad" guys... But I somehow have the feeling, they didn't
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I work in a place where instead of creating conversion programs to convey data from a system with no data integrity to out relational Data Base, they use packages and just some SQLs . . . the plan is now to further improve the constant Bad data issues is to write more SSRS reports and . . . I am in my 50's I have been doing many tasks for many years - where can I go to escape this madness . . . signed - message in a bottle.
Well, for the last five years I've been working on a team that might be similar to yours. We use SSIS to "source" data from all over the enterprise into SQL Server -- from SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, MySQL, CSV, Excel (ptui), Web Services, whatever. We have one job -- to bring in all the data as exactly as we can. At most we have to detect values that SQL Server can't handle (SQL Server appears to support the narrowest range of date and numeric values ).
Data integrity and data quality are not our job. Those are dealt with downstream of us and they who are performing that function can't do it unless they see all the data.
I recommend you adopt this separation of concerns before you start down a rabbit hole.
We're doing something similar. One of the business units have vendor software, but we have access to the database. Since the software only has some user validation, some of the records are considered wrong and they ask us to write reports to validate the data; so they can find the records that are incomplete. The reports can be nasty and take a lot of time, but job security is job security.
Thank you for the interesting inputs . . . I feel a little better know that there are a variety of similar data changes.
If this is of any interest. I am posting the thread, due to an 'is it just me' - this is not actually and area where I have to deal with.
I support IaM - I am control of the what I pick up for HR ( and students ) that feeds the IM software that modifies AD . . .
As well, I came from a Mainframe background ( over ten years ago ) and there was control over production items which were programs.
As well, when I was a COBOL / SQL contractor I had some conversion jobs, bringing over data after passing thru a program that was a combination of code and SQL. This was always the case.
So now, that I work in an environment, where there are people with different backgrounds, I am not able to explain why you should not use just SQL solutions and do not combine data retrieved with code doing the heavy lifting and then returning the data using SQL in the code.
So that is a glimpse of my background . . . but then again, I was just told today by a server mng. that the MS rep made comments about getting away from Email that I have been making for four yeas, so maybe people just to have to hear these ideas from an outside source.
Now all I have to do is work out how to get GIT in there...
Why on Earth would you want to ruin it so fast?
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
I remember decades ago (there goes grampa again with his stories) buying a computer for schoolwork from a small local shop (actually a summer job employer of mine) and insisting I needed a big fat hard drive because Borland C++ was going to use 33MB[*] on its own.
I remember the company owner (my boss at the time) wondering out loud, WTF does a compiler need a whole 33MB for???
I remember using MS FORTRAN on an IMSAI 8080 with 48K RAM from floppies where you had to swap floppies midway through a compilation ( The compiler was on the floppies - as was the FORTRAN source)
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