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Re: Re: (OT) Dealing with end user paranoia

by jlongino (Parson)
on Jun 05, 2002 at 16:00 UTC ( #171881=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Your example certainly is shocking and I'd be surprised if a few heads didn't roll in the ensuing melee. I could imagine security phoning each computer lab on campus and asking the lab assistants/monitors to check if the individual was present but this seems to me a flagrant misuse of resources.

As for the public computer idea. Who is to say that our spies (Computer Center) won't be keeping a paper log of who is using which machine at any given time ;-)


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Re: Re: Re: (OT) Dealing with end user paranoia
by jepri (Parson) on Jun 06, 2002 at 15:02 UTC
    Small miscommunication. Our labs are usually unmanned, and access is only permitted when you swipe your card. Access is open to almost all 10,000 card holders. There was no melee, he didn't really care that much, because it was kind of convenient for him.

    I've noticed this is an attitude where Australians do differ from Americans. Like coreolyn says, we knew we are being monitored, we just trust (and hope) that people aren't abusing the system too much. We really go to town on people who break the trust though.

    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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