Thursday trivia #108

First, my thoughts and condolences are with the families of the pilots killed in the Westwind II crash at Huntsville yesterday. 
  • I don’t normally post on political topics here… but if you believe that six key IRS employees just happened to lose all of their email, at the same time, in a manner that’s not recoverable, then I have some hope and change I’d like to sell you. Government agencies and large companies pay large sums of money to prevent exactly that type of occurrence.
  • This looks pretty interesting: “Loss of Signal: Aeromedical Lessons Learned from STS-107
  • Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the first successful demonstration of an autopilot. We’ve come a long way since then.
  • Having two teenage sons both driving has reacquainted me with all the reasons I don’t like auto insurance companies. Every six months, when I write that check, my dislike for them peaks.
  • I’m loving the World Cup, but oddly I don’t care much about soccer in general. Go figure. I must be an American.


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3 responses to “Thursday trivia #108

  1. Exactly. The explanations offered by the IRS are absolutely outrageous. They are as implausible as if they’d blamed trolls and fairies.

  2. I feel bad for the IRS admins. I suspect they are doing their best hobbled by no budget and less management support. I heard one report that each client is storing messages on local PSTs instead of on the central mail stores. Can we make this kind of stuff treason??

    • robichaux

      I don’t think the admins are in any way involved. Looks to me like the bad actors here had PST files, lost them (on purpose? accidentally? I know which way I’m betting), and didn’t have any backups.

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