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Re: “Charlie Morrow Creates Soundscapes That Mimic How We Hear

Very interesting.

Posted by The Great Morpheus on 02/12/2019 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Software Left Vermont Towns' Data Vulnerable for Years

What a tool. I'm pretty sure simpleroute now understands the software much more than their "preferred partner" dominion tech. Hell, I'm pretty sure they understand the software better than the developers themselves now. To be so petty and try to retaliate at simpleroute by trying to push business to dominiontech is shady as hell. I wonder if he's getting kickbacks?

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Charles Staal on 02/07/2019 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Software Left Vermont Towns' Data Vulnerable for Years

As an industry professional, I also would like to see the Attorney General launch an investigation. It doesn't take an elite hacker to find a vulnerability like this. Rather, NEMRC missed the very first steps of Cybersecurity 101, like not using a database from 2001. The program was dumping sensitive information into text files on the main shared folder for the towns. Even my grandmother can figure why that's a bad idea! Oh, and NEMRC was also sending all the sensitive data over the Internet, completely unencrypted, which was left out of this article.

The heinous, obvious nature of these bugs, coupled with the fact they've existed since 2006, all but GUARANTEES that data has been stolen, almost certainly multiple and many times. Add to this pile that fact that the offending party is completely unapologetic, smugly calling cybersecurity concerns "overblown" and hinting at the witch-hunt metaphor. TJ Donovan, please step in and stop the madness!!!!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by btv123 on 02/07/2019 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Software Left Vermont Towns' Data Vulnerable for Years

Software solutions are getting more essential for business. Some are secure , some are not.
For construction project managers you may like to use this one: https://www.fizure.com/accounting-integration
That probably would save your time, resources and money.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Charles1905 on 02/07/2019 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Software Left Vermont Towns' Data Vulnerable for Years

Since "Ernie" was well aware of the security failures for years he probably should do jail time. At the very least, his company feet should be held to the fire by the AG's office. What good is VLCT in all this? Not much apparently!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by E. Sutor on 02/06/2019 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Software Left Vermont Towns' Data Vulnerable for Years

"I AM A LONELY FOOBALL." What is that you may ask? It is an error message within the NEMRC system. What does it mean, you may ask? As a NEMRC user myself, I ask the same question.

17 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by wwvt16 on 02/05/2019 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Beta Technologies Races to Develop Electric Aviation

The Electric Wright Brothers, in our midst here in VT! That is unreal.
Congratulations!

Posted by Peter Moore on 02/04/2019 at 6:56 PM

Re: “One Man's Mission to Rate Vermont Restaurants by Noise Level

I'm going to see if better living audiology takes insurance and go see them for the reasons Mr Davis has stated. This is a very great service

Posted by Gi Grape on 10/21/2018 at 8:38 PM

Re: “One Man's Mission to Rate Vermont Restaurants by Noise Level

I love the idea of collecting lists of quiet restaurants! I also suggest that restaurants not seat couples next to large parties.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CitizenVT on 10/20/2018 at 8:18 PM

Re: “One Man's Mission to Rate Vermont Restaurants by Noise Level

This is a great service. For any restaurant or bar in Winoosi; as well as parts of South Burlington, Williston and even Burlington itself (such as Pingala Vegan Cafe), it is also necessary to factor in the flight path for the already deafening F-16 fighter jets (and the even louder F-35 fighter jets scheduled to arrive next year). The fighter jets fly at all hours, including at night during dinner hours, and will shut down all conversation for at least several minutes. Frequently multiple jets take off at the same time, extending the noise and hearing damage. Obviously some good dining in Chittenden County but best bet to avoid the fighter jets is to go elsewhere in the state.

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 10/17/2018 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Ka-Ching! Winooski's MyWebGrocer Rings Up a Final Item — Itself

The Champlain mill has been pretty much vacant for the past few years, they were always overpriced anyway

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by Gi Grape on 10/17/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Ka-Ching! Winooski's MyWebGrocer Rings Up a Final Item — Itself

"Four days earlier, it was a different scene on the fifth-floor offices at the Champlain Mill. No one was at the receptionist's desk, and the place looked all but abandoned. Downstairs, the game room was locked and dark. But there was enough light streaming in through the windows to see that the idle Ping-Pong table had accumulated a thin layer of dust."

Uhhh...because we were all out partying.

24 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AgentOddJob on 10/17/2018 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Iconic Tech Firm MyWebGrocer to Be Bought by Florida Company

@ Roy,

You might find that not everyone who develops a successful business and makes money is personally cheating you out of anything.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 10/16/2018 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Iconic Tech Firm MyWebGrocer to Be Bought by Florida Company

I like capitalism . It feeds the sponges who get to gripe about it .

9 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 10/15/2018 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Iconic Tech Firm MyWebGrocer to Be Bought by Florida Company

It would be interesting to know how much, if any, of Vermont taxpayers money went to this company over the years either through tax breaks or small business development incentives.
As for there being no planned job losses, well thats more than likely a lie. These Vermont companies always sell out and always state that there will be no job losses but of course, there always are.
This sale has noting to do with serving customers better and has everything to do with making a buck. Why do they feel the need to lie about it?

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 10/15/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Iconic Tech Firm MyWebGrocer to Be Bought by Florida Company

Mi9 is based out of Florida, which means they don't want to pay any taxes, so you can kiss these jobs good-bye.

Ain't "capitalism" wunnerful?

20 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 10/15/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “The Jefferson Project Turns Lake George Into the World's Smartest Lake

A Much Fuller PICTURE of Lake George the SEPTIC TANK LAKE .... https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei…

Posted by Isacc Witham on 08/09/2018 at 12:29 PM

Re: “The Jefferson Project Turns Lake George Into the World's Smartest Lake

The CONTINUING Public Nuisance .... YES a Very SMELLY Matter .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmxvkCLa2E…

Posted by Isacc Witham on 08/09/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Fake Leahy Comment to FCC Decries Net Neutrality

@Adam -

k

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Pavek on 12/13/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Fake Leahy Comment to FCC Decries Net Neutrality

Well said, @Adam.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Oleander on 12/13/2017 at 10:20 AM

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