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Two phones

Two phones

Posted Jun 28, 2013 5:33 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Two phones by jzbiciak
Parent article: Quotes of the week

if you really have such a hard firewall between the two halves, why are you reading the same feed on both halves?

That said, I have no problem with the concept of someone having multiple mobile devices that they use a different times (be they phones, tablets, phablets, or whatever other name they want to use)

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Two phones

Posted Jun 28, 2013 7:46 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

Well, given the number of "Sports" news paper sections I find in the restroom at work, at least one of my coworkers is comfortable checking up on non-work-related news items while at work.

More generally, for many of us these days, it's hard to predict when you'll have a leisure moment to catch up on your "idle reading." It could be in a meeting. It could be over your morning cup of coffee. Who knows. Having that idle reading handy seems useful.

As for why am I reading the same feed on both halves, if the halves are so firewalled from each other? Because the firewall is irrelevant to the feed. I get vaguely interesting stuff to read on my feed, while the firewall stops unscrupulous attackers try to scoop stuff out of our corporate network after social engineering a password from someone.

As for the hardness of the firewall? That comes from running both environments in virtual machines. AFAICT, the firewall prevents my employer from seeing my personal email accounts, web browsing habits, and SMS messages. Seeing my RSS feeds is like seeing what papers get delivered to someone's house. I'm sure there are plenty who think that way.

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