starsrift: Man, I can't wait to drive into the Pentagon parking lot to get me some sweet, sweet free internet access.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: D'ya think? But I'm sure you were using a VPN from that coffee shop or hotel, right?
Prank Call of Cthulhu: The Starbucks in the Pentagon, alas, does not offer WiFi access.
No Such Agency: Yeah I've heard the Pentagon has security gaps you could fly a plane through.
The One True TheDavid: I don't trust wireless for sensitive tasks.As for the article, these 5 defendants have been tortured in Gitmo for 12 years. What can be gained by trying them and inevitably finding them guilty? (Does anybody believe they won't be convicted, whether they're guilty or not?) I say they've suffered enough: either put them out of their misery or let them go, whichever's cheaper for the taxpayers.
LarryDan43: Because anyone can waltz into the Pentagon and connect their iphone.
NutWrench: Prank Call of Cthulhu: D'ya think? But I'm sure you were using a VPN from that coffee shop or hotel, right?Basically, the lawyers don't trust the Defense Departments computer system because they seem to be prone to rather specific glitches that are losing and altering documents related to their cases. A more cynical and less enlightened being might suspect that their e-mails, Internet access and files are being deliberately tampered with. That someone is deliberately farking up their efforts to provide a good defense for their clients. So the Starbucks WiFi access is the defense council's best bet for ensuring that their e-mails get through and that their Internet searches aren't being monitored, sorry "accidentally intercepted" by the prosecution.An April hearing in the case was cancelled, and prosecutors have suggested the defence is using the network problems as an excuse for further delays. A logistics overseer testified that fixing the system could take up to 111 days once the Pentagon awards the contract and approves funding.Huh. How about that.
lack of warmth: Of course, with the Pentagon's bad math the prices may go ridiculously high, like 75 cents more.
brantgoose: MEMO TO ALL PERSONELNEW SECURITY MEASURESEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ALL EMAILS SHALL BE SENT FROM STARBUCKS. PERSONNEL MAY CHARGE ONE AMERICANO DOUBLE MILK DOUBLE SUGAR OR ONE AMERICANO SINGLE MILK DOUBLE SUGAR OR ONE AMERICANO NO MILK DOUBLE SUGAR OR ONE AMERICANO DOUBLE MILK NO SUGAR OR ONE AMERICANO DOUBLE MILK ONE SUGAR TO EXPENSES. TEA MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR COFFEE. ALL ADDITIONAL BEVERAGES AND FOOD TO BE AT EXPENSE OF PERSONNEL.WHERE STARBUCKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE PERSONNEL WILL CONTINUE TO HAND SECRET MESSAGES TO A RANDOM STREET URCHIN OR RUNNER WITH A SMALL COIN. HOPE FOR THE BEST.
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