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Computer tech accidentally wipes out Alaska oil fund data

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March 22, 2007 11:09:27 PM

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I wonder if the dude got fired?

I think this tech and Bill Buckner should start their own support group - "Fukup's Anonymous"
March 22, 2007 11:30:39 PM

And I though I had a bad day.... :lol: 
March 22, 2007 11:31:44 PM

No way he was a computer techie. Way to damn stupid. Or he did it purposely for some reason.
March 22, 2007 11:50:54 PM

I doubt he was fired.He was probably sent for retraining at the u.s.tax payers expense.These things happen all the time but just never hear about the incidents as they are usually small and that kind of P.R. is bad for business.Just my take on it.

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March 23, 2007 12:53:42 PM

"To add insult to injury, the backup tapes also ended up unreadable."

From my experience that is a feature of backup tapes :mrgreen: they are always trashed when you need them !
March 23, 2007 1:46:16 PM

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From my experience that is a feature of backup tapes :mrgreen: they are always trashed when you need them !


If you use old tape technology or shoddy equipment that can happen.

Modern SDLT and LTO tapes are far more reliable, and are the standard for enterprise backup.
March 23, 2007 1:58:13 PM

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If you use old tape technology or shoddy equipment that can happen.


Well it was only a 38 billion dollar account, therefore not worth using good equipment.

They only use the good equipment on Trillion dollar accounts. Unless it is the government, then they use old scrapes of paper.
March 23, 2007 2:09:56 PM

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Well it was only a 38 billion dollar account, therefore not worth using good equipment.

They only use the good equipment on Trillion dollar accounts. Unless it is the government, then they use old scrapes of paper.


LOL, the funny thing is, it was the government of Alaska. As usual for any government agency, they immediately b0rk anything they lay their hands on. I'm not at all surprised that their backup system didn't work. That's what happens when you overpay underqualified people and provide no oversight.
March 23, 2007 3:00:56 PM

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That's what happens when you overpay underqualified people and provide no oversight.


Hahaha! Well said...but that also happen almost anywhere albeit on a smaller case
March 23, 2007 3:12:47 PM

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Well it was only a 38 billion dollar account, therefore not worth using good equipment.

They only use the good equipment on Trillion dollar accounts. Unless it is the government, then they use old scrapes of paper.


LOL, the funny thing is, it was the government of Alaska. As usual for any government agency, they immediately b0rk anything they lay their hands on. I'm not at all surprised that their backup system didn't work. That's what happens when you overpay underqualified people and provide no oversight.

Actually I think it would be more accurate to say they're underpaid, underqualified people that think they're overqualified and deserve more money, so they do an even worse job than they usually do.
March 23, 2007 3:34:53 PM

In the business world (aka "the real world") he would likely have lost his job... in his government "job" ... well, I'm sure he's still there.
March 23, 2007 4:05:28 PM

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In the business world (aka "the real world") he would likely have lost his job... in his government "job" ... well, I'm sure he's still there.


"Alaska's Revenue Commissioner at the time, Bill Corbus, said no one was blamed for the incident." WHAAAATT???? only in government could sombody say this!!

How do you accidentally delete $38B and then acidentally delete the backup disk and have ALL the backup tapes unreadable thats an awful lot of accidents to occur at the same time.
March 23, 2007 4:09:30 PM

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In the business world (aka "the real world") he would likely have lost his job... in his government "job" ... well, I'm sure he's still there.


"Alaska's Revenue Commissioner at the time, Bill Corbus, said no one was blamed for the incident." WHAAAATT???? only in government could sombody say this!!

How do you accidentally delete $38B and then acidentally delete the backup disk and have ALL the backup tapes unreadable thats an awful lot of accidents to occur at the same time.

Yeah that really seems like e heck of a "coincidence".....
March 23, 2007 6:17:32 PM

"No one is to blame for this incident."

This is true. If the government starts making people accountable for there actions, then they themselves would fear being prosecuted for there actions and decisions.

Making someone accountable......would be hypocritical in their minds.
March 23, 2007 6:30:38 PM

Anything the government can do, a corporation or NPO can do better. Anything.
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