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[Dallas News] Texas DA Uses Office Funds For "Backup" Server

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A computer that Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow says he built as a backup server for his office contained documents related to eBay sales, personal e-mails and a cheat sheet for a computer game, an FBI computer expert testified Monday morning.

Rod Gregg, an FBI senior forensic examiner, said 80 percent of the content he found on the computer appeared to be personal rather than work-related.

Mr. Sumrow is being tried in Dallas on charges of forgery, theft and records tampering. As part of the case, prosecutors allege that he used office funds to buy the computer for personal use.

"I would not configure a backup computer in that way," Mr. Gregg said.

"When I saw that, I did not think of anything related to a government agency," he said.

The computer – equipped with two hard drives, seven fans, high-end video and audio cards, a wireless Internet connection and cables that glow under ultraviolet light – is designed for playing video games, prosecutors say.

Alan Timberlake, assistant director of information technology for Rockwall County, called the computer "gimmicky" and more suited to a college dorm room than an office.
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All I have to say is..lawls...
    
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I wonder what they are considering "high-end video... card"? A 6800?
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Lmao I didn't see what the big deal was until I read "7 fans" and was like heck that sounds like a gaming rig.

How dare they call it "gimmicky" probably the best PC in the entire office.
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A backup server with UV lights? PIMP!

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If it was an Apevia case then its gimmicky haha

Its always cool to have completely black and undercooled "office" computers.. but when i get a desk job im going to pimp my computer
    
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ROFL, nice.
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If it was an Apevia case then its gimmicky haha

Its always cool to have completely black and undercooled "office" computers.. but when i get a desk job im going to pimp my computer
Most likely you won't be able to touch the software, let alone the hardware
I have two PCs on a KVM switch at work, and they're on two different networks. One is the corporate, the other the local. I can't even change the date/time on the corporate one.....the other one I can install firefox, etc......but I'm not going to even bother with the hardware.
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are you guys crazy lol i built my own work computer

its in my sig lol
    
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lawl, owned nub

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If it was an Apevia case then its gimmicky haha

Its always cool to have completely black and undercooled "office" computers.. but when i get a desk job im going to pimp my computer
lol @ Apevia
ask them before you do anything to it

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are you guys crazy lol i built my own work computer

its in my sig lol
*drool*
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He was just trying to play some CSS, let the poor man go. =D
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