The other major use for certificates in Windows is installing software and drivers silently without scary warning messages. I'd be more worried about this package that the school makes them install - does it have a backdoor that lets them remotely install other software, or simply spy on the user via screen capture or webcam?
How about just using the data connection on their phones? Bypasses your filters completely and the mobile service provider's filters are a joke.
Many EVs let you turn on the heating remotely or on a timer, so that the vehicle is warmed up while it is still plugged in and charging. Then it only needs to maintain that temperature, which requires a lot less energy. The charge process itself also generates a fair bit of heat which can be used.
Have a read of some of the EV forums. Electric cars are pretty popular in northern European countries where it gets very cold for much of the year, not least because they have this feature and tend to work more reliably than ICE cars.
The anonymous aspect is that when you mine Bitcoins you can do so anonymously. It isn't very practical any more as you need to be part of a pool to stand much chance of actually earning many, but in theory you can create them in an untraceable way (with the usual caveats about using Tor properly etc.)
You can also spend them anonymously if it is only on stuff that doesn't require anyone to know your identity or interact with you, so basically donation. Might indirectly benefit you, such as a fund to have someone you don't like assassinated. For the most part though it is hard to actually use Bitcoins anonymously. You also have the problem of Bitcoin addresses being linked, so when mining you need to keep creating new addresses with each new coin you mint, and ideally spend them in exact multiples of one since spending 0.5 BTC twice from the same address links the two transactions.
Sounds like a protection racket. Pay us $70k/year for extra patrols or be a victim of crime. If a neighbourhood needs that level of protection it should be paid for out of general taxation, especially since any neighbourhood not rich enough to afford it isn't going to get it and is probably the most in need of it. It would also motivate those who can afford it to try and improve policing generally for everyone, not just themselves.
2 networks on the same channel can be unusable if one is saturating it (big download, BitTorrent etc.). If you are lucky the two will at least share the channel and both will get some bandwidth, but in the event that the one being saturation can't hear the other but is still interfering with it you are SOL. Typically it looks like this:
A and B are the access points, u is the user in the middle. A and B are too far apart to hear each other, but if A is transmitting it will interfere with transmissions from B being received by the user. B can't hear A either so has no idea what happened, until the user's laptop fails to respond for some time and it tries to re-send.
5GHz is clear for now but will get worse. How much worse it gets depends on a lot of things, not least being how good the walls in buildings were you live are at blocking that frequency. New buildings should be designed to keep wifi in.
It's actually the perfect defence against speculative copyright infringement claims. "We don't have that information."
They could print an EULA on their panties. "By photographing these panties you agree..."
Unfortunately learning skills in your spare time won't get you far. Companies are not interested in self taught skills. The reason it takes a few years of full time education to get a CS degree is because it isn't something you can pick up yourself from a few online tutorials and "learn C++ in 24 hours" books.
Technical writing might be possible if you can get a good grasp of the concepts, but you are going to need examples of work so I'd start by understanding and documenting some open source projects. There are plenty that badly need it. Maybe you could write something for the LibUSB project, for example.
You can have regular interaction via the phone, video link, email etc. You can also visit clients or the office any time. You need to be in the same time-zone though.
Has anyone actually tried their code to see how effective it is? I don't have a system to compile it on at the moment.
I think what they mean is that they are admitting they didn't create a watertight taxation system and there is currently no rule blocking this kind of abuse. It's hard to see why Australia wouldn't fix this because it's not like Apple is going to exit the country if they do. Or maybe they will, but there are plenty of other people making computers and phones and tablets, maybe even Australian companies.
Tim Cook recently told a shareholder that Apple would put environmental concerns before profit. Are you saying that Apple should be questioned or the shareholders should revolt over that?
Being hipsters is part of the Apple image so addressing environmental concerns could come under their PR budget. We just need to convince hipsters that paying tax is cool.