Autonomous drones show intent, where a drunk security guy doesn't (this case).
We keep voting the same people, same two corrupt parties into office. If that doesn't signify cultural acceptance I don't know what does.
The original poster implied it wasn't culturally acceptable in the US, and I was making it clear that under certain circumstances and depending on how you look at things, it is culturally acceptable, just narrower in scope.
AND if you ask me, it is always has been and will be culturally acceptable until such time as we start tossing the likes of everyone involved in things like TARP I and II in jail.
More security requires more diligence, which is often inconvenient. More security requires everyone to be secure, not just some, and that is definitely inconvenient, and requires trust that others are not putting you in danger (insecure), which requires compliance checks and verification, which is inconvenient. Technology can take the edge off the inconvenience, but isn't the panacea that everyone wants it to be.
The weakest link in security is people. Always has been, always will be.
It is culturally acceptable in the US, especially when dealing with Congress and other Politicians, if done according to political campaign contribution laws.
Drone's aren't a real issue. They haven't been an issue, and they are likely not to be an issue.
The simple $2 fix is to jam the frequencies used by drones. Doesn't even need to be all that powerful, just directional antenna pointed at the drone.
The amount of PANIC in people is ridiculous. I work for a school district, and three schools went on full "LOCKDOWN!!!" because someone called a report of someone walking down the street with a "GUN!!!!". Turns out it was a man with a cane.
So, lets panic! It seems to be all the rage!
They don't actually work "real crimes" anymore. They have automated systems which allow you to file a police report that they can then ignore. However if you're sleeping in a park, it takes three cop cars and a supervisor to harass you.
It's not their fault if the manufacturer refuses to compile, test, and push out the updates (with their carriers' blessings) which they accepted full responsibility for doing.
It isn't even this. Manufacturers could release the binary blobs for the hardware for people like CM to use to build Android for obsolete hardware platforms. But the fact that Carriers are requiring LOCKED devices from Manufacturers is where the real problem lies.
Which is why Google produces (or has produced for them) the Nexus line of phones and tablets. And why I bought two OnePlusOnes. Support the manufacturers that do it right.
A Government that is not ethical, that is also Democratic, is exactly what the people vote for. You get what you deserve. Bush was bad, Obama was worse, as it was with Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan, Carter
If you look you see a pattern going back to Kennedy who was probably shot for going off the reservation (IMHO)
There is VZ and ATT, and then there is Sprint and T-Mo.
I've had all four in my area, and VZ by far has the best coverage. It isn't even close. I curently have T-Mo and the speed is much better, but coverage much worse than ATT and VZ. I'll give up a bit of coverage for better speeds.
As for Fiber vs Cable vs Wireless, Fiber will win on raw speed every time. The issue is the cost for last mile, and always will be. Which is why I recommend that Municipalities start looking at building out their own infrastructure and offering CONTENT/INTERNET providers the opportunity to compete for the last mile customers.
Right now, there is no competition, only franchise agreements that limit competition.
If we know the models aren't even close to being predictive (at all), then why are we using them for policy?
IF you say, "Because that is the best we have", you're part of the problem and a religious nut.
The year or the book?
The book is more a commentary on Socialism than anything.
And how has Socialism Progressive help blacks and race relations? How has Obama helped black people in six years? Tell me how liberal blacks calling conservative blacks "Uncle Tom" and "House Nigger" help race relations? Tell me how letting in illegal aliens helps black people who are unemployed get jobs? How has 50 years of the Great Society (not to mention LBJ's nigger's comment) help black people?
Blame institutional racism, and I'll agree. However I blame Liberal Democrats who want to keep their voting block intact by enslaving blacks to bottom rung economics.
Both sides do it, which is why I am a libertarian
Do you vote for people who silence their critics?