That *is* the point.
Yes, of course, I have no idea what my own point was.
Six million a year for 24 hour surveillance. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
$684.93 per hour.
A quick Google search indicates they had "at least four" officers at a time watching the embassy. Let's say 5, to accommodate the times when there are more. That works out to $137 per hour per officer. Their base salary is only part of that. There's overhead -- something I can imagine is quite steep for a police officer, given the extensive supporting infrastructure in the police department compared to other kinds of businesses. And perhaps there are also bonuses, overtime, etc., for these kinds of assignments.
In short, the cost does seem peculiarly high, but not outrageously so.
Are you implying that newer versions of Android aren't affected by the vulnerabilities you know of?
That's an honest question. An affirmative response means yes, you are implying that, a negative response means no, you are not implying that; noting more, nothing less.
So, have you stopped beating your wife and abusing small children yet?
This, on the other hand, is actually a strawman. An affirmative response means yes, you admit to having beaten your wife and abused small children, while a negative response mean you are still doing those things. It's an indirect way of getting someone to admit to something they don't realize they're admitting to, and my answer is that I never started doing those things, so your question is irrelevant. Mine, on the other hand, was an honest question. Is that what you are implying? I didn't say you were implying that, I didn't even imply you were implying that; either of those things would have been putting words in your mouth, but I did neither. What I did do was ask a direct question. No words put in your mouth and no strawmen. That you don't want to answer, however, is very telling; were it a strawman, you'd be able to come up with an answer similar to the one I gave, above, rather than skirting it altogether. Yes, or no?
The key admission which makes every single statement you have made up to this point defending Android as a platform a fraud.
First of all, you are taking that out of context to bolster your weak position and I don't think anyone with an IQ over 70 is falling for it. Second, why should I care about someone else's device? Does caring that they made a poor purchasing decision and won't be getting updates that fix these vulnerabilities suddenly and magically grant them updates or some form of protection from those vulnerabilities? No. So why waste the effort caring? I can (and do) show them the light, when I have the opportunity to do so, lead them to water so to speak, but I can't make them drink. Beyond that, what good is done by belittling them for being part of the problem? I'd rather simply be part of the solution and get on with it.
How unsurprising that in addition to your puerile name calling
Again, I'll ask, just where were you implying I had my head stuck and how proud would your mother be of that remark? Pot, meet kettle.
that you are also a liar
And is that not a name, which you are calling me from atop thine high horse? Point out one lie I have told. Don't limit to this conversation, go through all of my comments, everything you can find, and point out one lie. Not one piece of misinformation or a misquote or something else not purposely stated to deceive, but an actual, honest-to-God lie I told with the intent of deceiving or defrauding anyone. Do it. Go on, do it.
only interested in yourself.
Right, because of one out-of-context remark. Grow the fuck up.
Branching works fine...
But merging branches doesn't.
I have yet to find a VCS for which this is not true.
At some point, you'll encounter a merging problem that will defeat whatever VCS you're using.
Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?