This has actually been around since at least 2006.
Russian spam operation EvaPharamacy have been using this approach to turn public servers they don't own into free hosting for all of their rogue pharmacy sites.
You can read a pretty detailed description of this here:
The people who run EvaPharmacy (criminals, in my opinion, but also in others' opinion) do a lot of destructive things to your server while installing their proxy hosting / DNS software on your server, and they leave no trace of any files at all.
I first learned *about* programming when I was 10 (1977) by reading a small paperback book about the Basic language. I wrote on paper with pencil to learn some very rudimentary programming. I didn't learn on a real computer until 1979 or 1980 - at my junior high school - and that was originally using an Atari 400 or 800. We also learned on an IBM card reader connected to a university unix server using only a wide-carriage printer as the output, no screen at all. I also learned on a Tandy TRS-80 and an Apple IIe. The first language I learned: Basic, on an Atari computer. The 2nd: Turbo Pascal on an Apple IIe. I remember being taught some very preliminary machine language / assembly at that time as well but that was from fellow students. It never stuck with me.
I didn't own a computer for most of the time I was most interested in programming one. When I was really eager to learn programming the most (say 1981 - 1984), my parents couldn't afford one and they felt it was a frivolous purchase. It wasn't until 1994 that I dove into programming seriously. That ended up being Perl and Oracle PL/SQL that I learned and used extensively at that time.
In this case it *is* an aspect of a nanny state.
You want others to help you with the problem *you* brought upon *yourself*.
I'm sorry, I don't give a flying fuck about people and their kids shooting themselves in the face, because they don't know how to handle a gun. You bought a gun, you deal with it. I'm not paying for your hobbies. Period.
My only concern if bullets flying *outside* of your private property.
Its a non issue till A) its your child
Your child is your problem. My child does not have access to firearms and I'm not paying for your child to be taught some bullshit about guns. If you want to teach your kid, go ahead and do it yourself.
, or B) someone cries "Won't someone please think of the children" and we all lose our rights.
And teaching kids about guns is supposed to prevent this... how, exactly?
Sure! Every gun owner should teach their kids that. Problem solved.
There are far too many stories about kids thinking they have a toy and killing a sibling.
Pretty sure that compared to the number of all other cases of death by a gunshot this is a non-issue.
The thing is that one person (heck, even one country) can't make enough impact, because, as I mentioned, there is no single major polluter.
To make enough impact, everybody has to be onboard, which I don't believe will ever happen. Especially given the fact that there is a (financial in most cases) initiative not to do that in the first place and if I do this and you don't, my business is at disadvantage.
If you publish an article that questions AGW, you'll never get another research project funded.
Pretty sure a whole bunch of oil companies will be more than happy to fund that.