What you're overlooking is, although they'd like more, they still regard "keeping the plebs from making easy copies" as a worthwhile goal.
If we're lucky, we might be able to get her vote count into three digits!
Because male CEOs never use stupid euphemisms for layoffs.
You'd be surprised. One letter with no contribution from an unknown doesn't do much, no. But you better believe a Congresscritter keeps track of what he gets large amounts of such mail from his constituents on. Because, while you can't get elected without money, having money doesn't guarantee you election (as the number of people who have tried throwing massive amounts of money at an election only to fail miserably shows). He may or may not do what they want, but he *will* pay attention.
I think he means someone running a DHCP server. Having someone handing out rogue IP addresses is going to be no fun at all...
The fact that he owns the land doesn't change the fact that giving it away is a cost. It's not cash out of his pocket, but it's still a cost.
"We [by which he presumably means Californians] probably don't need to be making this." doesn't mean "We probably don't need to be drinking this."
Also, CA's agriculture depends upon cheap water, not expensive desalinated water.
Sooner or later, CA's agriculture is going to have to learn that cheap water cannot be sustainably provided in the southwestern desert. Sooner would be better. Later is likely to be...painful.
One should note that there's no real "storage buffer" in this system. Oh, there's some high-power capacitors in places, and you get a little bit of play because of the natural capacitance of the lines, but, with in a fairly tight margin, income has to equal outgo at all times. There's no "storing it for later" past a few minutes. This means the utility is constantly managing their input, turning on generators when they're needed, turning them off when they're not, which can be tough because a lot of that equipment can't be turned on or off on a moment's notice--and it gets a lot tougher when they don't control a significant amount of their inputs.
...it looks like advertising!
The answer is simple. He's taken dozens, if not hundreds of measurements. The odds are in favor of one of the measurements turning up a correlation by chance. The odds against this particular measurement being by chance are 19 to 1--but he's selected it out of the group. The chances that one of *any* of his measurements would show such a correlation by chance are quite high, and he's just selected out the one that got that correlation.
Providing their own rent-a-cops is one thing. Performing their own investigations of major crimes is entirely another.
We the People petitions are meaningless. Get enough signatures, and you'll get a signed form letter from the White House. Nothing actually happens.
So workstations on an airgapped network can never get software upgrades?
Correct. The system would have to have its airgrapped status stand down temporarily to perform the upgrade. Which is one reason that upgrades on such systems are rarely done.
Yes it is. Otherwise, you would never get a single computer on that network. At some point you *have* to bring something into the area.
Correct. And at that point, the system is not airgapped. It will be airgapped once installation is complete and system sealed.