Sometimes I think what America needs is mother nature hitting the proverbial reset button on us. Americans have become greedy and hate riddled. There, you have my two cents. Let the catastrophe happen.
You can slap a new name on it but in the end, all you have is a shiny pile of shit.
Only apply the simplest amount of technology to remain efficient. This is a case where too much technology is the enemy. Go back to CB, Amateur, and walkie talkie radio for communication. Use a camera that can record to an SD card and periodically switch out the card and find a safe place to "dead drop" it. This way, the police can glean very little, if anything at all.
What happens if you receive an email with malware attached that activates simply when it downloads off of the server to your mail reader application without you actually opening it? I've seen this happen before. How do you know for certain that you DON'T have a virus? It is possible for legitimate websites like CNN or The Weather Channel to develop an infection and pass it to tend user.
In an ideal world we would be a bunch of smurfs helping each other out when needed. However, this would simply be utopian. This lifestyle might work for small communities of 5-25 people where everyone is dependent upon each other for friendship, socialization, and survival.
It's been tried before and failed miserably. The experiment was called Communism and basic human nature precluded it from the being successful.
Here's to hoping that IP TV will finally takeoff and we can just choose the channels we want. I only watch 10 or 15 channels out of the 500+ that I'm forced to pay for.
Absolutely! The moment the government gets its grubby mitts on anything it gets fucked up forever!
The only reason trolls win is we give them the reaction that they are looking for. If people just ignored them more often instead of getting all bent out of shape, the trend would go away. Trolls would quickly get bored because they won't have an outlet for their frustration. Trolls are nothing more than school yard bullies that never quite grew up.
From the article: “If we don’t have the courage to change, if we don’t lead the change, we will be left behind,” Chairman and CEO John Chambers said on a conference call. In reality, Cisco doesn't have courage at all. If they had courage, they would work to retrain a capable workforce and buck an ever growing trend in employment. By laying off 6,000 people, they are showing cowardice and a lack of confidence in their existing workforce. They would sooner send 6,000 people to the unemployment line then work work with a known, reliable quantity. The move is shortsighted because it costs money to hire someone and the new person must then learn the culture, infrastructure, and the business. Add to it the potential for the starting salary to be higher and any positives from the "courage to change" are negated. Bravo on another epic failure of the corporate world. I would have had more respect for honesty and integrity.
I would say, if the job market opens up, not when. There are only a finite number of jobs and there are even greater numbers of people competing for them.
I'd rather Google come in and bust the telecom monopoly in my home town where I have a choice between Verizon FiOS and Comcast Xfinity
... if you want to call that a choice. The lesser of the evils is Verizon FiOS. At least the FiOS is truly fiber optic!
You can kill the password in favor of strong security tokens but if the underlying code is poorly written and full of security holes, then it won't be any more secure than what we have now. If you can steal a few retinal images through an exploit, you could, in theory, make a model with the retinal pattern.
It seems epically stupid that wifi access for passengers is not on a physically separate system. Something as sensitive as this should NOT be even a virtual LAN.
This is a good reason to host your own email server with domain name. There are plenty of howtos out there. Hosted vms can be had cheap too.