So many users (and a lot of IT departments, unfortunately) viewed their anti-virus products as a magic forcefield to protect them from threats. That's how they were marketed always will be. It's not just security vendors; salespeople from any vendor will tell you that it dishes out soft-serve ice cream if that's what it takes to get you to buy it. What amazes me is how so many companies still buy into it and turn to new security products looking for that same non-existent magic force-field. I had hoped the mindset would get better in the current threat landscape, but I'm not so sure it is. I still hear customers asking "Why didn't product X protect me?" in situations where they should have already known full well that it wouldn't do jack sh*t against the particular threat that was encountered, and they didn't have other crucial pieces of the security puzzle in place. (Social engineering, anyone?).
The net neutrality vote gets a lot more attention, but this is even more important IMHO. Net neutrality wouldn't even need to be enforced by the FCC if there were sufficient competiton.
Just one of the reasons why I have zero desire to pay for broadband from the incumbent providers even if they do offer gigabit fiber. I think the moment needs to be seized and open-access municipal fiber networks built before they monopolize that as well.
The only possible way to counter these bastards is with an absolute avalanche of public backlash. It worked in turning Wheeler around; now we need to turn up the heat on our so-called 'representatives'. To hell with big cable and telecom. Burn their crops and salt their fields. Rip their monopolistic power from their hands and savour the sound of them kicking and screaming the entire way.
just want to watch the world burn.
I'm not the first and probably not the last to suggest you take a look at M-DISC. http://www.mdisc.com/. Also, with any optical disc storage you want to make sure to store them vertically. Gravity can do surprising things when given enough time.
Uh... uh... Life.... Uh... Finds a way.
It's just the inane ramblings of a desperate man clinging to the helm of a sinking ship. I hope everyone recognizes this nonsense for what it is.
I feel bad for the victims of these vile bastards, but at the same time I think that if that doesn't get them into the habit of regularly backing up their files, then NOTHING will. Also a good motivator to get the hell off Windows.
I have mixed feelings about Google Fiber (I strongly believe that open-access municipal fiber networks are the better option) but I consider this a tremendous New Year's present that utterly decimates the misguided viewpoint that common carrier rules will impede such projects. Every free-market preaching tool that has said "The next Google FIber won't happen with Title II!" Can now procede to eat crow.
Republicans, Democrats..... A sellout is a sellout regardless of what political mantra they spew while they rent themselves out to the highest bidder.
SFF systems used to be rather limited, but they have evolved to the point that there is really no need to build a massive, cumbersome system; unless you are doing really hardcore things such as SLI and overclocking. Take a look at the Silverstone Sugo enclosures or something similar. The SG08B-LITE will still allow you to use any beefy GPU you want as long as it has the right style of cooler.
I remember learning cursive all throughout middle school. It never served any functional purpose afterward. Almost nobody used it and the few people who still insisted on it were the ones whose handwriting nobody wanted to have to read because it was so difficult to make out. In college, many professors will not accept a paper written in cursive for that same reason. I still think handwriting is important, but to hell with cursive. Why waste time teaching it when the vast majority will never use it?
Maybe I'm not understanding the full picture, but data caps seems like a farce to me; at least in the U.S. They put the data caps in place, claiming their networks cannot handle the load, then make some of the most data-hogging apps such as streaming music exempt from them? What am I missing here?
I honestly think everyone should be putting more time and energy toward this rather than having the FCC enforce net neutrality. It will be much trickier for conservatives to preach their free market line against something that is so obiously designed to open up competition. What gets me every time is when people say "Deregulate broadband and it will increase competition!". I have never once seen someone spout this line and offer a single detail about how this is supposed to work. Do they seriously expect every house and building to have multiple fiber connections built out to them? Google Fiber has also been a double-edged sword in that it has made these same people say "Google did it so that means others will!". I don't even need to point out everything that is wrong with that idea.