Quite agree. Its also why Ford and Mustang owners feel the need to resort to this kind of shit to get their new cars noticed. Except they clearly don't understand the "not in a good way" thing.
probably shouldn't have surfed to that URL at work though..... but their site actually comes across as quite rational and reasonable. Not what I was expecting at all.
Wow, this button is a new low both for Ford and for the Mustang.
Burnouts are for morons in the first place, but If you can't do one without a button you shouldn't even be behind the wheel.
I think you're confusing bugs and backdoors explicitly put in place.
>> all gods are just from an inventive mind
I believe it was the author H.P. Lovecraft that you're mis-quoting there. I'm not a Satanist but as he was merely an early 1900's horror fiction author, Its a fair guess he did not start, define or even much contribute to the actual belief of Satanists.
I think I'm right in saying that the environment on earth when life started to appear would actually be lethal to most current-day life including humans, i.e. too hot/unbreathable/toxic and too much radioactivity.
The fact you know about those vulnerabilities in the first place exactly makes my point for me.
Maybe you don't understand the historical context here. During WW2 the various allied forces were able to gain an advantage by breaking NAZI codes and the codes used by the Japanese Imperial forces. By having advanced knowledge of enemy movements, allied forces were able to defeat enemies with superior forces. Specifically, they were able to destroy the Japanese surface fleet, and the German u-boat fleet.
Intelligence acts as a force multiplier. And after the war, governments took notice of the important role it played. It's fun to talk about hostile organizations like they don't exist or they threat they pose is overstated. But the reality is they do exist, and signals intelligence is an important part of any strategy to combat them. It's naive to suggest that the US government could be stable in the long term without it.
That said, it would also be foolish to operate this program without oversight and transparency. As I said, an obvious potential for abuse exists and has been overlooked.
Only the residue left? So you could add it to water and turn it into wine?
Given the nature of the sludge that was likely found, I'd wager that turning this into wine would involve a similarly miraculous feat as cutting the middleman and turning the water into wine directly.
The answer is that since WWII signals intelligence has played a more and more important role in the way governments address issues of national security. In the past this kind of large scale surveillance didn't happen because it wasn't possible. Now that it is, it constitutes a powerful tool that if used properly can allow government agents to anticipate attacks and other criminal activities.
Citizens are rightly concerned that this kind of surveillance may be misused to settle personal vendettas or attack opponents the establishment. However, these concerns can only be addressed by requiring more transparency and public review of how the programs are used. If we were to roll back the programs themselves it would give terrorist organizations and foreign governments a distinct advantage in signals intelligence.
Apple doesn't have an advertising based business model (nor does Microsoft) so while they might be looking though your files, they aren't selling the information they glean to advertisers. They don't need to look through it for information to use in targeting ads to you they way Google does.
Apple, Google and MS all have their own browser to sell you.
Apple has their own browser because once upon a time their users were treated like second-class citizens and Apple need to write a fast browser themselves to keep up. Since then the situation has improved with Firefox and Crome, but Apple has continued to use their own browser. I've never seen any indication that Apple uses Safari to track their user's internet usage. That makes sense, because Apple would not have a good user for that data.
They all have an app store.
I've never seen a "recommended for you" feature on Apple's app store, and if they are tracking what apps I buy (other than simply to allow me to re-download apps) I haven't seen any indication of it. There is a feature in iTunes to recommend new songs to you, but it's off by default.
They all have preferred search engines
Apple has a default search engine, but the default is Google. It's easy to change it to Yahoo! or Bing.
and you can bet every one of them is selling every tiny piece of data it can track for every user
Again, I haven't seen any indication Apple is selling any of this information, and it appears they make an effort to respect their users' privacy. Perhaps the problem is that you are so used to getting things for "free" that you don't even realize there are companies out there who don't consider advertising to be a viable business model.