No, "they" meaning the end users. They didn't want some bastard child of an OS, they wanted what everyone else in the world runs: Windows, and Office.
End of story.
Even if it was for a "good cause". Let's for a moment even assume that the NSA is an all-holy entity that could never do anything wrong and that we trusted them implicitly, not because our software forces us to but because we genuinely wanted to.
Note the subjunctive.
Even then the security software would be a security hazard. Simply and plainly because there is (at least) one way to access data that is absolutely beyond your control. You cannot even audit the security level of the entity holding the additional key to your data.
If you need to give your non-tech boss a way to understand the severity, that's like having a general key to your office and the safe with all the highly classified and mission critical papers deposited at your local police force. While by itself not a problem (provided you trust your police), they are not required to give you any information concerning the key's storage or whereabouts. You will not be notified how they themselves will keep that key safe, nor do you get any kind of information should that key get stolen. You will not be notified if some potential attacker or burglar, or even a competitor, gets access to that key, legally or illegally.
[goes to look] I'm not seeing any complete, working drives at that kind of price. Those start at around $300.
Otherwise.... tell me more, and what to look for in such a drive used?
Last I heard, BluRay-R discs have a shelf life of about 6 months before they start losing data. Has this problem been solved??
This is why I archive my email into separate bins every 60mb or so (which means about twice a year) -- anything larger becomes unwieldy. It's a nuisance, but not nearly the nuisance of trying to search the file with an external tool because it got munged and won't open in the mail client.
[This is with SeaMonkey, which still keeps mail as plaintext, thank ghod, so any good text editor can root about in the file at need.]
Their server doesn't support resuming?? or is it specific to their client software, if any??
Regardless, that sucks.
The problem with the whole backup tape thing is that the total solution tends to exceed the cost of just buying more hard disks, and is often so much slower.
Dunno about now, but back in the days of QIC-80, the only tapes that were worth a shit were Sony. Number of bad blocks when first formatted (don't forget to format your tapes!) and likelihood that the tape would be bad later on correlated pretty well, in my experience. Sony consistently had no more than four bad blocks per tape (the only one I ever saw with more, I returned as defective), vs 20 to 300 for other brands.
And all I could find for my Travan drive were TDK, tho they seemed to be okay.
Great, now I've got kids on my lawn again...
given that Romneycare is basically Obamacare and happened there eight years ago.
Republicans, as I understand it, are for the several states' self-determination. The federal system was supposed to let states experiment with what works for each of them. This is why Republicans who favored Romneycare at the state level oppose the federal ACA.
Oh, you haven't realized ACA doesn't do squat to reduce actual healthcare costs??
I think the idea is supposed to be that shared responsibility will reduce the cost of treating uninsured people at emergency rooms, which should reduce what hospitals have to mark up to recover said costs.
As someone pointed out in a previous story, the real problem is that the Constitution has no teeth.
I have a friend who has run out of unemployment insurance and has no possibility of a job in the near term because he is over qualified for almost everything.
If you're that overqualified, you need to start your own small business.
I have a tablet. I cannot use it simultaneously with my phone (in the sense that I'm actively doing something that consumes data with one device).
The tablet's operating system can download updated versions of applications while you are using your phone. Or another member of your family can be using your tablet while you are using your phone.
I have a car. I cannot use it simultaneously with my laptop, tablet, and phone.
You are using a map application on the car's infotainment system, which scrolls after passing through each intersection. Your wife is on the phone with someone at the destination. Your son is in the back seat doing something with the laptop. Your daughter is in the other back seat doing something with the tablet.