And on the flip side you can now go to jail for a drawing of Lisa Simpson in an S&M outfit and thanks to their not being any way to make money many who would need a liver and kidney who aren't rich (and can bribe their way to the top like Steve jobs did) will die.
the problem is laws and common sense almost never go together and laws WILL be abused, look at the kids doing time for taking pics of their own bodies and sexting them to their SO. Do I trust BTC? Not really but frankly I trust the governments of the world to make just laws even less.
My point was: I agree with your point.
Also: except for the brief brain-fart, the AC's comment about failing to understand the interstate commerce clause was correct. A company's headquarters location has no bearing on whether a particular transaction is interstate commerce and thus immune to state oversight. Moreover, similar topics come up in this forum often enough to justify a certain level of disgust with folks who still can't spot the difference. Applying the pejorative "moron" to mosb1000 was not entirely without foundation.
Well, no, it isn't. Iridium data channels don't have the capacity for that. RUDICS data streams take a long time to establish (on the order of a minute), move only a couple hundred bytes per second and drop frequently under good conditions. SBD shots are more likely to work, but you can only deliver a 2000 byte packet once every minute or two.
I don't know which one the advertiser's device uses but either way it's only enough for periodic snapshots of the data not a continuous send.
Do you have Onstar service for your car? Same difference. Most people choose not to buy it. The device is only present in new vehicles because Onstar pays manufacturers to include it.
Now that the physical media is destroyed, does that mean I am legally within my rights to download a copy from some online source?
No. That downloaded copy would be somebody else's copy not yours. If you still had a copy of the rip you made from *your* CD, your ownership of a copy would still cover that.
How many times is it gonna be pointed out that Google IS MSFT of the 90s before folks notice its the same dance? EEE? Webkit for Blink, taking more and more of Android behind the proprietary wall (look up Android on Ars for a great set of articles on the behind the scenes of android) its the same fricking dance folks, we've been here and done that and just because a company says "Nooo, we aren't evil, nope, nuh uh" don't make it so. Hell you watch the ads for Halliburton you'd think its a company made of kittens and sunshine, don't make it so.
Maybe I'm wrong but I think its like a law of nature, company starts out cool, gets popular, and then when they reach #1 they get paranoid and start caring more about staying big cheese than on what got them there and turn nasty. After all once upon a time MSFT was just a software house that would happily sell to anybody, even had their own UNIX for a time, but they got to the top and went nasty. Google USED to be this cool mad scientist "throw it at the wall and see what happens" kind of company, now they actively ignore their users (How many have said "do not want" to G+ yet they keep bitchslapping you with it?) and pull douchey moves like this with pretty much zero advantage to anybody but themselves.
History is repeating folks, and i only hope enough notice it and take action before we end up with a half a decade of "This page requires Chrome x.x" because as someone who survived the IE era I can say without hesitation that having one company control the web? REALLY sucks.
I have DVD backups nearly a decade old but I follow two VERY important rules...1.- Take a few discs from each batch at random and test them every 6 months or so, if a disc has any read errors? that batch needs replacing. 2.- the most important of all...AVOID CRAP DVDs!!!! Now just because its cheap does NOT mean they are crap, likewise expensive doesn't always mean good. I've had no problems with the memorex and amazon basics for example. The brands I actively avoid are Ilo,Best Buy/Staples store brands, and while Rosewill are fine for DVDs you hand to people I don't think I'd want to trust them long term.
So follow those simple rules, along with the common sense keeping them in a dark cool place and your DVD backups will easily outlast your desire to keep the old junk backed up. As for TFA? Like for like is really the only way to go with that much data. Buy a pile of HDDs (most will say 4Tb but you can buy 2 2Tb for the price of a single 4Tb so that would be the smart money) and slap 'em in a full size case with a cheap board to be the controller/server and Bob's your uncle. For a board I'd probably go with this. Its cheap, plenty of SATA and more importantly 3 PCIe 1x slots for adding more SATA. For a backup/file server it'd be just perfect.
Sorry, bullshit. If you believe those "tests" I have a bridge you may be interested in, those tests are DESIGNED by the companies! What I trust is my own two eyes and I have gamer customers. Translate that as "must have the giant ePeen rig!" customers so they are NOT buying shit and as little as 6 months ago I was shitcanning brand new drives by Intel and Samsung.
And I noticed you tapdanced around the topic very well, kudos. The topic was the WITHOUT WARNING part which the latest and greatest? STILL NOT FIXED. When it dies, which it WILL die, everything fails sooner or later, whether you like it or not thanks to SMART the customers have on average up to a week before the average HDD shits itself, the SSD? NO WARNING, no data can be saved, its all just fucking gone forever. That is unacceptable.
And again in a perfect world everyone would have backups...but if we lived in a perfect world I would be king and we wouldn't need SMART because everyone would have backups that are current and could just swap drives on fail...not a perfect world Billy, not even close. If simply telling folks to follow best practices actually worked there wouldn't be any viruses, 419 scams, trojans, hell most IT guys wouldn't have a job because nothing would ever break.
So you can scream "backup!" forever that isn't gonna change reality which is frankly against you. Reality is you have to make things that work in SPITE of the user, not with the assistance of the user, and SSDs? Not there yet. Will they get there? Maybe, or maybe something new will blow it away, but as long as there is a real chance they can just flip the switch and lose all their work, pics of their dead grandma, everything they actually care about? Then sorry but its gonna be treated as something for gamers, not grandma and Joe and jane and grandma frankly buy more gear than you, which is why damned near every desktop and laptop you see in every B&M on the planet? NOT with SSD.
I'm pretty sure he meant to say "the interstate" rather than "in their state." What on earth did you think he meant to say?
Yeah, it really costs $100k. Custom Iridium devices of this character aren't terribly expensive, on the order of $500k to $1M to design and $5k-$10k each to manufacture in small quantities. The rest is the cost of putting it on the plane, maintaining it and paying for satellite service.
Iridium is an LEO satellite constellation. You only send the radio signal a few hundred miles, you you can basically point an antenna generically at the sky and talk. It doesn't require the kind of complex engineering that talking to a geostationary satellite from a moving vehicle would.
The report didn't say, but a device of this nature is most likely what was on he air france flight, sending in the maintenance reports.
Nevertheless, $100k is a lot of money. Would the passengers have been willing to pay more for the tickets so that their loved ones would have a slightly better idea where they crashed? Probably not.
Tesla is treading a knife edge here. Right now they're on the correct side of it: they should have a right to sell. But what happens when the first buyer wants a third party to maintain the vehicle and Tesla decides not to cooperate?
Tesla could quickly find themselves on the wrong side of public wrath.
That's what it exists for: getting money for school activities.
Not really. Linux inherently does everything UAC does and more. SELinux tries goes beyond that.
Instead of just needing permission to make changes to your computer, SELinux requires a process that you gave permission to make a change to your computer get permission again to make a different kind of change to your computer (and again and again and again).
As reported, it also forbids executable stacks. Ordinary Linux only requires programs which use executable stacks to declare themselves. The vast majority of programs don't need to, so they're protected against stack overflows.
A stack overflow in a single-user game running with ordinary account permissions is, quite frankly, not a security issue.