Flash devices need a failsafe password mechanism that, if a particular password is entered, it immediately does a device erase on all flash memory.
I think you need to check your division skills there, buddy.
--- 99% of the time, they are
--- Haha, fat chance of that
Verizon, for example, isn't rolling out Fios anymore because government won't pay for it. The US Telecom model is "Get infrastructure for free from the taxpayer and then charge them a princely sum to use it, and smile all the way to the bank - just make sure the politicians get their cut."
The reality is that Government and Corporations are on the same side and none of them want to get rid of the tracking.
The question is, why the holy hell are you using cp and not rsync?
Has there been a single documented case of someone using a 3D-printed plastic gun to commit a crime?
It is because we are economic slaves to the elite. Feudalism never died - it only changed form. Instead of being servants to the lords and masters, we are all servants to government.
It does work. You just have to RTFM and set it up properly.
We need to address waste stimulation, but government can't do that.
People need to take personal responsibility for themselves and own this problem. My wife and I take a trash can to the dump once every 3 or 4 weeks. We have really worked hard to cut down our trash profile by reusing, recycling, composting, reducing, and conserving (for example we use empty dog food bags as trash bags).
Government can't successfully make people do this. They can tax noncompliance to kingdom come but it won't accomplish anything except to give government more money to spend on pork and take more money from hard-working Americans.
The solution to most of society's ills starts right at home, and requires desire and action at the individual level.
The root problem is that government has trained people from a very young age to be people who proclaim "Someone needs to do something!" rather than "What can I do!?" when a problem comes up. Government in its own thirst for power and control has raised a society of helpless dependents, and it really has zero interest in solving problems, because the problems are the source of their power.
The 1974 Mustang V8 didn't make 140 horsepower because of MBAs and Bean Counters. It made 140 horsepower because of government.
Government killed the US auto industry back in the 1970s with onerous and not well thought out rules about emissions that did absolutely nothing about the two big government boogeymen of the time: smog and acid rain.
They said the same thing back in the 90s when the manufacturing tech of the time was approaching its theoretical 100nm limit, surpassing which would require manufacturing technology so revolutionary, nobody would ever, 3V4R, be able to afford it.
Have these people not learned anything from Bill's famous "640k ought to be enough for anybody" gaffe?
I'm at least going to want to do it... On the Beach.