even within that, the threat passes right through hackers again.
when someone shoves you into a pit of snakes, are you angry at the snake that bites you?
The danger the NSA presents is largely symbolic and philosophical.
this is not quite true. the NSA is a HUGE threat while they are currently focused on hacking/spying on Pakistan, they have undermined many technologies that leave everyone vulnerable.
Arimaa is a two-player strategy board game that was designed to be playable with a standard chess set and difficult for computers while still being easy to learn and fun to play for humans. Every year since 2004, the Arimaa community has held three tournaments: a World Championship (humans only), a Computer Championship (computers only), and the Arimaa Challenge (human vs. computer).
seriously, slashdice, some reference would be nice sometimes.
To anyone who has a shred of fear of flying
should never go on a plane EVER because they are liable to "lose their shit". if you cannot maintain your composure over an irrational fear, STAY HOME.
So he's scaring people and breaking/threatening-to-break his word,
seriously? the only people that should be afraid here are the people that would be embarrassed because they can't even secure their own planes and the government that approved the planes in spite of it. the real crime is possibly embarrassing the government.
But if his frustration with Boeing and Airbus is going to drive him to be a fear-mongering troll,
fear-mongering, really? what do you have to fear, exposing the truth that systems are insecure?
I was wondering where I left those.
Thus, it makes sense for them to try developing new battery technology
it makes sense for everyone to try to develop a better battery. societies are trying to and wants to switch from chemical power generation to solar generation which currently has the issue of needing costly batteries. if nothing else, it's a growth market.
who would work for the government if they didn't have to work at all?
governments/TPTB are becoming increasingly concerned that the average citizen could get pissed off and instead of being powerless (as they have been for centuries), they may actually be capable of doing something. In this case it's criminals getting guns with nefarious intent but honestly, this is the tip of the iceberg. We are nearing the tipping point between the people being dependant on governments and companies for things like food and electricity and being self-sufficient. The prospect of "we don't need you anymore" should scare them too because it's when the current social organizational system will start breaking down. It might take a few decades but thanks to affordable automation and openly shared progress, people will start dropping off the grid in droves, not because they can but because it's easy.
nobody cares about what one guy does.
Question 1) are you taking them for granted? --> Yes - oh no, they are leaving soon!
No - goto Question 1
the world needs fewer spies and more honest people.
It also has the potential to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) and scare the masses, and our lawmakers,
the difference is that here, it's all warranted.
into reactions that would be counterproductive.
counterproductive to whom?
Running an application for an industry specific vertical product that is built on the IIS/ASP/MSSQL stack? I don't have a problem with that.
sure, put a gun to my head and i won't have a problem with a lot of things. on the other hand, i'm going to avoid jobs that say they need such things.
Doing internal DHCP/DNS/AD/Exchange? I'm fine with that, too.
now you are just being lazy because there is no such thing as an internal server if you connect it to a network.