Looks like we need a security wall of shame that lists the response to flaw disclosures of each organisation, so people can quickly determine which companies will fix a flaw upon receiving a report, and which companies are hostile and should not be contacted.
> This is further compounded by some websites sticking up a dialog box telling me to register or "Like" them on Facebook if I want to continue browsing their content.
No loss there. It's a safe bet that it's not content of any quality if users have to be coerced into announcing that they "like" it before they see it.
> That being said, a world where taking things like adderall to compete in the employment world is not only accepted but possibly even expected scares the shit out of me.
Yet the near ubiquity of coffee doesn't both you?
What about to eyes? Either directly, or reflected off the copious shiny things we have around
.. how much damage is this going to do to us when someone definitely turns this around and aims it at the ground?
It sounds like your approach to security is to risk manage it, like the car companies in Fight Club. Doing "some security stuff" and then keeping quiet and crossing your fingers hoping that nobody takes an interest does not inspire confidence. If a recreational hacker can defeat your security on a whim just to show off, you don't stand a chance against actual criminals who will quietly break your security and then proceed to exploit you for everything they can and for as long as they can.
> Maybe you are secure in your components or your not, but don't go looking for people to try and break you.
Actually that's exactly what you do. Look up "bug bounty".
.... just send in another transforming robot to retrieve it.
Why does this keep coming up?
This problem is solved: http://www.dwheeler.com/trusti...
So I'm going to need a fancy server motherboard with dual gigabit ports to use it? or perhaps even one with a 10G port?
The open source software world will win in the long term through sustained application of the continual improvement process. There are millions of "us" and only thousands of "them". The most vulnerable in five years time will be closed systems.
1) Security. You're going to have to come up with something really fancy (read expensive) so keep the homeowners and any of their guests/kids from tampering with it. Also keep it a secret, $Xk of gear would be a good target for thieves.
2) Reliability. Even a halfway competent datacentre will have very high reliable power and networking. Some guy's house? I'd wager less so.
3) Like everyone else said, warm seasons.
So, if you need to host something that doesn't require any security and you're happy with poor uptime, it's could be an option...
Perhaps we won't see a 3000 km long hyperloop, but there's plenty of places where a shorter one would fit. I put it in the same league as Maglev, which also requires a specialised track.
You'd want to match the force used on the original stamp, else your 'decoy' numbers and letters will leave crystal deformation pattern that differs in intensity from the real digits. Probably easy if you're the manufacturer, but a touch harder if you're some guy with a hammer.
Google won't torture you by mistake. Well, as far as we know, anyhow.