It would appear that the law can be adapted to be either no or never.
A better headline would be, "Are plastic roads the future?"
In America we plug things into other people's sockets all the time, and I think it's even an electrical code violation to make the socket unavailable.
While I'm sure they have the right to ask you to leave if they don't want you using their power, they can't have you arrested for it. It's even the same for a gun in most states, you can be asked to leave and arrested for not leaving after police show up, but not arrested for the gun itself. Granted, the gun example is not true in all jurisdictions, I Am Not A Lawyer etc.
Unless you're hurting someone or breaking something, the only punishment for violating one of these "rules" should be being asked to leave, and then being detained or removed if you refuse to do so or if go back after they told you not to come back on their property. Pretty simple stuff really, granted some areas have hard to deal with people; in a lot of the USA everyone is pretty friendly minus large metropolitan areas where they try to fix this by adding more rules.
Thank you! That makes it less absurd to punish him, although I still think a civil fine is more appropriate than an arrest.
I think that is what happened, from the wording of the summary he didn't get arrested until he started acting crazy about it; thus getting arrested for "unacceptable behaviour".
The problems with a closed source blackbox system always show it's face. The string entered into a search bar is only a very small part of your search.
The rest happens by watching your browsing habbits when other sites install tracking code which phones home and keeps a running tab on you. Most of this tracking code by all accounts are trojan horses. Most web developers probably aren't even aware of what they are participating in when they install such things.
If we could see all the information Google uses to find our results, many would probably be appalled. If you wanted a giant Advanced Search page that let you tweak your settings such as age, gender, browing habits, then getting a job at Google as an analyst is probably what you want. Openness and transparency would make the clean and friendly homepage at Google look a lot uglier and intimidating to the end users.
We need to liberate search through open source. However, the framers of such must be careful to not create some monster like Bitcoin that allows all to see all transactions. I sometimes wonder where coders with no "feel" for security earn their wings.
and just like the X-files, the FBI agent is being jerked around and his progress closely followed.
It will be a good headline whenever the the inevitable celebrity love-child finds his or her father through this tool.
This made me wonder why this or similar voltage boosters aren't simply used in the circuitry of the devices that they are powering
I think most large companies just voluntarily quit putting these into things. I used to use a few products that used them which eventually disappeared from the shelves. I even remember the big name corporations that own the subsidiaries that make up most of the market in these sectors announcing the voluntary phase out. So is this new law even necessary?
I was about to say that he should tell his story on reddit so that they'll give him some money.
From what I have observed of Slashdot, everyone here made their lives for themselves with no help from anyone while working 40 hours a week going through University and then onto a graduate program. Not sure what this guys gripe is because he gave his mom a little money.
So this summary doesn't even go into which Microsoft product is vulnerable, and how these vulnerabilities could be potentially exploited. This level journalism is what causes people to say that Windows NT left a ship marooned.
For transparency doesn't give us the courage to find these hidden treasures which have been bestowed upon us.
May we be forever grateful and humbled by our overlords.
This is why bloggers aren't taken seriously in the journalism world.
The problem is that they are still taken seriously by the masses.
If you're running a CRM at your work and use Asterisk to send a text message or email to a link to that customers information. Works great in the field. Not a new or novel idea.
This is where cross examination can be your best friend.