I see the plot of a new Micheal Bay (or maybe J.J. Abrams) movie: The US military, unable to get qualified recruits to fight the new Zombie wars, takes a cue from the Zombie playbook and develops the technology to bring life old soldiers. After a bit of a difficult start, the program exceeds all expectations until the previously dead soldiers revolt at being put back in the grave and bring Washington to it's knees by filing for Social Security benefits.
That is easy, when you flash the firmware on many of the high security types of systems it increments a counter when the bootloader loads the new firmware. they simply look at the counter and see if it matched the last time it was in for an update or was reported on the last update.
It's as simple as a small cheap i2C eeprom hidden away on the system that is not easily read from the running OS. the hacker would haveto disassemble the system hardware and basically reverse engineer the board to discover it. I have seen them hidden under other chips to save board space, but doing that would hide it from most hackers.
Actually most of America would applaud the SWAT team entering banks with shotguns and tasers.
Listening to an investment banker on the floor screaming "dont taze me bro" would pretty much make every single person on the planet smile at the same time. It would cause world peace and make cold fusion work.
Far more OI, better all the way around.
you have been able to buy cellphone watches for years now. Search ebay for "GSM watch"
"Siri, How do I get icky dying person off my shoes?"
But this one has exclamation points!!!!!!
Destiny and me woke up at the same time the next morning. We cuddled a while, made love again, then made coffee and took a shower together while the robots made us steak and cheese omelettes and toast and hash browns. Destiny put on the news. There was something about a problem in one of the company's boat factories; some machinery malfunctioned and killed a guy. I sure took notice of that! They didn't really have much information about it, though
That seems like a non-sequitur. The GGP was saying it's not Android's fault that bundling was abused - I was saying that it was because it was the predictable way, in fact the only predictable way, it would be used. The feature was added to be abused.
That's not saying Android is never to be used, or that there are not better and worse implementations. But it is calling them out that this one feature has no redeeming (to the customer) use.
Except for all of the copies in the iCloud.
Google allows it, which is wrong. Google can easily say, "if you do not provide a clean pure android on your phone you can NOT call it android in any way and you can not even say that it is "compatible" Also it's not just AT&T. HTC bakes in all kinds of complete crap that ruins the phone.
That would stop it instantly.
Not if you buy a phone from AT&T or Verizon. They pile so much crap into the locked storage it's not funny.
"Users do not have control because we're experiencing what Oligarchy feels like."
no Users do not have control because they refuse to learn. Cyanogenmod is your path to bliss and control for Android. If you "cant be bothered" with learning how to install it, then privacy and control are really not that important to you.
He has a special edition otterbox case that is filled with C4 explosives. if the phone gets more than 6 feet from him it detonates. sadly he goes through about 40 phones a year.
It does if you enable security and turn on locking. Betting all those phones never had a lock pin so the data was held in flash without any encryption.