I don't think I have much of a problem with others deciding for me that hired killers are bad for me.
Yes, hired killers are only illegal, certainly not bad.
Bitcoin has grown immensely in the last year.
Yet volatility is just as high as ever.
People keep saying that more users and more value will drive down volatility, but this is only ever wishful thinking. Reality does not bear this claim out.
I literally can not think of a single way that making sure bad things are only available to a few is better than bad things being available to everybody!
That's what he said, you know.
That's presuming that NO ONE in the public at large works for a power company. Which, as we all know, is nonsense.
You realise you can actually inform the power company without informing the public at large?
However, that's not the point - putting a vulnerability out in the open forces the people who use those systems to fix them ASAP, rather than just ignoring the problem until after someone exploits it.
The problem is, you can't just fix these things instantly. This isn't like your web browser, as I said. You don't just push out a quick bug fix and install it. These things run terrible ancient legacy code that you don't even know if anyone knows any more. Fixing them can be a very long process. During all that time, you'll be vulnerable, and can't do anything about it.
No, that was not the general "you". It was the specific you. What are you going to do with this knowledge? You can not act on it in any useful way.
Of course. Check your closest piece of optical equipment and see if it brags about being aspherical. In that case, it probably contains resin lens elements.
Bluetooth is short range, and R/C uses audible signals on CB channel 14 or so.
Generally, these days RC uses the same 2.4 GHz band as Bluetooth, but not at Bluetooth energy levels or protocols. They tend to have a range of up to a few kilometers. Can probably easily be extended if needed.
But as others pointed out, these things are often quite autonomous and don't need a control signal anyway.
Well, do tell. How would it make you more secure to let everyone now about them?
If it were your web browser, you could upgrade it to the latest patched version.
But how do you upgrade your local power station?
No - security through obscurity does not work. You are better off fixing security holes and making it public, preferably with open source so that everyone can see that its fixed and look for other weaknesses.
That works for you chat program or web browser.
Doesn't quite work that way for your power grid infrastructure.
unless someone was simply not doing them
Well the scary part is that this option is actually plausible, given the level of incompetence shown elsewhere.
That one doesn't connect to iOS devices either, though. It's just a Kinect clone.
Yes. There are suggestions for how to deal with this but nobody has bothered to try and actually implement them yet.
Currently, it is a bit over 14 gigabytes in size.
When they entered the mobile phone business, they kicked the bottom out of pricing for third party developers.