We should expect more from people who post on slashdot
TLDs have certain requirements associated with them, unless Amazon magically also has some super special secret deal that Google hasn't told the world about after losing
They can set certain things related to how the TLD operates, but they don't get it all to themselves. They didn't buy a TLD for themselves, they bought the right to run a TLD under ICANNs guidelines.
Good ones: Inkscape, Thunderbird, Blender, VirtualBox, Linux...
Crappy ones: GIMP, Tahoe-LAFS, Ubuntu, Kdenlive, XFCE...
I personally think that you hit the sweet spot when you have a name which sounds cool and professional, is easy to remember, and at least tries to vaguely describe the function of the program.
You have a point, but it depends on how strict they are with identity checks (which also goes for the 4chan prank idea above).
"Hey guys I'm too lazy to write code that's optimized for each platform! I know.. I'll make it crap on ALL platforms!"
You pussies need to start learning to write software for each and every platform. That's always better in the end.
No pain no gain, you pussy.
Warrant canaries are a tool used by companies and publishers to signify to their users that, so far, they have not been subject to a given type of law enforcement request such as a secret subpoena. If the canary disappears, then it is likely the situation has changed — and the company has been subject to such request. This may also give some insight into Apple's recent decision to rework its latest encryption in a way that makes it almost impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police."
Right. Like i said, warrant's are only for permission - to read Lavabit's SSL private key - not development.
They didn't make him write new code. They just wanted the keys.
Again, you warrant don't cover development.
It doesn't work that way. Judges don't make rules, they judge the application of existing ones. Apple can not be compelled to do something that isn't already codified into law, regardless of what the judge or enforcement want.
Like wise, the most the cops can do is enforce existing laws.
The federal congress or state congress would have to pass a law requiring back doors. And congress we control. They are elected not selected. What you need to worry about is making sure congress can't do this sort of change in a secret vote and that you will vote them out of office if they try!
Sadly, they know most people don't vote, and most of those that do just check the party checkbox they've been checking since mommy and daddy indoctrinated them into the sport of politics.
You can't get a warrant like that. That's like asking for a warrant to build a bridge.
Warrants are only for permission, not development.
So my question, now that I'm 38 is there any hope that I could start learning more about astronomy or physics to make it more than just a hobby? I don't expect to be a Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson, but I'd love to have enough knowledge in these subjects to research and experiment to the point where I could possibly start contributing back to the field. MIT Open Courseware has some online courses for free that cover these topics, but given I can only spend maybe 10 hours a week on this would it be a pointless venture? Not to mention my mind isn't as sharp now as it was 20 years ago when I graduated high school.
Thanks for any advice or suggestions."