Yes, trucks have always been around
Yes, trucks have always been around
When we can trust the Chinese to not use lead in children's toys I think we should take a look at this gallium thing.
You still don't understand that money can't be majicked out of thin air and be worth something?
Suppose I mine gold and hold it in a vault. I "magic" a piece of paper out of thin air that promises that gold to the holder on presentation of the paper.
That paper is worth something or not worth something depending on whether or not there is faith in the fairy story that the gold will actually be provided when the paper is presented.
It is after all just a piece of paper. How does anyone know they'll actually get the gold if they show up with the paper?
Okay. So WE all know it was just $0.05 after the fact, but put yourself in the place of the cop. Someone has a 1+ ton electrical machine plugged into an outlet. Just how much energy is being taken? Without knowing the power, the cop has no idea.
To the cop or average person, the electrical cord is analogous to a siphon.
Anyone caught siphoning gas from a government car into their own car is going to be arrested. This looks like the same thing to the cop.
But much as car manufacturers change the cosmetics of cars each year to sell new models to people who don't really need to replace their old ones, we can expect Microsoft, Apple, Dell, et. al. to continue to change the cosmetics to convince us to "upgrade".
I have been stocking up on car analogies for years in preparation for exactly this moment.
PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around
So decades after they've almost vanished from mainstream use, they'll suddenly become faddish again, and manufacturers will be competing with each other to see who can build the biggest box to take up the most space on the desktop? Cool. I can't wait for the resurgence of 50-pound CRTs.
I know I'll get marked as a troll for this
"Mod me up! Mod me up!"
from the euro-centric crowd, but this is exactly why you embrace freedom-loving society and not authoritarian socialism like they have in Europe. As John Green has said, you cannot declare war on an idea or noun because nouns are so amazingly resilient.
Your argument would be a lot more convincing if you'd left off the second sentence there. The freedom-loving US has declared "War on $NON_MATERIAL_THING" more often than any other country I can think of.
So you dump your desperate criminal in a bunch of helpless and confused hostages.
If you have one of these and you're the criminal, you dump the police car pursuing you in a mass of 40 stalled vehicles.
Google glass is at least visible, many people in the future will simply put the camera in a piece of jewelry or a pen just because it looks less geeky.
Especially if the business in question caters to hipsters and half the customers are wearing those godawful chunky plastic BCGs. You can hide a lot of recording and processing power in those things these days
The call quality on both cell phones and IP phones is worse than those on traditional phone lines. IP phones echo and stutter. Cell phones give no aural feedback in the earpiece of the person speaking, which is why everyone is always yelling over their cell phone, and cut out when no one is speaking, which sounds like a dropped call. I think anyone who enjoyed two, three, or more decades in the last century, making phone calls over POTS lines, would agree that we have taken a step back in call quality. Every phone call is like an overseas call from the 1970's. Pulling up the POTS lines would be a mistake.
Unfortunately, the corporate world has become very much like the political arena.
Honesty is no longer treasured.
"Has become"? "No longer"? Look, whistleblowers have always been treated badly. Governmental, corporate, academic--no matter what kind of organization you're in, the organization will react badly to anything it sees as a threat. And the problem gets worse the larger the organizations are. In small groups, human beings act like human beings, but in large groups, they act more like the cells of some vast organism. Imagine how you'd react if some of your muscle cells suddenly started refusing to contract when you told them to, even if by that refusal they were preventing you from doing something you really shouldn't do.
Bruce Schneier commented on this a while back:
I'm not sure he's thought this through, though. I would be more worried that someone would kill me in order to get the documents released than I would be that someone would kill me to prevent the documents from being released. Any real-world situation involves multiple adversaries, and it's important to keep all of them in mind when designing a security system.
I'm not sure what Snowden's alternative is, but a doomsday switch isn't exactly foolproof.
So, welcome to the real world then
where uncertainty rules.
be glad you get 3 years in between.
I've worked in government, industry, and now academia each for about a third of my adult life. Believe me when I say that the uncertainty in academia is much, much greater than in the others. There are rewards, obviously, or people wouldn't do it at all, but security is not one of them. By comparison, the other sectors are much safer.
Of course, if you're one of those people who thinks "academics don't know anything about the real world," this probably won't get through to you.
Hey there, Internet Tough Guy. It's been a while. How ya been?
Stepping in to save a stranger's life is pretty much the opposite of predation. If you're using this as an example of psychopathy, you're defining the word so broadly as to have no meaning.