Does ANYONE think that this would be happening if the gov agencies didn't think they could get something from it ?
It would allow the Australian NSA access without violating those pesky laws they're supposed to follow...
I pity USA scientists. It must be hard to live and work in a country where the powers that be turned all facts into opinions.
Or worse. Where their "faith" trumps your Facts, Data and empirical evidence.
What about teaching "Data Structures and Algorithm Design", C/Pascal/Assembly Language ?
Linux != Comp Sci
This is why we have a generation of "programmers" who's solution to a problem is "throw more RAM into the system" instead of fixing their crappy code.
Someone who wants you to die ? How hard would it be to increase the temp to "just" above the safe point (so bacteria/etc. grows) ?
Ingest the food, Get botulism or something else and die.
I've been out olf college for *mumbles 26 years* - I had Pascal, C, 2 Different Assembly Languages (X86 And VAX). Not to mention classes in Data Structures and Compiler Design. I've also done Embedded Systems Programming (Aircraft Engine Controls and Fire Alarms as a couple of examples). Too many people get the attitude - 'Oh. My program needs more memory, Just add some to the server.' which is a bad. Why write optimum code ?
I'd LOVE to see the Code Monkeys code working in some of the systems that I had to work with - Entire Program space was 32K (thats right - 32,768 BYTES) of memory - and NO OS. I've also worked with custom cpus that had 2 registers and no stack
Charged with Treason ?
He violated his departments charter and law...
So Toss his ass into Gitmo and wait 15 years to bring him to trial
... totally anonymous ?
How do you know that city employees are lying ? Their lips are moving
and do they ensure that data won't be aggregated (i.e. Cellphone xxx-yyy-zzzz is anonymized at EVERY tower using a different encryption me key so that they can't look at the city and correlate that Cellphone xxx-yyy-zzzz was here, and here, and here, etc... ?
I thought that was what Java was "supposed" to be. Write Once, Run anywhere ?
Oh yeah.. That's right... 99% of programmers ONLY write for their target... Use libraries designed for their preferred target and can't even bother to test the damned thing...
And I've been programming around 33 years (As a professional for about 25) so just a "little" familiar with what happens because of "I have this Tool (hammer) so every problem must be solved with it (everything = nail).
That is one thing they're NOT talking about. Companies are trying to push people away from all concepts of ownership.
They want you to rent:
- Books (Why the push to more electronic books) ?
- Streaming of Music and Movies (why OWN something as lame as a CD/DVD - Rent it and save space !)
- Renting furniture (I'm almost 47 and I can't EVER remember there being rental furniture when I was growing up
- Renting of Video Games (why else push for download/etc. - other than no resale of the games)