You should consider avoiding pretty much any OS kernel then for the same reasons!
The service they provide is worth about £1 or £2 a year.
The floodgate of pay to play has been unleashed.
The researchers said they found a half-dozen different Pileup flaws within Android's Package Management Service, and confirmed those vulnerabilities are present in all Android Open Source Project versions and more than 3,500 customized versions of Android developed by handset makers and carriers; more than one billion Android devices are likely impacted, they said." Handily enough, the original paper is not paywalled.
Presumably if you're arguing on slashdot its because you've got quite a long beard yourself.
> People moved in hordes to RDP as a protocol because X sucks so bad on a LAN
That doesn't add up - VNC has been around since forever so people would have moved to that for the same reasons that they might move to RDP. (RDP is a bit better than VNC but that's not really relevant).
My experience of X on a lan is quite good - I use remote gvim all the time. X over the internet isn't so good. I have occasionally ran remote gvim sessions over the internet in the past but forgoing a GUI and running vim over SSH is preferable in that case.
Network transparency was conspicuous by its absence for a long time.
The elephant in the room is the saturation of guns. Far more people in the USA die or are injured due to guns than roads. Should probably focus on the more serious issues first...
Isn't it the case that any application you install on your computer can secretly open a upnp connection through your firewall to your computer without you being aware of this?
DD WRT has a history of GPL violations, so anyone who's cool doesn't use it!