Am I the only person that pictured an elderly retiree running from a giant snail in a slow motion chase after reading the title of the article?
I don't even want to know how much Monster would charge for a cable made with this stuff!
If you have to ask... you can't afford it.
Amen, I'll stick with Silverstone cases - minimalistic design, well engineered, and quiet. Why do enthusiast cases have to be lit up like christmas trees or look like they came out of some teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoon. Efficient and functional design in and of itself can be beautiful.
Correction: The press release from the Microsoft Czech subsidiary outlining the release has since been denied by Microsoft:
"The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate. We do not have anything further to share at this time."
Microsoft announced that Office will be available for iOS and Android in March 2013.
Normally, I weigh in on the side of individual privacy... but
I consider this information to be relatively public by nature and there are considerable benefits to having this type of system in place.
Resolving amber alerts faster, Locating stolen vehicles faster, Improved efficiency of local governments, etc...
Balancing the need for individual privacy/rights with protecting the individual rights of other citizens, while operating within a limited budget is a tricky thing. The need to avoid the "slippery slope" is great, and the loss of individual privacy should always be considered a great cost, but a cost-benefit analysis should be done. The following should be kept in mind though:
1.) Individual privacy is not priceless.
(How much Individual Privacy have some people freely given up just to use facebook?)
2.) How does the cost of hiding information like X impact the individual rights of others?
City budget cuts are pretty common these days and often translate to fewer police. I would argue that a system like this could improve efficiency and help lessen the impact of cuts like these.
I believe the information should be purged when it is older than 2 months in order to help limit the scope of the system to a near-time discovery tool as oppose to a long-term tracking mechanism.
Wish I had some mod points: +1
"Depressed students used file-sharing programs, like torrents or online sharing sites"...
Wouldn't you be depressed if you recieved threatening letters from the MPAA?
I wonder how long until it falls apart and creates more debris, which will need to be cleaned up by more satellites.
Yes, "We will eventually be forced to re-think a lot of cherished beliefs about brains, minds, and behavior."... by magnets.
A collar bomb? I think the perp played a little too much Fallout 3.
Well, now, uh, Launcelot, Galahad and I, wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the asteroid, taking the French, uh, by suprise. Not only by suprise, but totally unarmed!
Short version = I think I speak for most individuals when I say, Duh.
Long Version =
The illusion of anonymity that is the Internet. Does anyone honestly believe you have any real expectation or right of anonymity online?
When you hit a webserver... Logs are generated/stored
When traffic you generate is either passed through or blocked at a firewall... Logs are generated/stored
When you use a search engine from a company in the advertising industry (ex: google)... logs are generated/stored
Rinse and repeat for just about anything you do online... and add in a dash of other miscellaneous things like tracking cookies, flash cookies, etc...
In some cases logs are obfuscated, but not usually. I mean c'mon - legitimate advertising companies have gotten pretty good at targeting ads for users by datamining and trending data, do you honestly believe the NSA isn't doing this to a creepy scope and scale?
Correlating data mined from multiple sources (logs, cookies, etc...). is an expensive process from a resource standpoint. Anonymity through obfuscation, apathy, and prohibitive costs may be seemingly effective, but it is not absolute.