My point was: I agree with your point.
Also: except for the brief brain-fart, the AC's comment about failing to understand the interstate commerce clause was correct. A company's headquarters location has no bearing on whether a particular transaction is interstate commerce and thus immune to state oversight. Moreover, similar topics come up in this forum often enough to justify a certain level of disgust with folks who still can't spot the difference. Applying the pejorative "moron" to mosb1000 was not entirely without foundation.
I hope this "king" dies of dysentery too.
Well, no, it isn't. Iridium data channels don't have the capacity for that. RUDICS data streams take a long time to establish (on the order of a minute), move only a couple hundred bytes per second and drop frequently under good conditions. SBD shots are more likely to work, but you can only deliver a 2000 byte packet once every minute or two.
I don't know which one the advertiser's device uses but either way it's only enough for periodic snapshots of the data not a continuous send.
Do you have Onstar service for your car? Same difference. Most people choose not to buy it. The device is only present in new vehicles because Onstar pays manufacturers to include it.
Now that the physical media is destroyed, does that mean I am legally within my rights to download a copy from some online source?
No. That downloaded copy would be somebody else's copy not yours. If you still had a copy of the rip you made from *your* CD, your ownership of a copy would still cover that.
Courts always have the power to require data be preserved, ever since an Assyrian vendor smashed his clay tablets with a hammer to keep the captain of the guard from seizing them (;-))
They also have to specify exactly what's to be preserved, to avoid causing an unintentional denial-of-service attack on the recipient of the order, and they can require they be sealed, preserved in particular forms, or handed over to the court.
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
I'm pretty sure he meant to say "the interstate" rather than "in their state." What on earth did you think he meant to say?
Yeah, it really costs $100k. Custom Iridium devices of this character aren't terribly expensive, on the order of $500k to $1M to design and $5k-$10k each to manufacture in small quantities. The rest is the cost of putting it on the plane, maintaining it and paying for satellite service.
Iridium is an LEO satellite constellation. You only send the radio signal a few hundred miles, you you can basically point an antenna generically at the sky and talk. It doesn't require the kind of complex engineering that talking to a geostationary satellite from a moving vehicle would.
The report didn't say, but a device of this nature is most likely what was on he air france flight, sending in the maintenance reports.
Nevertheless, $100k is a lot of money. Would the passengers have been willing to pay more for the tickets so that their loved ones would have a slightly better idea where they crashed? Probably not.
Tesla is treading a knife edge here. Right now they're on the correct side of it: they should have a right to sell. But what happens when the first buyer wants a third party to maintain the vehicle and Tesla decides not to cooperate?
Tesla could quickly find themselves on the wrong side of public wrath.
That's what it exists for: getting money for school activities.