Oh? So threats of violence no longer work on the weak? I'm sure many people will be thrilled by that news.
You may think it a joke, but it wasn't to me at the time.
Haha, I threatened to call the cops / child protection services on my Dad once. He simply said "Go ahead. I'll beat the shit out of you until they get here."
Guess who won that standoff.
11:32AM: +5 Funny
11:33AM: -1 Something
Same comment. What a difference a minute can make.
What about looking at it from another direction?
Say the FBI suddenly raided you, and brought you up on say, pedophilia charges. They confiscate your computer hardware, as is standard procedure.
Now, I'm going to take a leap of faith here and presume you have no child porn on your PC. And for the sake of my point, no encryption. But they are sure you have it somewhere, so they naturally assume that you must have encrypted ghost partitions or whatever on your hard drive(s). Maybe they even have a log provided by your ISP that says at one point, you navigated to a website that provided such encryption software in the last decade. They demand that you hand over your passwords for your encrypted drives.
Or, to use your example with the safe, say that safe was in the house that you bought, and didn't get the combination for it from the previous owners. Maybe it was hidden, and you didn't even know of its existence before the feds demanded you hand over the combination.
Being brought up on charges for forgetting or even "forgetting" your password to incriminating evidence is already bad enough. But the scenario above is what I'm truly afraid of. The problem is, in some cases they could be treated the exact same if the judge sides with the authorities after hearing your "excuses".
It seems you don't live in the USA. A place where, by modifying the source in your browser, you can be brought up on hacking charges, wire fraud, violating the DMCA, etc.
You ever actually read any of those TOS that you supposedly agree to the moment you navigate to a webpage?
Welcome to Slashdot Summaries, where the grammar is bad and the content mostly random.
And then they all hoped into their Mini Coopers and drove off into the sunset, leaving a stream of bills fluttering in the wind.
Sadly, self-disqualification is exercising rational thought; something I think you'd want lots of in a mission like this.
Oh wait, this is a reality show now? Carry on....
Maybe I'll start a pool on how long until the first murder occurs.
I wasn't aware the Earth had a Constitution.
But still a small fraction of their wired LAN bandwidth. If you often transfer large files or stream HD video within your home network like I do, you can't afford to be generations behind or wired or wireless speed.
I call BS. A quick google search says Hollywood blueray is usually encoded around 25-35 Mb/s. So even an uncompressed video would stream just fine with an old 10/100 router and cat 5 cabling. And that's with no/minimal compression.
Big files, sure, I'll give you that. But I'd also argue the average person isn't moving files that large to and fro on their network too often.
OK, this is the last reply because this is already offtopic enough, but I'd argue my subject was perfectly fine in that it was a reply to the previous post. Hence the "Re:".
Why not? If you think that "this time is different", can you explain why? We are already a mostly service economy, so improvements in manufacturing should have less of an impact than in the past.
Well, one difference I see is automation of service jobs. You already see those robotic carousel soft drink machines in fast food joints. It's not hard at all to imagine a machine that takes your order via terminal, cooks your "meat" patty, places it on the bun with the various toppings you've selected and wraps it up in paper before ejecting it out of some chute. I would be extremely surprised if I didn't see this scenario in my lifetime. In fact, I'm kinda surprised it's not happening already. When the low-level service jobs start drying up, I'm not sure what will be the new foundation of that pyramid.
Granted, that's only an example concerning the fast food labor market, but I can see other places going the same way. Janitors, stocking crews, etc.
No, please carry on. It comes in handy for people who browse at +1. I don't, but then again I'm a -1 masochist.
No, it doesn't.
Personally, if I was browsing at +1, I'd rather see a summary of a post, rather than the first sentence with zero context. One can give me a general idea if I would find the content interesting, the other is just a waste of pipe.
What I was saying was that there is a world of difference between a wishy-washy statement of "I guess" and an explicit "I believe".
Firstly, when it comes to kernel testing, no news is usually good news. But it's never a sure thing, and it's hard for one person to test it all.
Second, the newest kernel release is usually considered "bleeding edge", at least as far as enterprise goes. It's never a sure thing. Implying it's a sure thing and will for sure not catch your datacenter on fire is probably a Bad Idea.
Thirdly, who cares if Linus says "guess" or "believe". Both translate to exactly the same thing to me, given the context: "I'm pretty sure this is ok, but don't use this until you've backed up your important cat pictures." It's well known he's a bit bunt. Shit man, just be happy he didn't insult your mother in the header.