So get off my lawn!
This has been done. Tassimo has barcodes on their 'pods' that tell the system how to brew that particular pod. It lets the system have greater variety, e.g. there are latte, cappuccino, cocoa pods.
It was quickly reverse engineered on the internet.
Moral: Unless this thing has a mandatory internet connection, it's not going to stop anything.
That's the point. I bet the open access requirement is also harder to reach than it seems.
Another bill that looks helpful on the surface but really just supports their agenda.
Ah, the pyramid scheme delusion. Good luck with that, sucker.
Ah, Americans talking about Canadian healthcare. It's like hearing from an old, crazy friend.
(For the record, Canadian healthcare is awesome. Consider any metrics from Americans who haven't lived there to be very likely cherry-picked to support their ideology.)
Please? How much more complicated do we have to make it before we do what the rest of the civilized world is doing?
I know Americans like to be different but it's gone too far.
the company not only gets to bill it as a perk of the job
Until you need to leave during peak time and find your battery depleted.
Officially the problem was lack of space in Hong Kong
...but let's just ignore that and come up with conspiracy theories.
Games, both downloaded and on optical media, are likely to be encrypted eight ways to Sunday on modern systems. Before you can even begin to emulate games from a modern console, you need the unencrypted binaries, or you need to resign yourself to running community-developed homebrew. This means extracting the console key from a console, which is not likely to be a trivial matter.
I'd be OK with it as long as I could annoy Jean-Luc.
I wouldn't be surprised if they're already doing this. An Android fork does take time, though.
Wouldn't retailers be required to treat these transactions as "Card Not Present" transactions, meaning that far fewer would accept them?
I believe the liability is increased to the merchant if they just accept a CC number + expiration + CVV, to which accepting this would be functionally equivalent.