Sorry is that meant to be an apostrophe or a comma?
It's not very helpful focusing on the fact he was looking at an iPad. It could have just as easily been a cell phone or a magazine.
You mean those same collection agencies whose bread and butter comes from finance companies? One of those collection agencies?
A dead-man's kill switch. Nice, in a morbid do-not-want kind of a way.
Remote kill switches should be illegal.
Well okay, but patches are available for the major Linux distributions. One apt-get and it's fixed.
From Apple? Nothing. You need to download the source for bash, download a patch, compile it yourself (after making sure you have a fully functional XCode) and manually copy it over the existing binary.
I'm not sure that's the kind of Thinking Different they were talking about.
And still posters on
Remote kill switches are a BAD THING.
It's times like this that I'm glad that I use Debian exclusively for headless servers that never see a GUI.
Standard LAMP server for my environment monitoring, shared Calendar (davical, sync'd to Android gadgets, desktops, etc), data storage, web applications, email (getmail, postfix, dovecot, roundcube), etc.
Backup server (in another room from the first server), switched on by WoL each day, slurps data from server with rsync w/archival backup, waits a few minutes then shuts down.
10/100/1000 Mbps switch
802.11n Access Point
That's about it from the top of my head. The server is over 12 years old and still going strong. And it draws about 50 watts. The backup server is a much more modern machine, but its power draw is negligible since it's only on for about 20 minutes per day.
What you say may well be correct, but not necessarily relevant. You always have a choice to turn off your phone, or at least turn off GPS and other location services.
These insidious "connected" vehicles will not give a choice. Want to travel by car? Get tracked or get out.
With respect, that's a very selfish position and an incredibly naive justification (that you'd probably find a second way to cure cancer).
Not all of us come with a price.
The star in question is Barnard's Star, a red dwarf.
Pulsar PSR B1257+12 was credited in the summary as an example at the start of the modern explosion in discovering extrasolar planets, not the one that was mistakenly thought to have planets.
So with the slow yet inevitable leakage of helium, what will be the estimated lifetime of these drives?
Planned obsolescence, anyone?
Don't forget the awesome single-player three-monitor gameplay experience that was present in early versions of Doom 1. Sure you needed three computers to do it, but AFAIK no other PC game could do that.
Why do these successful companies allow themselves to be bought up by behemoths who almost never improve upon them? Is it just so the current owners can retire?
Especially Microsoft, whose modus operandi has been shown again and again to be embrace, extend, extinguish.
We could somewhat control the effects of global warming with a large array of satellites that unfolded large solar panels like big umbrellas to divert sunlight otherwise destined for Earth, controlled to keep the Earth within a desired temperature range.
I'm not saying it's practical at all, but it is within our means.