Sure, if the port was naked and hanging outside of the case, and there was no screen etc nearby. How about flash drives? Bluetooth dongles? I'm sure you've seen those tiny wireless mouse/keyboard connectors who have a casing at all (not just the port itself) simply to give you something to grasp for handling?
Come to think of it, I can't come up with a real reason either, only fuzzy things like "innocence" which are rooted in culture as well.
(due to, say, international agreements)
That, exactly, is what gives.
I like to point people at this nifty bit of reading.
Yes, because the same rules that apply to ending someone's life should apply to inconveniencing a website for a few minutes...
Even if they are morally right? I'd have a problem with that.
... and this is why people have been trying (unsuccessfully) to get the legislature to do something about the CFAA and such for years. It's massively abused, but nobody wants to fix it.
When was the last time you found a cellphone case that wasn't custom shaped for the phone? It's not like they have uniform physical characteristics.
You are aware that NAZI actually means "National Socialist German Workers' Party" right?
Don't get me wrong as I am not claiming they are at all related, but a Republican is a Republican no matter what you call it - I don't see why this would be any different. It's a political ideology, and what you call it does not change the ideology.
It's one thing to have porn laying about in the open and hedonism on open display, but it's just as bad to go Full Catholic about it. Like so many other things, either extreme is bad.
So because a desktop from the early 90s couldn't do what a modern one can, there's no possible way the modern desktop is descended from the 90s one?
Not when the device you're trying to connect is smaller than said port!
That's not so bad when you're talking about a vehicle that costs $20,000 - something like 3% if I'm not failing horribly at math today (which is entirely possible)
Yes, allowing that the range on these things can be improved enough. I think I read 5 meters? You'd have to be sitting out on the runway to pull that one off.
It always pisses me off when people toss around names like that. There's no fucking wings, there's idiots, assholes, and morons.