It might be better to respond with something that is entirely factual, such as "You won't get anything from the computer by taking the computer from me". Then, if they take the computer, it will still power off... but you could argue that you even warned them that they wouldn't get anything from the computer if they tried to take it from you, so you could not reasonably be held accountable for the tampering of the evidence that they were trying to obtain.
If humans go to Mars it should be to do what only humans can do (like have babies).
Except that they can't... at least not the way that they do it naturally. I recall reading somewhere that mammal reproductivity is quite dependent on the earth's gravity, and attempts have a baby outside of that environment would most likely be fatal for the fetus, assuming that the attempt to become pregnant in the first place did not outright fail.
That research could have been collected in a day by a human being, sure.. but not before probably dozens of people died. just trying to get there.
We send probes because they are expendable.
It could be argued that not advising the officers of the existence of this protection measure when they tell you they are going to take your computer would constitute a willful attempt on your part to sabotage their efforts to gather said evidence, and still be considered as tampering with evidence on those grounds.
Of course, if they don''t tell you that's what they are going to do before they go ahead and do it, then yeah... you probably have a pretty strong defense on that point. But I'd typically assume if they are going and seizing someone's property, that they've already shown the applicable warrant, and so you'd know what they are up to before they go ahead and actually take it.
Even if you aren't guilty of whatever they were believing that the evidence on the computer would incriminate you for, that's still a crime, and not a very lightly taken one.
How does the serve admin know that the software is accurately reporting what hardware the user has installed when the user controls his own PC, which could without *too* much difficulty be set up to misreport its hardware configuration.to the software that connects to the server?
I'm sure there'd be a DMCA violation in there somewhere, but this concept and the measures that are being proposed here wouldn't make anyone who genuinely wanted to cheat even blink.
In my experience, companies don't promote people to having additional responsibilities before that worker has already proven that they are capable of handling those responsibilities, perhaps through a management training program. Such a promotion must actively be sought out by the employee.
The only other "promotions" that I know of are something like annual cost-of-living salary increases that the most respectable companies may offer to their employees, or else performance-based raises, which are not promotions either, being where one's duties and responsibilities remain essentially unaltered, but one has shown that they are providing a sufficient utility for the company to justify paying them more... generally because after factoring in training costs, the company feels they may have to pay more just to replace them and still get the same amount of utility.
They use the word hologram to describe this because that's the word that pop culture identifies with... even though it is wrong.
You are right, however... this no more makes holograms than a View-Master toy invented in the 60's... it just has a lot more tech behind it.
I've found routinely that video streaming tv shows from a network's website, which ordinarily runs fine will still start to choke if somebody else in my house is watching a moderately long youtube video in HD, for example.