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When you roll forward to the concept of smart phones with battery restrictions and "just enough" computing power as a key concept, suddenly the incredible usage loss by the owner whenever inundated by advertisements looks janky. It makes sense as to why no one but the owner / administrator may authorize code to execute as far as the legal wordings go from way back in time.
It's silly that Windows XP from 2001 still has a better list of basic OS functionality, bundled applications, and diagnostic tools than either Android or iOS can claim today. I'd gladly pay for a phone OS separate from my phone if I could get solid functionality covered.
Android also falls way short of iOS and Windows Phone for device to device migration. Settings and preferences from apps only migrate if they are Google first party or if the app developer stores your settings on their server and uses a Google (or similar) sign in. Setting up a new device, or even ROM is nowadays a longer process (~4 hours) than on a PC to get everything operational, and that is with using tools like Titanium Backup and similar.
The correct method would be to have core classes in key areas, such as math, various sciences, literature and rhetoric, history and social studies AND THEN have derivative classes which fused concepts in practical and vocational settings. The chief problem in most educational settings is the student's lack of will to connect the dots. When I took a high school job at a restaurant, I could immediately see the applications from core Biology of sterile technique and protein / carbohydrate denaturing, most people fail to see those connections. A topical class like "Cafeteria Services" should teach students where to draw from key knowledge in a derivative and synthetic sense: math for accounting, inventory, and projecting trends, psychology and rhetoric for synthesizing menus and advertisements, biology for cooking and sanitation, and so forth.
This approach also better allows students to learn how to leverage their general "core subject" knowledge into changes in vocation because they have already learned the methods to apply what seems to some like dry, lifeless facts and calculations. Further, using such a system in the secondary levels (middle school / jr high / high school) would help students make better choices in the University system. The lack of topics usefully linking back to art history and anthropology would certainly help students to understand the lack of career value, except unto themselves in those fields. At the same time, it should increase the desire to get at least a basic understanding of such subjects as one sees the limited, but interesting ways to apply a general knowledge base.
The problem is more the police than the swatters. The swatters are malicious actors. The police are failing to perform as good actors by following through the least bit of due diligence in these situations. Before breaking down the door, they should at least have a seasoned, senior officer knock to see if anything seems odd first.
The problem is a police force filled with the same adrenaline junky types that call in the swatting. They see an opportunity to break a door down and going running around in full CQC gear and they lose their composure. If they were actually interested in public safety, that wouldn't be their first impulse reaction to a potential emergency situation, negotiation and diffusal would be.
Having worked plenty with Cisco, Juniper, Sonicwall and Checkpoint gear, the Checkpoint stuff is my favorite to build out and easiest to administer. Also the easiest by a good amount to take a quick glance at the configuration or log and know exactly what is going on. It does take a lot of overhead in the way of a dedicated configuration utility which only runs on Windows.
Juniper is a close second, and they definitely have superiority in the CLI department. Their C style nested configuration file is the best there is with beautiful logic and organization.
Cisco's configuration text files are a joke. They look like the result of letting every architect have a hand in the action without anyone dictating a direction. ASDM is even worse, featuring every bad design and logic decision possible and just feeling like a senior project at a university with a mediocre CS department.
Getting past the UI side, it's nice dealing with equipment that logically validates the configuration directives (Checkpoint / Juniper) instead of letting anything go even if it won't work.
I'm going to sound sexist, but every intellectually smart man of power I have met operates in exactly this fashion.
Windows already handles the problem correctly. UAC lets you know when a file is trying to run in an executable manner. Android is similarly good about handling APKs.
File extensions need to go away (but remain for legacy systems) and be replaced with filesystem metadata which controls access and execution. In a way, it opens the door for two-part malware, a registered system extension for a given file type, and an otherwise unknown filetype metadata (e.g.
It makes sense that the driver package enabled overclocking should be a feature the manufacturer has control over. It's senseless and stupid to overclock a notebook GPU in the first place.
nVidia probably started getting calls from one of the OEMs like Dell or HP showing that many expensive warranty replacements were tracked down to GPU thermal issues. At that point they end up in a bad situation with the OEM because the customer has long gone with the replacement hardware and it is difficult to pin the blame on them when they are going to plead ignorance. An overheating GPU probably means a complete replacement of the motherboard and CPU, possibly even RAM and SSD on boards where all of that is integrated and soldered direct to a single system board. In some situations it could be melting plastic housings and causing battery failure. That's a lot of wasted product because some idiot wanted to run Minecraft a few FPS higher.
"Things you can't have because others are too stupid for $400, Alex"
Unfortunately, there isn't a good way to filter and remove the bottom 20-30% who shouldn't be working in their given industry. If we could, it would cause massive efficiency improvements worldwide, but we would probably end up with a nice chunk of the bottom 20% being unemployable due to their incompetence being a global personal property rather than isolated to just what they do today. Basically, accepting the incompetent in the workplace is a alternate form of welfare.