Bose is an over-priced lifestyle product for the middle aged. Beats is an over-priced status symbol for teens. Both groups of people are unaware that products equal specs can be purchased for much less and that superior products can be purchased for the same price.
That's a good point, but its a small percentage of flights that have Internet access. Even in the US.
My guess is cost. Sending data via satellite is very expensive, and there's a lot of data recorded. As for ground stations, I'm not aware of any plane-to-ground data communications currently in use (other than radio for voice) so that would need a completely new infrastructure built.
People in France work fewer hours than their US counterparts. France has mandated a 35 hour work week for their full time employees. The US averages 42 hours for full time work (will probably go down after Obamacare is implemented) and often full time salaried employees have an average of 45-55 hours a week. France also requires a minimum of 5 weeks vacation.
Gee, I wonder why their products are more expensive than the US...
We all know that businesses really don't pay taxes, right? I mean they do, but the companies charge more for their products and services as a result of paying taxes. There's not a single business around that just eats that cost. My point is that it's not like this man is voluntarily giving up money. He will still make just as much money.
Everyone who uses oil and gas products will pay a higher price because of this. I'm not saying that's good or bad - that's not the point of my post. I'm just trying to point out that everyone pays for business tax increases, not just the businesses.
Suck it, iOS fanbois.
'I don't want to hear that tired "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" line. Hey, XP IS broke, and it will just get more so over time."
WTF? It wasn't just XP that was broke. This affects ALL Microsoft browsers and OSes. So upgrading to Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 would not have solved this issue.
The only security was that it was airgapped and had obsessive, paranoid, over the top physical security. The age of the systems (the existence of 8" floppies for example) added nothing to the system security. Because it likely was never designed with any computer security beyond the console itself, bypassing the console could well bypasses the entire missile security system.
We have no proof or idea of the security within the system itself. Any talk of it is pure speculation. What we do know is that the code is constantly being reviewed and has been updated since it's first implementation.
It would be much easier for an enemy/terrorist to get their own nuclear bombs from another source.
Likewise the idea that there are no "network ports", hence no way for modern systems to get access. This probably also that the whole system has no "network" security, bypass the security console and you have direct access to the entire launch system, because it never occurred to the creators that you could spoof the entire console. (The equivalent of the old Windows password you could bypass by hitting "cancel" on the "Try again: Yes/No/Cancel".) So if someone can smuggle something small past the, probably impressive secured, airgap, there is no second line of defence. Unplug the existing terminal, plug in a tiny portable bit of modern, hard-hacked kit, pwn the whole system.
You might argue that the techniques necessary are not routine hacker knowledge. But Stuxnet was not created by a script-kiddy. They had a deep understanding of the system they were trying to sabotage. This is a nuclear missile silo, you can reasonably assume a motivated attacker.
The scenario you describe means that they would have had to bypass several layers of physical security and also remove/compromise the two people at the missile command consoles, which are probably also armed.
The chances of someone successfully pulling off a plan like this is so insignificant it would never happen, unless its in a movie.
Face it. The system is about as secure as it possibly could be.
For starters: Iowa is smack in the middle of Tornado Alley.
Iowa isn't in the original tornado alley and is on the border of the new tornado alley. Iowa has never been "smack in the middle" of it.
No they are not. Tax returns are not available to the public in the US.
...to eventually launch a vehicle from the moon to get to Mars? With less gravity on the Moon it would take less fuel to launch and escape gravity, right?
Dell Compellent's storage array has a very intuitive web management console. It is by far the easiest storage platform I have ever used.
Exactly. Cisco's UC has the same capabilities. I'm sure all other UC by other vendors have the same features.
Nothing to see here.
WTF? The subject was supposed to be "BlackBerry 10 > Android". Thanks a lot Slashdot.