Moreover, don't you think it's a fairly serious flaw if Macs cannot detect a trojan being installed? Why exactly are Macs incapable of detecting when Flashback gets installed?
Are Macs immune to viruses or not?
So you're still holding onto the "Macs are immune to viruses" line, even though you said in the post I quoted that "Nobody said that macs are immune to viruses". But you are, in fact, saying that "Macs are immune to viruses."
macs are immune to malware that would otherwise be blocked by antivirus
So does this mean that:
1) Flashback is not malware
2) Flashback would not be blocked by AV
3) Macs are immune to Flashback
Taking just one recent example, Flashback. We could also include iWorkS, RSPlug, or Leap/Renopo if you want to talk about how those are not malware, or wouldn't be blocked by AV, or that Macs are immune to them.
Nobody said that macs are immune to viruses
Plenty of fan boys have, actually (including you, 2 posts up). And Apple certainly tried to make that implication, with lines like "immune to PC viruses" in their sales pitches. While it's true that Macs don't execute Windows code (wow, really?), Apple still didn't have a problem with blurring that technical line in their advertisements aimed at non-technical people. The reason why there are so many results for "are Macs immune to viruses", and why it looks like the vast majority of results for "are PCs immune to viruses" are articles about Macs, is not because "nobody said that macs are immune to viruses."
macs are not vulnerable to the types of malware that antivirus software could protect against
So if antivirus software protects against viruses, and you're claiming that Macs are not vulnerable to that type of malware, then aren't you claiming that Macs are immune to viruses? Are you just using the same kind of doublespeak that Apple used in their marketing?
Here's a question: if Macs are not vulnerable to viruses, then why are there antivirus programs for Macs? What exactly are those programs protecting against if not viruses? Do they "scan" the machine against an empty threat database and then say it's all clear?
I'm sure that it's not all that unusual for intelligence agencies to look for communication to/from ISIS.
It's like some general took a crayon and with a shaky hand drew it out and said "this remote and distant ocean is now ours".
I bet that's almost exactly what happened. You can tell by the name - "the nine-dashed line". The only name they have for that line is the number of dashes that were used to draw it on the first map, almost as if they didn't think a more permanent name would be necessary.
Once the material settles I'm sure they're as durable as any other island of comparable size.
Also missing is the motivation - possible oil and gas reserves under the South China Sea. China wants to strengthen their territorial claim and then say the entire area is theirs.
I tend to just pronounce them. Boys and life jackets are still missing, seven exclamation marks.
I just have a desktop PC which I use for most of the stuff I do (gaming, video, work, etc.)
Gaming, video, work, etc using a remote (as in not wired) display, sound, and input devices. It's not a difficult concept.
You can get a Intel compustick for like $100. Full pc that can simu wifi to a shared folder and play whatever you want, plus as it runs windows or Linux you can do anything you want
A PC that can play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in high-definition and costs 1/6th as much as my video card? Impressive. Or are you using a slightly loose definition of "play/do whatever you want", more along the lines of "do anything it was designed for?"
Yeah, nothing like using remote desktop to connect a cheap laptop to your high-end gaming machine and then trying to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
But what can - say - Gisele Bündchen do if some obnoxious prat has a camera-carrying drone hovering over her home?
I suppose she could get Tom to deflate one of his balls and throw it at the drone.
How come it is okay for criminals to use deadly force to take your stuff
It's OK for criminals to use deadly force to take your stuff? Jesus Christ, we should pass a law making that illegal.
He also stated that the cops agreed with him. It wouldn't surprise me if the cops gave him specific charges which they knew he would be able to beat.