But recent developments have made clear that securable hardware is sine qua non. All firmware must be in socketed memory, so that you can take it out and externally check it. You can't trust an untrusted system to check itself. All firmware must be protectable with a hardware readonly jumper or switch.
I know that this is inconvenient and a revolution on how hardware is currently made. but if people started demanding it en mass, it would not cost very much. And I mean the firmware in disk drives and optical media players and especially routers.
There may be other requirements.
This is sine qua non. Without this we have nothing.
Do not buy a router unless OPENWRT supports it.
Always overwrite what ever firmware came with the router with a new install of free software.
The days when Joe Sixpack can just buy a router an plug it in are over! You must do this.
Security experts need to take a close at uboot software commonly used to install alternate firmware. And check if NSA has hacked that up as well.
On my desktop I run debian testing. and I converted to systemd, with out knowing it, just by doing periodic updates.
Systemd is still free software. All the source is published, and it can be forked at any time. We need this functionality. It is a good thing that it has been redesigned to work smoothly together.
If the complainers really wanted to help, they could do a security audit instead of bellyaching!
If pottering becomes unbearable, the project can be forked. A lot of powerful forces need this project to work, so I suspect it will.
Its just a lot of whining and bellyaching from people who don't want to do anything.
Our physics if fucking wrong, and space drives are possible!
Instead of fucking with rockets, NASA needs to figure out what is wrong with our physics, and build the fucking space drive!
If you hurt anyone your reputation will be damaged and with it the ability to travel.
Representative Justin Amash unsuccessfully attempted a late bid to oppose the bill, which passed 325-100. According to Amash, the bill "grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American"
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The original trilogy was awesome, but later books were not the same caliber.
This is true with respect to the plot and the general sweep of the book, but not true with respect to individual paragraphs. Asimov improved in writting technique as he got older.
UFO have been observed to statically hover without pushing a lot of stuff downward. They have also been observed to accelerate at huge rates, without pushing a lot of stuff in the opposite direction. The UFOs in short, have a space drive.
Our current science has no idea how to produce a space drive. That is, accelerate without moving a lot of stuff in the opposite direction. Or overcome gravity without moving a lot of stuff in the downward direction.
The USA and other major governments is obstructing research into UFO's space drives by promoting the fiction that UFOs don't exist.
You can not have your flying car until you make major governments tell the truth.