It's more like a safe deposit box than a home. And it can be accessed at any time without your consent.
They just use keywords and who you sent them to, and when you sent them to geo-locate you.
Welcome to our Stasi Overlords!
Well perhaps, but to play Devil's advocate: this isn't a game.
There are two parts to DRM when combined with an anti-circumvention law. The first is the one that exists anyway: to attempt to make it as difficult as practically possible for someone to gain unrestricted access to the raw content. The other - which the DMCA (and its apparent German equivalent) adds - is to add legal liabilities for creating, possessing and/or using the tools, however easy, that break that encryption, should they ever come into being.
Us nerds have a tendency to misread laws and assume that rather than it being a reflection of the intent of the authors, that the language used is arbitrary and written by dolts to be interpreted in the widest possible context. Specifically we look at words like "effective" and rather than interpreting it in the context of the rest of the law, we go off on tangents and ask whether something is effective using other definitions within different contexts.
Is, for example, CSS effective? Well, I'd argue it is in context. It requires you use a specialized tool, designed specifically to break CSS, in order to access the content. It meets the definition in context. It doesn't meet the definition if you change the subject and say "Well, in 1998 it protected content, but does it now? Is it easy to find the tools needed to circumvent it?", but that's not the definition of effective that's implied by the context of the legislation - which is why better lawyers than us are not making that claim when protecting, say, Real Networks.
As for ROT-13.... well, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. My guess is it wouldn't, because ROT-13 doesn't require knowledge of any secrets beyond the fact it's being used to begin with, and the "tool" used to decrypt it is already built-in to a billion email, USENET, and so on clients. At the very least, if SuperdooperRayVD 4K discs in 2020 are encrypted using ROT-13, they'd have great difficulty persuading judges that millions of pre-existing USENET clients from the 1990s are illegal.
The thing is that if it's gut microbes, then good food will cause problems too.
I'll just leave this here. And over there, and there, and some over there, and some in the air... Of course, that's a virus, not bacteria, but the principle is the same. What's in the food can feed or kill off what's in your gut already, or the food can be contaminated, and the contamination can outcompete or otherwise interfere with the biota upon which you depend for proper digestive function. Either one can wreak havoc on your digestive system. And let us not forget antibiotics' influence on your GI tract. As we have produced greater numbers of more antibiotic-resistant bacteria through their overuse and misuse, we've led to more widespread and common use of the kind of antibiotics that are equivalent to the nuclear option when it comes to your intestines.
"Probiotic" is the little Shibboleth that makes this smell like woo.
If poop transplants can drastically improve health, why couldn't regulating your digestive system with probiotics? Yogurt is a probiotic. It has proven related health benefits. You're FUDding. Are you invested in Big Pharma? Or are you just being a dick?
I said qualified. Maybe US Army can't hit the broad side of a barn, but the people I served with could easily do that. Most of us grew up hunting birds and deer - if you could hunt pigeons and pheasants you can down a package drone.
Not my problem you think our military in the US is weak sauce.
I personally doubt you are correct on that score, but I'm sure someone else will disagree with you.
Is pants ok? Or do you cool Seattle-dudes go full caveman?
that's a good question - a lot of people wear skirts actually, but that's a choice.
Most of Seattle has short commutes if you bike, skateboard, or walk.
It's only car drivers that take forever.
Or it could just be numbers, as in population.
Los Angeles: 3.9M
Good point. Maybe he's trying to get away from the very long commutes they have in Southern California?
he was asking about Seattle. I was trying to be informative - overdressing for interviews here is a no-no
or gain superpowers.
someone has to fight the giant mutant seagulls
but recently there have been lots of Giant Mutant Seagulls cropping up in all the traffic video cameras in Seattle recently.
You're from California. That's the problem.
Sorry, but we have lots of highly-educated people here already.
Stay where you are.
Oh, and stop overdressing - you just look awkward.
As someone going for a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, my basic response to Mr. El-Zein is
Now stop thinking that the world needs to fix the Middle East or care about your "problems".
Oil is over. Nobody cares about you anymore.