Translation: I'm a Redmond shill trying to sound reasonable, but I can't help but make blatantly pro-Redmond statements like "significantly better than a comparative Tablet OS"
Do you have any fucking shame? More importantly, do you think we're fucking idiots that we don't recognize you for who you are?
Metro has a low market share; as in most users are happy with the classic desktop, and RT devices are such an insignificant market share that why would anyone bother developing for it? Besides, there are enough common UI toolkits for Linux and Windows that I doubt there's that much additional support involved.
Face it, Metro is a dismal failure on every front.
Based on what you're saying, it seems very possible to me that there are ranges at which the transponder signal can be receive but the skin paint has not.
Signals in both directions will attenuate according to the normal square-of-distance law. Suppose that the aircraft is at a distance from the radar such that the signal is attenuated to just below the detection threshold. That is the radar can not get a skin paint -- but barely. However, the strength of the radar signal that strikes the aircraft at that range is 4X (in an ideal world; in reality its probably even higher) the strength of the signal that arrives back at the radar receiver. This is because doubling the distance (which assumes perfect reflection; in reality it's not quite that good) will quarter the power.
Therefore, the transponder can very likely detect the incoming radar signal -- and respond to it -- at ranges beyond which the radar can get a skin paint, since it receives 4X as much power.
The question, then, is whether the transponder replies with greater energy than the reflection at those long ranges. If so, then there is a zone in which the transponder signal can be detected but the skin paint cannot. Turning off the transponder in that zone would make the plane instantly and completely disappear from radar.
but why can't Tesla open their own Tesla dealerships? Have the incumbents rigged that too?
Apparently the definition of "dealership" requires that two or more models be sold. Since Tesla only has the one model, they can't open a "dealership".
Maybe they're just fucking idiots, with an IT department that either is utterly inept or had been so marginalized by MBA morons and sociopaths.
Governor Christie is just concerned about the changes in traffic patterns that would be triggered by allowing electric cars to enter the state's vehicle markets unimpeded. Christie has a vision for the future of New Jersey and it is deeply important to him that municipal leaders across the state share his enthusiasm and goals. Enforcement along these lines would be impeded. Specifically, if the governor were to block off lanes to a bridge within a mayor's district, and everyone was driving electric cars, the smog wouldn't be as good for intimidating or disciplining the mayor. Clearly the traffic issues need more study.
...maybe they just had shitty email prioritization and crappy (read: default) alerting configs on their gear? Given that the typical admin in a large corp gets bombarded with a jillion emails daily (ranging from fluff to drop-dead serious, because vendors rarely know the difference), I can see warnings get buried in the pile pretty easily. Mind you this is not to excuse not acting on the warnings, but instead is posited as a way to explain why the warnings got missed in the first place.
All that said, any security admin who doesn't make alerting and prioritization thereof his first priority really shouldn't be employed as a security admin.
What kind of job do you do that requires a meatloaf peeler?
Among others, Oracle ASM disk management.
How is it "an otherwise legal use of the product"? The Windows operating system and the Google Play Store application are copyrighted.
So is nearly every book in my little home library**, but I'll be damned if any publisher or author will tell me what shelf those books go on, or what books I can set any given book next to. Put it this way: If I want to set my Isaac Asimov novels next to my Robert Heinlein novels, I will. Any publisher who objects? Screw 'em; no court will enforce such a demand on me by either party.
For relevance, I can safely say that no software house will be able to successfully litigate against someone who successfully multi-boots any computing device they paid for. Therefore, by default it's quite legal.
** I have a few books of late 19th Century vintage, so it's safe to assume those to be public domain by now.