Direct Android compatibility.
I don't see how. The OpenGL on desktops isn't the same as the OpenGL ES on devices that ship with Android. The input is too different, requiring the entire game to be rebalanced for a touch screen. And in my experience owning three Android devices, audio latency ranges from laggy to unplayable. If all that mattered were the kernel and components close to the kernel, every PS4 game would run on a Mac just because both systems use pieces of FreeBSD.
Some artists who charted in the 60's and 70's said, "I haven't had a royalty check in 15 years even though I hear my stuff on radio every now and then."
Let me guess: "Some artists" didn't write their own songs.
Whereas their other distribution channels are much cloudier
The cloud is someone else's computer. iTunes Radio is streamed from someone else's computer. Pandora is streamed from someone else's computer. Spotify is streamed from someone else's computer. All are thus equally cloudy.
So what was the outlet there for? If it's on a public building but not meant for public use, it should have been secured, either by locking it or having it shut off inside the building. Actually, the drinking fountain comment is a good point. Obviously, a drinking fountain is there for public use. But what if it's just a faucet? Is getting a drink from a drinking fountain okay, but not a faucet? Is charging a phone okay, but not a car? Where is the line here?
Exactly where the company chooses to draw it, in most production companies taking one chocolate off the production line and with you home is a firing offense even if it's worth five cents. Things that are provided for work (materials, tools, services, products, whatever) are there to let everyone do their job, any other incidental use you might want it for is up to their acceptable use policy. Would a network manager accept that people connected their own devices to the internal networks to siphon off a few bytes of the Internet connection to check their mail? I very much doubt that unless you work in a BYOD workplace or have guest networks set up specifically for that purpose.
Most employers tend to take a reasonable approach on marginal costs (browsing the Internet, private call on work phone, printing two pages or making five photocopies, charge your cell phone) because being an ass works both ways but strictly speaking they could put me in a secure compartmentalized zone and deny me bringing almost anything in and out except myself and the clothes on my back. Of course then I'd say I'm working for paranoid nuts and not Top Secret military systems and find myself a sane employer, but it'd be totally legal. But I have worked on systems that simply didn't have Internet access, go to special terminals if you need it.
So how far could you go in the absence of any written policy, oral approval, signs or any other obvious indications? Well there's implied permission, if they offered parking spaces and those parking spaces had EV chargers on them (like one per space) I'd take permission to park to also imply permission to use the chargers. But if there just happens to be a socket in the parking lot so anyone working there could run a power tool, I'd say you don't have that. It could be things that are so commonplace that you wouldn't ask, like using the bathroom if you already have legitimate business in the building. Charging your car isn't that though.
I think they're technically correct, though I'm a repeat offender of "accidental theft of ballpoint pen" and if the law was applied to the fullest I'd have way more than three strikes. I think it's mostly because siphoning off gas to power your car is generally recognized as a crime, siphoning off electricity to do the same sounds equivalent. It doesn't sound like something you could do without at least some form of permission. It's all fairly relative though, if EVs become common it might be commonly understood that sockets are there for charging them and you'd need to explicitly deny it. But that's ten, twenty years from now and not today.
Find another job.
These are not the only problems, just the ones you have seen.
Smartphones are ubiquitous when people are out.
Yeah, but after they're all hit by buses, we'll need to start over again with something else.
Enlighten me, then. Explain to me how the banking industry executives -- who, except perhaps for a few fall guys, are very likely to be significantly wealthier now than in 2008, unlike average people -- were harmed by the crash they caused. Prove that I'm wrong to call it a real-estate-sector-wide pump-and-dump scheme.
Seriously, if an electrical load at a friggin' school poses any measurable risk of fire before tripping the breaker, there's a much bigger moral crime being committed here than the theft of $0.05.
Given that the truck bed is on the outside, I'm not sure that looking through it constitutes a search. Maybe if there's a tarp or something it is, but otherwise stuff just sitting there is out in the open.
You do understand that crashing the economy hurts the very people you say intentionally crashed the economy, right?
No we don't understand it because it's not actually true!
Here's what actually happened in the most massive scam of all time:
- Step 1: Issue (and charge huge fees for) usurious loans in bad faith to people who you know ahead of time can't pay them back -- profit!
- Step 2: Sell off the worst "parts" of the loans to "main street" investors who don't know any better, while making sure their claim on the underlying assets is so subordinate to yours as to be meaningless -- profit!
- Step 3: After the inevitable default, write down the imaginary losses and extort a bailout from the public -- profit!
- Step 4: Foreclose and take ownership of the homes -- profit!
- Step 5: Instead of selling the houses to the highest bidder (which would often be an owner-occupant), preferentially sell them at artificially-low prices to Wall Street investment firms (that you bought with the profits from previous steps) -- profit!
- Step 6: Rent the houses to the same group of people who you took them from in the first place, at higher monthly cost than their mortgage used to be -- profit!
- Step 7: Wait for the houses acquired during the depths of the crash -- which you yourself caused -- to appreciate in price -- profit!
End result? The banksters have absconded with the sub-prime debtors' cash and equity, have defrauded the 401(K)s and pension funds of pretty much everybody that had one, have extorted the taxpayers' bailout money, and have accumulated a massive amount of rental real estate while simultaneously pricing prospective homebuyers out of the market. It is quite literally the
We were spying on you since at least the early 80s.
We just never told you.
Rap is a technique, not a genre.
Hiphop is a genre.