That's fine as long as you don't expect to live in or get any of the benefits of society. You are most definitely free to go live in a cave or a jungle on some secluded island.
If I spend 24x7 staring in your bathroom window you don't call it "pure chance" that I happened to see you taking a shower.
Social engineering is still the most common targeted attack vector. Humans are the weakest links in most secure systems, there is nearly always someone no matter how well trained and warned that will fall for well thought out social engineering tactics.
There are other ways to monetize your product. If the engine is actually good and popular then they can monetize licensing for mobile devices, selling into the corporate space with indexing and appliances for the enterprise, definitely not as profitable as advertising and given greed is number one priority for companies like google, and just about every company for that matter, it isn't likely to happen.
If you don't know what your talking about then you probably shouldn't say anything. Canberra has one of the highest homeless rates in the country, only the northern Territory has a higher rate. unemployment here is also still around 5%, while that is slightly better than the rest of the country, it certainly isn't good. Canberra contracts here are pretty well identical to other major cities in Australia (I work regularly between Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, our rates are the same for all three).
It's far cheaper to live in the rural areas on Canberra's doorstep, or the large town next door, than in that geographically tiny city.
I've got relatives that live half an hour out of Canberra in a medium sized "hobby" farm with about 20 head of stock and a few horses, and that cost less than they made from selling a modest three bedroom place in outer suburbia. House/land prices and rent drop off very rapidly with distance and the roads are not congested.
What has that got to do with the topic? simple fact is the average salary in Canberra is approximately 85-90k. even public servant devs make more than that unless they are just a graduate or in the lowly APS ranks.
What a load of shit. I get 210k (been working in Canberra for last 20 years), contractors all around me are on between 120-200k. $70k is below the average salary for a resident of Canberra let alone a professional and devs are most definitely not the lowest paid professions in Canberra.
Salaries in Australia are relatively high compared to the rest of the world, especially Canberra. Even bad devs here can happily take home 100k+, good devs more than double that. It has a serious impact on the cost of developing anything here.
the studio didn't plan any contingency or mitigation for a cancellation
I've seen that in a different industry - a huge client that demands all the resources you have "just in case" and then fucks you over. About the only thing that can help is money in the bank.
There's a certain type of person that decides they need to "own" you, and they can apply a lot of pressure if they are their only client at the time so they make sure that happens.
That really just means the company is take on a contract that is simply too big for them in the first place. From what I read no one fucked anyone over. MS wanted changes in scope in order for the game to continue being funded, company said sure but budget will be blown by 40-60%, MS said, no thanks and simply walked away. This is normal business contract negitations, if it killed the company then the company was taking on a job that was far to big for it as it left them with no contingency
no it doesn't
Soooo what exactly does that article have to do with this vulnerability? it is not mentioned in their, nor does the SMB worm mentioned make use of such a vulnerability? So think you definitely still need a citation.
So you are saying it wasn't north korea as the US government has been claiming and it was actually someone on their local lan? where did you find this information?
I like the concept but absolutely HATE the implementation/reality, everything the government does costs exponentially more than what it would cost in the real world, the hideous waste in government makes me resent every cent I hand over to them.
your maths really really sucks. at 10gb per second you to 1.25 gigabytes per second or as the OP said, less than 2 seconds for his 2gig quota.
The right answer is actually very simple. The US government should be following well established international conventions and request the information it wants through the appropriate courts, which in this case is Irelands court. There is no grey area, The US government are trying to stomp on the laws of other countries so they can avoid due process.