I believe you're assuming that the flash used on a rover that went to mars, and encounters all kinds of crazy radiation, is in some way similar to the crappy OCZ thing you stuck in your PC 10 years ago.
Who says they didn't?
It's really simple. The russians have nukes, and the missiles to get them to us.
Actually, the metric unit of time is the second
It's almost like, if you don't regulate taxis, then they do all kinds of nasty stuff you wouldn't want them doing!
Uhhhhh... no. That's not how driverless cars work.
No, no it's not security through obscurity. It's security through something you know - a perfectly valid method of securing something. Of course, it would be nice if in this case, you could change the thing you're supposed to know to be different to the device's serial number.
Because it's easier to extract money from people continuously if you can deny them their crack^Wgame at will.
Anyone that uses something besides Linux. One great thing about Unixen is how they share common interfaces. The more you change that, the less interchangeable the various Unixen become. The more reason their will be to resist moving from one to another.
Except that's actually false. Unixen really don't share common interfaces. Mac OS uses launchd, FreeBSD uses init.d, many Linuxes use systemd.
On Linux you'll find devices named
All unixes differ. Trying to claim that the way it happens to have been done in Linux for a while is the "one true unix way" is frankly bullshit.
You absolutely can feel the strength of the shaking at your location. For reference though, the USGS says it was around a magnitude 4 in oakland (and 6 at the epicentre)
Oh come on. one power line down, and other than that basically no damage. It pretty much has gone unnoticed.
Depends what you want to get out of these stats. If you want to find out in which group you're more likely to find a gamer, if you have a same sized sample, then sure, you're right, you need to normalise it. If you want to find out who you should target when you're designing a game you want to sell to people, then no, no you don't want to normalise it.
Considering that one of these was felt in the heart of the tech world, and this is a website about tech... No.
It was strong enough to wake us up, but not enough to do any damage in Sunnyvale.