It's fun to speculate what might have been, whether Nokia screwed up big by ceding the iPad market. But I think any tablet like device without a touchscreen can't really be said to be the predecessor of the iPad. In the same way that Nokia had internet devices and still couldn't make an iPhone, even if they'd made this tablet, it still most likely wouldn't have spawned the iPad revolution.
its pretty much the case that programming languages in which it is harder to make bugs are also harder to make security problems. Because security problems are just a special case of bugs. So all the things we know about writing better languages are important for security. Unfortunately, language technology has always been under-appreciated. People will just use what is popular, which often times is just C or Java and so forth.
Just as long as its the neighbour's dog and not mine, because I'm tired of complaints about my dog.
I can see parallels here to the Snowden affair. Basically, if you blow the whistle on management acting unethically, you are screwed. Whether it's Snowden blowing the whistle on the Feds or some engineer blowing the whistle on GM management, there is no protection for someone wanting to do the right thing. This is how Nazi Germany got to where they ended up. We don't know if one of these engineers wanted to blow the whistle, but usually engineers want to engineer, they don't care about bean counting, so its a fair bet he wanted it done right, but wasn't allowed to.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke.
The way society is going, having good men do something gets harder and harder.
I disagree. Assuming this hypothesis, it was better he make the change and save lives... management, convention and rules be damned.
Of course we don't really know if that what really happened.
Errm, I'd like to hear your argument of how it has nothing to do with it.
Even this paper argues the big bang could come from a "quantum fluctuation", which in my book is "something". It must be something, because they gave it this specific scientific name, rather than "nothing". Then the question is how did a quantum fluctuation come from nothing.
If this posting is your best effort against creationists, looks like you just let them win.
Well, this whole paper says a quantum fluctuation caused the big bang. By your logic a cause requires time, but without the big bang there can be no time, therefore this paper is bunk. Is that your position?
This argument seems like the equivalent of saying, well it is really hard to calculate the movements of 10 planetary bodies, therefore if you have 10 real planetary bodies, they will get confused and fly into space.
The idea you would jailbreak it assumes the system is actually heavily secured like an iPhone. Maybe it's just an Ubuntu system with no special security in place, and it's just a matter of booting it from an external drive or something similar.
Anyway, it would be kind of odd trying to stop you tinkering with it, as if you could tell users not to adjust their valve timing or not to pull their differential apart.
At the current bit coin difficulty, I would have thought even a large botnet of conventional CPUs would be pretty pointless.
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Good question. Personally I think Australia should just send a destroyer down there and sort it out, but I doubt we'll have the guts.
Yeah, but on the WWW, how are you supposed to know what is public or private? It's not like there are web sites with a banner saying "Don't come to this web site". No, if the URL works, the assumption is its public. If the URL asks for a user name and password, then you shouldn't go beyond that if you don't have said password. If the WWW wasn't like that, then you'd have to make a phone call to Coca-Cola to see if they're happy for you to go to coca-cola.com.
As for the UK and your claim about "normal lens", what in the heck is a normal lens? What is a high zoom? Really? There's really a crazy law like that?
I do that all the time. For example, I surmised that Apple corp might have an Australian office, and lo and behold, apple.com.au worked. I surmised something else. Their products might be at apple.com.au/products or maybe apple.com.au/store, and lo and behold, that worked too. Guessing URLs is not generally a crime.
The problem is, you don't know what someone else knows. And while you might say most people ought to know they oughtn't be in a certain place, not everyone has the same sense of boundaries as you do. Or in other words, this law that sounds very clever is in fact incredibly vague. I mean just for starters, define "shouldn't be". Shouldn't in what sense?