Some cash registers need to be on the internet. It's how they process electronic payments. Modern eftpos terminals don't use dial-up connections anymore.
I gave the counter guy at my mechanic a strange look the other day when he processed my payment via credit card and I heard the modem dial out. He rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah, they 'upgraded' us last week. More secure because it doesn't have to go over the Internet."
They're so concerned about people making calls, yet they've had airline phones for years.
And how is it any worse to be trapped on a plane with such idiots than on a bus? At least on a plane you're only stuck with them for a couple hours, not all day on an overland trip.
Airline phones = Way Expensive = Nobody used them = No Problem
Idiots on a bus = People who don't have enough money to fly = Fewer people used them = Not as big a problem.
See also; As a rule of thumb if you can afford to fly you're not taking the bus.
Next they'll go to the FCC and get them to reclassify ISPs are common carriers so that it's impossible to make new competitors due to regulatory hurtles.
I'd like to think I'm paranoid and/or kidding.
I'm pretty sure you are kidding. It's inconceivable that "they" would try to get ISPs classified as common carriers. The courts just told the FCC to take a long walk off a short pier over net neutrality because ISPs *WEREN''T* common carriers.
I remember once, after paying for a tickets, my wife and I got the the theater doors (big multiplex theater) and there was a guy with a bin and bags sitting at the door making everyone put their phones in little plastic bags, write their names on them and toss them in the bin. My wife and I stopped going to the theaters for a couple years after that. We were rather insulted they made us pay nearly $50 (no refunds) before making us give up our brand new phones without telling us a head of time and we weren't going to leave our phones at home just because the theater didn't want us to have them
I'm sorry - did you not have pockets? Or did they frisk you on the way in?
"making" everyone put their phones in little plastic bags... pfft. Yeah, right.
The FBI's prime directive is to protect the citizenry from corporeal harm, not protect the corporations from perceived financial harm.
The FBI's prime directive is to, "to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States".
Not any more... "The primary function of the FBI is national security."
Or add a button to temporarily raise it if you're about to run over something?
Isn't jump the "A" button?
I don't mean to be a smartass, but wouldn't this
Yeah, as-yet-unacknowledged would probably have been better...
Has there been another as-yet-undisclosed breach at Yahoo?"
the ST:TNG computer couldn't even handle Boolean queries
That, or Troi was too dumb to effectively operate the computer. I've got an opinion on which of those is more likely...
Data was on hand, too, so we can't dump all the blame on her...
TROI: Computer, search for the term Darmok in all linguistic databases for this sector.
COMPUTER: Searching. Darmok is the name of a seventh dynasty emperor on Kanda Four. A mytho-historical hunter on Shantil Three. A colony on Malindi Seven. A frozen dessert on Tazna Five. A
TROI: Stop search. Computer, how many entries are there for Darmok?
COMPUTER: Forty seven.
DATA: Computer, search for the term Tanagra. All databases.
COMPUTER: Searching. Tanagra. The ruling family on Gallos Two. A ceremonial drink on Lerishi Four. An island-continent on Shantil Three
TROI: Stop. Shantil Three. Computer, cross-reference the last entry with the previous search index.
COMPUTER: Darmok is the name of a mytho-historical hunter on Shantil Three.
TROI: I think we've got something.
Man up, post as an anonymous coward, and criticize people who actually HAVE friends.