Any accident that has enough force to utterly destroy the driver / passenger safety cell of an exceptionally well built sports car was, by definition, being driven inappropriately on public roads.
If you already have flash installed it will periodically ask if you want to update, if you click yes, it does a drive by install of McAfee, no opt-out at all. That's pretty evil behavior.
In 3 letter agency circles the process is called "Traffic Analysis". Even if you use a prepaid SIM you toss away a few minutes later, the first time you reach out to anyone you've ever known, you cease to be unknown. Reach out to 3 or 4 people and it's game over, you're new identity is tossed in the same box as your old identity. Back to square one. The only way to hide from TA is to avoid exposure entirely. One person can keep a secret. Two people, not so much.
The FileSystem API along with FileReader kind of blur this point already.
No need to turn up the sensitivity at all. SBIRS / STSS has been around since the 70's or 80's - these (optical / IR) satellites search for ballistic missile launches and track those already in progress. Wildfires and a myriad of other heat sources would logically be filtered out since they don't represent a military threat, certainly the NRO would whine about it exposing capability, but it seems to me that the USA already has this technology orbiting the earth already. These 3 letter agencies have taken a lot more than they've given back, maybe it's time to shift focus and put some of this hardware to better use.
In an emergency you could use it to fry a sausage I guess. : )
It appears to be some kind of slashvertizement for a mobile credit card reader that plugs in to the headphone jack of an iphone.
It's not unusual to see birds up to 10,000 feet. Less common, but they have also been seen as high as 20,000 feet. Rarer still, airline pilots have encountered them almost as high as 30,000 feet.
The bird-danger zone is everywhere.
and consuming far more resources than those needed to support my own pitiful lifespan.
That part of your sentence didn't parse very well. : )
Lathes, CNC cutters, drills, milling machines, and so on, all of this stuff while a tad on the expensive side, is not out of reach. There are also untold numbers of machine shops around the place.
I think this entire incident is more about pure stupidity and lack of common sense. The tools exist for the common human and have done for centuries. The sky isn't falling.
Nope, no money for a huge amount of work. This has been a growing industry here in the Philippines for at least the last 5 years. Google "sulit money from home" and you'll get an inkling of how popular it is. Most people get burned, promised a few thousand USD per month, never see a cent, and the only contact info they have is a cellphone number that is no longer in service. The majority of these businesses require an upfront 'starters' fee, usually somewhere around $50 to $100 USD - crazy, feeds and scams off the gullible at both ends. It brings a lot of money in to the country, so it won't stop any time soon.
Pretty good progress thus far? I'm inclined to add a few 4 letter expletives in amongst those words, that video left me staring in awe. : ) A few days back we had a video about an autonomous quadcopter thing that spent the better part of 10 minutes randomly turning in circles as it wandered through a building mock-up. This thing jumps up a few hundred feet vertically and horizontally away from the pad and then drops back down like a boss, utter perfection from my armchair.
It's a bit of a self destructive path they are on by doing things like this, I'm about ready to jump ship.
Are you sure your WiFi password is useless? Do you know how far 'close enough' actually is? Think of it this way: A satellite in geosync orbit will transmit a C Band signal somewhere between 10 and 30 watts with a footprint that might cover a 3rd of the earth - that's a distance of 36,000 kilometers give or take. To receive that transmission with decent enough SNR you only need a small dish of about a meter and a half in diameter. Wifi is typically 100mW or less, but with a similar sized directional antenna you would be surprised how many are visible just from the 30th floor of an appartment building, let alone an aircraft at 5,000 feet. (And google war driving while gathering street view images)
YOU might not be of any interest to a 3 letter agency, but that doesn't mean you'll never be a target at some point.
I'm a former ELINT drone - when I started working for various secret 3 letter agencies I told the psych I wanted to find out if UFO's actually exist, and that I daydream almost constantly - except on work time. I kid you not. (Now it'll be someones job to actually dig through the records and check this
I have no idea what my point is though. Just thought I'd share that.