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Just because I choose to prevent your abusive use of e-binoculars to watch me by putting up an e-fence, doesn't mean I'm a pedophile, child pornographer, or terrorist. It means I value my privacy and that I don't trust you.
Please stop abusing your powers.
I don't know why this is so hard for people to understand.
Because they don't read anything other than the sensationalized articles.
For example, I have a switch that does vacancy sensing in my bathroom - now I can leave my fan on to air out the shower when I leave for work in the morning. A friend of mine has an occupancy sensor in his stairwell that turns on (and off) his entryway lights so he doesn't need to walk down and turn them off from their only switch (bad design, but something that happens).
Full disclosure: I work for a company that makes light switches and their control systems.
And I'd get more cookies.
In the customer's basement. Their house, not their place of work.
2. What is the most unusual circumstance under which you have written a program?
Pretty much the above, but with the added amusement of two other techs standing around while you sit on some heating equipment, wondering why you can't finish this faster.
3. What is the most unusual computing platform that you wrote a program from?
A headless server box? Nothing too exciting here.
4. What is the most unusual application program that you wrote?
I only write usual boring stuff
- electricity generation, transmission and distribution
- public health (hospitals, ambulances)
- water supply (drinking water, waste water/sewage, stemming of surface water (e.g. dikes and sluices))
So the question becomes, "is the Internet critical infrastructure", not "is the Internet essential for survival". Personally, I think it falls quite nicely under telecommunications.
The issue is applying a new patch to an out of date version.
If this is not the definition of updating I don't know what is...
I think the AC means "applying a patch to a version older than it was meant to patch." Like those game patches that have to be applied in order.
I leave it on because it works with my car radio, and I use that (plus an app) to trigger various things, like turning off my WiFi when I leave in the morning. It also lets me play music on long trips and I can do bluetooth calls (in my car, not a headset).
But to me, mine are kept in a safe that is secured to the floor in my house
Wait a second. You oppose guns that require the user to be wearing something, because you might not have it on at the time when you have to use a gun to protect yourself in a rush. But at the same time, you store your guns in a safe, which presumably takes the same (if not more) time to open as putting on the device that enables a smart gun.
If you properly maintain your guns to keep them out of reach of unintended users, then you are not going to be able to use them instantly in a crisis situation. That is how it has always been. Smart guns don't change anything.
I think the point he is trying to get at is if he's out and about with his gun, this adds the possibility of "Oh, I forgot my . Now the bear shall eat me."
In other words, there's the crisis this won't influence (gun is stored) and the one it will (gun is on him).