To this day I remain a late, late adopter of technology. I wait until the market has sorted out the winners and losers, then go and buy the most standard piece of equipment I can find. I was deeply scarred as a youth by Betamax video tapes and the Intellivision game console. My family owned both. Both were clearly superior to their competition. It was visible to the naked eye and owners of competing systems admitted without shame that it was so.
However, back then it was considered a flippant waste of money if you had more than one standard, so that was what we had. I couldn't trade games with anyone but this one kid whose parents wouldn't let him trade games. I couldn't rent most of the tapes in the video store. I couldn't copy tapes and give them to friends. AND THEY WERE BETTER SYSTEMS! In every measure, technically, visually, flexibility-wise, the list goes on and on.
Ever since I moved out of the house and bought my first VHS, I've mistrusted my ability to judge what will win. Sometimes the only winning move is not to play. Otherwise, I'd probably be one of the people they quoted for this article.
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
-- Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
BeOS' problems weren't technical, that's for sure. They were purely created by evil humans. BeOS should have won, but didn't, and for a very good reason.
"I once preached peaceful coexistence with Windows. You may laugh at my expense - I deserve it."
-- Jean-Louis Gassee, CEO Be, Inc.
The MIT nerds are just ignorantly stereotyping BBQ chefs. You'd figure that they of all people would be sensitive about looking down on others, but I guess not. BBQ chefs aren't morons who use old oil barrels for pits (they're not food grade and will make your food taste like shit). If they do reuse an old barrel, it's one that has held food like olives, and it is reused because it's cheaper and better than buying a brand new one. Seriously, duh.
Just check all this out. Science, science, science. It's all over BBQ these days. All the wisdom of the elders has been tested, trialed, and the old myths like "salt gets into meat by osmosis" and "pink chicken is not safe" have been busted and thoroughly debunked. Just check out the following SCIENCE:
The Thermodynamics of Cooking
What You Need to Know About Wood, Smoke, and Combustion.
The Maillard Reaction And Caramelization
The Science of Wet Brines
Basic Meat Science
Why We Don't Need Grill Marks, and Why You Should Flip Often
And there are about a kajillion more articles like this on this one site. There are many, many more sites all across the internet. All of them are full of science. MIT isn't breaking new ground here, as much as they'd like to think so. Up to and including computer-controlled cookers that turn out perfect meat every time.
My definition of "upper" middle class are people who if it weren't for the fact that they need their jobs to pay the bills, they would be considered rich.
Lawyers, politicians, doctors, etc.
Somebody who got a HELOC from their McMansion to buy a Porshe Cayene is not upper middle class. Their home is a suburban cookie cutter compromise and their toys are bought with debt.
In other words, perfect as a second car for upper-middle-class suburbanites who don't drive far.
That's a small population.
"make menuconfig" already has the Linux gaming world sewn up, no need for any other games.
"Other information gained via XKEYSCORE facilitates the remote exploitation of target computers. By extracting browser fingerprint and operating system versions from Internet traffic, the system allows analysts to quickly assess the exploitability of a target. Brossard, the security researcher, said that “NSA has built an impressively complete set of automated hacking tools for their analysts to use.” Given the breadth of information collected by XKEYSCORE, accessing and exploiting a target’s online activity is a matter of a few mouse clicks. Brossard explains: “The amount of work an analyst has to perform to actually break into remote computers over the Internet seems ridiculously reduced — we are talking minutes, if not seconds. Simple. As easy as typing a few words in Google.”
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Why not use key based auth instead of password based?
Probably for the same reasons that crypto email never worked out, but I wish it were an option on things like banking websites.
I'm now using a password manager, so I can use pretty hard passwords without having to try to remember them. But using signed certs would be much much stronger still.