This is why you remove your batteries (or use a faraday cage) at home, before you go. Better would be to leave your phone completel at home and not take it with you when you go to meet your friends.
The key word was "used" car. My car budget is around $10k, and even that I am not eager to pay (since I do not have the cash for that right now).
I'll second that: Neverwinter's gameplay is one of the best I've seen in an MMO. The capitol city was terribly laggy, but the combat felt __very__ satisfying. Unfortunately, the few people I talked to indicated that there were some class balance issues -- I took that with some grain of salt -- , and my pocket healer expressed a lot of frustration that as a cleric he couldn't really healbot. Healing mechanics requiring you to face people to see their health didn't make it any nicer, he said.
We're hopeful that Elder Scrolls Online (beta soon!) will be nice.... but honestly I'm not eager to maintain two subscriptions, so the bar for awesomeness is that much higher.
Go where your friends go, though. If my guild rolled to a different game, I'd go with them.
Fortunately, Detroit can easily enroll in one of those pilot programs for robotic peacekeeping units that Omni Consumer Products is working on.
Perhaps he misses the bus and is worried.
Maybe he is lost in a store.
Maybe his mom's car crashes and the kid can call 911.
Maybe he misses talking to his dad and wants to talk to him.
A phone is a tool, if you treat it as one. Seeing the unbridled joy as my son ran off with his aunt's iphone to do face-time with his grandmother was a life-changing moment: I finally understood the value of the smartphone as a tool. A knife is a tool, too, and some cultures are OK with teaching kids how to use them.
I tend to feel that considering the expected failure modes of your product when sold at a drive-through is wise and considerate to other humans. People drive, and people drop things. It's not something one plans.
"Sorry kid, maybe next time your dad won't ruin everyone's movie by texting..."
I would not be keen on being in a situation where I would need to argue that in court, with my resources frozen and a set of frothing federal prosecutors on the other side of the bench.
I believe MIT press was able to print a book of crypto implementations, back when such software was ITAR restricted, so yes: I think he does.
I am thankful that RMS is a zealot devoted to fighting things like this. I know that I and others don't always agree with him, but other times I am profoundly grateful for his good arguments.
Except, since so many trolls are shell corporations, they'd just dissolve themselves, and the next shell company would not be bound by the agreement, right?
Encrypting the communication will likely not encrypt the routing or connection information: the cell network has to know where to send your call. Signals intelligence can get a LOT of information about you from knowing to whom you are talking, even if they do not know what you are saying.