When your boss is the President. We all know what application you're talking about.
How many were: password, wordpass, password123, 12345 or 00000000?
it'll have to be regulated to hell, because drones can carry bombs too, and it could be almost impossible to track down who detonated it unless every drone in the sky was monitored and licensed. I don't like fear mongering, but sooner or later, this is probably going to happen somewhere if anyone's allowed to have a drone.
"I'd like that" is not the same as "I think it's just"
I think the OP meant anyone who was being criminally negligent or just malicious. If a security guard shoots a random person for no reason, he should be just as liable as the company he works for, if not moreso. Or if a software engineer puts a backdoor into his company's software so he can steal stuff from customers, then that software engineer should go to jail. I've never seen any insinuation that a random accidental bug should lead to developer jail time.
In the post 911 world, you should be extra careful with hyperbole. Our government has become corrupt, scared, violent, and cruel. It holds an incredibly cynical view of citizen's rights and justice under the law. It kowtows to the billionaires' every whim.
Hyperbole can get you seriously fucked.
Sorry massa, didn't mean to sit on the whites only seat. I'll go pay the fine I should morally have to pay now for breaking this fine and just law.
A salient example of s/sheep/lamb/ is the drug war which has become ever more violent over time as penalties for getting caught become ever more draconian. If you're going to do a life (or close to it) sentence for getting caught, might as well just kill the person trying to catch you or witnessing what you are doing, and improve your chance of remaining free.
- First of all, the settlement, as the folks at Better Markets have pointed out, may wipe out between $100 billion and $200 billion in potential liability -- meaning that the bank might just have settled "for ten cents or so on the dollar."
- Moreover, the settlement is only $9 billion in cash, with $4 billion earmarked for "mortgage relief." Again, as Better Markets noted, we've seen settlements with orders of mortgage relief before, and banks seem to have many canny ways of getting out of the spirit of these requirements.
- There's also the matter of the remaining $9 billion in fines being tax deductible (meaning we're subsidizing the settlement), and the fact that Chase is reportedly trying to get the FDIC to assume some of Washington Mutual's liability.
- But overall, the key to this whole thing is that the punishment is just money, and not a crippling amount, and not from any individual's pocket, either. In fact, the deal that has just been completed between Chase and the state represents the end, or near the end, of a long process by which people who committed essentially the same crimes as Bernie Madoff will walk away without paying any individual penalty.
- A few more notes on the deal. This latest settlement reportedly came about when CEO Jamie Dimon picked up the phone and called a high-ranking lieutenant of Attorney General Holder, who was about to hold a press conference announcing civil charges against the bank. The Justice Department meekly took the call, canceled the presser, and worked out this hideous deal, instead of doing the right thing and blowing off the self-important Wall Street hotshot long used to resolving meddlesome issues with the gift of his personal attention.
Censoring someone else is never valid. (which is what a DDoS is trying to do)
A DDoS is a virtual sit in.
I suppose you would have been in favor of imprisoning and fining people who sat on the Whites Only stools at lunch counters in the 60s. That makes you a fucking asshole.
Tablets tend to suck for creation. There are limited exceptions, but for the most part a mouse n' keyboard, and a screen without your fingers in the way, are what you want for creating things. This includes software, of course, but also more mundane business things like financial spreadsheets, e-mails, and so on. It applies to other creative pursuits such as writing, video editing, and so on.
Basically tablets are reasonably good if you want to consume content. You can read a book, surf the web, etc with ease on a tablet. However when you start to talk creation, they are not as good. They can do in a pinch, but much better to have a real keyboard and larger screen.
What we are actually seeing is not desktops and laptops "dying" but rather maturing. The market is more or less done growing. However that doesn't mean it is going away. The two states are not "growth" and "death". Rather it can be stable.
We've already seen this in things like mainframes. Desktops didn't kill off mainframes. You can still buy them, and people do. There are more of them now then when there were only mainframes. However it is a mature market. There aren't many organizations that want one, and you don't replace them that often. So there's no growth, but it isn't dead by any means.
That's what is happening with desktops. Go in to a business, have a look around, they have not tossed all their computers and started playing with tablets and phones. There is a computer on every desk practically. However, as noted, there is a computer on every desk. They've got their computers. They buy for replacement now largely, not to increase the numbers.
The only people who think desktops/laptops are going to "die" are either kids who just play on their smart phone and don't do productive work with a computer, or idiot tech journalists.
You spelled legalising wrong.
What's the alternative? The majority extorting funds from the minority?
The maker of mediocre printers and scanners? Suddenly has a competitive product and infrastructure to Google Glass?
I didn't think it was possible to be a socialist about cars, but this is Slashdot after all.
People drove for years without ESC and antilock breaks, and everyone survived, except for the same dbags who crashed their sportscars. Hint: it's not antilock breaks or a lack thereof which is the problem.