Indeed. The highest quality case would be shaped just like a spherical cow. I have so postulated.
Because for good or ill, almost every nation has signed off on the idea that the form of fantasy property called "copyright" is legitimate property. Show me a Berne Convention equivalent that "legitimizes" bitcoins and its ilk, and you'll have a serious point instead of vague nerd-rage trolling.
"We ordered them to freeze and stop all movement. They kept breathing. They brought their deaths on themselves."
You keep repeating this egregious lie with such enthusiasm I have to assume you're being paid to do it.
At least we know that FTDI has some representation in this discussion, although they're not doing a very good job hiding their interest.
I hope the walls on your gated community are high enough and you pay your private security contractors enough not to steal from you.
Automation is the answer to that problem as well. Security 'bots and sentry guns don't steal. And only rarely attack the wrong people.
They can't get the users without the restricitons.
At least, until the first post-merger unannounced unilateral no-notice change of terms of service.
You do realize that in most real business contexts, that's absolutely no help?
Your ship schedule is your commitment. "Our supplier gave us bad parts" gets you no credit. It's no excuse, and trying to use it like an excuse will get you on the "never let them bid on anything else" list.
If you're a manufacturer, subcontractor and supply chain management is on YOU. Your customer rightly blames YOU for the problem. You, as a manufacturer, buy counterfeit parts, and it's YOUR FAULT.
Fine, good, true, and utterly fucking irrelevant.
The only player in this stupid drama being punished is the only one who had no way of knowing about the counterfeit chip: the consumer.
You probably thought SCO was right to sue Linux users too, amirite?
It's official. Doublespeak is now codified in law.
It's only fair. Law is encoded in Doublespeak.
Weird Al is goin' to jail?
On top of that after looking through the firmware they've found that it's not custom software, but a badly configured OpenWRT build with a standard root password (set to "developer!"), an unsecured wifi ssid and sshd installed and running by default!
Interesting. Maybe "open-source", in the context that they meant it, means that all the users' private data should be open-source, rather than anything about the hardware or software.
Lack of access to the First Lady's workout schedule is not what the people complaining about lack of transparency are upset about.
Explicit counter-example was right in parent post. David Nakamura clearly was upset about the lack of transparency in the First Lady's workout schedule.
I believe the next step is that you claim the cited example doesn't count, for reasons approximating "No True Scotsman".
Considering how the IQ is calibrated, and "genius" is a set number of of standard deviations on that scale, no, there wouldn't be.
Or, to put it less genius-ly, "if everyone's above average, no one is above average, because the average MOVES."