During the housing boom, a friends father was surprised when we reasoned that he was a millionaire. All it took was his house, which was almost paid off (and probably worth north of $600k at the time) and a decent 401k since he was at or near retirement. Easy millionaire. I'd go so far as to say that if you don't expect to become a millionaire, it simply means you've landed on the wrong side of our increasingly bifurcated economy.
Parents responded by waving their hands in a brisk right-to-left motion in front of their eyes. "Hey!" They exclaimed, "Why won't these annoying lecturers just go away".
The judge wants to gut the 2nd, not fix it. What would be a true and proper fix? IMHO, we need to clarify "well regulated militia" as "those people who are fit for military service". IMHO that means it's within the right of the states, even the Feds to determine that some people are unfit (mentally unstable, etc.) and thus deprive them of this right. If it were argued that the State was declaring people unfit for political purposes, that would wind its way through the court just like anything else. There's no escaping the need for actual judgement in a court.
Thus, I think it might be reasonable for the state to compel you to give up your gun if you buy pot for any reason (medical or otherwise). A pot-head is not fit for military service. Your guns or your drugs, not both. We want sanity at the trigger end.
I would assemble the system myself from discrete transistors, except that I can't be sure the NSA didn't drug me, drag me off and hypnotize me.
IMHO, the more code the more opportunities to exploit things. Terse languages to the rescue? Write it all in Haskell, Lisp or something. You'll attract talented developers and the attackers will be like... "Oh crap, we have to analyze that???".
No silver bullets of course. Something has to be able to read/write sensitive information at some point. Something has to determine under what conditions that occurs. It's human nature to make those conditions complicated to the point where vulnerabilities occur...
"Hey, look what I bought. I used my tax refu--"
And the next thing he knew, he woke up in an alley. His wallet, keys, phone and shoes were missing. For the life of him, he could not figure out why they didn't take his cool new toy.
He didn't say there would be no women. He said there would be no "ladies". Think "Lady Diana"s. He also said there would be no gentleman--but that doesn't mean everybody would be rude. Remember, this is a 19th century reader. The language is a bit different.
our future begins with tomorrow!
According to signs on the wall at several bars I've been to, there will also be free beer.
I'm an Apocalypse speculator. You might think I'd be at the bottom of the list; but we have been in business since ancient times. We're probably in the top 5 oldest professions. The people who run Slashdot are whoring out to something here, so apparently they will do well also.
The setting, a lecture hall in the 23rd century. "Years ago they thought there were limitations on these things. There were even proofs that things could not be measured with certainty. It was thought that transmutation would not be economic, and that the light barrier was unsurmountable".
You're likely to get modded Troll; but this really does remind me a bit of Ford vs. Toyota. For years Ford was fixed in peoples minds as the exploding Pinto company, and Toyota was high quality. Now Toyota isn't what it used to be, and Ford is better... but neither is perfect.
If nothing else this is a good argument against monoculture. We have different systems with different bugs, so it's not a total loss. If the market shares were evenly distributed among 10 different vendors, the black-hat task would be even harder, their impact of success that much less.
All these higher level virtual machines and interpreters are ultimately written in C
And C runs on top of a processor. Intel FPU bug, anyone? IIRC, there were also some suspicions regarding hardware RNGs possibly being back-doored.
There are no silver-bullets, and a corollary to that is that there isn't just one monster you have to kill.
Does he have an Ivy League degree too? Let's make him Pres... oh... crap.
I see this old semantic game blooms anew on Slashdot. "It isn't stealing". Fine. It's fraud. Don't worry that your reputation is shot and/or somebody else is trading on your good name. It isn't stealing. Oh... the victim feels much better now.
Are we going to train them to write PHP
... yes, because there aren't enough qualified people here, get them H1B ASAP.
... Backward tribes already use PHP.
... Many of them can only count to 3, so... oh, no problem. Carry on.
... for FacePaintBook?
OK, that's all I've got. Thanks for the setup.