Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
Education is probably one of the areas that will benefit the most from 3D printers in the long run.
I don't see the reasoning for this conclusion, it seems to me this program is a colossal waste of money. I did a little searching and these benefits don't seem that great except in the cases of engineering classes. I am sure there are some students who will have their interest piqued, but there's a false assumption in that argument that the students would not have gone on to be engineers without that early exposure to some toy in the classroom.
"if you can open it from your phone who else can?"
And who else can walk up and simply kick the door in? Is the risk of a break-in significantly changed by using the phone app? Why wouldn't anyone who wanted in simply kick in the door or just break a window? Some guy in a different country has no interest in unlocking my front door. My point is, does an app like that REALLY change your risk at all given how easy it already is to get in? Now if you are running a gold repository or something the equation is different, but for the typical wooden house owner I don't see it is any different.
But I generally agree with you, I don't want Internet connected appliances of any sort. Even my 'smart' TV is disconnected.
You'll see in a year or so.
Israeli prime ministers have been making this claim for decades. The year keeps passing and still it hasn't happened. US intelligence agencies keep reaffirming their conclusion that Iran has no nuclear weapons program, please provide us a clarification of how you know better than them.
Does anyone think that's because now they won't be building a nuke?
Yeah, all the US intelligence agencies and the Mossad think so. The 2003 (?) National Intelligence Estimate has been affirmed every year since then, Iran has no nuclear weapons program and no real intention to build any. By all means, tell us how you know better than them.
Whatever has to be done will be done
Whatever HAS to be done is already being done. Users are en masse accepting the level of risk as it exists today, so there is no reason to do anything more on the security side. We accept a certain amount of fraud and other crimes in the rest of the world, we will continue to accept this in the Internet world as well. Diminishing returns mean we will never pay the price to pursue eliminating the last 1% of online crime.