I worked for Ball Aerospace during this time frame. Before the final packaging for putting the telescope on the rocket, there was supposed to be a final laser alignment test to check the all the components and to make sure everything was alligned properly. (This test would have cost about $50000) But the government told Ball to skip the test as they knew everything was correct. This was done to save money. The Ball team objected but was overruled. The final alignment test was never done and we know the rest of the story. "Saving" that $50000 cost several billion to fix it in space instead of on the ground.
Mod this up! I've been asking the same questions for years now and still haven't seen any answers. I've also come to the same conclusions as AC.
I haven't baught a Sony product since the Rootkit fiasco. Looks like they not only didn't learn ANYTHING from that but they continue to show disdain not just for their customers but also for the actors that work for them. They need to go. I honestly don't know why anyone would ever buy their products.
We are using Catalyst drivers to run 4K monitors in our operations center under Xubuntu. They are working great for the operator workstations! I had to get the latest drivers from the AMD site in order to get both the resolution and HDMI sound working but work it does. Love these big 50 inch monitors. No we don't play games we're just keeping the lights on. (Electric utility) We are also running CentOS with Nvidia cards to operate our video wall. Each has 4 Nvidia cards with 4, 4K outputs each to drive 8, 80" custom built Planar monitors acting as a single logical screen. I've had much more problems getting the Nvidia drivers working but Nvidia tech support has been very helpful.
Do the research here then send the details so they can be subverted... Oops I meant manufactured in China. That'll do a lot of good.
No email from them to me....
Not quite. Look at the Samsung mini line. Galaxy S III mini or S 4 mini will work great for you. I returned my Galaxy III because it was too big but I love my S III mini.
It cannot be atmospheric pressure, given that he demonstrated that a syphon works in a vacuum. Please RTFA before you post.
It's heavy and slow but the thing won't die. It still runs some home automation X10 stuff from the 80s.
Easy answer, money and greed. The corporate overlords want more money not more security they have to pay for.
Easy answer, money and greed.
Why does anyone, anyone whatsoever, think that attaching their critical national energy infrastructure is a good idea?"
Easy answer, money and greed.
Correction: Ubuntu WAS doing more than anyone to bring Linux to the desktop. There, fixed that for you.
The hardest thing is keeping myself from choking the living shit out of some corporate manager who desparately needs it due to changing the requirements every other day or so.
OK, I'll look it up. According to Websters: "Pandemic: occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population"
I don't think any of those you listed fits the definition. Just saying.