Plenty of precedent for an event serious enough to cause a depressurization to also cause failure in aircraft systems (which could include transponders)
Or does it cost $100k PLUS the cost of labor and maintanence to install the device PLUS the huge cost of taking the plane out of service for x amount of time while the device is being installed (even if its installed at the same time as other maintanence is done, its still a non-zero cost)
Great except that I doubt you would be able to find any mainstream (read: affordable to normal people) car that isn't sold by at least one dealer who is anti-Tesla. (whether in New Jersey or Texas or Ohio or elsewhere)
The bank I used to be with before I recently switched upgraded their security a few months ago. Prior to the upgrade, they actually limited passwords to 10 characters maximum. Thankfully, both this bank after the security upgrade and my current bank don't have any such maximums and I can use a longer password. (and no, the security stuff wasn't why I switched, I switched because I moved to a new area where my old bank didn't have any branches)
Any web site that limits the maximum amount of characters in this way is stupid, as is any web site that makes passwords case-insensitive or doesn't allow numbers or symbols)
Here in Australia I pay $19.99 per month and get $300 worth of cap value to use on everything except international calls, premium rate calls/SMS and international roaming. (3 services I never use)
I also get 1000 minutes per month free calls to other people on the same MVNO plus 1GB of included data.
I pay 40c per 30sec and 35c flagfall for normal voice calls, 25.3c for SMS, 50c for international SMS, 50c for national MMS, 75c for international MMS, 0.2c for 10kb data (above the 1GB included in my plan). $1.02 per minute plus 35c flagfall to 13/1300 numbers and 62c per minute plus 35c flagfall to 1800 numbers.
I have never once in my reasonably heavy use of my phone (lots of mobile data, lots of calls etc) hit my $300 cap.
Oh and I am not locked into a contract, nor does my provider care what phone I use or whether I use it for tethering. And they claim 98.5% population coverage with their network so I dont have to worry about coverage.
Oh and as long as I continue to use the same company for ADSL service, I can get $5 off (making it $15.99 per month)
All figures are in Australian Dollars.
The problem with a liability waiver is that you can end up with a situation where a students parents have signed the liability waiver, student accesses something "bad", parents decide to sue despite the waiver and the legal system decides in favor of the parents.
+1 to this, I have no problems whatsoever with Windows 7 and use it every day as my primary OS. But I wouldn't use Windows 8 even if someone paid me to use it.
The restrictions should stay in place and in fact should be tightened. The US is a net importer of both crude oil and derivative products like gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, lubricant oils etc and should be doing everything it can to supply as much of that demand from domestic supply as possible to reduce the dependance on foreign oil.
But what about all the stuff they dont put on the streaming sites.
Plenty of sporting events aired on OTA TV but which you cant legally stream over the internet (or cant legally stream live or cant legally stream unless you have a specific ISP or provider).
Or for that matter try finding a stream of something like the local news and weather forecast from he local network.
Or even the national news programming (including things like the Today Show on NBC).
Aereo will (if you are in their service area) give you all that programming.
Thats the whole reason the networks are fighting Aereo so much, everyone who uses Aereo to get OTA TV is (as far as they are concerned) one less person paying Comcast or Time Warner or whoever else for that same TV. And therefore its one less person paying x amount per month (via their cable provider) to the networks. (i.e. Aereo = lost revenue)
By far the best security measures I have seen for banks are:
1.Devices that look like the machines you see at retailers that you use to pay with credit/debit/bank cards (but connect via USB or bluetooth to a PC or phone) and that take your card and PIN and securely encrypt it all before sending it to the bank, meaning even a compromised local PC/phone wont give an attacker any ability to steal money
and 2.A device that looks like a calculator where you input the account number and transaction amount for the transaction and it mixes that with a unique stored-only-in-the-device key and then gives you a number you key into the transaction form alongside the transaction details. If the special number doesn't match what the bank calculates at its end, the transaction is denied. Again, basically completly resistant to attacks via a compromised local PC/phone (as the secret value never leaves the device)
Unless you personally witnessed the beans being ground, its not proper coffee
All on Windows as I currently dont have a Linux box.
Miranda IM (open-source multi protocol IM client that does IRC, ICQ, AIM,. Yahoo and MSN)
WinAmp (music player with a nice clean simple interface that plays my entire music collection)
SeaMonkey (open-source all-in-one browser/email solution sharing a lot of code with Firefox and Thunderbird)
CDEx (open source program for ripping music CDs on the rare occasion I want to do that for some reason)
Filezilla (open source FTP client with every feature you could possibly need in an FTP client)
Universal Extractor (great tool for unpacking installers and other things that Winrar and 7-zip cant handle)
Process Monitor (great for finding out e.g. just where some program I am running is looking for a particular file or registry key or just which files its reading or all sorts of other useful stuff)
Wireshark (open source, great for monitoring network traffic to e.g. figure out unknown protocols or to identify what URLs a particular program is downloading)
XVI (great hex editor and fairly light weight)
TortoiseGit (open source shell extention for GIT repositories)
TortoiseSVN (open source shell extention for SVN repositories)
ZtreeWin (modern windows-console-based clone of the old XTree file manager, perfect for searching a bunch of files for a particular keyword then searching inside the file with the built-in text viewer. Or any number of other things that would require more steps/effort if done with other tools)
Yeah Google Navigation as an in-car GPS would be awesome.
Apple Maps is still better than the out-of-date-before-it-even-launches navigation systems in most cars these days. The ones where you might (if you are lucky) be able to get a set of 2-year-old maps as an "update" to your system if you can find a dealer willing to sell it to you and you are willing to pay the big price.