Do I get free yogurt or not?
No, they're not. It's not eInk at all. It's a new method of building a color LCD panel that is reflective. Entirely different.
Color eInk already exists. Google the Etaco Jetbook Color. 4096 colors and slow refresh rate (like B/W eInk). Not the same thing other than they're both reflective, color displays.
The summary talks about decrypting the data on the phones. The articles talk about getting past the lock screen on the phones. Those are two entirely different things. On my phone, I have to first enter the decryption code before I'm presented with the lock screen.
I don't see how notifying the sender does anything to change the fact that I now have a permanent copy of their junk. Or I could get a 3rd party screen capture program that doesn't inform anyone that the images has been saved.
What morons thought their claims were even remotely possible. You don't even need to be a techie to save the images forever. Just snap a screenshot while the image is being displayed. Done.
That girl's standing over there listening and you're telling him about our back doors?
Pshaw. I've got 26 fault-tolerant terabytes just for my media. Every piece of hardware is available from regular vendors like newegg, amazon, microcenter, etc. It fits in a mid-tower case with room to spare and the capacity could be doubled by switching to 4tb drives.
Google was expected to pass an exabyte of data years ago. Amazon's somewhere around that range with their cloud services. Facebook claims a petabyte of duckface pics and videos. And those are companies that are designed to be making a profit. Government agencies don't have to worry about things like profit.
The question isn't whether it's feasible to store that much data but whether the government is capable of managing the creation of such a data center. They don't have a great record when it comes to IT projects. At least not public-facing ones.
For about 10 years, I rolled over Circuit City extended warranties on a series of portable audio players. Tape players at first, then CD players. It was pretty much guaranteed that the headphone jack would get loose before the 2 year warranty was up and portable CD players would start skipping. I'd bring the device back to CC and get the choice between a replacement or store credit for the original purchase price. I'd take store credit, pick the latest and greatest portable device (which was usually about the same amount I'd paid for the old and busted model) and add $20 for another 2 year warranty.
Doing the math, I paid a little over $2/month for the initial $150 purchase and bi-annual $20 warranty purchases. I'd say it worked well for me at the time. I know people will say "rabble rabble rabble anecdotal rabble rabble rabble" but that doesn't change the outcome for me. I came out way ahead of paying for a new device every two years.
This isn't like the days when ramping up a Pentium 3 to full power meant an extra 20 watts. These days, the difference between idle and balls-out on my gaming rig is hundreds of watts. Eventually, the AC will kick in to keep the room comfortable. Even at idle, it's a pig. I don't run that thing unless I'm playing games. Or if it's a cold night and I want the waste heat to warm the room.
I contacted him and he said that he would love to break out and because of his costume he has trouble and the nature of his act he has trouble getting on to traditional stages.
Sounds like he knows exactly why he's having trouble getting mainstream gigs. If he wants to break out, he needs to apply his skills to more relatable material with a more mainstream presentation. That's how these things work.
Do you think all those boy band guys wanted to do that pop dreck? (God, I hope not.) But that was the opportunity presented at the time so they bent over and took the money.
In comedy, you pander to the crowd. Why else would Ron White drink so much? It's a tough gig and sticking to an act with narrow appeal is a death sentence.
One way to find out.
And you just added something to my list of things to try.
If it's a chemical imbalance, you definitely shouldn't be waiting for God to make it right. That's where you turn to science, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, etc.
It's God's will. God is testing me. It's beyond my control. There's also the "God gives me strength" angle.
I suppose it's easier to overcome mental health problems if one believes that they bear no responsibility for their troubles and that an infinitely powerful being will make everything okay if they just believe. A metaphysical placebo.
It's a bit rougher if you've only got yourself to blame for your shortcomings and believe the strength to overcome must come from within.
People who aren't poor.
And old-school AmEx cards have no limit (in theory). And the balance on those old style accounts is due in full when the next statement is presented. Back in the day, it wasn't a credit card so much as a way for rich folks to pay for things while travelling without carrying a bunch of cash around or get businesses to accept personal checks. They'd pay the month's bill in full immediately, not carry a balance like poor people do with a regular credit card.
Weezie Jefferson. Movin' on up, to the east side!