The connection between end user and content IS the traffic. The exact same content will cause less traffic if the source is within my network, or just a few hops away. Instead, Comcast forces the content to be hosted far down the road.
Meatspace analogy : if we only had a grocery store every 30 miles, that would increase traffic... even if people bought the exact same groceries, even if these new mega-stores had the exact same total capacity, and could handle their increased workload, freeways and side streets would get crushed.
If the guy had already been warning about trespassing, then that might be worth investigating
Next thing you know, some local gas station is going to arrest some one for using the restroom without buying anything. "The sign clearly says 'restroom is for customers only.' He stole the water used to flush! Lock him up!"
Exactly. Not only that, but getting caught in mass numbers can reaffirm exactly who is supposed to be in charge here.
Cops perp-walking 1 or 2 protesters is a photo op.
Cops trying to figure out what to do with 100, 1000, 10000 people who all have engaged in civil disobedience and require processing is a stark reminder that they are woefully unprepared to deal with things should the civility be removed.
Theft may be theft
IANAL, and I certainly haven't read through the EULA and TOS associated with the wall plug in question
Seems more like stuffing your pockets full of "free samples." A bit tacky, maybe a wrist-slappable offense, but certainly not theft.
You (i.e. the school and/or cops) don't get to retroactively go back and say "We meant any personal electronics EXCEPT cars! Yeah, so you're in violation, arrest him"
So, does Slashdot still have this silly restriction on characters used in passwords? My username is taken from the message that I got when trying to use a forbidden character when selecting a password for Slashdot.
Certainly possible, but I'm not sure. My slashdot password is frightfully insecure... mostly because I've got basically nothing riding on it.
There's no financial data here, I'm not sending/receiving emails or other communication with known associates... worst case scenario, my account gets hacked and the karma of a 7-digit UID gets smeared. It's also risk management. If someone does hack
That was my point. I don't care if silly fun sites like
But that means that trying to outrun the police is a viable option, since they won't chase you, probably. No, the problem is that minor offenders turn to outrunning too easily because they're scared. That is the real problem, IMO. If you knew that everything would be okay when you just pulled over and talked with the cop, maybe get a ticket, maybe a warning if you're lucky. But IRL cops are too macho / power hungry and offenders too easily scared.
It means that trying to run is a viable option if and only if you're willing to ditch your car, identity, job, etc. As soon as the cops get an eyeball on you, they've got your license plates, make, model, etc. The driver is also probably on camera somewhere, so they'll be able to track down your car with relative ease, and from there, track back to you. If all else fails, there's probably a helicopter in the area that can keep tabs on you from the sky. Pretty sure you're not outrunning that.
(as an aside, WTF is up with systems that do not allow special characters in passwords? Are they worried about SQL injection? If that's possible from a password field, the system is FUBAR.)
Agree on all counts, but especially especially this. I can't stand when websites, particularly ones upon which I'm planning financial transactions, have arbitrary limitations to their PW length or allowable characters.
On more than one occasion, I've started the new account creation process, just so that I could see what limitations a website imposed, and started working through my own thought process with that knowledge. "Ok, so if I wasn't allowed special characters, but needed to have at least one numeral, and 8 digits or more... I would probably have chosen
Poe's Law, in full effect here
"Without a blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of extremism or fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing."
I guarantee you, someone at EA could read this and think "That's a great idea. SUE HIS PANTS OFF."
Step 1 : Dismantle the NSA, and file criminal charges against their leadership.
Step 2 : There is no step 2.
You're giving it out anyway, whether you want to or not, to the three-letter-acronyms.
Might as well also give it to some one that might use it for good.