You're making the mistake of assuming technology will advance within the confines of our current designs only and you're ignoring the fact that whenever technology advances it often crashes through the confines of walls assigned to try and keep it the way a select few want it to be. Mouse cursor translucency could fix the problem or a simple cross-hair. Another possible fix is that there would be multiple cursors that would be manipulated in polygonal patterns. This polygon method is probably the best application because it would enable at minimal a third dimensional approach to object manipulation. The result? You could quickly mold the screen objects to suit your own requirements just by rapid eye movement. And a side effect of REM is that we might require less sleep using a setup like this.
Context is always missing from computer tracking. Without context there is always a shadow of a doubt.
Basically the eye becomes the part of the system that moves the mouse and you have buttons or voice commands for accessing areas if you want. So you move your eye over to something and click it or you quickly adjust between five things and order a command that changes how the five things interact. This is way better ergonomically than sliding a mouse or using your hand on a touchpad because no part of your body is actually pushing against a slide-surface.
The only free country is outer space. It ain't free to get there but if you can manage it, you'll have everything you need.
These American documents were always false. Look at the whole commie scare during the cold war. Everyone who was suspected of being a commie (as in anybody who didn't see exactly eye-to-eye with big business) was put under a microscope. The fact is that democracy's tenets are as freely interchangeable as any other ideology. It's all just a sham. A total nightmare. Nobody really believes any of this stuff do they? Do you really believe that not knowing what other potentially dangerous people are doing is a good idea? Do you not want to know?
At the end of the day we can use all the information gathered to lock up all the wrong people or we can lock up the right people. Unfortunately all the people in charge are in their position because they are sociopaths. There is absolutely no defense against that kind of tyranny apart from utter revolt which by my watch is now impossible because our younger generation has now had a taste of revolt and how futile it is with Occupy Wallstreet. They accomplished NOTHING. Everyone knows it. Will they ever try again? Nope.
Most people don't believe in fairy tales, but a good test of that is whether or not someone is a theist. Not atheist. A theist because the space there really means something.
The funny thing is that anyone who calls attention to these things is torn down, and damaged. There is no way no possible way to defend against this sham.
The only real way is when it eventually collapses in on itself but by then the real enemy will become evident. And it will be too late. That's the plan.
NSA is a blueprint company. Even though we all know they are doing it, there's not much you can do about it. Huge multinationals will participate in schemes to monitor traffic and snoop in one country but they are regarded as being high and mighty privacy advocates in another? That's a load of crap. They are all dirty and have been since the 80s. Tracking and monitoring is what any big business does. If you do business with them, you have to accept that they are watching what you're doing. They are sharing it with all the governments. The fact NSA is being held up as an example is just another cold war move by Russia and probably China. You think Russia isn't watching everything their citizens are doing? China?
There are no private states.
I own a Dell system and since purchase, once in a while, the hard drive starts churning. Perhaps this is why.
Jokes on them, though. I use the system for work and often read the news -- and that's about all I do.
Fix the system. Before a company can claim patent protection, the patent must be in use in a directly conflicting way. 99% if current patent claims would not survive this test. Rockstar makes nothing and operates as a privateer. Shut that down.
This is much like the whole landlord/tenant dynamic. You're right, because with capitalism it's not measured by merit--only position. There were historically no measures apart from results so to ends justify the means in this system. The result of such a system ifs The advancement of sociopaths because the do whatever it takes to advance. They have no compassion for anyone. Darwin's theories aid these types. They are not meek.
Your post advocates a
(x) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante
approach to fighting spam. Your idea will not work. Here is why it won't work. (One or more of the following may apply to your particular idea, and it may have other flaws which used to vary from state to state before a bad federal law was passed.)
( ) Spammers can easily use it to harvest email addresses
( ) Mailing lists and other legitimate email uses would be affected
( ) No one will be able to find the guy or collect the money
(x) It is defenseless against brute force attacks
( ) It will stop spam for two weeks and then we'll be stuck with it
(x) Users of email will not put up with it
( ) Microsoft will not put up with it
( ) The police will not put up with it
( ) Requires too much cooperation from spammers
( ) Requires immediate total cooperation from everybody at once
( ) Many email users cannot afford to lose business or alienate potential employers
( ) Spammers don't care about invalid addresses in their lists
(x) Anyone could anonymously destroy anyone else's career or business
Specifically, your plan fails to account for
( ) Laws expressly prohibiting it
( ) Lack of centrally controlling authority for email
( ) Open relays in foreign countries
( ) Ease of searching tiny alphanumeric address space of all email addresses
( ) Jurisdictional problems
( ) Unpopularity of weird new taxes
( ) Public reluctance to accept weird new forms of money
( ) Huge existing software investment in SMTP
( ) Susceptibility of protocols other than SMTP to attack
( ) Willingness of users to install OS patches received by email
( ) Armies of worm riddled broadband-connected Windows boxes
(x) Eternal arms race involved in all filtering approaches
(x) Extreme profitability of spam
( ) Joe jobs and/or identity theft
(x) Technically illiterate politicians
(x) Extreme stupidity on the part of people who do business with spammers
( ) Dishonesty on the part of spammers themselves
( ) Bandwidth costs that are unaffected by client filtering
( ) Outlook
and the following philosophical objections may also apply:
( ) Ideas similar to yours are easy to come up with, yet none have ever
been shown practical
( ) Any scheme based on opt-out is unacceptable
( ) SMTP headers should not be the subject of legislation
( ) Blacklists suck
( ) Whitelists suck
( ) We should be able to talk about Viagra without being censored
( ) Countermeasures should not involve wire fraud or credit card fraud
(x) Countermeasures should not involve sabotage of public networks
(x) Countermeasures must work if phased in gradually
( ) Sending email should be free
( ) Why should we have to trust you and your servers?
( ) Incompatiblity with open source or open source licenses
( ) Feel-good measures do nothing to solve the problem
( ) Temporary/one-time email addresses are cumbersome
( ) I don't want the government reading my email
( ) Killing them that way is not slow and painful enough
Furthermore, this is what I think about you:
(x) Sorry dude, but I don't think it would work.
( ) This is a stupid idea, and you're a stupid person for suggesting it.
( ) Nice try, assh0le! I'm going to find out where you live and burn your
They are switching drugs in Missouri, while adding a team of compounding pharmacists, so the drugs will be made on site and therefore not subject to Europe's politics. Also some of the European flexing here is a direct result of NSA wiretapping.
It's not evil to have a banner ad. Right, shareholders?
Apart from the exact victims here, there is a huge chilling effect.
Knight Capital is a trading company so the money they used belonged to other people.
FTA: "Such an episode would take down not only the traders, but likely the brokerage house that gives them access to electronic markets and perhaps even other clients of that brokerage. It could completely subvert the little amount of trust the public still has in our stock markets."
You appear to be making the same kind of mistake that Bill Gates did with his 256k RAM quip.
I want you to imagine the bandwidth required to have every human being (today it's about 7.2 billion) transferring video streams at once to Google. Now imagine that about half of them are also watching four video streams. Now imagine they are coding for a big company from home and they need a 20tb dataset. Now imagine they need 1.2^4 tb datasets of each 20tb.
Google is making waves with Glass. This is the kind of product that will change things fundamentally.
Google is one company. Now imagine 20 more companies all doing the same thing.
Also for about 4% of the number of people, there will be bots that will use 95% of the available bandwidth.
1gbs is really NOTHING compared to what we'll need. We'll need something like 256tbps and it will still not be enough because one thing holds true: we expand.
This isn't a slap on the wrist. This is a pat on the back for inflicting harm with egregious negligence.
Therefore this was probably engineered as an assault.