As we know, there is no privacy anymore. Hence, prosecutors are going to be facing more and more of this sort of thing. You cannot hide. Ask that DA in Texas. Once prosecutors become aware of this, they might become smart enough to NOT mount silly prosecutions like this - but I doubt it. If you as a prosecutor think your own bureaucracy can protect you, think again. I'm predicting an increase in violence against prosecutors and law enforcement in general.
They're cheap. I've managed to live without a "smart" phone for a very long time. Yes, they have some nice features, but nothing I cannot live without. And yes, your employer is perfectly justified in banning personal electronics on company property or a company functions. He does, after all, pay your salary.
1. Do not carry any kind of ID on you. None. And remember, personal cell phones, esp. smart phones, are a form of ID. If you absolutely MUST have a phone with you, make sure it's not registered to you. 2. Do not talk to the cops. Not one word. 3. And, instead of "occupying wall street", you might try "occupying a job". Lastly, a question: did you vote for Obama? Remember, it's his minions who are spying on you.
Version control was a solved problem 20+ years ago
... if you used VMS, that is ... Unfortunately VMS was never cool, for some reason I can't fathom.
Crappy code can keep you very profitably employed for a very long time. After all, the object of the game is to make as much money as possible in as short a time as possible, so that you can retire early. This strategy worked very nicely for me. You just have to learn to stop hating your job and employer.
Leave systems wide open to outside, then act surprised when said systems are attacked and scream to congress for new legislation to try to "fix" the problem. Hell, the solution is simple: close critical systems to outside access. However, this might mean that it would be necessary to spend extra money because access is now more difficult. And we surely wouldn't want any corporate or governmental entity to have to spend extra money, now would we?
1. How does one become an "expert in practical ethics"? 2. Who determines which personality and physical traits are desirable and which are not, and what is the policy for dispute resolution? Hitler would just love this guy.
there's no security either!! But we've all known this for a very long time, now haven't we??? And you're going to entrust your persoal data to "the cloud"???
Use VMS. A properly administered and monitored VMS system is the most hackproof I've ever seen (admittedly I've no experience of IBM mainframes).
No thank you. Microsoft cannot even get their Windows product to work reliably after nearly 20 years of trying. Why would we think they can do any better with yet another OS?
You are indeed correct. What Google is most interested in is selling advertising. Everything else is secondary.
A lot of us came along before the days of a GUI. We learned how to do EVERYTHING using a CLI. And you know what? We knew how to do EVERYTHING, not just what the GUI allowed us to do! GUIs are for dummies. Real men (and women) use CLIs!!
Government will subpoena data whenever it desires, hackers will find ways to access data, so I don't trust anyone to secure my personal data. Hell, I don't even feel confident that personal data on my own laptop - data which which never sees the internet - is secure. Trust no one. No one.
As if any thinking individual needed another reason
Facebook is for the mouth-breathing, booger-eating, minimal intelligence no-hopers. Avoid it as you would any predator.
The American public school system is terminally broken and not fixable. Don't believe it? Just look at the end product of the system. Keep this kid OUT of public schools and put him in an academic environment that will nurture and push him. His social development is another question altogether.