I was thinking the same thing. If they are going to allow him a telepresence why not do it in a state with a decent education system. One not becoming dominated by people wanting to teach Creationism in a biology class.
Gigabyte made the list of MB manufacturers I pass over, them and ASRock will never find their way into another build I do. I gave up on Gigabyte after trying 2 boards in succession and having the same boot issues with both.
Really, I have to know what business do you work in that facebook is a necessity? I have friends in a prett wide range of industries and I've never even heard any of them mention anything of that sort. We do use it to create fb pages to promote small businesses we collaberated in but required for an employee?
I won't go into whether or not releasing gm organisms into the environment is a good idea, I'll leave that up to people better educated in genetics. I would have to ask the question though, if these mosquitos have a shortned life span wouldn't it reduce the chance that they would have an opportunity to breed? Might it not have been more effective to introduce a gene that caused all male offspring to slow and inhibit breeding?
While we are trading anecdotes...
I own a duplex and live on one side a friend and his family on the other. I do all the pc maintenance. There are 4 windows and 2 linux boxes in the house total. None of them has ever had an issue with a virus. Security software and informed users are key. Even the kids in our house know better than to install untrusted programs. Educate your users man best you can it helps.
honestly i haven't had any issues with malware on my android phone. I did install the Lookout app that has anti-virus but I installed it more for the data back up and ability to locate the phone via website if it is stolen. IMO Anti-malware software is generally a good idea on any web enabled device for the simple fact that if there is a security hole to exploit in a device someone will write an exploit for it eventually.
I'm probably going to be burning positive karma by saying this but here it goes.
This is what comes with the walled garden. I have to think Apple is getting some sort of payoff from advertisers for access to this sort information. True "it just works" but is it worth it to you to allow this kind of access to your personal information?
and so what happens when something like the pdf exploit ruins their "just works" atmosphere. Problem is in many cases they are still fucked and now have to overpay to get a fix instead of having eduscated themselves on how to avoid the problem. It really doesn't matter how you frame it, it is intellectual laziness and i have no sympathy for those who fall victim to it. The security of those platforms are an illusion the sooner you realize that and get on with educating yourself the better.