Or maybe in this case, just hook the alternator output to a transformer feeding the house...
My guess, take 10 high school students who enrolled in shop, and 10 PhD grads, give them each a month of training -- and you'll find a bias towards the high school students being pretty good, and the PhD grads being terrifying. I'm not saying ALL PhD grads, but I'm saying enough to be statistically significant.
Future headline: "Study Conducted by PhDs Concludes that PhDs are Awesome at Everything and High School Shop Students Suck"
Lets contrast the two issues.
One is blatant unconstitutional totalitarianism, and proof of acts of outright treason by scores of public servants (including the Commander-in-Chief!).
The other is additional regulation that makes an already-fucked-up-by-regulation industry a little more fucked up, a tax increase, and an incompetent IT project deployment (whoop-de-fucking-do).
It is blatantly obvious which issue every patriotic American (or indeed, every less-than-treasonous-himself American -- there is no 'no true Scotsman' fallacy happening here) should be more concerned about!
I'm sorry, you think it is a criminal act for a radio talk show host not to talk about what you want him to talk about and express only your opinions, and you are calling THEM "totalitarian assholes"?
I think the extent of their dereliction of their journalistic duty is so huge as to be figuratively criminal.
If that were true, then they wouldn't be able to rail against Obamacare either.
(Unless Obama wants Obamacare to be hated, perhaps in a gambit to increase acceptance of a single-payer system... but that's a bit paranoid even for me.)
Wetland emissions come from decaying plant matter -- plant matter which had only recently been absorbed from the atmosphere to begin with. Therefore, wetlands are inherently carbon-netural.
(In reality, of course, it's more complicated: not all of the plant matter decays completely -- some of it eventually turns into coal or petroleum -- so wetlands are actually carbon sinks.)
Why trust a closed system more than a partly open system?
There's no valid reason to. However...
On Android you can at least verify and adapt the open part of the system.
...the fact that this perception exists when it doesn't do you any good in this case is why I tried to place special emphasis on Android not being trusted.
Damn near idling the truck would produce enough power to keep the whole house running during power outages.
In that case the truck's engine is too big and you'd get better efficiency running the engine of a smaller car at a higher speed. Alas, VW 2.0L diesels don't have power take-offs, as far as I know.
There are also a myriad of android devices from china that you probably shouldn't trust anyway.
Or could it be that being from China makes them more trustworthy? After all, it would be harder for the NSA to get its hands on them...
I wonder if switching from a smartphone to a mobile hotspot plus non-cell-enabled tablet is sufficient to counter this mode of attack, or if people would have to be worried about the Wi-Fi transceiver too...
Sorry, there was no good reason for me to imply that one was worse than the other. I suppose the reason I did it was to counter the perception that Android could have been better due to being Open Source.
What you're missing is that people said the same thing regarding security concerns about all sorts of other things (SSL, TOR, deliberately-weakened key-generation algorithms, etc), but the Snowden leaks proved those concerns justified. Not all of the information Snowden found has been made public yet, so there's still opportunity for this concern to be proven justified too.
At this point, the only safe thing to do is to assume that if an attack is theoretically possible, then the NSA is exploiting it.
Boortz is allegedly retired (although for a retired guy, he still gets a lot of airtime). Rush is on while I'm at work, so I couldn't listen to him if I wanted.
I've heard Eric Ericson complain about it (for about 5 minutes, and then he spent the rest of the show on Obamacare). I've heard Sean Hannity mention it merely as part of a list of Obama's lies (which also included Bengazi etc.). As far as I know, Herman Cain hasn't mentioned it at all.
At any rate, there is absolutely zero chance of any of them giving NSA spying the attention it deserves (which means "completely drowning out any Obamacare issues," among other things). The only possible explanation for their criminal levels of omission is that they're all totalitarian asshats too.
This, this, a thousand times this! Why the fuck do the the talk radio assholes blather on ad nauseum excoriating Obama for Obamacare when they could be calling him a totalitarian traitor to the Constitution instead?
(The answer, of course, is that the Republicans (and Democrats) are perfectly okay with totalitarianism.)
Cellphones have two processors, a main processor (running an open-source OS in the case of Android) and a baseband processor built into the modem chip (running a closed-source OS in all cases). The baseband processor can be used to hack the phone. For a phone to be truly secure, you need a firewall between the main memory and the baseband processor, and AFAIK no phone is designed that way (except this one).
I can't be bothered to do the same to my Kindle Fire though. Unless they want my recently watched shows of netflix, a couple of ebooks (paradise lost, GOT), or my browser history of ESPN and google news, they aren't going to find much.
At this point, I consider all Android or iOS (but especially Android) devices untrusted. The only way to trust an Android device would be to use one where the main processor is not subordinate to the modem processor and where you have loaded something like Replicant on it yourself.
(Even traditional x86 PCs might be iffy these days, given the possibility of backdoors in TPMs, CPU microcode or ancillary chips.)
A webcam with the lens cap on works for that kind of thing. (I'd link to lavarnd.org, but it is mysteriously down...)