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Comment Re:You don't own the sky (Score 1) 182

Or have you been calling commercial airliners to demand they stop flying above your house, as well?

Commercial airliners don't, and they don't have the right to: hover over your property and zoom in on your wife sunbathing in the secluded and fenced-off backyard or go fly over other random properties outside their flight plan, and flyover your property in order to scan it or take detailed photography of your property in particular.

Commercial airliners are not a threat to the secrecy or safety of items or structures you have placed behind a 10ft fenced off area, and if they are: their aircraft are identifiable, and you can be certain there is an entity behind that aircraft to hold responsible for damage who will have an ability to pay.

Commercial airliners have licensed pilots, great safety records, flights determined in advance, and the only thing they're allowed is expeditious passage through the air space. They don't have the kind of rights to the usage of private property that drone owners are trying to utilize.

You still own the property, the commercial airliners are authorized nothing other than expeditious passage from point A to point B public or private airports authorized for use by the aircraft, even though your property happens to be under that path, But otherwise: it wold not be possible for them to make that trip.

Comment Re:Why should the FAA allow drones without COAs? (Score 1) 182

A Certificate of Authorization for an unmanned aircraft used for commercial purposes. Is your six-inch quad going to be used for commercial purposes?

For Many people, the answer is ABSOLUTELY YES, by the FAA's definition of commercial which includes the publication of video or photography on Youtube, and the advancement of any public or political benefit (Such as use by a non-profit for search and rescue work --- considered commercial use), or if there happens to later be any revenue from photography derived from a drone flight.

Comment Re:Congressionally mandated penalty (Score 1) 182

See 49 U.S. Code 40103. The airspace is outside of the jurisdiction of any state; the states are considered to only control what goes on at the ground. By act of congress, the US federal government has exclusive sovereignty over the airspace of the United States.

Can they explain where the FAA gets any Constitutional authority to regulate drones?

Drones are flying, so they are encroaching upon airspace which is used by aircraft crossing the country and multiple states to carry cargo, passengers, and conduct other interstate commerce.

Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 70

... every case I've heard of where some individual was trying to elicit large amounts from a company/organization by sitting on a domain, the companies, without too much difficulty, took possession of a domain that related significantly to their company/organization.

Ah, but there are likely many cases we did not hear of, because the squatter was successful, and confidentiality might have been a condition of the settlement.

Someone could buy up a name like Google because they liked how it sounded, or they wanted to do a website about big numbers, they could then monetize the site thanks to the high level of organic traffic.

Comment Re:Were the nameservers updated? (Score 3, Interesting) 70

would've refused, and they certainly wouldn't have allowed the delegation to change.

Unless Google was doing something whacky like running their Google domains service he bought the domain through on the same nameservers that the zone was hosted on, And allowing the buyer to edit their existing zone contents without needing to change the list of nameservers.

Comment Re:Limits of Moor's law?? (Score 1) 98

The pace has slowed from doubling every 2 years to more like every 2.5 to 3.

Below 10nm the industry was on the verge of hitting a brick wall. The new development isn't breaking more's law; it's what is needed to advance, well-behind schedule of what Moore's law would have originally suggested.

Comment Re:No.... (Score 1) 315

In the US we don't have chip and PIN. We have Chip and sign.

That's a good point... they eschewed the PIN part, which I don't understand. I guess somebody considered it a little too inconvenient.

Or perhaps the signature system provides some plausible deniability or capability to lend your card to a child or associate with a letter of authorization, which somebody likes.

Comment Re:No.... (Score 1) 315

going to be potentially on the hook for a couple of months for any card fraud while they wait for their machine.

I get why that probably is, but I don't feel very sorry for them either.... terminals that can read EMV have been around since 2014. This move was publicized by banks 12 months in advance. They should not have waited until 90 days or less before the change.

Updating credit card processing equipment to current security standards is a vital part of the cost of doing business processing the cards.

If the retailers don't want that cost, then they should switch to cash-only or Bitcoins.

There are still plenty of options, I think, even if it might (I guess) be more expensive or have higher transaction fees or other challenges... where they could switch their payment processor and get an EMV capable terminal from a supplier that is prepared, even if their current payment processor is out of stock and can't sell them for a while.

Either that... or take the liability for months worth of transactions or suspend business until new terminal arrives. And either way, that's the cost of procrastination to implement security-related tech updates; I guess.

Comment Re:TFA, TFS (Score 2) 319

It's just no VW executives, or for that matter software developers, will be going to jail.

Sure about that?

How about they charge them with XX million counts of fraud, instead of focusing on clean-air act in particular.. and the damages are whatever it costs to remedy by replacing or fixing all units and remediate / clean up pollutants released as a result of fraud? Systemic and automatic wire fraud, since it involves crafting digital systems to intentionally cause customers' vehicles to produce falsified data, which VW benefits from.

Comment No.... (Score 4, Insightful) 315

date after which merchants are supposed to be liable for fraudulent purchases made with old-style cards, and are supposed to have point of sale terminals that accept "chip and PIN" cards.

It's the date after which merchants are supposed to be liable for fraudulent purchase made with New-style chip and PIN cards which are made as signature transactions (e.g. with an old terminal).

Their idea is: The bank will be liable for a fraudulent charge if the original bank/card doesn't support Chip and Pin but the merchant does, AND the Merchant will be liable if the Bank's issued card supports chip and pin, but the merchant doesn't support the feature.

Comment Re:Don't take yours in. (Score 1) 411

More like your PSU getting recalled because it claimed to be sucking up X amount of power

Your PC manufacturer claimed that your PC shipped with an amount of malware below the legal maximum, but then you discover your BIOS shipped with special code to hide the adware/malware when an adware or antivirus scan is being run.

Your cookware was branded with the Kosher label, but it turns out to be made from a composite material formulated from powdered pig bones.

Comment Re:Don't... (Score 1) 370

You actually have to for a variety of finance services.

Any service (financial or otherwise), where you might be paid money or given consideration, will require the SSN for the W-9 form, and the SSN is used to complete 1099-* forms.

Basically... any service that facilitates monetizing or generating a profit for the customer, such as Ads for your Blog, or Uber where there is Cash exchanged for giving rides.

Comment How to put a stop to it (Score 1) 370

The police don't care, and since the forum owner is on the other side of the world it's unlikely there could be any legal consequences

You can make it go away with enough cash. Either bribe the forum owner, Or hire some people who are within a stone's throw of the forum owner to make the problem post go away through any means necessary, up to and including physical force and violent coercion.

If they're outside the reach of the law, and they're doing serious harm to you, then I guess you could possibly have to go around the lack of law through vigilante tactics that would otherwise be illegal.

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.