With the complexities of the of system design it may have been possible to shield some of the knowledge from those implementing it by breaking down components and expecting certain outcomes. However at some high level this was fully known and authorized. VW is going to take a real beating on this and rightly so.
As long as you still get the speed you are paying for why should you care if someone else is using your wifi anymore than you care if your neighbor is also a comcast subscriber.
Because someone might attach to your Wi-fi and share something in a manner that infringes copyright. Then, the MPAA/RIAA will come after you.
Note, I completely agree that targeting people based on IP address is idiotic, but you would be the person who would either need to spend the time/money to fight this lawsuit or would need to settle with them (likely agreeing that you did the crime) to make it go away.
On the upside, it could add more dents into the "this IP address proves it was that person" claims of the MPAA/RIAA, but who would want to volunteer for this expense? Or, more accurately, who would want Comcast to volunteer them for this expense unless they go through technological measures to opt out?
You obviously didn't read the article. They are using the wifi and completely segregating traffic. It appears with a distiinct SSID and on a different IP. The capacity is on a different channel, so gain the host user isn't affected.
Can't imagine it is a major financial gain or risk for them. Considering the number of people using BitCoin, and then the number that would use a specific vendor, is vanishingly small risk for a vendor.
And yet, tree ring data from California shows that region has been in drought for something like 1600 out of the last 2000 years.
Much of it significantly *before* modern technology and CO2 pollution.
Could it be the real problem is that we don't actually know what the average temperature was before 1700?
No, that isn't the case. There are many different ways in determining temperature. Tree ring data is one, but there are ways of figuring out temperature far past the time trees are capable of...
The problem is that the rules are phenomenally complex. It's easy to say that they should have just followed the rules, but IRS rules are a serious PITA to satisfy. It is quite likely that no matter what Xorg had done, the IRS could have found some error in their compliance that would enable them to revoke 501c3 status. So the real issue is that by making it so hard to comply with the rules, regulations, and laws, it raises the question of whether the government is using "selective enforcement" to punish people, organizations, and views that they don't like. Did this happen because of a general review of nonprofits, in which case this was a simple case of good enforcement, or are "hackers" being targeted by the government (for lots of reasons, e.g. resistance to NSA monitoring), and any one of a number of technical violations would have led to the IRS' actions? In that way it is similar to the Aaron Schwartz case, and is something that should be noted, if not actively resisted.
They can't be so complex... If you don't understand them you get someone who does understand. Put away the tinfoil hat about selective enforcement of a software group. Enforcement of the rules is a good thing. Just because you may support the group that had the action taken against them doesn't mean it wasn't correct. It is 100% their fault for not maintaining compliance with the requirements if they valued that status...
Backup and restore are new features in this latest version of the Oracle Database??
How on earth did they manage before?! Seriously? Is it just me or am I the only person who writes programs from scratch with data security, portability and safety in mind? Gosh, My data has been separate from the program since I was loading out to 90-minute Type II's!
I mean, seriously, from this article can we assume that mysqldump offered a more sensible backup than every version of the mega-expensive Oracle, until this version?
No, it says that it has new capabilities - not that backing up is new to Oracle...
That would be a waste of time. Many jurisdictions are already paying for aerial imagery taken by aircraft flying and filming precise routes over their territory. They can clearly see when new structures appear or when existing structures are modified. In fact, automated algorithms can actually find the changes for them. With oblique imagery, jurisdictions can even measure the height of structures. Here is an example of a company that provides such services. Pictometry - Government - Assess
Very true... It is very important to most municipalities to have accurate GIS based data. It is used for so many things. I was just at the local ESRI conference in Calgary where they were showing their integrated awareness system which incorporates something like 200+ datasets from different business units. When I had a city tree removed they knew its entire history - what kind of tree, when it had been pruned. All of this helps a city run smoothly and react to requests.
This very example was shown from a county in the states. They had LIDAR shot every year and using land parcels and volumetrics were able to determine if significant additions had been done to the property to cross reference permits and taxes. There is nothing special about using google to do it. In fact it is less current then they would be doing it themselves anyways...
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