Too bad that most of their passwords were written on post-its clearly shown during their transmissions, even after the hacking happened. It seems the "ISIS supporting group" are more likely a bunch of wanna-be hackers that defaced many other websites that shared poorly configured servers and minimal IT resources, such as the Swizerland Boyscout website.
[Source: Paolo Attivissimo's website (in Italian)]
In Germany and other countries it works just fine, and I can't understand why it's not used everywhere...
F-Droid tries to address this, for example. For each permission, there is a short explanation that the developer (I presume) has to write on why it is required.
Not perfect, but it's better than Google Play, in my opinion.
For example, the NIGHTSTAND Wireless Exploitation/Injection Tool has a
standalone tool currently runnuing on a x86 laptop loaded with Linux Fedora Core 3
while exploitable targets include:
Win2k, WinXP, WinXPSP1, WinXPSP2 running Internet Explorer versions 5.0-6.0
The GINSU software application to control the hardware implant BULLDOZER or the software one KONGUR:
supports any desktop PC system that contains at least one PCI connector (for BULLDOZER installation) and Microsoft Windows 9x, 2000, 2003, XP, or Vista.[...] If KONGUR is removed from the system as a result of an operating system upgrade or reinstall, GINSU can be set to trigger one the next reboot of the system to restore the software implant.
So after all, Microsoft is not really helping them, if they have to protect themselves from system updates
And what's next? People modeling the Sun's gravity as a point?
Let's say that water and rocks are very good ingredients on their own, assuming we're interested in variations of 'chemically based' life:
- water has interesting physical properties (you mentioned most of them), but one of them is its dielectric constant, very important for facilitating catalytic conditions (self-replicating molecules?)
- these physical properties allows it to solubilize minerals and a fair range of organic molecules at the same time, useful for catalyzing chemical reactions.
- it is somehow reactive either in reversible ways (hydrogen bonds) or by directly participating in chemical reactions (i.e. oxydation of energetic molecules = generating chemical energy)
- rocks could catalyze the spontaneous formation of chemical precursors or building blocks of life...well, as we know it? yes, but it means it happened at least once.
Now, the important key is obviously the catalysis, i.e. making chemical reactions easier and quicker. Doing that in a low-energy context (i.e. the temperatures found on modern or archaic Earth), makes it much easier for randomly created molecules to survive long enough to have a chance to self replicate.
anyone with physical access can peek...
pretty much everything he wants/like.
No, actually, Obligatory XKCD Citation(TM)
They're smart & educated (in the trivial, scientific meaning), but when another movie will be out, they'll take out their wallets so fast that the friction with their trousers will set them on fire.
These are the same people that feel happy when Amazon is so kind to make them a personal, tailored[*], just-'cause-it's-you offer for buying all the Star Trek movies in blueray for just something-ninetynine.
Any speculation about the quality of the movies, the subject and so on is futile, to some extent: there's so much inertia behind the franchise that we are debating about that +/- 3% of fluctuation around the monolitic huge number of people that will watch it.
No matter what.
It doesn't mean (necessarily) a preference over shooting darker skin tones, but at least they seem to spend much, much more time looking at them, at least in NY.
I mean, even accounting for some +/-% of uncertainty, 87% is a freaking big chunk.