So much this.... I spend my life in a 3270 terminal doing work on a mainframe. P/B and SysRq are actually used quite a bit daily.
Quoted from a recent Planet Money episode on this very question: "It's a question that goes back to the Middle Ages, to a Latin phrase that translates to "he owns the soil owns up to the heavens." In England, this phrase was the law of the land for centuries, and it worked well when disputes involved simple things like overhanging tree branches and lopsided buildings.
But once hot air balloons and airplanes came into the picture, things got a lot more complicated. In 1926, Congress created what we now call the FAA, and declared that the air above 500 feet is the public domain. But what about the air below that?
Thomas Causby was a chicken farmer in North Carolina who lived near a tiny airport. During World War II, the Army took over the airport, and suddenly big military planes were flying over Causby's chicken coops all the time. The planes scared Causby's chickens. They flew into the walls of the coop and died.
Causby sued the government, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In the end, the court sided with Causby, ruling that landowners own the sky above their homes up to at least 83 feet."
My town does this after hours too and I had no idea. After I big storm I dialed the local police non emergency number to tell them of a cracked and dangling branch hanging over a children's play area at a park where I walk my dog. Not urgent but it should probably be near the top of park and rec's things-to-fix when they show up on Monday. But being after hours (7pm on a weekend) it rolled over to county 911 and I felt pretty stupid as it clearly was a waste of the dispatchers time.
Same here. Just last night I was looking for the chords to "Wonderful tonight" and couldn't get the solo figured out from the tab. I went to Youtube to watch some covers and look for a tutorial. I ended up finding someone covering it, and then went on to see what other songs they covered since they did a good job, and stumbled across some music I'd never heard before. Far and away, this is how I discover music.
Well, that depends on what you call "able bodied". Let me give you an example. I know a guy who's 36. In the prime of his life. He's got Bi-Polar disorder. It's a real thing, and he has real symptoms. If he goes unmedicated, about twice a year he'll go all "Charlie Sheen" on us and get a little crazy, sometimes even suicidal.
So he needs meds. When he's on meds he's a completely normal dude who goes years without a bi-polar episode. He found himself out of work and applied for SSDI. After all, when he's off his meds he truly is disabled and can't live a normal life. Being on meds though, makes him a completely normal guy who is able bodied and more than able to hold down a job.
So SSDI approved him as disabled, so he could get his meds for free from the government - which he needs. So now he's on meds and completely normal. But if he gets a job, he loses his disability qualification and loses his meds. So instead, he gets a SSDI check every month, gets a govenrment provided phone, got free furniture from a non-profit, gets public housing, gets SNAP, and gets state cash assistance. He basically lives the life of a college kid playing xbox and drinking beer all day in his apartment on the taxpayers dime. He's in a catch 22, if he works he may or may not find a job that covers his expensive medication. If he doesn't have meds he's a crazy threat to himself. But if he stays "disabled" he gets free meds and free everything. It's not a life of luxury, but it's a lot like living the college life in perpetuity. And he's going to get this free ride the rest of his life. He retired from the workforce at age 32! Perfectly able bodied when on his meds, but the system isn't setup for this situation, so us taxpayers get to support him. It's pretty messed up.
"Fact is any psycho can become an uber driver and use the service to cruise for victims and that's exactly what has happened and will happen until they start screening and licensing their drivers as per the tai regulations EVERYWHERE mandate."
Umm, Uber requires that you pass a Driving Background Check, a Sexual Predator background check, a Criminal background check, a SSN trace to verify your identity, and a car inspection by a city licensed mechanic (and in MN, its the same mechanics and same inspection form the cabbies use).
But good job just making things up.....
This is exactly what it is. Already compromised cards being added as payment token. Banks are supposed to follow a protocol called "Yellow path" to prevent this fraud, but since everyone wants their ApplePay to work right away without having to call a call center, a lot of banks are lenient on the security checks. This is not a problem with Apple's technology, or the secure element on the phone, or the fingerprint reader. This is a bank allowing a card to be added to an ewallet, presumably because the party adding the card has all the relevant info (stolen identity) to make it work.
Just look up the YouTube video: Axis of Awesome - 4 Chords
I like the tight integration. Handoff of tabs, passwords, form data. Pushbullet is making this possible for other platforms and tools but right now the tight integrations of Safari across iOS and OSX make it a logical choice on those platforms.
They did. Google "CNN Marijuana Driving Test"
Paleo diet strikes again....
My friends had a "AutoPC" in-dash receiver circa 1999-2000. I think Clarion made it. It would activate on speaking "AutoPC" and it had a limited instruction set. Volume up. Volume down. Preset 1. etc. Very limited commands that were all processed on board. Ran Windows for Pocket PC or something like that.
Anyway, it would ding once for a command received and twice for a missed command. Just about everything set it off! AutoPC apparently sounds to windows like, "get in the seat", "lean back the seat", "turn on the heat", "hand me that cd". Totally comical. He finally had to disable the voice prompts.
Finally! The JohnnyCab we've been promised.
Yup, heaven forbid you leave a light brite out in Boston. You'll shut the whole city down.
I don't know how the others work - but Apple doesn't get your card number. They get a device id which is used to seed and generate one-time use tokens in conjunction with the card issuing networks.