You mean like with current GSM setups? If the operator doesn't like you they can just zap your IMEI or any other identifiers.
the Nyquist limit of the audio sampling hardware of a cell phone over instruction rate of a modern CPU is a pretty small fraction.
The "audio" in question is most likely all below 24 kHz, that being the Nyquist limit for the 48 kHz sampling hardware, unless it happens that some phones can actually sample faster, and have microphones that can respond to higher frequencies.
The instruction rate of the CPUs in question is many times that frequency.
It doesn't sound likely.
Using multiple cores turns out to help the attack (by shifting down the signal frequencies).
Say what? Through what mechanism would multiple cores shift down the frequency? And what about parallel instruction streams contributing to noise?
TEMPEST was a details-secret government requirement meant to defeat means of eavesdropping on classified computer data from its electromagnetic emissions. I guess they need to include audio too.
My impression is that the noise comes from the power supply, not the CPU. I can certainly hear it with some computers, and it is related to work on the video card in my experience. I'm astonished that you can actually pull data from that, and in fact I'd like to see independent confirmation before I believe it.
So you think a libertarian government is going to care about hunting people down for copying CDs and DVDs?
Enforcing property law is one of the few things that libertarians think the government is actually supposed to do.
You can argue whether libertarians believe 'intellectual property' is just as deserving as physical property. I haven't heard either way.
Linux depends on copyright for their operation.
Of course it does. The GNU foundation acknowledges it's use/need of copyright while simultaneously working to make such copyright systems unnecessary.
The GPL relies upon the notion that if you do not agree to the GPL, the GPLed code reverts to standard copyright, making it illegal to integrate that code into a released proprietary work.
Cost is relative. I've done it all myself, but the time it took to write the scripts and maintain them for changes wasn't cost effective for me once it was no longer an interesting problem to solve.
I used to use MythTV as well, and I don't miss having to fiddle with it, or get annoyed with MythTV's then-buggy interface. When I found out MythTV was incapable of using the cable cards that were the only way to decrypt my cable company's HD channels, I went with Tivo.
You must work for DirecTV. I guess you don't have anything better to do than troll Slashdot. Maybe you could watch TV since you don't have anything else going on.
The grandparent post points out a huge problem with the streaming model (mostly that selection is absolutely terrible). You can pretend that it's not a problem, but it's one of the two biggest reasons why those of us who aren't on the streaming bandwagon don't like it.
Straw that broke the camel's back for me was several hours of CSI on Spike TV every weekday after work
And that's how the DVR changed my life. Now I have 40+ hours at any time of shows I actually like and -want- to watch, ready for viewing. No more cruising through listings looking for something to watch. I'm not nearly as aware now of the day and time of the shows I like to watch air. I'm usually busy on many weeknights, so I've gotten divorced from the notion that I have to watch things live.
What's on TV right now? I never care, and it's not because I don't like watching TV.
when the team owner could easily afford it
Whoa, wait a second, how rich do you think the owners actually are? Yeah, they are pretty rich, but I think you're underestimating the enormous cost of a high-quality stadium. Just about every large structure requires investment firms to front the money; they don't have the owner paying out of pocket.
Now the question of course is... why aren't stadiums able to get enough private investment? My guess is because at the moment, team owners can get away with public investment. The cities are desperate enough for the substantial revenue stream (depends on the team, but yes, that revenue stream is pretty substantial) that the public will vote such deals in. You see the same thing with Twitter and other companies that have gotten good deals from their host cities. Cities like the people they bring in and feel the benefits from that are worth the payout.
Let's dial back the conspiracy bullshit.
My first thought is, is this breaking apps that aren't crappy flashlight apps that are harvesting data from users.
Unless of course you meant you were going to pick up your whole family and move to somewhere with a stronger economy?
It surprises me that something that used to be common in down times is now just considered laughable. I thought technological advancement was supposed to make us more mobile.