I was thinking about upgrading and figured I'd wait until the S6 was available, but those two flaws make it a deal breaker.
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The feds have been putting pressure on banks to stop taking accounts for businesses they do not approve of. So far, they've gone after accounts of the porn industry and gun stores. I fully expect them to target tobacco stores in the near future. They do this by suggesting to the bank that they would find it necessary to conduct thorough and repeated audits if the banks work with "less than desirable" businesses.
So it depends upon whether the contract was signed under the author's business or as an individual, right? I'm guessing either is plausible, so it's simply a matter of looking at the original wording of the contract to see who signed it. Was it signed by James Rigney or by Robert Jordan, Inc. I'm not a lawyer, just asking questions.
PSN has absolutely nothing to do with Sony Pictures. They happened to be owned by the same multi-national corporation, but don't share a damn thing.
A large scale DDoS is almost impossible to prevent. There are things you can do to reduce the damage, but if the bot-net is large enough, you're fucked.
Don't forget that massive penalty if you want to cancel the contract.
I think at least some blame does need to be lay at the feat of Sony and Microsoft here, but not because of 'network security' but rather creating the risk in the first place where there does not need to be one.
How about I kick in your front door and steal all your stuff? After all, you didn't put in place absolutely perfect security, so it's really your own fault for allowing me into your home.
Or a better analogy. I park a big rig in your driveway so you can't get into your home. That's what a DDOS is, basically. And if the "enemy" has enough resources, a DDOS is nearly impossible to prevent.
Even in Canada, sadly.
Rope, tree, politician. Some assembly required.
It's simple. "Nothing is more important than my cause." That is the result of raising them to believe they are entitled.
That's complete bullshit. Sony Pictures has absolutely nothing to do with SCEA. The only thing they have in common is the same parent company. That don't share even the tiniest bit of IT infrastructure.
Here's a bunch of wife-friendly consoles
Why yes, I am single. How could you tell?
This also makes long distance bar-hopping a possiblity. For example, get drunk on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, crawl into the car and pass out... wake up in the driveway back in Austin, or even Houston.
Sadly, you are still in Texas.
So they illegally stop paying their taxes when they pull their kid in a private school? I don't think so.
They tried to ban it in North western schools recently because "it's racist". Obviously the people trying to ban it were idiots.
People were trying to get it banned from the schools because "it is racist". Which suggests they either did not read the book, or failed to understand the entire point of the story.
Spoiler alert (and you should be ashamed of yourself if you had not read the book).
The story is basically about how Huck started as one who "knew" that blacks were inferior and their proper place was in slavery, and anyone who denied this was going to hell. After going through many an adventure with the runaway slave Jim, he came to realize that Jim was one of the finest men he ever knew, and if accepting him as an equal meant he was going to hell, then "fine, I'm going to hell."
It should be required reading in our schools.