Where is the controversy? If someone says the earth is the center of the universe, either they are dumb, or very conceited and really mean they are the center of the universe, but don't want to offend the rest of us. Oh wait, I get it now...
I don't know about a rip in space time, but walmart's popcorn sales should go up.
The summary and the article state that these counterfeit parts are so dangerous. Can anybody provide examples of harm done? And not just to somebody's bank account? I'm not saying I disagree, but if you tell me I should be afraid, at least point to examples of why I should be afraid.
I think many of the comments are missing the point, Diabetes testing supplies are worth a lot of money every year. If, and that's a big if, Google can introduce a market altering device, (patented, I'm sure) they will largely own the market.
I'm talking about tapping communications, and seizing hardware. What ISP does Intel run?
you forgot the US Government spying. until our IT giants tell the US government that they are leaving the united states if they don't stop, there is no reason to continue to freely use their service when an alternative is available.
What alternative? You have to assume any US based email provider is the same when it comes to spying. The big guys in other countries may be safer if:
1) their NSA equivalent isn't doing the same thing.
2) Their spy agency isn't cooperating with/owned by the NSA.
3) the NSA ( and their spy agencies.) can't just tap into the lines that all your email go over.
The small players (in any country) might be safer if they can stay under the radar, but they will *probably* give in faster. I would imagine that Google/Microsoft etc. have bigger legal departments than many small to medium businesses have staff.
I suspect your only option is end to end encryption with the server running on your hardware in your home or office. And hope that you stay unnoticed so that no one sends out the cops on a trumped up weapons warrant, who just happen to decide that your email server looks interesting.
Paranoid, maybe, but a $3 wrench trumps most kinds of security. (allusions intenionaly not linked)
it's probably a 1% surcharge on the overtime IBM paid their law department to reach the settlement.
isn't $570,000 / $150,000 about 3.8 people? (articles numbers.) Still probably a good deal, but not quite as good.
The 30 people do matter, but statistics doesn't care about individuals. Having said that, how many people have died in Black Friday (U.S.) / Boxing Day (British) stampedes or riots associated with contentious football matches in Europe/Africa. 14 million excited people in a relatively confined space without guns and other weapons involved and 30 deaths. Not great, but not _that_ bad. Throw in weapons, and the stats sure look a lot better now.
Or the USB 3 port that is backwards compatible to USB 2?
interesting, I'll have to look into this more
wouldn't a small, classic turbine require a not so small, classic tower?
This sounds interesting, but is anyone familiar with plans or devices that do the same thing, except in the 10 to 100 Watt range that you could carry in, or strapped to, a backpack?
Yes, feeding a troll.
Keep in mind that the Northwest territories only has a population of about 40,000. If the Yukon outside Whitehorse is included as implied, that adds about 20,000. So that means half of two territories are involved in the lawsuit.
I read TFA, and it sounds like teachers often type in passwords for updates and the computers already had remote control software installed, so some kid(s) started the remote control software, told the teacher, "It needs a password to update", and away we go. Not really all that clever, just a little Pavlov [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Pavlov] at work, combined with kids who can lie with a straight face.