In this case what is old is new again. I think this 'new' technology was covered on slashdot over a decade ago. Problem then as now, some idiot in a uniform using it to near an airport with the inevitable consequences, as well as of course knocking out unintended vehicles.
The catch is gamers don't want to dick around with Windows 8, so as Windows 7 gets harder to get, so they drop the whole idea of a major hardware upgrade until windows 8 is passed over either by Windows 9 or Steam Linux. Windows 8 has crippled PC upgrades.
You are not alone, regardless of your intent values will fluctuate. Face it, when you create a currency to facilitate crime don't be surprised when it becomes bogged down with crime.The majority of those drawn to the currency are inherently liars, cheats and thieves that is the purpose of the currency. You can bet deaths are bound to start occurring and holding the currency will become extremely dangerous for your health.
Basically anonymous money allows digital currency to sink tax havens. So on the one hand both anonymous money and tank will have the same core function servicing criminal activity, on the other hand when digital currency is attacked, third party persons tend not to suffer as all those people who live in tax havens but are not directly or indirectly involved in financial services to facilitate crime.
The only acceptable 'Anonymous' money is free labour, for example those who already donate their efforts to 'Anonymous' for free, other than that it is quite simply the fuel for criminality and evil. Whilst it might have some positive benefit, that positive benefit is far better serviced for free. Stallman has made a severe error in judgement, anonymous money has nothing to to with free support and has none of it's qualities, nor it's security from corruption.
What is far more important is why and not just that they are doing. It is all smelling like existing dominant political parties and using political appointees infesting security organisations to subvert democratic principles to lock in their power and deny access to other political groups. This seems to be a growing global problem resulting from the loss of influence of the idiot box and it's ability to filter out content with insufficient capital access.
It seems to be about the evil internet and the rich and greedy being unable to censor it dollars and now they are resorting to political appointees and total subversion of intelligence organisations.
The rich and greedy are falling into the age old trap, the more you empower security organisations, the more likely the heads of those organisations are to 'KILL' those that empowered them to ensure they could not take away that power. Those organisations don't just spy, they kill, the rich and greedy via their pet politicians are fooling around with some truly dangerous toys and they will turn around and attack their masters in order to become the masters.
It is all far to late to make any real money out of bitcoin mining unless of course you create a new better more secure bitcoin and start mining early. All you have to do is target, undermine and cripple the existing bitcoin by what ever means possible and your new bitcoin mining becomes very very profitable indeed
Logically banning people from using google glass is the same as demanding they have their eye's gouged out and undergo a mindwipe.
Privacy is a ludicrous claim as people can already see and remember what they are experiencing, the only difference, the absolute only difference is they can legally validate and prove what they have experienced no my word versus your word.
In a commercial environment where the consumer is using means to prove his experience it would tend to indicate the commercial provider is blatantly attempting to hide the discrepancy between advertised services and the lessor quality services that are actually provided. The ability to point to the consumer and claim they lying and that they should 'prove' their claims or shut up (based upon of course taking specific actions to ensure the consumer can never prove their claims).
Basically a sound law should be enacted to allow consumers to record their interactions with service providers so that they can prove their experiences at the hands of the commercial providers of service. The commercial providers of server who ban the ability of the consumer to record the interaction are doing one thing and one thing only, denying the opportunity of the consumer to prove what actually transpired.
P.S. and yes according to today's modern corporate psychopath executive, that would make you a tech support minion, mwha ha ha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxqnQmahTA.
Getting old with a clean track record means, loyalty, honesty and integrity. Reality, best spot for older tech guru's high end tech support for senior executives. Think computer tech chauffeur, advisor, assistant and security expert. Top paying to ensure and maintain privacy, most likely corporate positions to secure and assist a number of senior executives and directors at the same time. The NSA and their douche baggery has totally proven the need for upper management to ensure they have on hand a technical and security assistant, to secure their private and corporate information. A newer position that skilled older tech heads will define and promote themselves.
Seriously it makes no sense for a top executive to be out of operation because of technical difficulties, basically thousands of dollar an hour being wasted, while waiting for from the basement tech support of unknown loyalty. An on hand computer geek can seriously expand the capabilities of an executive by extending and promoting that executives interaction with the reams of digital data that executive needs to relate to, also ensuring in today's privacy invasive age, that executives privacy is being digitally enhanced. Can't do it with a young person, they simply have not proven their trust, loyalty and integrity over the decades that are required to substantiate and prove it's worth.
Every government software expenditure on software licences has something to do with the alternate, the development of a free open source software solution. Where the purchase of software licences exceeds the cost of direct development of the software solution, which can then be made available to the public for free those people who paid for the development, then that is money blatantly thrown away and brings to immediate mind, what was the corruption in the process that allowed that poor decision. The only douchebag thing going on is why tax payer dollars are continually being used to favour a few with bloated profits from licensed software solutions whilst the majority miss out on any benefit from free open source solutions.
Government software solutions should always favour open source for two reasons. One it means direct payment to local developers for initialising and customising those solutions, whether as direct salary payments, contracts and or prizes for specific solutions and, two of course those solutions now become available to the tax paying public for free as they have already have paid for them.
So yeah, every time the government spends money on software licences it is money lost to the public for no benefit to the public and this has 'EVERYTHING TO DO' with the future investment of taxpayer dollars in software and should be mentioned 'EACH AND EVERY TIME' a story comes up about the government spending money on software licences rather than investing in free open source software, local developers and future public accessibility to that software.
The problem is they have decided to shift control of application installation into firmware, not for the benefit of the consumer but to lock the consumer into their market place and severely limit competitive choice. Is likely to be very worthwhile to start driving in that wedge between Android and the annoying Goggle App store and start pushing for more FOSS applications on places like http://sourceforge.net/. People who buy unlocked phones expect them to be 'Unlocked' not not just partly unlocked.
PC owners for decades didn't need to be controlled by an app store and there is absolutely no reason smart phone user should except for greed of certain organisation seeking to pretend to be old world media publishers and seeking a cut for basically nothing other than an artificial anti-competitive barrier they purposefully created.
And yes, "OH THE HORROR" people have been updating hardware drivers (firmware) on PCs for decades. Ahh the FUD, the FUD, all to keep people looked into the kiddy pool app store.
Well, that is the whole idea. Basically for Ubuntu to start working on undercutting the Android app market, who cares what Google wants, the idea is to exploit Android market share for Linux on the desktop benefit. So the obvious target is data entry on Android phones, M$ wont do it for obvious reasons and Apple also wont do it, leaving the way open for the Linux desktop to start leveraging Android smart phone market share in as many ways as possible. The whole desktop smart phone interface and shared apps is the way to go.
The problem is you are not a politician running for office on a conservative family ticket. So the NSA/CIA/Corporate Contractors are targeting protesters by blackmailing politicians into writing laws allowing undesirable to be charged and tried for meaningless crimes, where the court case and associated imprisonment are the penalty, as the whoops tee hee let you go after some number of years in prison and on trial, lost job, lost house etc. So it is all about extortion upon a plantery scale targeting anyone and everyone.
Catch, once you become bogged in lies and bullshit and the whole world also knows you have the technical capability of creating digital illusion, actually making up evidence rather than gathering real evidence, everyone just stops believing you. That is the real problem with the illusion of digital evidence, it all can just straight up be made up and no one can tell the difference. Once they have shifted to the dark side with extortion, then they are on the dark side and with that it means that truth and lies have the same value and they use which ever is the most convenient, hence nothing they say can be believed.
I mean gees, Uncle Tom Obama the Choom Gang Coward, how much more obsequious can he be to US intelligence agencies without the American public finally waking up to the idea that the NSA/CIA are blackmailing him into it. Some of the ludicrous crap that has been coming out of that guys mouth recently, surely it must be noticeable that it is a script written by others as it bears little or no relationship to his original speaking style or content during his first years in office. It is pretty bloody obvious that even he doesn't believe half of the stuff that is coming out of his mouth nowadays.
They have all the existing content. Once you go past 55 inches those pixels are getting pretty big and noticeable, so doubling the resolution allows the display to interpolate 'digital' content and smooth out those blocks and make the picture appear better. 3D was pointless, what people want are bigger displays, bigger is better. The bigger the display the greater the problem the pixel size and face people want to push out to 120inch displays. Who wants a window with no view when you can have a high resolution active display of a tropical beach, a mountain valley, popular foot traffic thoroughfare in a major city or even a view from the space station.
What is happening is flavour of the moment in the Linux world is 'Android' and because of that Ubuntu is in the shadows. Rather than fight Android, Ubuntu should embrace Android with an effective USB or wireless remote to enable data input, configuration and synchronisation of Android phones on a full sized desktop screen. Right now the better Ubuntu desktop/notebook plays with Android the more popular it will become, it has a real chance to gain a big chunk of market share by creating a desktop that links well with an Android smartphones and effectively extends it features onto more workable screen real estate.