Yes, I'm kidding.
Yes, I'm kidding.
Done and dusted.
How often must this be said?
Security is NOT optional and yes, you need to pay for it continually and it doesn't have uniform predictable levels of effort.
I have a policy that my customers pay me on time. Unfortunately I tend to get strung along for 90 days. Since my policy doesn't have the force of regulation I tend to have to suck it up.
I suspect that the nudie scanner that doesn't work is entering the polygraph zone. The people who buy them want everyone else to believe that these contraptions work. In the TSA's case millions have been spent on these things so I presume some congress critter has decided to make them mandatory to justify the expense.
A short while ago a drone backed out a few city blocks in California after touching power lines. Unlike fixed wing remote controlled aircraft, drones can take off anywhere including street corners. This, of course means they can come down nearby
-- Into traffic
-- Descend vertically into telephony/power equipment, thus bypassing fences.
No one is saying that these are deliberate but accidents do happen and like your driver's licence helps pay for public education regarding the rules of the road, the potential for error, mistakes and oversight means that there's a public good in ensuring safe navigation of the skies. Someone above said that people could therefore could fake your ID at an accident -- well I think the odds of that happening are small relative to the amount of regular accidents that will happen.
Of course people will stomp and yell about 'muh freedumbs' but these things will eventually -- by accident -- cause traffic accidents by uncontrolled descents and so having the infrastructure ready to ensure that people get a modicum of training is hardly the end of the world.
Given the way panicked elected officials think, and the fact that kids of people attracted to life in uniform are of exactly the opposite mindset needed to go into computer science, I'm guessing this is an overblown and over promoted 'grabs text transmitted in the clear' thing that's not designed to do much other than pick the pockets of taxpayers.
Given that physics is a sub set of philosophy and not the other way around, yes. Most people confuse ethics with philosophy. Ethics is a portion of philosophy. Philosophy outside of ethics is about building systems of logic and analysis and that's why it can have such a huge per semester drop out rate.
Petechial hemorrhages show the direction current travelled.
Breadth-first search is the bulldozer of science. -- Randy Goebel