If the data is that important you shouldn't be in a position where there is a chance that the power cord can be pulled out. That is you shouldn't be on a laptop with no battery backup, the data shouldn't even be on a laptop, the data should be on a server with UPS and you should just have a terminal connected to it.
You can see people texting left and right when driving, a hell of a lot ticker than it takes a person to read or respond to a text.
If a person can sue company X if a driver for company X hits them with company X's truck then yes, company X should have some sort of way of protecting itself and making sure it knows where and how it's trucks are being driven.
If you're that worried about a ken thompson attack (which this topic always devolves in to) then why even use a computer at all?
Yes cars catch on fire, what your stat doesn't shed any light on is how many of those fires are caused by the fuel system. There are countless other ways to get a car to catch fire.
"Oh good shot sir! good shot indeed!"
I'm genuinely curious?
I'm still not sure why this is a fragmentation issue. I can run windows on any x64 or i86 machine, I don't need to get security updates from Dell or HP or myself if I built it myself. Why then do I have to get updates to the core os via my carrier?
How is it that for Windows fragmentation was key to them becoming ubiquitous but for Android is becoming a hindrance?
I'll agree that most of a trip you feel like you're on autopilot the problem arises when something unexpected happens. If you have your eyes off the road when that unexpected happens you're a lot worse off than had you been paying attention. So yeah if you get to your destination safely then you can look back and say man that didn't take any conscious effort at all but that's not why you need to pay attention. You need to be on your toes for when something novel or out of the ordinary happens.
IMHO Israel is not worried about what's in good taste and is more worried about national security from countries that have stated in no uncertain terms that Israel should be wiped off the map.
How is it experimental when anyone anywhere can use it? FOr that matter what's the experiment? What are the metrics being collected? Whats the control? How will you know if the experiment is a success? If it is a success do you go back and start the non experiment on its own with the lessons learned? I would say that when people are trying to convince everyone to embrace it it is no longer an experiment when it is being used outside of a controlled environment.
Removing smart phones is the easiest and most secure way to handle these issues. The burden of proof is to prove that there exists ways that are just as secure. For example If you work in a DoD environment then you have to accept the possibility that you're not going to be able to bring your device in the building. It sucks sometimes sure but if the risk is information coming in or going out then this helps mitigate it a great deal.
I want to know this also. The reports of RMS hitting himself in the forehead because he knew he shouldn't have left it unattended always made me feel a bad for him.
She wasn't the CEO of HP when the acquisition happend this one isn't her fault.
I can search the app store just fine. There isn't a dedicated search box but all you have to do is start typing. I just tried it for Angry Birds. Seems like it worked for me...
Did I miss something?
There are some good problems that have been asked over and over again because they teach good lessons. My data structures professor started one of our assignments off with the following quote "More time has been spent on undergraduates recreating the Ackerman function than any other problem in computer science, and you all will be no different"
Sure there are other problems that have double recursion but why try to find something new and different when a good problem already exists? Plus there is something unifying about it. If I meet someone who graduated years before me or years after and they also had to do the Ackerman function in some language maybe the same one I used it kind of give you something in common. I like that; a common thread the ties us all together.