Someone didn't read TFA
As far as anyone knows, there has never been a gas attack on an American ATM. The leading theory points to the country’s primitive ATM cards. Along with Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and not many other countries, the U.S. doesn’t require its plastic to contain an encryption chip, so stealing cards remains an effective, nonviolent way to get at the cash in an ATM. Encryption chip requirements are coming to the U.S. later this year, though. And given the gas raid’s many advantages, it may be only a matter of time until the back of an American ATM comes rocketing off."
Modern pacemakers are exactly that. They can detect when they need to pace and how much and can also act as internal defibrillators.
The part you're missing is selection. The harmful mutations either fail to reproduce altogether or they reproduce at a lower rate than the good ones. Actual experiments show that you can actually randomly mutate a program and if you have a good selection function, you can actually evolve new functionality.
The catch is that the evolution tends to 'find' really odd solutions.
I argue that they don't need it. They need it the way a 5 year old will claim that chocolate deficiency is an actual medical problem.
I could use a Ferrari but the price is too high. They could use the ability to snoop into people's phones and PCs but the price is too high.
Like your DUI analogy, we tried the ignition interlock, but they hot wired it and got another DUI. Now they will have to walk (get it? LEGWORK!). Back in the before time, they brought down notorious mobsters and bank robbers by pounding the pavement. Ness didn't hack Capone's PC. Capone kept his books locked in a safe in his office The office was guarded by men with Tommy guns. Many crooks kept the real books in code.
They were allowed to borrow the family car on weekends. Then one night Dad saw them drag racing and trenching yards in the family car. Now they are not allowed to borrow the family car.
This is just them whining that they can't go to work now (if they had a job, that is) or the library to study (The 4 Ds on the report card suggest that wasn't likely to happen anyway).
Perhaps one day, when they are behaving responsibly and have built up trust again, they might occasionally be allowed to borrow the car again, but they will be checked up on and it won't be this year.
And as a direct result, Adams lost the next election and 2 of the 4 (the most egregious ones) were expired the very next year.
Of course, I'm betting that if something fakes a screen locker in Windows, the user will obediently enter their user/pass to unlock it anyway. They won't press ctrl-alt-del unless instructed to by the lock screen.
True, but the giant disk is just disk. A hit here or there won't degrade it much. The expensive precision part is much smaller.
Hang out at the club with Bill Gates do you? Is it true Barack tends to slice?
Retirement isn't quite the same as being born to it, though honestly, many people can't retire either.
Really, the law hasn't caught up to this sort of thing. It's not really illegal, nor is it particularly legal. Part of the problem is that it would cost a lot to hash it out and there's just not enough money involved unless it becomes a class action. But as a general principle, if someone pays you for something, you're not allowed to take it back unilaterally.
I have been speaking more of the moral/ethical position of it (which is all we have given the ambiguity of the law).
Meanwhile, I have never seen a EULA that actually had anything to say about this situation . I doubt it could be claimed that this was clearly pointed out to the people who bought the game at any time, before or after the sale.
The impact of the flaw is troubling because BlackPhone attracts what hackers see as high-value victims: those willing to invest AU$765 (£415, $630) in a phone that claims to put security above form and features may well have valuable calls and texts to hide from eavesdroppers."
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Case in point, the paper that convinced everyone austerity was the answer was found to have a math error that flipped the results. Everyone knows it but austerity marches on because the top economists say what their masters want them to say.
That's why I say the sale price approaches the cost of production. It does not start right at it and stay there forever more.
As for copyright laws and mini-monopolies, those are factors that damage the health of the market.
In another message, I looked at Far Cry 3 and assuming recovery of development price over the 10 million sold and a development cost of 60 million, that would come out to $6 ea. Note that it was never $6 each or even close (even a used copy runs twice that now after they have already paid off all development costs). Because they don't know they will sell 10 million, I would expect a higher price at first and for the market to support that based on novelty. However, after that honeymoon period, a healthy market would exert considerable downward pressure on the price.
Simply, we don't have efficient healthy markets in the U.S.
Which is why I'm not offering you one