A shell / powershell script is plain text.
I don't know that an average cost would actually show that much. With the articles about "whales", it seems that the average would be fairly low.
It's a horrible and a sample of things that could potentially come in the future.
That is exactly why I say do it. Implement it, and implement it well. The blow back will hopefully be huge and act as a precedent, both in a legal sense and a more informal sense where the entities trying to do it get hit hard in PR and profits.
"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln
A dynamic non-linear system has some weird boundary conditions. Who could ever have predicted that? </s>
Why wasn't this assumed from the beginning and it shown that it wasn't an issue?
So you missed the ones after that saying it just changed the error they were getting?
Better explain all the 0x80070002, 0x80073712, and 0x80070005 errors in my update log then.
And no, I don't think it's an OEM problem since the logs indicate a missing file in the update itself, at least for some of the errors.
There are plenty of alternatives that are present in many embedded devices?
This depends on upgrades. Carriers, upgrade?
Hell, my wife and I are on different versions of Android, same carrier, same phone, both say they're fully up to date.
Right, their security is far beyond what any criminal organization can ever penetrate. Sure. Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
Has to be readable yes. Has to be plain text? No.
If I give you something encrypted with OpesnSSL and a password, you can break it right? After all, you know everything that OpenSSL does. The wifi password, and any other external credential, should be protected at rest. And yes, it can be done securely even with full source access.
What am I going to do with all these bottlecaps now?
My parents are in a similar situation. I created them the accounts they needed and sent them Nexus 7.
The nearest Apple store to them is 2 hours away, and a half hour in the car is pushing for my mother. Don't assume everyone has access to an Apple store. Or can even make it out of the house for that matter.
but those are only 4.0 or 4.1, so they can't access the Google Play store
Huh? My 2.3 phone accesses the Play store just as easily as my 4.3 tablet.