Embedded and security are my things. I do automotive, so I am used to an industry that will happily incur half a million dollars of engineering cost to save ten cents in per part cost. The thing is, an ASIC is expensive. A microcontroller is cheap. Unfortunately, an ASIC does, by definition one thing and a micro does everything. If you get "root" on the micro, you can run whatever software you want. The people that make these decisions mostly care about per part cost, regardless of security implications. So, restricting it to an ASIC is a really clean engineering solution that your boss will (possibly, rightly) shoot down. And, he's probably under pressure to put this thing (fridge) on the internet. EVERYBODY'S DOING IT! And the customer doesn't give two shits about security principles. It's a real mess we've got cooking...
Deep, man. You're like enlightened.
Spot on. I just lost my modpoints, or I wouldn't be commenting, I'd be promoting.
Like all rational policy, there needs to be some sort of risk/reward analysis objectively performed on the "security" aparatus in the West. For 100 years of claiming superiority as the "first" world, we seem to be throwing the baby out with the bathwater at an alarming rate seemingly in reaction to the various growing pains in the "second" (and, in some cases, "third") world. What happened to our example? Even more frighteningly, what WILL happen? The massive security aparatus of the West (and, obviously, the US first and foremost) represents an enormous risk to future security of the freeman. And, it counters an absolutely miniscule risk in comparison. This is no sensible policy. I pray to God (literally) that this is reversible.
It's stuck FOREVER on the GNU v2
And? GPL v2 is, in many ways, the license. Linus is like Steve Jobs. He reminds us that one man can, sometimes, outperform a whole team, uniting an entire army behind him. I digress. What's wrong with being stuck on GPL2? It's an amazing license.
I suppose it's my knowledge of modern computer security that has lead me to know more about Cydia and rooting in general than the average slashtard. My mistake.
ISO 90? Light-gauge metal containers!?
In android parlance, it is called "rooting."
What's Cydia, and why is it important that they have time to test the jailbreak?
Your post had some credibility up until that point, man! Get with the times! It's like saying "What's Full House?" in the 90s. You don't have to like it, but do you live under a rock?
More power and control obviously. Prescott Bush (father of GHWB) is known to have been a facist. http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2007/240707fascistcoup.htm
You know, it does seem extraordinarily short-sighted. What if there really is a group of global elites intent on destroying the US economy in order to bring about a new world order?
I think it would serve RMS or any other hardcore FSFer to actually watch how people who are NOT FSF members actually use computers and then design a free operating system for them...not just bearded guys still using 1970's paradigms who know nothing about modern computer use.
These guys don't want to use the computer unless its on their terms. The argument is that if we all resisted the latest smartphone or google service (or windows version), until it was truly free, we could force the market's hand. For these guys, freedom is more important than the utility of new computing technology and platforms. I, for one, applaud the FSF for it, especially given how closed technology has become a conduit for nefarious government purposes.
With the massive domestic spying aparatus taking full advantage of closed technology, history may yet prove RMS right (even more than it already has and does).
You don't like what I have to say, so I must be a terrible candidate for a job? Sounds like a job interview.
As someone who has worked in industry (where we occasionally considered PhDs) and is now in graduate school looking to get back into the job market soon, this is complete and total BS. You are seeing what you wanted to see. My first time in industry, I bought the "overqualified" line hook line and sinker. In retrospect, it was some sort of organizational bias that lead us to believe that people who could do the job happily for the money we offered could be overqualified. Now, I am leaving with an MS after several years functioning as a PhD student, and I see the same skeptisism applied to me (which undergraduates don't get, despite us competing in the same pay scale).
The fact that you think a PhD is just "an extra slip of paper" shows how out of touch you really are. A PhD can be very grueling, both personally and intellectually. Those who succeed are often elite within their discipline, and despite the laser beam focus, PhDs are often great generalizers in broad realms. I think you are not capable of recognizing talent. You have some other, perverse metric you're using (most likely an organizational bias), and ability to do the job is not it.
In fairness, your organization's disfunction is par for the course. Only exceptional companies really ask root striking questions in job interviews (and many otherwise exceptional companies aren't very good at that either). Most just ask where we want to be in five years, then walk out wondering why they can't find the right person for the job.
The original Zune is one of the best consumer devices I've ever owned, right up there with my absolutely unkillable walkman (I know we hate Sony, but this was 20 years ago). The original Zune was cheaper than an iPod, much more durable and had a much better interface (100% tactile mode was possible and delightful). In fact, I had the oft derided brown one. I just pulled it out. I still love it (although I think it's 6 year old battery has like a 12 minute charge life).
In addition, the Zune marketplace (now called "Xbox music") has been continuously operated. If it worked on Linux, I would still pay for it. I have had Rhapsody (old and new), MOG, Zune and (currently) Spotify subscriptions. The Zune music pass, with the exception of being Windows only, is the best of the lot. Back in the day, it was $15 a month and came with 10 free DRM-free MP3s a month (they changed it to $10 and dropped the 10 free MP3s due to increased competition in the space). All album art was 800x800. I used to make mixtapes for my now wife all the time, and the Zune software's 10 free MP3s made that really easy.
The Zune is extremely underrated (especially the original 30 GB model), despite that embarassing New Years Eve incident. And, as far as I can tell, it is still 100% supported. The Zune ecosystem still lives.
T420s owner here. Sure, it's got all the processing power of a MBP and a robust chassis, but the battery life, audio and screen quality are all terrible.