Nice! So it's evolution in action. The tree of life branches off yet again!
It's a simple matter of terciles and life expectancies. Average life expectancy in the post-industrial world is about 80 years. Dividing that into three equal categories, you get (roughly) 0-26 = young age, 27-53 = middle age, 54-80 = old age. Of course with increases in life expectancy (and to make the math easier), you could use 30-59 as the middle group, and save a bunch of late-20s people the anxiety of already being "middle-aged", but it's still a bit silly how that term has become (in some people's minds) a euphemism for "old".
(And for the record, I'm 49: very accustomed to being "middle-aged".)
SonicWALL baby! I block all P2P and TOR traffic at the WAN zone. Also use Content Filtering to block known sources of malware and shit. You can also block certain websites too. Effectively putting the kibosh on the most casual of end-users activity at getting infected. If they're actively trying to work around the protection in place, it's malicious activity that should render the employee frogmarched out of the office with security!. The 3rd line of defense (the 1st one being end user situationally are of such threats in the first place ( Art of Deception and all that) involves anti-malware software installed on all managed end-user machines.
I've ran into CryptoWall. Before it rears its ugly head to the end-user, its programmed to first encrypt data both local and via mapped shares. Next, it purges all local shadow copies of whatever local volumes are enumerated to the local host (so as to prevent quick restoration of corrupted data). I can't imagine any of the servers OS getting infected as that would require a user directly executing the malware from console, but in theory yeah, locally attached backup drives could get whacked as well. It's nasty. REAL NASTY!
What about when it misinforms?
If I go to a local restaurant site that does not take orders and it is not running SSL just how is it insecure?
It is like a warning that a public park is insecure because it doesn't have a burglar alarm.
Also just because a site uses ssl does not mean that it is malware free or that it has not been hacked and all the user data taken.
When is a false sense of security a good thing?
And please do not tell me that I should worry about the NSA knowing that I was looking at restaurants.
"A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once." – W. Shakespeare
Replace "lower class" with cattle. Easy to manipulate for personal gain, but ultimately not required. Escape velocity is about becoming a whole new apex predator.
Have you been to Cnet lately? They used to be the place to download shareware / freeware back in the early 2000s and prior. Back in the 90s, CNet was the premier place to go for all the latest in computing news and internet fads (along with ZDnet). Back then, Weatherbug was spyware and AVG was the anti-virus of choice. Now the Internet is all flipped upside-down. Cnet contains links to dubious apps and tricks you into some download app, WeatherBug is clean (and awesome), and AVG contains a craptastic IE toolbar that's impossible to remove completely without resorting ripping it out manually via some utility like Autoruns.
The poverty of a nation is directly proportional to the freedom and type of government they have. They need to rise up and have a revolution. I refuse to curtail my lifestyle so the poor can be impacted less thereby keeping their ruling class government elite fat and happy. Your global concerns is prolonging the problem of oppression and tyranny around the world. Fancy that.
Exactly NASA is caught between a rock and a hard space.
They keep having projects started then stopped. The X-33 is a great example.
You can eat better than the ultra wealthy did 100 years ago. From fruits, vegetables, fattened up chickens, etc. Not just what you can buy, but how product has physically changed from industrialization. Also modern medicine and the resulting technology has had a profound impact on civilization.
Screwing up the planet you said? Look pal, Mother Nature is a BITCH! She doesn't care about you. Your job, out of pure circumstance, is to eat, sleep, fuck, and die. Congrats if you have children out of it to continue the chain of reverse entropy that is known as life.
And when they breakdown, the little oompa loompas come out and whisk away the failed robots for repair, all while singing their happy little bits of wisdom!
"Fortunately, most open minded people are willing to accept a vast amount of statistical evidence as proof."
Then get back to me when your sample size is much larger...
Talk about your dumb analogies. BTW you are totally wrong. By the 1980s tobacco smoke had been studied and found to be full of known cancerogenic compounds. They did have mass spectrometers in the 1980s after all.
You like most people are confusing weather with climate. A single drought can not be attributed to climate change it would take a lot more data aka many decades of data.
Which is why in fact a Holy Bible translated into Mandarin loses even more of its meaning to being nonsensical; arguably more then it already is. In a book where metaphorical and literal are so deeply intertwined, is it any wonder old religious text can withstand the time of multi-generational translation?