Few things are funnier than indignant stupidity.
Yeah, I saw that too. It was reported then, but a patched BIND wasn't available from opensuse until Monday 8/3.
... Not opensuse
Usually when you say "from the article" you make the word "article" all blue and linky.
"Private vendors will provide drivers with small digital devices to track miles"
There are already pretty strict laws for tampering with odometers. Why aren't they a sufficient measure?
Isn't anti-lock braking accomplished with a CPU between the brake pedal and the brakes?
Or at least let them fight it out.
... you can get root access.
... the head of one agency in the executive branch has said that it needs backdoors to be installed in devices (or the terrorists win). And now there's another agency (in the *same department*) whose "top priority" is the exact opposite?
I haven't seen anyone suggest that police interaction anywhere there's an expectation of privacy (in a home, for example) should be made available to the public.
Huh? And those customers would just keep buying the same amount of the low-margin widgets? Of course they wouldn't.
Lower taxes do help companies prosper. But you're making a lot of generalizations about 'high margin' companies and their benefit to justify fucking over the low-margin ones.
Yes. It's stupid, even more so when applied to an industry where innovation often means years of low profits and unsuccessful products before a 'hit' that makes them money.
When there are legal means to, why wouldn't you (unless you think you're not paying enough)?
That's nuts. You'd gut businesses with low margins and undertax the ones with high margins.