Cheaper solution: get an USB stick with a LED, write an app which would read files from your memory stick on trigger, enjoy a cheaper AND more useful device which does the same thing.
The engineer designs/builds the stuff. Someone else uses the stuff unethically.
Pretty much anything can be weaponized; some things more directly than others, but in the end, whatever you design, think, build, imagine can (and likely will) be used to hurt others, be they human beings or animals.
OK, there are those who work directly in the military industry, but ethics is only involved when you say "there is someone who works there and they should know better". I agree to that, however, if John Doe is an engineer and he's offered a military industry job, then if he turns it down, someone else will take it. There's always going to be someone who takes that job.
Also, the article implies that an engineer should think of all possible implications when working on something, including ethical use of the product. Which brings back the original statement: you can't make sure that the product will only be used in an ethical manner. It's an impossibility. The only assurance would be that no engineer builds anything anymore. And I'm pretty sure that most people would loathe shivering in a cave with only a raw pelt covering their skin. Just sayin'...
I think the discussion is not around whether the activity would be legal or appropriate. It's more around whether the arrest is really the proper way to handle that infraction. It's akin to beheading someone for swearing in public.
Sorry but If your going to accuse me of not knowing what pay-2-win is, your going to have to share your vast gaming knowledge and insight.
I'll just leave you hanging then
Look, I gave short information about many different games, and furthermore I tried to pile them all into a comparative approach. If you expect me to write a novel in a post so that you feel better about it, sorry mate, you're out of luck. But hey, here's your opportunity: go play all the games I mentioned and write comprehensive reviews on them all, I'm sure the OP will thank you for that.
Yeah, well, maybe YOU don't know what pay-to-win is. or maybe we both know... on own terms. Or maybe neither of us really properly define it.
I didn't claim I was the holder of the truth, I merely stated my impressions. You, on the other hand, somehow have the impression YOU know it all.
Well, so be it. I don't care
Drunk driving is also illegal, crossing the red light is also illegal, etc.
That's why there are punishments.
Reprogramming the chip, fine, and then the dude waltzes back on the road with his chip-reprogrammed car and does the same thing as if it wasn't locked in the first place. Then what?
I love it when people write without thinking.
And then the driver will turn it off for good and never turn it on again.
It makes no sense to sell a car with features that will never, ever be used. Instead, it would make sense to mandate participation to (and passing of) a special course for race-style driving, which would prove that the driver is certified to use this type of car.
That won't completely stop accidents from happening (and certainly not the famous one which happened two days ago) but would weed out the incompetents, at least.
Note: I have nothing against street-legal race cars. I just think those who drive them should be certified in this area.
Madonna ain't "generic" at all. Furthermore, I perceive her as a trendsetter rather than "one size fits all". On top of that, her songs are recognizable years, maybe decades after being released. In case of a generic band, you struggle to remember who the hell was singing that song not one year after it was released.
Depends on timescale. Generic bands/singers rarely last for long. Do you know of any still strong going fanbase for Spice Girls or Brittney Spears, to name a few? Pink Floyd, on the other hand...
...Or we could just stop going to Slashdot and find the news ourselves. How about that? Since Slashdot doesn't give us the links anyway...
Alternatively, they should put that gizmo which makes a nice underlined thingie on the word, which you can click and then read an interesting article about the word with the thingie and the gizmo on it.
A lot easier to commit. less personal.
In the first case, it's shape perception triggering ancestral fears.
In the second, it's usually (horrible) past personal experiences related to the same species.
Actually, they live pretty decently with what other Brits would consider "too low" of a wage. Yes, that means no plasma 50" TVs, no going out to the pub every day and no expensive trips to exotic tourist destinations, but apart from that, they can definitely rent a two-room flat alone and afford normal food just like everyone else.
What do you mean "intended as humor"??? GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHAHAHAAAAAAHHHH!
*runs away, hands flailing*