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I'm not sure what you'd consider to be a huge nest egg, but after other living expenses I can't see much being saved at the end of the day. Good luck saving for buying an apartment.
Drones don't kill people, RC operators do.
It's online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/documents/megaupload_indictment.pdf
Try from page 31 onwards.
The capacitor technology may or may not be great (I'm not able to comment on that part), but they are experimenting with the infrastructure you'd need should that turn out to be effective. I can also quite happily say it works, at least from an end user point of view.
There's plenty of people out there who are scanning port 22 to find SSH instances. You can bet there's databases out there of IP addresses which responded with ssh and their ssh ident string that they returned. The second an SSH hole is found, those lists will be the first point of call for an attacker who wants to hit known vulnerable systems before they get patched.
If the people building these databases had to scan all ports to find ssh, they'd be spending a very very long time portscanning the internet.
And before anyone says that tax in Aus is high, and it's expensive to ship to there, that includes any import duties and the cost of the flight.
On top of all that, you still have to deal with Dell.
I heard a lot of speculation and fears from colleagues who came over. I had our HR manager tell me how she knew her blackberry was getting monitored because she could hear it getting tapped. Seriously, your mobile doesn't get routed through an analogue exchange with a tape recorder attached. There's a lot of misunderstanding and mistruths that get spread around. That's not to say censorship doesn't happen. A number of people I know had blog posts removed because of sensitive keywords - that actually seemed to be regarded as pretty normal, and they weren't worried about being dragged away for a 'cup of tea' with the authorities. The reality is generally a lot more normal that you'd imagine though.
In terms of what happened to the CEO's mail account, I think it's much more likely that their machine was compromised with malware. Malware is rife in China, mostly as there's still a huge amount of software piracy. I've seen plenty of download sites in China with files riddled with trojans. Given that their personal email was also broken into, it does sound like their machine was compromised rather than line monitoring. The device attached to the server? I don't buy it...
- Mass public transport is efficient, but struggles with capacity planning - you can't run a bus route on demand very easily. As such they very often run somewhat empty.
- Taxis are expensive as you're paying for a driver's time as part of the service. They're also often privately owned, so they're unused for the majority of the day when the driver isn't working.
- Car sharing schemes require a local pool and you have to walk and collect them. You also generally need a subscription to access them, so you get a key fob or card.
Certainly in European and Asian cities, car ownership is not that high, but it is very useful to have them occasionally. Maybe the driverless cars aren't going to be that popular initially for US suburban dwellers who use their car on a daily basis, but I can see it being massive for urban users elsewhere.