If their sh*t uses a standard, but is custom enough that there can be a counterfeit, tells me they're doing it wrong.
First of all, what the hell are you talking about when it comes to standards? Every computer company uses a different charger. I dare you to plug in an HP charger into a Dell (that's if the connector even works). Second, it doesn't matter if Apple or Dell follows a standard, the counterfeit chargers won't follow one which is the point.
Outside of the long business of selling multi-adapters, I'll point out that a lot of new laptops are moving to USBC for charging, so the different adapter thing may soon be a thing of the past
You should do your own research on it. There's just too many things to list in this space. Search through Slashdot's archives for plenty of discussion.
Code for: "I don't really know." (But now that someone's called me on it, I will do some Googling and reply with stock Trump / anti-TPP information to show that I do know what I'm talking about.)
[ Please don't bother, your views are already clear. ]
FWIW I'm pretty damn liberal and I think the TPP is an abomination, or more accurately contains enough sub-abominations that its good features are not redeeming to the document as a whole.
Tech Firms Say FBI Wants Browsing History Without Warrant
Just how is this different — in principle — from the normal and old-fashioned investigation, where the investigator would talk to the suspect's friends, business-partners, grocery-suppliers, neighbors, and landlords? And, if the folks had any relevant records, ask to see them?
Sherlock Holmes would do that, Perry Mason would do that, Hercule Poirot would do that, Miss Marple would do that. Why can't the FBI — which law are they violating by the mere asking? There is no allegation in TFA of any illegal threats the agents have made against the companies for non-compliance or for demanding a warrant or some other approval from the Judiciary... What is the there there?
I'll bite - because this is compelled, not asked. An NSL *compels* information, and it also comes with a gag order. Neither of that is true of a cop asking. Now, in the case of a standard investigation, if they wanted to compel testimony or info they could get a warrant or a subpoena, as they can now for these records, but that requires a judge, not just a senior FBI agent, and typically never came with gag orders.
It is no more effective than security theatre at the airport...just makes you feel warm and fuzzy
Erm... which part of the TSA make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Sometimes the guy doing the pat downs is bearded and sweaty
Unlike law, medicine and traditional engineering fields, software development is completely unregulated with no real standard certifications (even a degree is optional). This is nice for letting skilled yet uncertified people into the field and allowing self-taught people to capitalize on their self-investment.
The IOT-craze will probably force us to take a second look at this as craptastic software will have an even greater influence on the tangible world and people that live in it.
Developers usually do not shoulder outward responsibility for the applications they write.
On the flip side, most of what we consider "real" engineering was more of an apprenticeship than anything else up until the 20th century, with no degree most of the time either.
According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.