Adam's got a movie pitch for McG. It takes place in the year 2222, and the military has constructed a satellite weapon that can think for itself. Adam plays Col. Duke LaCrosse. He feels like he wants no part of this military anymore, because this satellite system has gone too far. And of course, it has become evil. Itâ(TM)s getting into the GPS systems of vehicles, because itâ(TM)s the year 2222, and every vehicle has GPS. It's starting to misdirect people, by having them drive out to the Grand Canyon, even though they are trying to pick up their kids from school. And this navigation satellite wants to destroy Adam, because it knows that he knows it's evil. On his side, Adam has a friendly robot â" a wise-cracking Roomba. The Roomba serves as Adam's navigation device, so he doesnâ(TM)t have to rely on the evil GPS.
With the help of the Roomba, Adam navigates the corridors of the ground base, but canâ(TM)t control the satellite from Earth. Itâ(TM)s too evil. They have to launch into space, and dismantle it from there. "Whoâ(TM)s the NASA insider," McG asks? "Michael Richards." He's a wild-haired nerd, whose wife was misdirected into the Grand Canyon by this satellite, so he's got a score to settle.
Also made the same pitch to JJ Abrams..
I don't think he has been sentenced yet. He wasn't found guilty but it signed a plea bargain, which likely to give him less than 5 years in jail, but probably a lot less or just a fine.
The rule is: If it's obscene, it's illegal and you are a criminal but there's no sentencing guideline. There is a *new* law, though, that says if it's obscene and depicts a child (this is quite vague), the sentencing guideline is 5 years for each obscene image. But these would be consecutive sentences.
What's obscene is really, really vague. Apparently, the definition of free speech can change based on where you're prosecuted, since obscenity is determined based on "community standards." Which is probably why Christopher Handley _in Iowa_ entered into a plea agreement.
If someone can install a security camera in your house, they likely have physical access to your machine. What do you think is more likely: Keyboard sniffer or security camera?
For me who works at home, it's nice idea to be able to see your password. And even if you're in an office, who's really going to try and steal your password? Do you worry when you leave your wallet or car keys at your desk that a coworker is going to steal your credit cards or vehicle?
It might just encourage users to chose a longer or more complicated password that's more difficult to hack. Security always has trade-offs.
If you want real security, you should use two or three factor authentication anyway. Too bad the web doesn't readily allow for it.
Need that April fool achievement myself, of course.
In less than a century, computers will be making substantial progress on ... the overriding problem of war and peace. -- James Slagle