Much as Islamabad screams its head off in righteous indignation about drone strikes it alway struck me as odd that the Pakistanis never did anything about the drone strikes. I mean they do have an air force don't they?
Are you kidding? US drones take off from Pakistani airbases!
Various people have been mulling this idea around before, summary could do a better job of giving credit to previous works. Primarily, Lewis Dartnell's recent book, The Knowedge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch covers exactly this topic quite well.
Human knowledge is collective, distributed across the population. It has built on itself for centuries, becoming vast and increasingly specialized. Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental principles of the civilization that supports us, happily utilizing the latestâ"or even the most basicâ"technology without having the slightest idea of why it works or how it came to be. If you had to go back to absolute basics, like some sort of postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe, would you know how to re-create an internal combustion engine, put together a microscope, get metals out of rock, accurately tell time, weave fibers into clothing, or even how to produce food for yourself?
Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You canâ(TM)t hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed to run it. But Dartnell doesnâ(TM)t just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them allâ"the phenomenal knowledge-generating machine that is the scientific method itself.
Why not use standard smartcards with client-side SSL certs for this? There's already a widely used cross-platform, cross-browser, hardware/software standard to do exactly this!
Every employment contract I've signed has a separate form to explicitly enumerate all your pre-existing Intellectual Property (patented or not). This benefits both the company (in strengthening their claim towards owning things you come up while working for them) and you (in that it establishes that you had the concept prior to working there).
You have no idea how this stuff works. There's not a grey area - classified material is stored on air-gapped networks, and no, any machine which has ever been on the internet is not connecting to that network.
First time I've heard that in years... How's the weather in the 1990's ?
I really don't get the uproar. The crux of the issue seems to be that an update to the software running all the various instances of Wikipedia enabled a new slideshow viewer by default, and removed the ability for site admins to disable it by default (but users still can individually choose their preference).
Tempest in a teapot?
This is great news for stopping this particular batch of spam.
You just posted the same point twice in this thread, and its completely wrong both times, and shows a total lack of reading comprehension on your part.
They are NOT emailing these addresses, they are attempting to log in to them.
Read the fucking summary, at least. You are what's wrong with the internet.
If you are curious why so many children are killed in Gaza, look at this footage:
A lot of people miss this element - "spying" is very different from "legally admissible evidence in court by a police agency". I care a lot less about intelligence agencies, than police agencies.
And yes, that why the supposed collaboration with DEA is so bad, that is far worse than almost anything else that's come out in my mind.
I am excited for a google-less android phone. Read this article, and realize that this phone is our best and only hope:
"But what we need to know is, do people want nasally-insertable computers?"