Midwest. Nice college town.
Midwest. Nice college town.
Just fly over.
We have lots of godless people in the Midwest. Where I live, we have traffic jams, but they're five minutes long and only if you leave at exactly 5pm.
In a ten minute drive, I can get Thai (3) genuine Chinese (7), varieties of Mex (11), Turkish (2) Afghani (1), Indian (7), and much much more. A good house: $115K. A great house: $250K. House in the country with pond and woods for $350K.
Gigabit Ethernet in town. International airport 45min drive on a bad day. LGBTQ+ friendly. There are evangelicals, rednecks and others who, when they're sober, are fine people. The music is good, but not great, but not as expensive as the coasts.
The universities are rated very well, and aren't that expensive. Sports is ok, major teams within easy driving distance.
You're not going to get rich here rapidly. But you might have much less stress and be happy, hedonistic and godless-- or not.
If it has a "mute" button and can make sandwiches, that is even better.
The deluxe version will squirt beer.
The idea behind the IoT isn't bad. The execution is horrible.
The idea that you can use the internet as a medium to access parts of your home isn't that bad an idea. That the whole shit is done by corporations that only care about their bottom line and offer your gimmicky toys that are security nightmares is the horrible execution thereof.
With the difference that the grandpa can flawlessly identify those that pose a threat. Because the IoT devices that get bricked that way are exactly those that would get taken over by a botnet. If they can't be taken over by botnets, the brickerbot cannot affect them either.
Vigilantes rise where the law is insufficiently able or completely unable or, worse, unwilling to deal with criminals that affect the population. There, and only there, you will find vigilantism.
If you're stupid enough to buy broken devices... at least consumer protection laws lets you return the crap.
While I generally agree, I cannot second the idea that it should be legal to break into computers that are insufficiently secured. That would make the internet an even worse place than it already is.
What we need is something like the famous FCC part 15 sticker rules. You know the ones, you can find it on pretty much any electronic device:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
We need something like this for IoT devices.
Well, right now we do have the very real problem that old ink contains acids that destroy the paper instead, so which one is worse? In the end, information gets lost.
Ok, what else could we use to hold large amounts of carbon mass?
(please refrain from making tasteless 'your mom' jokes here)
But since there is no evolution it's a clear sign that god exists and that he just now so created that bacterium for
Stop asking weird questions and get on your knees, dammit!
Pneumatic Lupine, sounds like a cool name for a metal band.
Well, if you could bullshit a couple million employers into taking pay cut after pay cut by pretending there was a crisis while everyone on C-Level gets to rake in bonus after bonus, I bet everyone at C-Level would agree that you deserve those billions, too.
Hey, if I get crap cheaper if I am from Bangladesh, VPNs there will become the next big thing. They practically pay for themselves.
Two can play that game. If one side starts tweaking the variables, expect the other to play along.
This fact can be viewed as either a failure on their part, or a failure on your part. In either case, it's failure. I like the idea of future, well-designed public transportation from autonomous vehicles. But that's a long way off....
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -- Aldous Huxley