Tried to update to 4.8.4 (manually) and it won't read my BNX2 firmware. 4.7.10 is fine.
So much for 4.7 being a long-term release (iirc)
That is *very* outlier pricing.
MOST law enforcement officers abuse their positions in various ways. Your view is highly inaccurate.
Tens of millions won't get you very far. Maybe a small city, say 20,000 people.
Clearly, whoever that is you're chatting with has never run a business or worked a serious job in IT.
This is it, in a nutshell. The future is largely dystopian. People, on the whole, are completely inure to the issues of governmental trespass in their lives, and thus it is unlikely to be stopped before it is an everyday nuisance (and threat) in the lives of those who are not. They trust the government because they don't seem to understand that the government is a faceless bully made up of many corrupt and self-serving individuals. The cream sinks to the bottom in government.
Just a note: there are technical reasons for data caps and they are absolutely not bullshit claims about network congestion. Probably they can be fixed, for metric shitloads of money, and they probably will be over time.
No. Because what you are saying isn't true. And even if it was *sort of* true, then every "good" cop that stands behind and protects the "bad" cops makes a lie of them being "good." They are not just everyday people - everyday people do not have guns, a badge and a massive, built-up immunity to using force against other citizens regardless of the reason or the outcome. Seeing it your simplistic and flowery way is pure fantasy.
In the Nuremberg trials, they explicitly mentioned electrical torture methods as being particularly heinous and despicable.
I can only nod my head and sigh, friend...
This is entirely true. I have had friends and acquaintances that are cops. Not only are they some of the worst offenders, I and other people have found out first-hand why it's not a good idea to befriend a cop. If they decide for some reason that they don't like you (say you start dating their younger sister) or you have a falling-out in general, they can and very well may make your life a living hell. They have all the tools they need to do it, facts be-damned.
The ones that have made society an us-and-them situation isn't society.
This is computer neophytes telling IT how things work.
Like the pigs running the farm. Like the inmates running the asylum.
Like councillors up to their ears in that Microsoft bribe money.
I've wondered several times to myself if this was possible. I figured no, since the torrent clients / seeds participate in an ACK system of sorts (or, so I've reasoned), so the sending clients would not get a return and so wouldn't keep bothering. But then, this *IS* possible to a torrent client which clicks on a carefully formed link and always was. Ever click on a link that has 40,000+ peers and/or seeds on it?