I moved from Solaris to Fedora back around 2001 or so. I remember trying to install Audacity. It took me 3 days to fiddle fart with all the damn dependencies. Then a buddy introduced me to Ubuntu and Synaptic. Ahhhhhh!!!! I've been running straight Ubuntu ever since.
The only real difference I've seen between Ubuntu and Mint is the interface. I don't use Unity. I'm a Windowmaker guy. Been using Windowmaker since 2001, back when I had to compile it to run under Solaris. I still use it today and find it does all the things I want and is lightweight. Each to his own.
One place I make a lot of use is a 10 year old HP laptop I have running Ubuntu 14.04 as a music and audio server for my hi-end audio system. I run a USB feed to a PeachTree DAC. I use the Banshee music player and it just works. Very sweet. In the insane world of hi-end audio, you see music servers running many thousands of dollars and they won't be anywhere as easy to work with or sound any better.
Mythbusters does less science than the catholic church.
They couldn't have possibly tested what happens unless they were moving the aircraft at several hundred miles of air and openned a hole in the side which, due to the forward movement of the aircraft and the wind passing this new opening at a higher rate of speed than the surrounding air
Bernoulli described the physical processes doing this about 300 years ago now
Also, don't let several confirmed cases of it happening in real aircraft incidents sway you either.
Oh and by the way, the sun is purple because Mythbusters said so.
FedEx is not paying anyone to install flash. Instead, they are offering a $5 discount. There is a huge difference.
On top of that, its offered as compensation for making you deal with the fact that you have to install flash. It seems a lot more like them saying:
'yea, this sucks that we have to ask you to do this, so heres a discount to kinda make up for it, we're really sorry
Which also sounds like they recognize that flash isn't what they should be doing and likely have at least a few people who are trying to remedy the problem.
But hey, the headline is WAY more clickbait-ready than if they had used "discount" instead of "pay you"
The difference is we refer to them by their actual name:
Gravity has absolutely 0 to do with them and calling them gravity waves just makes you look stupid.
I guess, police might accuse the owner of Destruction of Evidence [uslegal.com] — perhaps, even a conspiracy to do so, if he used somebody's help to implement it.
I see, for example if there would be conspiring human third party (in different country), with instructions to unlock the machine remotely only as long some canary signal didnt happen (box being offline suddenly and unexpectedly..).
The accusations should be easy to fight, because such security measures may have a number of perfectly valid and legal uses.
You're indeed right about legitimate uses - I'm asking about commercial system actually in use (heavy duty FIPS 140) - chassis intrusion, tripping it will nuke TPM state. Disarming it physically is very difficult (akin to disarming a sophisticated bomb).
As for destruction of evidence, I'm assuming the typical DC procedure where imaging/seizure attempt is made without prior notification to the owner (normally sensible thing, to prevent tipoffs). But if the owner is present during the raid, would he have to mention presence of the tripwire, or keeping the mouth shut is ok?
A particularly dirty prosecutor may resort to locking the accused up anyway and let it be known (unofficially), what the accusations are — counting on the rest of the prison population to "pressure" the innocent victim of his zeal.
Care to elaborate? You mean as means of torture to make sure there indeed are no backups somewhere (making a TPM key backups somewhere and simply omitting to mention it exists to anyone is indeed the sensible thing to do with canary/DMS setups).
Yea, all that is great
You've neither prevented state sponsored activity or script kiddie automated scans
Which is exactly why blocking this has happened.
It saves grandma.
If you have a legitimate business need for it, like tech support for your business, then you should be connected via a VPN and not have TeamViewer open to the public.
If your accessing a host with TeamViewer and you aren't using a VPN, you're and idiot and TalkTalk is saving your stupid ass from a major security mistake.
In this particular case, this 'rule' is not new, its been part of the rules since the app store was created, so before you spew some bullshit about 'change', keep in mind the people doing this have ALWAYS been violating the app store agreement.
The only difference here is that Apple now has a method to detect it, so they can enforce the rule easier.
Why bother knowing what the rules are when you can just do whatever you want and have a free-for-all like the Windows world, because thats AWESOME!
I do it because it makes me money hand over fist and because the rules aren't really that bad and do a lot of good to protect my grandma and grandpa from themselves.
Not getting rejected or yanked from the app store is trivial, the rules are well known, the only time this shit makes it in the news is when some dumbfuck like you goes off and rants about how apple is horrible for changing the rules or some other bullshit that is completely untrue and just shows your ignorance of the subject being discussed.
It has NEVER been allowed for the exact reasons you state and a whole bunch more.
It has been against the rules since DAY ONE and that was NEVER changed.
The only 'allowed' before was that Apple wasn't detecting it and stopping it. They are now detecting it and stopping it.
It was never 'permitted'.
Do you ask retarded questions like 'what if everyone could drive the same car for everything, we could use my car for shipping goods from china to my house as well as driving to work and racing the Daytona 500 and drag racing championships while at the same time setting a new record for efficiency and distance.'
The universal computing platform is already there and in use, its called physics. Its the universal platform. We use it differently for different tasks because its more efficient and easier.
Why can't your CAD program run on your phone? Because thats a stupid fucking idea, thats why. If you can't begin to fathom why its a stupid idea it really would be a waste of time to try and explain it to you.
Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.