More or less any industry on the moon would need a "cheap" way of getting mass to Earth. Without that, there's no point in putting the industry on the moon.
So when the BigBadBallBearing company builds their factory on the moon, they will include the means to get their products back to Earth, and those means, like many other tools, can be used for good or bad purposes.
More seriously though, pancreatic cancer is one of the worst ways to go.
I always respected his efforts to revive the BattleStar Galactica IP when there wasn't much interest in doing so. Reminds me of what I did with AoE 2.
...someone attempts to exert their copyright of "their pictures" of these "public domain artworks"?
Somewhere, there's a computer that's "Preparing to configure Windows" after it rebooted in the middle of a flight scheduling run.
Or stuck at a BIOS prompt saying "No keyboard found, press F1 to continue."
If you can't handle the distinction between murder and killing, then, again, just stop.
How do you define the difference between murder and killing?
There are many possible differentiators, here are a couple that come to mind:
Murder is killing for no reason.
Murder is killing for no *good* reason.
I'm just curious as to how you might distinguish between the two without resorting to something like "I know it when I see it".
This is old news, just newer tech.
I remember in the late 1980s the guys at the auto body shop using the DPS terminal to access the state license plate database and get the name and address info on cute girls they saw in their cars.
The base urges to and desire to gain an advantage if they think there are no consequences have always been there.
I don't have the full story - there's aspects she can't share with me, but I gathered that the politics of switching that stuff to Oracle are more complicated than just the SOX issue... but SOX compliance was the nail in the coffin so to speak. And it was a departmental decision, not just her. I do know their projects involves the handling of employee data for tens of thousands of people in many countries, as well as customer data and their compliance department is rather large and scary.
> Not controlling your own security will make things like, oh, HIPAA and PCI compliance problematical.
Add Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance to the list as well.
My wife just dealt with this at her Fortune 500 company. Microsoft will not disclose completely what the telemetry in SQL Server 2016 is phoning home. They have no choice with respect to compliance , and have made the decision to migrate their older reporting from SQL server (older versions) to Oracle.
She wishes she had a recording of their MS sales rep telling her team that it doesn't matter.
> But... but... you forgot to mention they're using previous-generation processors in their brand-new laptops! That takes courage!
Not really. The Kaby Lake equivalents of the Skylake CPUs they are using have not been released yet, so they are the current generation CPUs in those configurations.
Nothing is faster than the speed of light ... To prove this to yourself, try opening the refrigerator door before the light comes on.