I don't own a car because I like city life and for the amount I use them can rent them on demand for less cost and parking hassle.
I do think, now that we are getting closer to the "personal area network" that people used to talk about, it would be great if some of this sort of thing became more standardized; I don't see any good reason (other than lack of coordination and the desire to sell lots of electronics) why my phone (or some other device I always have with me) shouldn't provide, for instance, GPS services to the other devices. It would be great for battery life, among other things... I know my radios lose about 10-15% battery life to the GPSes, for instance.
You do? What, you have late night heart-to-hearts with Tim, him spilling his hopes and fears, you providing a shoulder to cry on and gentle guidance from your decades of experience in product development and operations?
Just ask John Galt.
Or most slash-dotters who rant about unions.
Well, no, not exactly. The Guardian published the password. Wikileaks failed to secure the encrypted payload. They both had to fail for the security breach to have happened. Irresponsibility is shared there, and as best I can tell, Julian is embarrassed and attempting to salvage ego with a dumb "I meant to do that" sort of maneuver.
The Guardian is being a bit silly in complaining now, after the data is already out there - anyone with an interest has already found a torrent.
But really, the whole thing is silly, given that the cables were available very widely to (as I understand it) millions of US folks already. I simply don't believe that documents shared with 7 figures of people, security cleared or no, don't find their way to people who have an interest in such things.
Most of the hot air being puffed about this has to do with what is public-public, instead of private-public. It makes a difference. (To pick a different example: "everybody knows" that many cops in the US arrest routinely people who annoy them on bullshit charges. This is private-public knowledge. Now imagine documents hypothetical leaking about this being policy. That would make it public-public.
End of an era.
I don't know why this particular change feels so big, but it does.
I know you're not dying or anything, but golly.
Thanks for making the joint the kind of joint it has been.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting. -- Ernest Rutherford