Provided you avoid overtraining and memorising your inputs, yup.
It's great when as individuals we have the luxury of choosing where we work. I'm at a point in my career where I have that luxury and I use it. I'd leave a place that frustrates me enough, either in terms of mission, management, or coworkers. As a group though, a lot of us lack that choice, and even for those who do, when they step away the employer will just find someone else to deal with the crap they left behind, because funds are sustenance, we've all got to eat, and if there are spare funds to hire people, more people will keep entering the industry (it's not like other industries are exempt from this - they often have it worse).
None of this means we should give up on trying to make the world a better place, for those of us who have that ideal. We just usually will lack the leverage to do much, like almost everybody else. And if we start with the idea that we're wiser, more ethical, or the people who are uniquely situated to debug society's ills, we're starting with a significant handicap.
Also, if you're using Flash, it probably won't be too long before that's yet another thing to emulate. Sad how quickly technologies come and go.
IIRC, that was RIPTerm 2.x, which was considerably less stable than good ol' 1.54 (and also was shareware rather than freeware)
I suspect it'd be hard to get RIPTerm 1.54 or anything fully compatble running over telnet (that I know of, anyhow). This is a pity - near the end of the BBS era, a lot of them used it (depending on the software - I ran a Searchlight BBS, which had good support).
Never is a long time, human nature isn't static, and you don't know what you are talking about. but this is Slashdot so I guess that goes without saying.
What are you even talking about?
These systems have been around forever, SpaceX is (once again) doing nothing new or special. They only work when there is forewarning, and that is unlikely to be had during a fueling mishap. This isn't a cartoon or action movie, you can't just outrun an explosion in progress by jumping fast and wearing cool shades.
Huh. I guess white people are a minority, worldwide. And soon to be just another minority here at home, thankfully. Being a majority does weird things to people's heads. Like making them think they can put words in other people's mouths.
Yeah, but it was a racist who sent out that memo so it doesn't count.
I don't think NAFTA made any sort of provisions for corporations to sue the government. It has a system for adjudication of issues related to NAFTA, but nothing specifically like what CETA has. Of course, if you have sources that say otherwise then I will admit to being misinformed.
Read up on Investor State Tribunals in CETA here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Basically it allows corporations to sue states in arbitrary "tribunals" if a state violates its Non Discriminatory Treatment obligations (CETA, section 3, p 156 f) or because of a violation of the guaranteed investment protection.
So corporations can claim that environmental protection laws are arbitrary and give unfair advantages to domestic companies that comply with those laws, while penalizing foreign companies that do not comply.
The fear is that corporations will claim, "You are only enacting those environmental, worker protection, and social justice laws to penalize us, it's just code for 'protect local business.'" This is a realistic fear because it has happened before.
"Do you have any evidence for any of this?"
Keep asking that and the whole thing falls apart.
If you can't remove problematic certs by a vendor or penalise them for misdeeds, then they have no constraints. User trust is more important.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction. -- Noelie Alito