Problem is you you move parts of the code to the server you run into bigger load problems than Ubisoft currently has, they obviously do not have the infrastructure to keep that alive without outages, then you have the lag.
Etc... it will become harder to crack, but they will alienate even more customers that way, and in the end no one will buy their games anymore.
Sersiously, if the industry is going to move to DRM like that I will give up gaming, or just buy independend anymore. It is not like it hurts if you stop gaming, or play your unplayed back catalog.
It is just like giving up an old habit.
You handle it gracefully and politely, while covering your ass. You point out that the current policy says you'll get fired for just giving out the passwords - so you ask your boss for some guidance on how to resolve the situation properly - their need for access and your concern about policy (or whatever). You work together... not against each other with policy as a hammer.
I also note the claim I did make, that "Zionists will do almost anything to create a Jewish state for Jews only", wasn't commented on.
For a number of reasons. First of all, it's an unfair categorization: Anyone who's pro-Israel = Zionist = willing to murder in cold blood "to create a Jewish state for Jews only".
Show me where I said "pro-Israel = Zionist" never mind the " = willing to murder in cold blood" part. If you can't stop spreading lies.
Since you can't carry on a conversation without making up lies I see no reason to continue.
The problem with this is for people redoing classes. I had redone a class and submitted code which included a function that I had written in the same class the first time round. I got flagged as plaigiarising. Fortunately this one got sorted out and they realised that they were in fact wrong.
My wife, however, was taking a non computer-science course and between the two years there was the same assignments for a class she needed to repeat. She changed it to make it better and submitted it. Then she was flagged as plaigiarising. It took 2 years to sort out that the lecturer was a douche and they were eventually fired. It was a lot of effort to go to though. So, automated tools are great, but it does need to be adressed by humans (which TFA and TFS does say too).
The secret to the Stradivarius is in the ground applied to the wood prior to varnish. Could the secret ingredient be powdered obsidian?
There are at least 3 ways to search for Matrioshka Brains.
1. Mid-to-Far IR surveys. But they require liquid He cooling and don't last very long. The last good survey that was done was with the IRAS satellite in 1983. I first started to look at that data about 7 years ago but had to set it aside for more pressing priorities. Richard Carrigan, is a Physicist at Fermilab and has recently done the work of going through the data and has some interesting candidates . But he is searching for Dyson Shells (improperly named "Dyson Spheres") and is using somewhat different parameters for his search (Matrioshka Brains do not have "liquid water" and Earth like temperatures that the habitats envisioned by Dyson need.) A very mature Matrioshka Brain can be very large and have a temperature approaching the ambient environment (in most of the universe ~3-20K). The IRAS data was obviously not intended for reconstructing black body curves of objects. To improve this physicists could put more effort into the development of massive IR detector arrays (bolometers or similar) with millions of "pixels" and launch a "permanent" IR survey satellite (or plan a "permanent" IR observatory, perhaps on the back side of the moon).
2. Convince the gravitational microlensing astromers that some of the microlensing events they are observing could be caused by Matrioshka Brains (or Dyson Shells). I went to 2 international microlensing conferences in an attempt to do this and the microlensing physicists would hear none of it. (Whatever is causing the events must be "natural" and it must be something we have encountered before (K or M class stars for example) it *certainly* can't be the result of intelligent life forms from civilizations much older than ours.)
3. Start using the data from any of the surveys being done to do "occultation astronomy". This will kind of fall out of the searches for exoplanets as well as searches for near earth asteroids. But nobody to my knowledge is pooling information from multiple surveys over time to either track MBrains through a galaxy or determine the rate at which stars go dark (which sets limits on the abundance of civilizations making the transition from our (water phase based on "natural" evolution) state of development to a post-nanotechnology, largely machine/AI/uploaded phase where the civilization has a whole different set of constraints from what we typically consider. If my current efforts to produce pristine stem cells are as successful as I hope, then I may retire again and work on this part of the problem (by then open access to the astronomy databases and computers fast enough to deal all of the data may be available to make this work).
Another useful activity would be to get the "old school" SETI proponents together and convince them that the primary basis for most of their ideas (radio or optical signals) are completely out-of-date with the technologies that we know advanced civilizations will have (molecular nanotechnology and a huge amount of computational capacity at their disposal). Until one gets more people thinking along those lines then much of the efforts of SETI researchers and many astrobiologists may be misdirected. Milan Cirkovic is a physicist/astronomer from Yugoslavia who has published several papers over the last couple of years (one with me) attempting to promote re-thinking the "old" SETI perspective but its like trying to paddle against the current of a rather fast river.
Does that provide enough meat to allow me to keep the modded up status?
Also, of interest for people might be Damien Broderick's collection of provocative papers "Year Million" loosely organized around what life might be like in the year 1,000,000. Several of the chapters, including one by myself, deal with the topic of Matrioshka Brains. I did not write the Wikipedia page on Matrioshka Brains, but have offered a few "steering" comments. That page has a link to my site which has the original ideas as well as a number of related sites.
the phone company is extending credit. They should make sure their customers can actually pay the bills they run up.. that's basic business 101. The credit card companies set CREDIT LIMITS on nearly every card they issue. Even hackers with stolen cards can only run up 2-3 times the credit limit of a card before it gets "full". Usually fraud is detected way before then. If the credit card company doesn't protect against fraud, then customers stop using credit cards!!! And they don't pay!!! The phone company has you over a barrel because you can't not have a phone... so they don't implement reasonable limits to the type of telephone user you are. You can't go anyplace else, and it's only their money at stake so they got all the time in the world to go after you for it.
My credit cards have limits, my cell phone has a credit limit... nobody extends me $50K in unsecured credit... except for my $30 month phone bill?
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken