> AvGas is typically only in the 105-120 range, and it's used in turbine engines with compression levels that would reduce a car's ICE to shrapnel.
No. Standard avgas is 100LL (100 Octane, low lead). It's just like gasoline from the auto pumps, but the octane level is higher and there's still some lead in it, where the auto industry is fully unleaded. (There are some aircraft that can handle lower-octane mogas, but they're rare.)
Turbine engines typically use Jet-A, which is a diesel-like, kerosene based fuel.
In the similar thread on Reddit, someone mentioned RFC 6698, which uses DNS (with DNSSEC) to validate certificates, rather than CAs. If we could make both of them a requirement, that'd fit the bill and get rid of the extortion.
The iPad 2 is still available. You can go and buy one right now if you wish: http://store.apple.com/go/ipad2
...or install OS updates.
The only tell? You mean, besides the ugly-as-sin window controls that look like a wireframe work in progress rather than a finished product?
At the office, we've retrofitted a few conference tables with simple parts from Mockett . Pretty straightforward stuff - cut the proper holes, drop in the receptacles, and plug them in.
Store it all as plain text files (mbox format?), and write a quick script to send it all to an ElasticSearch index.
While I agree mostly with what you've said, keep in mind that, as a contractor, he's been asked to provide a different service, to train the new guy, and is being compensated as both parties deem appropriate. I completely agree that the submitter shouldn't work for free, but if he's amicable to this agreement (as he appears to be) then there's no reason he can't continue. He's made his objections about hiring a newbie to do it, but it's their code to do with as they please.
Don't forget zip bombs, like 42.zip. Over 4 PB compressed down to 42k.
What if the data I stored was a string of "0" characters and the transfer was gz'd? That would shrink it quite drastically.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.