They were crew for a flight that would be cancelled if they weren't there. What this is, in addition to a PR foulup, is a logistics screwup. The crew should have been booked on a flight already.
Going to read The Collapsing Empire by Scalzi next.
"Chad Rigetti, the startup's founder and CEO -- who declined to say whether the company is actually earning any revenue yet." who would also decline to say whether the company is doing proper quantum computing yet.
If he knew how much revenue he was getting, he wouldn't know whether the revenue growth rate was growing or shrinking. How the fark is he supposed to get Series A funding at a good valuation like that? Naw, man, he did it right - assume a given momentum sufficient to get the next round of funding, and who cares about the company's actual market position?
Was industrial automation. We did the first automated truck bumper plating line at Southwest Plating in Duncan Oklahoma. We also put DES lines in at various other places across the country. It was obvious then, a quarter century ago, that automation was going to be massively disruptive.
Have fun in jail.
With a Pixel. About 2 weeks ago, so hopefully it won't have this defect.
Not exactly. If the CIA (or anyone) hacks the phone, they can install keyloggers, which can grab data before it gets encrypted. They can also install screen readers that can see incoming messages after they've been decrypted.
In other words, if they can look over your shoulder, you're not secure.
Ironically, CR doing this is a great way of making the great unwashed more aware and concerned about their cyber-security.
How is something doing what it's intended to do in any way ironic?
Unless you're a working class voter whose job just got automated.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.