Slashdot reader ColdWetDog notes: "Yep, the intro is a bit of a swipe at Trump. But this should get the preppers and paranoids in the group all wound up. Grab your foil! Run for the hills!"
I respectfully disagree.
I want body cameras to fix the right-now-today-real-world-conjoined-twin problems of police brutality and illegitimate complaints against police. I'm willing to address the small risk of mass surveillance separately from this.
I understand fully:"Those who sacrifice freedom for security receive neither." I do not see widespread decentralized use of bodycams as a threat to the former. That can be controlled trivially with judicial oversight.
That leaves a question of extrajudicial acquisition of the footage. That might be a problem if we were considering a nationwide program where all of the recordings were dumping into the same datacenter, but we aren't. The implementations we see today have recordings stored separately by each department, most of them in offline storage. That's nearly ten thousand discrete systems that would have to be penetrated and harvested by the NSA. The risk of this appears quite low.
Consider this in light of Mr. Musk's long term goal: Permanent human colonization of Mars.
The high cosmic radiation on Mars means that Habitats are very likely to be underground. Today, no-one makes a tunnel boring machine that will fit on a rocket: Boring Inc.
The lack of fossil fuels means you need a big power source: SolarCity and the battery Gigafactory
Last but not least, you need a way to get there: SpaceX
He's building the infrastructure to make his goal a reality.
This is different from a submarine in some important ways. On a Submarine, you have many dozens of people to interact with. You are physically confined, but you have some social variety. Your mission is dangerous, but you have the comfort of knowing that it's been done before. Tours are, IIRC, 6 months long.
A Mars expedition is different. You're going to train with these people continuously for at least 5 years. During that time you'll constantly be on your best going-to-church-with-grandma behavior and never speak up about grievances because your actions are being monitored ad nauseum by a legion of shrinks. Then you finally get the mission go and you spend (optimistically) 3 months in a space the size of a minivan. Remember your last trip in a minivan? Imagine being trapped in it for 3 months with 5 other people while NASA is scheduling your day down to 15 minute increments.
If a thousand things you can't control happen to go right then you land on Mars. EVA suits on, and you finally escape that (obscenity laden) capsule. You see a horizon for the first time in what feels like forever. Then you work your ass off for a month and have to climb back in that (expletive) minivan for a risk-laden trip back home that takes even longer than the trip to get there.
It's not "exactly" like life on a submarine, is it?
The few Finns I've talked to seem rattled by Russia's annexation of Ukraine.
My understanding is that the residents of Crimea voted overwhelmingly (not hillary-trump overwhelmingly but like actual landslide) to join Russia. Am I being Naive about the quality of that election?
I play a mobile game called summoners war. In that game, a critical hit causes the image on the screen move/shrink in a way that I hear as a "thump".
My hope is that this change will eliminate some of the pain of running down security bulletin data. Right now if someone asks you if you are patched against MS16-040 you have to go look that up, look up each individual KB inside that, see which ones have been superseded by other updates and check that against your CMDB. Making that simpler would be a win-win.
Full disclosure, I work for Microsoft as a dedicated PFE. The above is my opinion and hope, not paid shilling.
AC, I think you've identified the real problem here.
What you are saying is that I should curtail my speech about political opinions out of fear of retribution from my government.
What you are describing is the antithesis of freedom.
Sometimes my country sucks.
Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan