Yeah, yeah, isn't this the way it should be? What are they doing with new computers?
103 posts • joined 15 Jul 2009
Of course, you could switch on all the lights and deep-fat fryers and even the HVAC systems; but how would you model the effect of all the added people on the HVAC systems' behavior? Hire 90,000 people to stand in as seat warmers?
A full rehearsal does cost money they weren't willing to spend, and it wouldn't have given them the answers they needed in any case.
"Where are these disgraceful people employed now? Do they have clear consciences? Do they even have names (decisions like these are NOT made by nameless faceless people)?"
I don't know about all of them, but this one is "available for speaking engagements."
Why can't people get it through their heads. Theft by definition requires that someone is wrongfully deprived of their property. Making copies of things that supposedly belong to other people, and then giving them away may be a crime, but it is not theft.
Schwartz seemed to think that academic work belongs in the public domain; most especially, academic work that was financed by the public. I completely agree.
From what I have read regarding the case against Schwartz, and my meager layperson's understanding of the law, the USDOJ has violated the 8th Amendment by charging him so excessively.
GPS antennae are on the outside of the aircraft. They are connected to the GPS computer and display via shielded coaxial cable. The aircraft is also made of metal. Aircraft are not delicate machines that fail catastrophically at the slightest provocation. If they were, we'd see it happen every day. More likely he heard the characteristic chirping that occurs when a GSM phone is hunting a connection, over his intercom, which is merely an annoyance, (unless you buy the official fiction). What the pilot believed isn't relevant, since he's a pilot, not an EMI test engineer, or other relevant professional.
"The Register can’t help but wonder whether the public Internet can ever be a good place for industrial control systems."
Well... Ready or not, here she comes!
Burying your head in the sand on this issue will get you/us a couple things.
1. A huge missed opportunity in terms of a business. Stop whining about how bad an idea it is, and start solving problems.
2. A lot of nasty industrial scale surprises.
The thing is, this data is often quite valuable. People / companies want it, and they are going to have it; one way or another. It WILL happen on the public internet, if, for no other reason than the way that the incumbent telecom industry has treated any sort of non-standard request.
When substation / unit / process / assembly line / thing X goes haywire, do you want to learn of that event via SMS from the plant floor, or via phone call from VP of Operations?
It's crazy that people still pay (anything) to have a new office document file format installed; that will then annoy the hell out of everyone they work with by causing them to need an upgrade. While we're at it, I may as well mention how much us Linuxtards loath people who fling their .docx turds around completely oblivious to how inconsiderate it is.
Here's a tip:
If you want me to edit it, send it in a non-proprietary format.
If you don't want me to edit it, send it as pdf, ps, or other non-proprietary format.
Trinity TRK. There may be better ones out there, but I've used it for years and it has never failed me in my mission (especially when the mission was pissing off a Windows-only corporate admin type).
KnoppixSTD has been handy on occasion as well.
Cygwin (can't live without proper regular expressions, sorry), Python, Notepad++, Firefox, Opera, or Chrome, and Bonzi Buddy ;o)
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