Re: the dangers of the harpoon approach
Yeah, you need to sidle on up to the target and LICK it. Since space is cold, your tongue will immediately freeze to the target and you can drag it where it needs to go.
214 posts • joined 31 Jan 2012
@ I Am Spartacus
" with no cache erasure on non-use, is ridiculous." Cache erasure on non-use would not fix the Spectre issue, you would have to replace all the cache entries you removed on the speculative path. Exploits can figure out information from what entries are no longer in the cache.
It is 2018 and it is amazing that so many people subject to them do not understand how the US Federal income tax actually works. Even the basics, like marginal tax brackets People in the UK can be given some leeway, even though their taxation of us colonists is given as one of the root causes of our messy breakup.
"It would be no different than GM being sued because you can't put a cheaper Kia engine in your Cadillac, or Nintendo being sued because You can't install your Steam copy of Final Fantasy VII on your Switch. Are people going to start suing GM because they can't install a $500 Sedona engine in their STS and keep the warranty? " Bad analogy, you can install a different engine in your car and keep the warranty on the rest of the vehicle. Go America! Heck, there is probably a video on youtube of somebody swapping a Kia engine into a Cadillac.
The standards in question are not created by the government, nor a government employee in the course of their job. They are created by a private third party organization and "incorporated by reference" in state/federal law.
This creates the obvious issues of laws you have to pay somebody for before you know what they are. The fact this hasn't been challenged before is surprising to me, it is just crazy.
I believe that law overrules contractual agreements. If the contract says you must do A, but the law says that doing A is illegal, don't complain that if you do A, the law comes calling for YOU, not the other party to the contract. This puts the European registries in a tight spot.
If you are happy being a contractor, your can structure your relationship with your "customer" in a way to pass these legal tests. Also, you're not likely to sue saying you really were a employee! Most people in the "gig economy" would probably rather have a real job and not be a contractor.
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