And so the world becomes completely dependent on lithium.
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Cyber-IOU notes. Voucher hell on wheels. However you want to define Facebook's Libra, the most ridiculous part is its privacy promise
“I paused for effect,” Newt wrote, “and then replied. No. I don't think you're an idiot.” And then he walked away.
That's not nice, we all slip up. People skills are vital in any tech job, and never forget, to the end user 90% of the interface is irrelevant functionality obscuring the tasks they need.
Slurping people's info without a warrant? That's OUR JOB, Google, Facebook et al tell US Supreme Court
So does this argument extend to not being filmed every time we walk down the street?
Or being subject to facial recognition software in public & private spaces ( streets & stadiums)?
Or having car number plates tracked?
If internet connectivity is an extension of public space, I can't see how tracking data is any different.
Re: Wearing my +2 Rose tinted spectacles of the Marshlands...
You should start again, I played in the 70s & early 80s and came back to it about 6 years ago.
It is great way to relieve stress, because unlike real life, you can fail massively and laugh about it.
WOTC & their players have developed a game which is well paced, well balanced & fun to play. Watch a few videos of Chris Perkins DMing live games on Youtube and you will get an idea of how much better 5E is.
Disclaimer, this evening I will unleash flesh golems possessed by revenants on an unsuspecting party on a desert road.
The point here is the digital tools are being launched for 5E. There were digital tools for 4E.
The rules for 5E were a result of play testing by thousands of players, with the beta versions distributed online, and feedback given online, the participation and response rates were phenomenal.
The game is enjoying a huge surge in popularity right now, globally. It's come a long way since the days of "door on the left, door on the right, door straight ahead"
In D&D flame wars are green flame wars.
The dog that doesn't bark
"Regardless, the FBI used the existence of the phone and the shocking nature of the crime to wage a public war with Apple over encryption and access to electronic goods. "
And if they hadn't made every effort to unlock the phone you would be criticising them for not following every lead.
"Just shows how lame they are they can't even hack a phone" would have been the tenor of the conversation from the almighty enlightened tech savants
"You can go into people's bodies and remove bullets but you can't go into a dead person's iPhone and remove the data? I'm just amazed by that.
You're not the only person who was amazed, Trey."
I think you are deliberately missing the point. It is starting to sound like tech is a sacred cow which must remain inviolate, however we accept the need to cut open a corpse, irrespective of the distress this might cause the bereaved, for evidence. It's an emotional stance perhaps, not a logical comparison, but humans generally make decisions based on emotion, not logic.
If my assumption is correct I see where he is coming from, smart phones, and the data they contain and access are considered the priority, perhaps even the much vaunted privacy is beginning to play second fiddle to the preeminence of the technical achievement that ensures this privacy. The value is not the information, but the fact Apple have made a clever way of keeping it.
What keeps Tim Cook awake is the possible realisation by the general public that analog alternatives have their plus side. Maybe the US will see a spike in sales of fireproof safes, same as Japan has seen this year.
Re: "where life is at immediate risk"
"So, if someone has visited a social media website, an Internet Connection Record will only show that they accessed that site, not the particular pages they looked at, who they communicated with, or what they said."
Which makes the whole thing seem kind of pointless, unless people are going to post their terrorist intentions on Facebook.
Blanket surveillance is an excuse to avoid leg work. M15. saving us from terrorism while eating donuts.
"To be clear, Superfish comes with Lenovo consumer products only and is a technology that helps users find and discover products visually. The technology instantly analyzes images on the web and presents identical and similar product offers that may have lower prices, helping users search for images without knowing exactly what an item is called or how to describe it in a typical text-based search engine."
Because the only reason to own a computer is to go shopping?