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One great idea would be multiple sensors to be used on farms monitoring temperature, rainfall, humidity, soil moisture, & soil acidity/alkalinity.
Couple this with the use of an automated drone using GPS to navigate over each of these sensors to act as the 'remote WiFi' to collect this locally stored data, which would overcome the issue of the lack of WiFi/4G signal over large rural areas.
Or just add WiFi repeaters across the estate too, to create a local hive network.
Call it PHARM - Portable Harvest Agricultural Realtime Management.
That'll be $5 million start up capital to get me up and running please.
"Shouldn't it also be illegal to buy or obtain "stolen" information"
You mean like the UK and US government spooks, who simply steal it rather than profit financially from it.
Or Google/Facebook etc, who take your usage of their systems as implied consent in order to profit from Advertising revenues
"... is Autoplay on USB even a thing?"
because users are idiots and expect 'things to work' without any understanding or effort on their part. Put a CD in a CD player - user sees it plays music. Put a thing in a slot, expect it to 'do something'.
The alternate is for them to, open file explorer or My Computer, navigate to the newly created drive letter and click it, then review the contents, whilst understanding the nature of file type extensions & not just look at the icons and assume the picture of a document is actually a document and not an executable, and then not ignore any warnings about the file being potentially dangerous.
So they chose the 'make it do something and hope for the best' as the default auto-play setting.
"Look at the world of flyover America? The mom and pop stores have been crushed by the tax dodgers of Amazon. The blue collar manufacturing jobs have been outsourced to China by misguided "free trade" agreements, and the professional and white collar jobs have been outsourced to India"
"3 legged would be better"
It depends how we define 'stable' - if this is meant in terms of 'resilience against failure', a 4 legged table could afford to lose 1 leg and would still remain more stable than a 3 legged table that lost 1 leg.
Same goes for those horses in the stable. However they are more likely to end up in a Findus Crispy pancake should such a failure occur.
" As for prolonged power supply work, never heard of a generator?"
Eh?! How does having a generator help if you have to swap a power supply inside a server?
Many servers (e.g. HP) have bays for redundant PSUs and redundant CPU/internal cooling fans - so this would have been a way to keep a server running whilst swapping out a failed PSU or fan - but a generator is of no help at all.
Amazon turnover is Billions. They make no profit.
Of course it's a tax dodge but it's a business model most Internet firms use.
Of course the old 'making a profit = successful business' intuitively makes sense. But in the the dotcom 2.0 bullshit it's about being 'worth' billions without making any actual profit.
If you use a thin client with access to centralised, fire-walled virtual machine desktops, then you have all the benefits this brings.
These include simplified support, lower end-user hardware cost, centralised management, consistency of build, security control of the data, perimeter security regardless of user location.
In addition there are benefits to the user in terms of being able to work anywhere whilst accessing the same apps and data, without the overhead of a laptop to get stolen.
Citrix Xen Desktop on high performance ESX hardware is a great combination.
And no - I don't work for either of these vendors. I work as a grown up where these security challenges around data are real problems that VDI solves.
Yes educate. Put people and processes in place to give feedback on best practice and why certain coding approaches are incorrect or suboptimal. There's no need to be a dick about it.
And if your version control mechanism doesn't allow you to block updates from persistent offenders, then there is a flaw in the process. Fix the process. There's no need to be a dick about it.
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