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  • Dec 28th, 2010 @ 3:06am

    There seems to be a lot of security "experts" here

    I'm not going to say I have all the answers, but I do have military training, counter-terrorism training, a former certified protection officer, and 14 years of security experience.

    Two things jump out at me from this video that should be apparent to anyone with a similar background:

    1 - Complacency Kills. That is point number one of the counter-terrorism training I received in the military and it seems to be the primary point of this video.

    2 - There should be concentric rings of security, which get more difficult to clear, as you get closer to the area you wish to secure. In this video, it is obvious that rather than making the tarmac more restrictive, it is actually one of the easiest areas to get to. At my home town airport, the terminal Burger King employees have access to the tarmac to take out the trash. Now tell me how is it that this is suppose to be a highly restricted area when you have the kid taking your burger order walking out where the planes and luggage are right there?

  • Feb 12th, 2010 @ 1:21pm

    Authors and Publishers don't get it

    They think because the ebook is so convenient and the new thing that we're going to pay similar prices to a physical book. Either they don't care or don't realize that people want to be able to do with their ebooks that they've always done with their physical books--loan them to friends, keep them forever, and pass them on to their children. You can't do any of those with an ebook. So, the price is lower because you don't own it, you're leasing it. Seems like a fair trade off to me.

    I'd rather not kill trees, but if corporate greed gets in the way, like it has with everything else gone digital, I'll stick to a good old fashion bookshelf full of dead trees.

  • Dec 21st, 2009 @ 2:29pm

    Rebel is not illegal

    Rebel EFI is not illegal. The only rights it violates is Netkas' open source license because they failed to provide the source code with its sale. Netkas developed PC EFI using code made available by Apple with the apsl2 license before it was changed over a year ago. Not sure where Apple is going with this unless they are trying to find a way to stop all hackintosh development.