Obviously you haven't been paying attention to those EULA's, ToS, or any other screen or print that concerns IT. Try reading this crap sometime. IT (sic) may not function correctly if at all, IT's (sic) never their fault since you bought IT (sic)knowing this, IT's (sic) damages are your problem not theirs, and lastly IT's (sic) forbidden to use it anywhere near a regulated environment (medical, nuke power plant, airport).
Nice to know why email accounts I have list subscribed are headed for the stratosphere. No, I really haven't looked. And no, in my downtime the internet can turn into molten slag for all I care. Wait, what?
Curious that whole banks of questions were withheld. It is extremely difficult to determine if, for instance, "priming the pump" questions were incorporated. I have more reservations (subgroup sampling errors,etc.) but that'll do for a basic challenge.
I've done some reading on terrorism, which makes sense if you are a #1 target, and one of the goals is to force alterations on the society that the citizenry will find unacceptable thus weakening until society destroys itself from within. That's the core of asymmetrical warfare where the terrorist doesn't have the resources for a straight-on slug-fest. Golly-gee-whiz, looks like bin Laden was on target, don't it?
The only problem with that is that you need to purchase a copy of Windows specifically for that Virtual machine. The license that comes with most any computer these days is an OEM which only applies to that machine installed bare-metal (no VM). And don't forget it has to be Professional or Enterprise (finally becoming something normal people can buy). Oh yeah, you may need CALs with that for others to use it and device CALs to remotely access via remote desktop. Then there's VDI.
Microsoft licencing is such a pain in the ass that it's a complete IT specialization of its own. I'm trying to create an any OS, any application, any device for our multiple home/office setup here and... 'Oh, my aching head!' Sorting through all the Open Source and Distribution licenses ain't much fun either as you have Community licenses (what do you have to contribute if you change anything?) then you have the Support licenses with their funky rules. BTW, if you think all of this is bad, I can introduce you to Oracle et. al. Double Jeopardy! You want BSA with that?
The last time I searched on my full name, I came up with over 160 people in the state of California with the same name and mine isn't even close to average. That doesn't count the whole US, nor Western Europe, or even the world. To expect other people to realize that names are no longer enough of an identifier is expecting too much. Our means of telling one individual from another has outstripped our social mechanisms. Short of (borrowing from ShadowRun) individual System Identification Numbers, bio-implanted of course, confusion will reign.
Do look on the bright side. Just think how screwed things are for the NSA, TSA, et. al. who rely on individual names as a matter of course. And that doesn't even begin to take into account transliteration from one alphabet to another.
Which throat should be choke over this? Are any of those people still around? And if they've moved on, with suitably stuffed pockets, how can we reach out and touch them? While treated as people, sometimes (hell, often!) Corporations have significant bouts with amnesia, especially after a buyout.
Thankfully never worked at such a place, 'less the US Navy counts.
That was why I thought of it in the first place. It reminds me of a certain Joe Isuzu advertisement where the potential other guys customers say "Lucky we ran into you" to which he replies, "I wouldn't call it luuuck." (tortured grammar there, sorry.)
Agreed. I used to wear the uniform and wherever I went, I was treated extremely well. I always treated everyone as well as I would treat 'my own' especially with an eye to the Constitution whose enumerated rights were natural rights, not something that only applied to 'Americans.'
Now? I'm not sure how I would be received, in uniform or out. And the way that we've treated fellow human beings speaks ill toward what treatment our fellow citizens can expect elsewhere. We were better than that.
I can just picture some comptroller for a school district coming up with a very unpalatable financial picture for these schools, their districts, and all the way up to the State Superintendent (for the federal money). Ooops!
Before Starbucks showed up on the scene, I was getting both dark and light roasts in the mail from Gevalia. I was the only guy on my destroyer who got coffee delivered, so I was real popular when the ship ran out of the regular stuff.
It isn't surprising to find that the interests of the media and the state are best served together. Media, and I'm speaking of the classical case not internet, requires access to those in the state and the coin of the realm there is publishing the views of those that serve the state. It doesn't hurt in the more modern (internet) sense that the threats to classic media do not usually have such access. BTW, the state understands the bargain quite well, snubbing "lesser channels" in favor of the established media.