One wonders if any of this has broken through the bubble around Congress. A man who behaves like an angry toddler, might end up with the power to get YOUR communications. There isn't anything stopping your data from being scooped and used against you, so he can 'win'.
You created a system without limits, refuse to provide oversight, keep pushing for more powers because you think it applies to everyone else but not you. Now consider President Trump able to pick up a phone and have your entire life on his desk in 2 hours tops...
I guess the one redeeming thing is, they've cultivated a society that thinks to try to stop this sort of thing means you love terrorists & hate america... How many of you will end up in Trumps control? At least the lobbists pay you.
I just like pointing out the designers demanding their designs be given copyright think nothing of 'stealing' others designs. Copyright is an amazing thing if you are in the vaunted rightsholder side, where it does nothing but benefit you, forces others to pay your way, and allows you to crush anyone who might challenge your imagined position.
And the problem is, and has been for quite a while, that copyright has become the ultimate weapon.
Why innovate and offer the best cheerleading uniforms, when you can just drive the competition out by locking up shapes.
Why think that regular people deserve the right to tinker and make their own things, when a company can successfully lock up shapes, colors, etc. and wait until they decide they can profit by doing something with them (or just lurk in the shadows to pounce on someone who does it themselves).
Colin has his own prosthetic, and in creating it might make a better mousetrap. Rather than lock it away, they make it available to everyone to use in their own designs. People actually using things, are much better at figuring out what they need and what works best. Everyone is different and while we are a little ways from the days of everyone gets a hook, many of the easily available prosthetics are cookie cutters where the uses fit most. You could try to get a custom thing, if you won the lottery. Or you could assemble a series of objects to get the parts that work best for you and if it breaks you aren't forced to pay for a whole new one, just replace the bunk part.
It can be. BadUSB works on screwing with the firmware so just plugging it in can own the machine. There is no way to see whats happening when you plug the drive in, and if you don't watch closely you might miss "extra" drivers being added.
I think the problem is, until we excise all of the gangrenous portions we can't try to rebuild.
The problem in trying to rebuild, will be all of the good intentions people will try to squeeze in.
I think if we fix the glaring problems, add serious teeth to the rules, we have a fairly robust system. Prosecutor gets nailed for a Brady violation, why are they still employed? Cop lies, Cop finds new job with a big black mark that they lie.
Judges should be required to have some understanding of the things they are ruling on. Far to often we see shitty outcomes in cases where some 'ancient' judge who insists everything be on paper & not electronic finds a way to twist a ruling into a pretzel because they don't like the law they should be applying.
We need to demand that the whole we have to keep all of this secret to protect you BS is put to an end. It is a sham of Justice, that merely serves those who can't meet the burdens in real courts.
Parallel construction should never be acceptable. To violate any alleged protections citizens have, and then build a fantasy way to explain how they obtained it to hide the actual source seems to be an affront to Justice.
But then we let court officers lie with no downside, Judges refuse to shame prosecutors who violate the law in order to secure a conviction against someone they knew was innocent, they throw out all the rules to get the bad guy and when caught they dismiss cases rather than admit what they are doing is wrong.
This isn't how the legal system is supposed to work, and its looking like the rot has spread to far for us to save it. No bandaid is going to fix this, we need to cut out the bad parts to save the system.
Justice is what we say it is. The courts have decided we have final say on evidence that can be used. So what if we have a video of you in another state at the time of the murder, we decided you are guilty and have allocated resources to this case. We can't back down now, otherwise criminals might get ideas. So what if we lock up innocent people, we're never going to face charges or have to clean up the mess.
At this point, I think it is just a plot to keep cases in courts to forestall any other acronym agency from swooping in on them. If the IRS were to pounce now that would be screaming about how they were harmed and not getting a fair day in court, so keep filing fluff, rely on appeals taking years to be ruled on, while the money stays in limbo not existing while keeping their lifestyles afloat.
It is sad to see how quickly courts threw citizens to these wolves, but now we have to make sure the wolves actually ate the citizens we threw to them.
We busily built a case against some guy in Poland because his actions, we are told, harmed hollywood. Meanwhile police officers are still shooting people & not having to file reports with us as required by law.
Part of it is probably the thinking of we can't change the release windows we have set. The other part might be the fear that because they haven't ramped up to cover those areas yet people will end up with more server lagging and anger over the game not working right.
Consumers are not very rational, and if they could get their hands on the game they expect it to work. Given how rapidly the game took the worlds attention span online, one would hope they are scrambling to get worldwide up and running ASAP rather than trying to stay the course and keep issuing takedowns that won't accomplish much.