IIRC just a couple years ago someone was killed by one of these civil war mortar shells when it exploded while he was messing with it. Just because they didn't go off when they were fired or in the last 140 years doesn't mean it is actually safe.
That being said the thugs in the TSA really need to spiff up their wardrobe it would be more entertaining to talk about them if they actually wore jackboots.
Dear governments, Corporate sovereignty is a persistent feature of dystopian science fiction because it is meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual.
Signed, The Voting Public
I'm considering changing my phone password to "getawarrant" but I don't think I really want to be typing that dozens of times a day. For now the PIN 1234* will have to be an acceptable tradeoff between security and convienince.
It is a pretty bad sign that we had to check if instigating vs investigating was meant. Considering that the FBI is a large organization they could be doing both.
Can we revise the third party doctrine to "Third parties may not be compelled to provide documents or information about you without a proper warrant or subpoena just as you cannot be compelled to provide information without a warrant or subpoena. This shall not be construed as preventing a third party from volunteering information if they choose to do so."
It shouldn't be hard for a law enforcement agency to convince a judge to allow them to have a cell phone provider disclose if a suspects cell phone was in the vicinity of a bank at the time of a bank robbery. Even if it is more work than just calling up Verizon and saying give me a list of everyone that was within half a mile of this bank within half an hour of the robbery.
To the point. I voted for O the first time because the other choice looked worse and he at least looked like he was capable of assembling a competent team to figurehead. Lesson learned I voted against him the second time around for all the good it did. If nothing else I preserved my right to complain about politics since I did my part to try to change the results.
This plan only affect people with unlimited plans, that are in the top 5% of users, at congested cell towers. So yes they want to deter heavy users that aren't payer per Gb. Also currently to be in the top 5% you have to use more than about 4.7GB in a month. I personally have beer using 12-14 GB per month so I am part of the problem and could potentially face throttling.
Considering that their financial reporting indicates that they have been spending a little over $4 billion per quarter as capital expenditures. That is a lot of not spending any money on infrastructure.
As far as throttling goes this is the least offensive version I have seen. Assuming that it is implemented as they say it is it actually makes sense as network management and to limit contention for a limited resource. specifically this means that people who are paying more (the metered customers) get preferential access over the heaviest unmetered users. Limiting the effect to congested towers rather than a blanket limitation means it should have minimal impact to most of the people who could be affected.
I love Ultraviolet, at least when included with Blu-ray combo packs. This means I get a Blu-ray copy for myself, a DVD copy to give to someone I like, and an Ultraviolet code to give to someone I secretly loathe. It looks like I'm giving them a gift, but they have to deal with Ultraviolet digital copies. I will never use an Ultraviolet code myself.
Yes that is exactly where those numbers came from. If we get into an actual rulemaking process then there can be public comment and the envelope will be defined by an acceptable danger level.
I think someone should propose a law or rule to establish a firm cutoff point based on performance characteristics and public safety. I would suggest that models that weigh less than 15 pounds, have a maximum speed less than 40 MPH and have a maximum stored energy equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline should be exempt from FAA regulation. Models or drones that exceed that performance envelope could then be regulated on some level to assure public safety, but they wouldn't need to meet the standards for manned flight.
Also instead of no commercial use of drones I think we need safety standards. Non-commercial uses would have pretty lax standards, while commercial uses need to meet stricter requirements. In any case the operator would obviously be responsible for damages if they lose control of their drone.
Alternately we can let the FAA claim jurisdiction over all commercial flight and send them after people with homing pigeons.
There must be something concrete that he can be fired for. Perhaps he owns a yellow shirt or has blue eyes. At this point it appears that it would have been cheaper to just fire him for unspecified reasons and paid his unemployment claims while he looked for work somewhere else.
I don't suppose the DOJ lawyers can be sanctioned for filing an over length brief? Also I think an appropriate remedy would be to truncate their brief at the 14,000 word limit and fine the lawyers $0.10 per word over the limit. By my count that would leave the lawyers on the hook for $1,249.50 and their brief might make even less sense than it does currently.
You cannot consider a computer secure if anyone else has at any time had unmonitored access to it. Since I doubt you designed your own processor and fabbed your own chips you are in the same boat as the rest of us.
The reason the government doesn't want Huawei bidding on communications infrastructure is the government is afraid they will do the same things that they are doing with respect to spying.
when President Obama's administration puts sympathetic insiders on the board set to review all of these programs and their abuses, it teaches us that the man holding the highest office in our land thinks we're all very, very stupid.
No, he thinks he is smarter than everyone else.
I'm pretty sure these are both ways of saying the same thing.
So instead of punishing unauthorized releases of recordings they say don't record anything. makes it a little difficult to use recordings as a training tool which will in turn make it difficult to get any better at your jobs. Of course it also makes it hard to hold anyone accountable for mistakes.
Good for the politician in the short term, bad for the department in the long term. No bets on how this will turn out.
You don't even have to understand the technology to make sane decisions about it. The name covers it pretty well. E-mail aka electronic mail aka mail that is sent electronically. Sounds like private communications, get a warrant if you want to intercept and read it.
Functionally it is closer to a post card, but it isn't like getting a warrant is an insurmountable barrier if you have any evidence of wrongdoing.