I read it when it came out and something isn't right about being locked 'inside' their rooms.
The door locks aren't normally connected to the internal network. Instead, each door is preprogrammed to accept a valid keycode (which would use something similar to certificates in an idea world, but then you have the problems of revocation and non-repudiation because the device isn't networked).
Additionally, since when would a certification agency or the local fire department allow a safety device like a door handle inside the room to 'fail locked' in any scenario (door locked, power outage, etc.)?
Most excellent Techdirt, I appreciate the service you provide by letting me know which clueless and litigious companies I can safely avoid.
I do actually understand that principle. You presume a couple of things, sir.
A) That the jamming device isn't aftermarket, probably made in China B) That the people making the device have Clue One and aren't amping up the output to make it "more effective" than their competition (I recall stories about radar and laser jammers in the 90's impacting nearby businesses and houses, although it isn't obvious if any of these are valid (properly sourced) and it isn't worth logging in to search for research papers).
I'm too lazy to do the math and I think the difference is minimal, but at freeway speeds the vehicle behind the jammer moves ever so slightly closer in to range
Although non-driving adults and children would certainly be impacted by the theories in the comment section as well, but also bus and train passengers. Additionally, the jammer idea above would prevent real-time traffic updates and possibly satellite and terrestrial radio (depending on the quality of the jammers and how much care is given to concern about frequency overlap) and even innocent people in their homes (depending on the signal strength needed to fully jam signals within the vehicle). One could also see this impacting vehicles near the jammers (in every passenger car), just as police and ambulance services.
Ayyadurai really didn't invent email. He wasn't part of ARPAnet in the mid 70s and also didn't participate (and isn't cited) in any of the SMTP RFCs, which came along later than he claims to have invented the concept. Pretty soon he'll start with his tired claim that anyone who doesn't believe him is a racist.
I contributed to the Insider program again this year.
I'm reading where Chad Hatten is trying to abuse the DMCA process to hide his criminal convictions for ID theft and access device fraud.
I also personally think it is pretty scummy of Chad Hatten to pretend to be the noted inventor Chad Hatten (who seems to be a good egg), and misuse the DMCA process but that's pretty much on-par for this felon. And make no mistake, he is a felon, having resided in a federal penal institution after pleading guilty to ID theft and access device fraud. If Chad Hatten is upset that HIS OWN ACTIONS are placing his life at-risk, then perhaps he shouldn't have decided to perform ID theft and access device fraud. It isn't the page rank of the results that caused this Chad my-boy, it was you.
You too can read about Chad Hatten's criminal past (a known fact, since he pled* guilty). These links show you that Chad Hatten has criminal convictions for ID theft and access device fraud.
They conveniently neglect to mention that it is an order of magnitude LOWER than the number of people killed by LEOs every year. Many are probably hard-working people upholding the law, but a depressing number think they are freaking Rambo.
What about the "before drilling into walls to install surveillance equipment" statement? There is a difference between "security cameras" which would be normal and proper on a military base. This is "surveillance equipment" which has no place on a military base. WTF Air Force? WTF.
They don't WANT to make money. They are consistently around the negative $3.2 - 3.4m figure each year. This probably isn't a large operation with hundreds of employees and multiple locations. I'm guessing there are a handful of executives pulling in $300k and some worker bees. They take the tax write-off and put in just enough effort to convince the IRS and the stock market they are a real company.
This is why we must not elect the current 'strongman' vying for public office in the US. This sort of practice will become institutionalized, along with victim blaming and shaming*.
Lest anyone think I have a liberal agenda please keep in mind that I'm basing my decision this election on the things uttered by the screaming carrot deamon for the past year. I don't care for his opponent, but this dude will ruin the country I fought for.
*Notice also that Comey's FBI outed a minor victim just last week.