> the bad guys have seen a database of people who like pineapple on their pizzas.
Those are the bad guys.
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> Among those voicing support for OpenTofu is German insurance biz Allianz. "In our organization, open source technologies underpin various mission-critical solutions and have yielded significant business benefits," said Mike Sutton, CIO of Allianz, in a prepared statement. "Our recent move to adopt OpenTofu for Infrastructure as Code aligns with this strategy."
Vocal support is all very well but does it come with money?
18 full time developers aren't cheap (unless they are, which would be worse).
> “Some capital and enterprises have taken advantage of the popularity of the metaverse to speculate, resulting in its concept far from the actual value, which restricts the development of the metaverse industry to a certain extent,” said MIIT.
Translation: people are using it to make their own money and we can't have that.
The statement is the sneaky exception.
By proposing they garotte you in the first instance, they can now magnanimously downgrade to merely slapping you in the face and be celebrated for their "environmental support".
Big corporation letting you keep the handicapped stuff they already sold you which just happens to turn you into a money stream? How selfless!
Just use your backup email address that your ethical obligations for continuity of service mandate that you have. The IT administrator that you fired and replaced with a cheaper outsourced hell desk can probably advise you on setting that up.
> opened him up to the risk of being accused of serious ethical violations
Is "but he made me do it" a permissible defense for your clients?
<Alan Turing> Here is the invention of software*. With it we can build machines without relying on slow, expensive physical manufacturing.
<Big Tech> Let's bake that into silicon.
[*] OK not quite but he did laud the ability of his newly applied maths to build machines without physical constraints on manufacturing in one of his papers. That I've lost.
I married a Ukrainian, have a Russian father in law and lived in Ukraine for many years and I agree with all of this.
It's quite funny in a sad sort of way watching westerners insisting Ukraine and Russia's invasion of it is all America's or, if we're being generous, Europe's fault. How it must hurt to know that your whole country is no longer relevant!
Not through. Fortunately most domestic wifi is incapable of passing the necessary IP packets.
If they want to get funky with the hardware drivers the radio hears anything close enough and they might be able to do something with it but wifi can be configured to render this mostly useless.
Unlike one responder has said, plugging the devices in would generally be _worse_ with regards to the possibility of devices snooping on each other because ordinarily network hardware will happily obey any port's instruction to send it all traffic, similar to the wifi radio but without any thought in the protocol's design of protecting any port from any other (eg. per-port encryption). This is generally known as promiscuous mode and I don't think any domestic ethernet switches have it disabled.
Finally though, any serious communication will be encrypted long before it hits the wire (or radio) so your conversations with your doctor are safe from your iot devices that don't have a microphone.
Having said all that I wouldn't worry about it. They're all selling the same stuff back and forth to each other anyway. You're either in or you're out.
> Redmond assures us it has made changes to prevent them from happening again.
So they've implemented their equivalent of MAP_CONCEAL or MAP_NOCORE, which ensure some memory areas never even make it into a core dump in the first place so your secrets are safe even in the scenarios you didn't expect?
Because that's what "prevent" would mean: fail safe, not just fail.
"There's very little nuance" he says, as he describes a machine consisting of trilliions of individual, independent parts in terms of gross units approximately the size of a plumb and proceeds to stereotype about half of the human race with it.
There's a little more nuance to brains than "More blood make Grug go GRRRRR!".
> How does critical thinking, which is all about understanding shades of gray, help when people people only view the world in terms of black and white?
I remember about 15-20 years ago there was a drive, particularly in the sciences, to turn away from publishing boring articles in one's own official, personal (and under one's own control) space and post on/from the xitter instead to "drive engagement".
It's going well.
A calm thoughtful response and a critical analysis of known, hard facts isn't what's wanted here.
We want screaming at the gates and pitchforks. We want angry and stressed people with only alcohol as a balm. We want our coke prices pushed up so that junkies are forced to steal ever more expensive goods. We want more money going to shady Serbs and Columbians and not into the budget for hospitals and schools and roads.
Get with the programme.