US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year
I can already imagine how many times someone will lose their phone, then remotely break it only to find it later and hassle customer service to fix it.
Putting that aside, I just can't see this kind of security being useful or reducing actual thefts very much. I can't imagine there won't be a way to disable, remove, or otherwise bypass this remote wipe in some way.
NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits
There goes that argument.
Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages
I don't think the length of copyright impedes creativity at all. Once something is in the public domain it's free to use in whole unchanged. Where's the creativity in that?
It's overly restrictive fair use rules that impede creativity. Allow a copyright holder to own their property perpetually should be fine, but loosen fair use laws so that things can be used and built upon.
Ask Slashdot: Protecting Home Computers From Guests?
smartphones are all but the norm anymore
Then it appears you disagree with some other Slashdot users who have told me that smartphones are a luxury, not a necessity. The only necessity is an $80/year dumbphone in case of urgencies, and that's only because payphones are being removed. But I'm willing to consider your arguments as to why a smartphone is a necessity.
There was no usage of the words necessity or luxury in the post you were replying to. Something being "the norm" or not isn't related to whether or not it is deemed a necessity.
Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own
Your 'site with credibility' will be restored on 4/2.
Hah hah very funny
New Diablo 3 Images; Design Wins Over Darkness
...that this whole controversy is all about a game I couldn't care less about.