When I am reading, studying, coding, etc. I like to listen to classical music in the background. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really finding any good playlists on Spotify for this. Yes, there are certainly playlists in this genre, but they tend to be too short or not varied enough for my tastes.
Anyway, this is my current 259 track playlist, and I’m always looking for suggestions to add to it.
The Wyoming state senate today voted down a bill that would have ended capital punishment in that state. Some of the state senators voting against the repeal had some interesting arguments in favor of capital punishment,
Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, argued that without the death penalty, Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to absolve the sins of mankind, and therefore capital punishment should be maintained.
“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” she said. “I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
Currently, manufacturers are doing a terrible job of protecting their users, full stop. While not getting full OS updates (or even point releases) is annoying at best, not getting security updates is unacceptable. It sends a message that can’t be ignored: it says that your phone manufacturer doesn’t care about your data. Your info isn’t important enough for them to protect.
Security updates aren’t huge like full OS updates or even point releases. They’re released monthly by Google, so they’re much smaller and easier to bake into the system—even for third-party manufacturers. Again, there’s no real excuse not to make this a priority.
Carriers also play a significant role in slowing down Android updates. All of these companies that are more than happy to take consumers’ money seem reticent to do beyond the bare minimum to make sure they’re protected on the devices and networks they choose.
As Duo Security notes, the result of this insanity is that “90 percent of Android devices were not on the latest security patch released 26 days prior.”