People will find ways to use it. I remember multiple points in my life where I would get some new piece of technology (RAM, CPU speed, disk space, bandwidth, etc.) and remark that I couldn't possibly utilize it fully. Inevitably, I always reached a point where I was not only utilizing it, but I was aching for more.
A good historical example is streaming video. I never imagined watching movies and TV shows online when I had a 14.4 Kbps modem as a kid. Once broadband became popular, however, everyone started doing it - to the point where many people I know have dropped TV subscriptions entirely because they can just stream everything.
One thing that could immediately become mainstream in the future: nightly, off-site backups. Transferring 1 TB of data over a 10Gbps line takes just under 15 minutes.
Being a felon means he committed [what the government thinks is] a serious crime.
FTFY. There are many felony charges which exist that many/most may not consider such a big deal (e.g., possession of marijuana), especially if committed many years ago. While there are definitely felony offenses which nearly anyone would agree are serious, do not make the mistake of lumping them all together into a single category.
Apple is a brand that tells people to think outside the box.
What's the license?
As stated on the Microsoft GitHub page, they use MIT or Apache 2 licenses for most of their projects.
It's true that a winner-take-all system essentially hands votes to the "opposing party" if you vote for a third party.
However, in a proportional system, the party you vote for will actually get a proportional number of seats (as you might expect). That third party which is useless to vote for now because they only get 5% of the votes (and hence, zero seats) would suddenly get 5% of the seats.
Keep in mind that even with our winner-take-all system, there is a small percentage of votes for third parties every election. Now those parties would be invited to the table. Once people see that, they might actually starting to vote for the parties they want, knowing that their votes would actually work towards increased influence for their chosen party.
However, that is unlikely to happen in the US, as it works against the interests of those parties in power, and we can't have that.
Or you know, we could just try being peaceful with each other.
You don't have to sell peace to the common man. However, nothing concentrates money and power like a good war, so those up top calling the shots are always good for another conflict.