Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.
Exactly this. A well encoded DVD is plenty good enough for anything other than very large screens and for people with insanely large screens they won't be buying 4k because it will cost more than their homes.
Nope. I have a 46" 1080p HDTV and sit around 10 feet from it. I have compared DVD and Blu-ray versions of some of the same movies that I bought on both mediums. The difference is night and day. If I watch on my 1080p computer monitor, 23" and I sit about 2 feet away, it is even more noticeable.
DVDs annoy the piss out of me because they are so blurry. Blu-rays might not be the high-resolution king anymore, but they are certainly not blurry.
I only remember Raiders of the Lost Ark. What are these "Indiana Jones" titles you speak of?
OpenBSD. Feel free to look at the others, just don't get distracted by shiny bells & whistles and GUIs and the like.
OpenBSD does what you want and does it very well.
Radio Shack formally jumped the shark with the CueCat. Been heading downhill ever since.
Parts of the US government hold that Bitcoin is property, namely the IRS. However, the government certainly counts it as money with regard to money laundering - just ask Charlie Shrem.
Laundering can be done with any tangible asset, from cash to diamonds to Bitcoin. That's hardly news and doesn't suggest the Government considers Bitcoin to be a currency. Bitcoin can be considered a currency when it's legal tender for all debts, public and private. Until then it's merely an asset. The fact that some people are willing to trade it for goods and services does not make it a currency. You could exchange everything from beer to securities for goods and services. Maybe I'll start charging people shares of GOOG for my labors....
.... the more they stay the same.
I keep telling my friends that "cloud computing" is not a new concept. We used to call them "dumb terminals." Not a precise analogy of course but close enough for our purposes. You just know that's going to come full circle in another decade or so.
Stop using common sense and logic. You'll undermine the Democrat's argument for campaign finance "reform" (aka: incumbent protection)
First Contact sucked. Hate to say it because I'm a TNG fan but it's the sad truth. It was 90% dumbed down action movie and 10% (the final scene with First Contact) Trek.
I was mostly going for the cheap laugh though.