That's odd. I just installed Windows 10 in a VM as an upgrade to an older Windows 7 install. I didn't need a Microsoft ID at all. Those guys must be really, really incompetent if they can't even read the available options off the screen.
For me the real problem is hidden EULAs. If I buy a car that is advertised as having certain features but then discover that I can't use them because I don't agree to the EULA, which was not presented before the sale, I'm returning it. Same with smart TVs and anything else with a licence agreement. If you advertise it has a feature, it better work without agreeing to being spied on or you had better make damn sure that the requirement is made clear up front.
You can disable all this stuff easily.
1. When installing you are asked if you want the default settings. Select custom settings and turn everything off. Things like Cortana that rely on having data about you won't work, of course.
2. Open the Windows Update settings and go into the options. Disable downloading updates from other machines on the internet. You might want to leave the option to get updates from other machines on your LAN enabled though, to save bandwidth.
If anyone is any doubt that you can disable all the "spying" stuff, consider that enterprise users would demand it or simply refuse to use Windows 10.
Actually this is exactly the kind of research governments should be doing. Stuff that is commercially risky but could have massive pay-offs. If Japan can build a reasonably quiet and efficient supersonic passenger jet they could really boost their aircraft industry. Currently they focus on smaller regional jets, but this could be a big new opportunity.
It's similar to how they developed their high speed trains. The government did the basic research and development, and then it grew into a huge business where Japan lead the world for over 50 years.
Wow, so much rage. You should see a doctor.
The alleged buggy implementation of NCQ TRIM in the Samsung firmware is not a bug at all. It can be safely re-enabled now, no need to blacklist it. It works fine on other operating systems too.
Maybe you should try to understand this issue before going full ragetard on it.
Even with the loss of the generators and distribution panels there was still a backup option. They used pump trucks to inject water into the system for emergency cooling. They were in place and operating in time to avert a major disaster, but a critical valve was in the wrong position so the pumped water ended up in storage tanks instead of the reactor cooling system. The valve could not be checked because the monitoring equipment was damaged, and damage to the plant made physical inspection difficult.
The real heart of the issue is that there was both inadequate tsunami resilience and due to management being cheap, and mistakes made by operators due to lack of experience, understanding and proper procedures thanks again to management being cheap.
No, the right to be forgotten only refers to the usual way that communities forget past actions because they don't spend much time checking microfiche at the local library for dirt on their neighbours. Search engines fundamentally change how easy it is to access that information - it goes from being a case of searching millions of articles in decades of newspapers manually to typing in someone's name.
Google pulled out of China due to the censorship demands. I somehow doubt that they will pull out of the EU though, they are too heavily invested.
STV produces a more representative government, if you group regions together so that votes are for a number of MPs rather than just one.
Districts would have to be grouped together to implement STV. It only works properly if there is more than one seat available.