I'm Just Some Guy. And yes, I'd be furious if I gave my kids a CD and they whined as petulantly as half the posts I've been reading here and on Twitter. It's OK not to like any particular band, but I lack an understanding of the amount of entitlement required to rant about someone receiving a free gift that they have every ability to ignore./p?
...it won't have a single thing I need.
Metro apps running in resizable windows on the desktop.
So, desktop apps. What's the difference now?
For example, do you like tofu? No? Well tough shit, it's free, and I'm going to force feed you three pounds of it.
The correct analogy would be: do you like tofu? No? Well, here's a coupon for free tofu anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store. If not, don't. Either way. Free tofu.
I wonder if there would be a way with https to store an encrypted mail
Short answer: No.
Long answer: SSL makes use of a temporary session key that is calculated between the client and the server at the time of the connection. Once the connection is over that key is (ideally) destroyed. If the email was encrypted with my session key when I sent it to the server (and somehow not decrypted by the server at this point) your session key that you create when you connect to the server won't do the job.
This is what S/MIME is for. The email body (and optionally some headers) is encrypted with a session key which is encrypted with your public key (rather than the server's key). Then it is sent through regular email channels. You receive the email and decrypt the session key with your private key, and use it to decrypt the message.
Sorry, forcing a download of an entire album
Stop. Apple just adds the album to the list of music you have access to. Everything else you describe flows from your incorrect understanding of this key point.
this is you strapping them to a chair to listen to it à la "Clockwork Orange".
They absolutely do not in any way make you listen to it.
If everyone got an email saying "Click for a free download of the album!" there would be no complaints.
That's basically what they did. They gave everyone access to it, so you now have a link to download the music by clicking one of the songs and tapping "play.
Or he doesn't live in Super Mario World.
It calculated that I had a 45% chance of survival. Sarah only had an 11% chance.
It's not about the album. It's about control. It's about changing the station in the car radio when someone else is driving.
No, it's about someone starting a U2 radio station that you don't have to tune into unless you want to, but now it's there if you want to hear it.
I swear to God, if my kids whined as much as the Internet has about me giving them a copy of an album I like, I'd ground their ungrateful asses until their iPods decayed into lead.
Is that irony or coincidence?
So just to be clear, then:
Ice Forms: global warming
Ice Melts: global warming
Dog crapped on my sidewalk: global warming
My shoe is untied: global warming
Any medium will ultimately fail, over long enough spans of time.
Further, just the transcribing process itself has chances of introducing errors.
- back them up to the cloud. That's about the closest thing you're going to get to "permanent" storage, as you're outsourcing your (individual) chance of hardware failure to some online entity that (at least allegedly) backs up things redundantly across multiple methods, and/or
- just stop being OCD about it. At a certain point, trying to 'preserve' things forever just becomes silly. If you have the only unique recording of some substantial historical event, that's one thing. If it's your child's first steps, understand that while that might be important to you and maybe even to them, nobody else cares about it. Really. While losing it would be sad, it wouldn't be tragic. After all, there are billions of person-years of lives that have vanished, unrecorded, and life goes on.
Link to Original Source
The best part is hearing the lamentations of software patent attorneys and rejoicing in the sounds of their despair.
I guess there's a niche for this since they made it, but I kinda fail to see the target market, unless it's the "give me the biggest and best you got" crowd.
I can imagine plenty of uses for this in automated systems such as video system or other data gatherer. And even if it's to be used to record manually-triggered output, there's much to be said for the concept of "so much freaking storage that I can pay for this once and never have to think about it again over the lifetime of the equipment I'm using it with".