How about measuring how fast the NSA get a copy of all my stuff?
That depends on how fast your upload speed is.
A lot of the replies here are incredulous about Nexus 7 power.
My Nexus 7 2012 edition would charge up, even if the screen and wifi was on, if left on a 500mA laptop USB port (usb debugging / storage enabled).
My Nexus 7 2013 edition would not charge up, even if the screen and wifi was off, if left on a 500mA laptop USB port (even with usb debugging / storage disabled). It would drain slowly. It required a 1A from a wall-wart to tread water with the screen on. It took a 2A wall-wart to actually charge up while using it. I still have to find a powered hub that will give more than USB standard 500mA, so I can pass debug/storage data while charging.
+1 interesting. The reasons for the widespread use of hydrogenated oils aren't going to vanish because we ban trans-fats. Without an alternative, all the cookies and other processed preserved things we love will vanish. So in that scenario either people must choose to pay more and go to the resurgent local baker's every day, or else choose to go without (I chose this years ago). A simple minded ban on one small facet of the issue isn't going to help anything. It's like putting a rock in the middle of a river, the river just flows around it. And all the people who love cookies etc. will just line up at whatever the next thing is that will take the FDA a century to ban. Businesses will find a way to meet that demand that isn't banned and enjoy operations until the wise beneficent government gets around to the next ban in another 100 years.
You don't need to deal with hypotheticals.
California implemented an all-inclusive trans-fat ban in all restaurants starting in January 2011. It replaced an earlier partial ban dating back three years earlier. And, yes, we still have cookies, doughnuts, etc...
It turns out, animal fat works great for these things. What do you think people used before Crisco started marketing trans fat 100 years ago?
We've heard from David Cameron that Snowden's leak "damaged national security."
Cameron made veiled threats suggesting he could take the media to court over publishing the leaks.
Government enforcers employed heavy-handed tactics to intercept, detain and threaten those even tangentially connected to the leaks.
Many were forced to destroy technical equipment in a quixotic quest to purge the unpurgeable.
Now, all of that failed. Predictably, this is the kind of horse shit they've resorted to slinging.
You'd end up with things like "Post Offices in former CST are open from 10-6". When you travel some place you'd have to learn all the local customs. Do people here have lunch at 19 or 20? Do stores close at 01 or 03?
As it is now, you have time zones. Those are just as confusing as local time customs with universal time.
In fact, just keep calling them time zones.
Pacific Standard Time would just mean the zone where shops close at 1:00. People would adapt within a month.
My grandfather was a leadfoot, and crossed from NC to AZ a couple times a year under 48 hours. My dad was to follow him in a second vehicle once, and ended up slowing down and going his own pace, when he saw just how irresponsibly granddad was rushing things just for the sake of rushing. Grandpa never killed anyone but I'm sure it's been very close a couple of times.
When I was an undergrad with a part time job helping out in a graduate chemistry lab, there was a suite of utilities written in FORTRAN. People depended heavily on this suite to calculate all manner of things related to their crystallography research.
The problem was, it was mostly written during one of those years where Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were massively popular again, and people were learning to program with hunt-the-wumpus teletype programs. The original author "amused" himself by naming pretty much anything he could after some fantasy concept. CASTLE, FRODO, DRAGON, and so on. Okay, so to map out van der Waals surface strength, you ran CASTLE. Many things have quirky codenames, you get used to it. But all the variables followed suit. Now it was a bit more obscure to maintain the program or trace the logic.
Worst of all, the comments. In FORTRAN, columns 1 to 72 were for your program, and anything after 73 was a comment. The author wrote an "epic" of his own, all word-wrapped in the column space from 73 to 132 (the width of common teletype paper and long Hollerith punch cards). What a waste of his time, you might think. But it was also a huge impediment to maintenance; you see, people in the lab LIKED his story (for a while), so they had to figure out how to patch the logic without breaking the flow of the story. It took years before someone stripped all the prose and got the rest of the lab to follow the maintainable fork instead o the prosaic one.
Vendors are flogging tablets over E-ink; why get a one trick pony when you can have a multi-tasker.
Truth is, the one-trick pony feels much better on the eyes after reading for any extended amount of time. Staring at a backlit LCD just burns out your retinas, and changes reading from a relaxing experience to a tolerable situation.
Even the new Kindle Paperwhite is meant to be used with a backlight, increasing the likelihood of headaches and eyestrain.
Unfortunately, this is one of those cases where people just aren't informed enough as an aggregate to realize the advantages of non-backlit e-ink for reading.
The market demands tablets with outlandishly bright backlights, and companies provide them.
Seriously. What could go wrong?
You're ten years too late.
Whatever could possibly go wrong is already definitely going wrong.