They couldn't. They'd have to enter a confirmation code you'd receive via SMS.
Maneuvering the Segfault would be awkward due to that. It shouldn't be that hard to move the switch and make it steer like a bicycle's steering handlebar, which isn't that hard to do at all.
But all in all, they've made the Segway-like device simpler, thus cheaper and easier to manufacture and service. We'll have stuff like this as christmas presents soon enough.
same as pcs, the motherboard needs to be well made, but the casing and rest of the metal for the box can be recycled metals.
To my experience, among the most short-lived components in a PC are the motherboards and hard drives. For hard drives, it may be inevitable, being mechanical and all but motherboards? it's beyond me.
Better support for Open Office XML, whether we like it or not, is critical if we're thinking serious competition against Microsoft Office.
Linux is trademarked.
Linux Mark Institute, exclusive licensor of the Linux trademark on behalf of its owner, Linus Torvalds.
Charging, say, $500 wouldn't be legal, because there's no way it costs that much to send out a CD.
If you're delivering the software yourself into a really remote place?
Charging any amount is legal. But people have the choice to get it from you, or from somebody else. It is fair.
It doesn't prevent people from creating GPL'ed apps that work only on a $100 Windows platform...
If the source is available, then it's your right to distribute. How you distribute it, it is up to your own capability (the fee required to submit the app into the App Store) and media (internet fees, paper, CDs, etc).
Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.