Who needs 5 seconds? Two glances should provide sufficient data.
I would argue the exact opposite. You seem to be conflating "search for things" in gmail as somehow being the same as searching for a piece of paper on a desk with thousands of papers. In general, I type what I'm looking for into the search bar and have the result I need. That's faster for me than going through folders. I can find what I need very quickly. The time spent doing the initial organization with folders is time wasted in my view. Not everyone is the same, of course, and for some people, search is not efficient (typically because they don't know what they're looking for).
I initially read that as "celebrating" instead of "covering". I think my mis-read might be just as accurate, sadly.
And when you consider the fact that one of the biggest draws of SteamOS is the streaming capability, having a low-powered ARM client actually makes sense.
That's a rather important point that is often missed - the Linux kernel is probably the single most important bit of open source code out there. It can be found on more devices, in one form or another, than any other piece of software in existence. Linus has an extremely high standard, and will not bend or break that standard for anyone. When it comes to the cursing/"shouting", as far as I'm aware, it's been because someone is either trying to push a new bit of code into a Release Candidate (closed source, open source, doesn't matter - you don't do that), or someone is trying to push buggy/junk code into the kernel. It has to be maintained at the highest standards, because Linux only got where it is today because the core kernel is so robust. Yes, individual groups can modify it to their needs, but the basic kernel adheres to pretty stringent standards.
How is he still alive?
Simple. We threw him in Gitmo instead of treating him like the a criminal, and trying him by jury. He'd already have been executed if we would've done that. But since due process was not afforded, we are now paying the bills for keeping him alive. Funny how that worked out for us..
Catch-22 says so.
Flood them with too much data? They can't sort what they have now, but they sure can store a lot And if they start to run low on space, they'll just make Congress fund another yottabyte of storage.
Well, a warrant to intercept your electronic data is available with a rubber stamp from the FISA court, and would be effective as far back as five years (probably longer, but they've only admitted to five years so far). A warrant to intercept and read your mail might also be available through FISA, though I'm not sure of that. At worst, they'd still have to physically open the mail, which might be noticeable.
The metadata can be copied (and I'd be shocked if it isn't), but copying the actual content would require opening the mail unless they have some really insanely clever optical scanners that can read multiple pages that are folded over on each other inside an envelope designed to prevent easy see-through. There's still a strong chance that unless you start seeing envelopes showing up opened, your postal mail is still safe.
It's trivial to duplicate electronic data, though. The metadata-only argument also presumes that is truly the extent of it, and that the NSA is not also storing all of the actual email/call recordings/etc. Just because they need a "FISA court-issued warrant" to have a human being actually look at the details of the information doesn't mean they aren't storing it anyway.
Or he actually did mean 100kb/s, which puts it at 4.3 years, fitting the timeline he stated.
One of those rare times I wish I had mod points... gun violence went down after the ban, as did the murder rate (2-3%, as I recall). The rate of violent crimes went up, though. Does a reduction in murder justify an increase in rapes, assaults, and robberies?
This is pretty much what I've been preaching now for years. Infrastructure that is vital to the public good and that requires the use of a physically limited resource, such as roads or power lines, is already expected to be government owned. Why is radio spectrum not treated the same way at this point?
What does the application developer/publisher refusing to submit to other stores have to do with Google? Is Google restricting that? Unless I missed something, that's not at all what this is about.
You actually read the summary before commenting? You must be new here...