Actually he will make 5%+2%
Exchange rate for gold is even worse. Bitcoins are actually scarcer than gold. What will happen with gold if one government will start buying all of it? The price will skyrocket, it's one of reasons why modern economic systems switched away from gold based currencies.
I've solved it in ResoMail by assigning each server a keypair and encrypting to server not to individual IP.
My experience shows that people are not interested in easy to use end-to-end encryption.
You're actually right, there are better Russian writers, this book is only famous because it tells the LoTR from the other perspective.
May be if only more women were in engineering by now we would have flying saucers.
Marriage is a construct we inherited from ancient times, back then it helped raising kids, now we have a different situation and incentives should be provided to the model families with kids, not to everybody.
I think you haven't read all his message, because he address this issue, and proposes incentives to be given only to parents with kids.
It's from social point of view, but from biological point of view women must give birth before 25 years. With age birth is more difficult and risk of genetic disease is greater.
Actually in Somalia they have it the free marked way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia#Energy
As strange as it sounds in modern Russia it is legal to record police.
By the way, I already run flash only with Chrome, it has a build in flash player and so I don't have to install adobe flash to all the browsers. I browse with firefox and opera and when I need to see a page with flash (usually it's a video) I copy the url and run it in Chrome.
Who and how will support a decentralized Internet? It will not be as responsive as centralized one, it will have a lot of enemies and little friends (at least initially) so it will be very difficult to launch.
For ResoMail I intended to give root domain ownership to trusted organizations like EFF, so that root domains will be trusted. Then the sub-domains will be as trusted as the owner of the domain, you can distribute domain public key as much as you want as much as you want.
As far as I know, aircraft carriers are designed to survive a direct missile impact, I'm not sure it will be feasible to spends as much on these artificial islands as on aircraft carriers.