They were trying too hard to outdo Facebook in the advertising and privacy invasion and not outdoing Facebook in anything that people actually want.
If human needs are met, then we all shouldn't work so much, and enjoy life more. Capitalism is very efficient at organizing people to produce increasingly larger GDP. In other words, it encourages everybody to work a lot. At some point, we've produced enough for everybody, so it's better for everybody if we just took a break and enjoyed life more. If automation is covering the basic needs, we should transition into an economy that doesn't require us to work so much. Let the production fall. Increasing production further just increases our consumption of natural resources and hastens our eventual destruction.
In the long run it's probably good, but only if the fruits of automation is shared by all people. With the current economic model, shareholders will benefit, but unskilled workers will just get the shaft.
Charging stations have to compete with home charging. Gas stations don't.
and it will be useless for everything except one problem
AFAIK all supercomputers use Linux
Actually, they probably included a few big wrenches to assemble some of the rack systems, so they probably have the tools to break even 1024 bit encryption.
and you'll have thieves stealing expensive street lights
Apartment developers could install outside outlets. And Europeans can take the train if they want to travel.
On DOS, CTRL+break was used sometimes to attempt (usually futilely) to exit from a hung program. I think there's actually some difference between ctrl+c and ctrl+break, but in practice I don't think it amounts to much. For some reason, in Windows, they decided to use ctrl+alt+del to bring up the task manager. It used to reboot the computer. It would have been more consistent if they used ctrl-break for the task manager.
Scroll lock is somewhat useful in Excel to switch between cell movement and page movement. For some reason, Word hasn't adopted a similar feature for character movement versus page movement.
Hell, browsers could make excellent use of scroll lock to switch between caret movement and page movement.
Dude, I know how to math. 1024^80 is still much larger than the age of the universe in Planck times.
I could use $20. Hey, it's not stolen if I sell it myself, right?
I'd say cryptography is still secure if the time complexity is something like n^80.
Is this proven? Or is it one of those things that are assumed to be true (with good reason). I thought all of the time complexity classes are still essentially open questions.