Losing this would generally be safer than using your wallet (when it comes to someone less than honorable finding it) if you have a decent pin/passcode on your phone.
You don't have to wait for the desktop to load. Apparently Metro and the classic desktop load at the same time and are always there.
You know, I'm not so sure about this. Do you have a source? I know you can go into a 'classic' Windows desktop mode, but from all the videos it looks like it behaves more like an application (meaning certain Metro style 'Windows' or panes or whatever can pop up OVER the Windows desktop mode). People keep saying you can just stay in this classic Windows desktop mode, but I don't know if that's the same thing as disabling the Metro interface.
It was a joke man.
It's for consuming things. Books, TV shows, movies, music, web pages, etc on the go. Not that hard to understand.
The canvas tag is a part of the HTML5 spec. So it is an HTML5 application.
They didn't just say sorry. They informed users and tried to fix the problem. That's more than a lot of companies would bother doing in this case.
Why don't you just incorporate the first couple of letters of the site used into the password?
The progress is having your data accessible from any computer. The example given in one of the Chrome OS promotional videos was having your machine break and picking up a new one, logging in, and continuing your work like nothing happened.
That's not true at all.
Communicating with people is a waste of time?
Just like there are advantages to email over postal mail (speed, ability to easily send to multiple people, etc), there are advantages to Wave over email (the ability to see what the others are saying as they type, gadgets and robots that can be embedded into the Wave, etc).
People seem to be dismissing it before actually checking it out just because what they have seems good enough. That kind of thinking is not really good for technology.
I can already send data through the US Postal Service, so what exactly makes email worth my time?
There are definitely privacy concerns, but it's not supposed to be like lpr or Samba sharing.