It depends on the quality of media that you use, and how well your burner works with that media. You can certainly do a lot better than that, but your numbers are pretty typical for low-cost media burned at maximum burn speeds.
Winter tires make a huge difference on ice.
As another poster said, this isn't fair. Lots of us drive with winter tires, I doubt anyone down there has even heard of them.
We (most Canadians) have the equipment and machinery to clear snow, maintain highways, and the experience to get around in these conditions. They don't.
I did this for quite a while too. Unfortunately it doesn't qualify for any insurance discounts, so I went with a system that does. The insurance discount is about equal to the monthly bill, and I don't have to worry about any maintenance.
It doesn't have to be on the same network to easily correlate data.
You pull from many locations to one to correlate data.
I can see it being the cables. Having lived in one of the colder parts of southern Canada all my life, I can tell you that the extension cord you use matters. It's not as big of an issue now as it used to be, but I remember plenty of times thinking I've plugged my car in only to come out in the morning and realize it wasn't when I tried to start it. In these cases, I believe the issue was that the cord, and specifically the plastic around the female end contracted making it every difficult to force the male end in. Sure, once current was flowing there would be some heat generated, though I'm not sure it would be enough to help.
I live in a small town, and after 10 minutes or so of my eyes adjusting to the dark, I can easily make out the arm of Milky Way. We have a hot tub, and I love sitting out there, with the lights off, floating and just looking up at the sky. We see satellites usually every night and the ISS occasionally. Jupiter and Uranus have been really bright the last week or so as well. There's no telescope or other equipment that could enhance that experience.
Just so relaxing to be out there, especially in the winter when the air is cold and clear on a moonless night.
My ISP is semi-metered (throttled when you hit the cap) but 1 am to 8 am bandwidth doesn't count against the cap, precisely because their equipment is significantly less busy during those hours.
Completely opposite to our experience.
We've had nothing but great support from McAfee. I don't always agree with them, but I've found the people I've worked with to readily understand the problems we've had and readily offer solutions.
To be fair, we never used a client side email scanner. We (at the time) did it server side on Lotus Notes and didn't have any performance issues. Virus Scan would scan any attachments on the client side when opened, but that wasn't an issue either.
We've migrated to Google for email now, and rely on them for server side email scanning, but again, there is the desktop side to deal with attachments.
McAfee may not be what I'd recommend for home use, but I would for enterprise. Their suite of tools and being able to pull together a very accurate and real time picture of a huge environment makes it very worthwhile. That, and a properly configured agent and virus scan shouldn't interfere too much outside of doing a regular full scan, and even then, the computer should still be usable, if a bit slower.
Most new developments since 1985, in fact.
I've lived in a couple neighbourhoods with these in them. I've never seen the box be more than a block away.
If someone is unable to travel in some form (walk, scooter, wheelchair, etc) a few houses down, then its very likely you have some form of assistance to help with other daily tasks. This will just be another task for those assistants to do a few times a week (at most).
More like 20 years - maybe more. But that only helps your point.