Funny you should mention Symbian - my S^3 phones had the best battery life of any of my smartphones, regardless of platform, without having larger batteries than their iOS/Android/Windows Phone counterparts.
Wow, that's less than $20/year! Such a deal!
In what way are they obsolete? Yes, the custom ASICs can mine bitcoins much faster and more cheaply than general purpose CPUs, but if you're not paying for the resources to use them, that's irrelevant.
Suppose I have a mine where I can pull $10,000,000 worth of gold out of the ground every year, and that operation costs me $9,999,000 to run (this would be crazy for real gold mining operations, but seems about right for BitCoin mining, and is by design). I make $1,000. By comparison, you can steal $100 worth of gold jewelry per month, and have no chance of being caught.
In this situation, despite the fact that my operation generates far more currency, you come out ahead $1,200 vs. $1,000). ASICs obsolete paying for traditional CPUs to do the math, but if you steal the resources, you will still make a much larger profit.
A friend of mine (In the USA) had his car window smashed in by someone stealing his GPS. It was January, and he had a very uncomfortable ride home that night. The kicker? The doors were unlocked. The jerk who stole the GPS could've just lifted the handle, but smashed a window instead.
Because, as has been demonstrated here, the economics of producing bitcoins mean that there is a huge incentive to use stolen resources to produce them. Secure currency? No, just another incentive to create botnets.
Ah, yes. The migration!
Some industries used to have piece-work: you'd get paid a certain amount per part completed, assuming the majority of your parts were good (happened in electronics, clothing, etc.). Mechanized production tends to make this infeasible, these days, though.
Yeah, they're really not clear. I used a modem to prop open a door a few months ago - does that count?
We used to connect to the internet over our phone lines.
Now, we connect our phones over the internet.
HIPAA is a tool that hospital IT departments can use to make doctors use passwords (at all: if they weren't required, most MDs would never set a password on anything) and at least think about how their data is stored and accessed.
Will some of them still put patient data on DropBox, because "it's easier"? Of course they will, even if Legal tells them it violates ten policies and statutes and IT blocks access to DropBox, Google Drive, MS SkyDrive and iCloud. But it stands a chance of keeping maybe 50% of them following better practices, which is a huge improvement.
Management won't listen to anything regarding security until there's a personal fine associated with it. In fact, ignoring IT's comments allows them to claim ignorance. If you want upper management to pay attention to security risks, make them liable. Until then, IT is just another fall-guy when stuff breaks.
I've seen lots of comments about, "This is stupid, and can't possibly be legal." That said, legality of shooting down drones is irrelevant: this is about people who are willing to pay money to make sure drones aren't harassing Americans. I'd pay $25 for that. It's too bad it's not more money. For about $10bn., you could buy enough votes to actually start to change something.
Didn't you mean "iCloud is like DropBox, everyone else potentially has access to your stuff"?
I need precise control of a lot of machines, for which I use a keyboard. The gestures on the Magic Trackpad do help in switching between virtual desktops and session windows, though.
PowerShell aliases ls to whatever the PowerShell equivalent is (Get-Content? I don't know, I always type ls). Handy, that.