Obama promises that "if you like your NSA anal probes, you can keep your NSA anal probes!"
It doesn't matter how good the hardware is, Windows will still Blue-Screen on it.
If your OS software is crap, then don't expect the hardware to hide all the problems.
When you consider that accidently breaking a CFL (compact fluorescent Light) requires a superfund style cleanup effort, it doesn't sound nearly so bad.
I'd be more interested in what the optimizer does to it. Or if someone sneaks fly dna into into one of the include files. We might get a real live bad movie. Or maybe Spiderman wil really exist (Auntie, can I have another serving of moths?)
What is the market for these?
For $100 more, you can get a real laptop, with a large disk and a keyboard.
For half the price, you can get a Android tablet.
Only people stuck with Windows, and in need of a really portable version, might want one of these. How big is that market, really?
It's like selling checken feet for $3.00/lb. Sure, someone might want them, but most people would prefer chicken breasts at $2.00/lb, or steak at $4.00/lb.
They know where you were, who you were talking to,, where they were, how long you talked, how often you talk to them, where you travel to before/after you talk, where they travel before/after you talk, what times you usually talk,
And they do it for everyone you talk with. So they can map who you talk to, who your friends talk to, see where you normally travel to during the week, who you eat lunch with, etc.
There's a lot of information available fin that "metadata" about you.
Thats basically how we did the moon shots. It was really a sound stage in Area-51. Just watch "Capricorn One" sometime.
But this administration has so many more important things to spend your tax money on, than something like science, cuch as
1. Gay marriage.
2. Taking cntrol of all health services.
3. Socialist programs (like welfare)
4. Arming and supporting Al Queda (like we do in Syria and Egypt)
5. Spying on US citizens.
We don't have funds for things that won't grow the government, support socialism, or gain votes in an election.
It's obvious: It's George W Bushes fault. At least that's what obama says.
They better be undocumented Mexican robots, who'll do the work American robots refuse to do.
Didn't Obama declare the war on terror as being over?
As for the blow-up goal: Did we have a lot of planes getting blown-up by terrorists before the TSA? Nope! Has the TSA detected lots of bombs on planes? Nope! If the TSA was nothing other than an officer walking around the airport, he would have foiled as many plots as this $7 billion organization.
Who causes more problems at the airport? TSA agents stealing from passengers, or terrorists blowing up planes?
Your two items are inconsistent. These groups assume that Americans are the enemy.
If we start calling it V'ger right now, will we be able to avoid several time-travel movies?
If they found this many, our inept TSA agents probably missed 10x more than they found. Especially if there were being carried by Muslims, because you are not supposed to profile them. Grandmothers yes, religious extremists no.