I'm no fan of Al Gore, but global impact of all the senseless trucks is pretty big, compared to global impact of senseless mansions. Also. the mansion itself might not be a nig deal, unless it is poorly insulated (lot of heating and cooling required), and watering its lawns etc draws from depleting water reserves (depends on location). Also, I happen to think that spending resources on long-lasting things (even mansions, and this assumes it is built to last) is much better than spending money on stuff like cars, which often don't last even a decade.
How much would you make administering a LAMP server? I make almost $200K/year doing DevOps managing AWS automation and orchestration (look into DevOps, its where the sysadmin/linux admin market is heading).
I can kill virtual machines and EBS volumes anywhere in our infrastructure, and every service and site continues to hum like you're swatting flies. *That* is why people use AWS; its infrastructure as software, and you can do so much more with so many less physical servers and people.
The only thing I can compare it to would be someone who comes in and build and automated assembly line. Once its built and running, very little human interaction is required with it.
Amazon's S3 storage service has never been down. Ever. It has 11 9's of durability for your data, and in the event us-east-1 drops off the face of the earth, your data is still accessible from us-west-2 (oregon) without you having to do anything. From anywhere in the world. All for 9 cents/GB/month. That's a fucking steal of that level of accessibility and reliability.
We produce and secrete different hormones in different places in different situations. Men tend to be stronger because they can grow muscles due to testosterone production. Women tend to grow breasts due to estrogen production. That is just how it is.
...and then there are the shot put and hammer throw athletes of indeterminate gender, predominantly (but not exclusively) hailing from so the called communist countries and competing in women's series.
When having an argument, getting your phone to interrupt you sounds like a great idea! Would save many a family from a divorce, I'm sure, at a small cost of a few smashed smartphones here and there.
Yep, well, if you're a guy wearing a bra then you know you already need to stop eating.
People who stop eating will spend the last few weeks of their life cranky, miserable and with a headache. Generally not recommended.
Do manboobs require a different kind of bra, or what prevents men from wearing these too? I mean, just because there are more braless men than women does not make this sexist. Are you discriminating against men who wear bras?
Might not be a bad thing if you're Mrs. Ballmer, but, otherwise. .
Why do you think Mrs.Balmer would like her husbands hands (by proxy) on the flesh of other women?
Time to reboob.
What's surprising is that nobody here thinks this is an inherently sexist device. Don't men suffer from overeating as well? What about a jock strap that monitors them? Eating disorders are not strictly a female problem, and technology that is unisex has, at least in my experience, fared far better in the market place. How successful has Microsoft been at developing a computer "for women"? It hasn't been. It's a terrible and stupid idea; just like designing a car "for women" has been in that industry.
Attaching the device to a bra would be alright, but integrating it into it pretty much spells its doom on the market. About the only thing that's marketed to women I buy besides clothing is deodorant... because for some very strange reason, men seem to enjoy smelling like they swam through a high school chemistry lab's discarded waste.
On the plus side, they don't seem to have invented wine coolers or 'flavored fortified wines' so they can count themselves blessed on those counts.
Why not handle it like OS X's Keychain, where your passphrase unlocks the encrypted secret... while the secret and the data store are on the same device?
The trouble is that you end up storing your secret and your data on the same device as your big, complex, modern OS, your web browser, and all the other neat network connected stuff you may have installed. Anything goes wrong with all that, and it isn't a secret anymore.