It's unlikely that you would alter the changes specific to your copy. It means they'll have to record the specific changes made for each ebook and compare, and sometimes with your algorithm multiple people's would match, but I imagine oftentimes they'd still be able to match it against a unique person.
Get four or five copies of the book, compare them, and wherever they differ, go with the majority variant.
He's not asking people to encrypt their messages with his public key and send him the encrypted text in base-64 format. He's asking for email providers to enable transport-layer security by default and possibly reject plain-text transmissions. An individual mail server can enforce this, but if the sender is using a mail relay, then the message might go unencrypted between the sender and the relay.
Nationalized healthcare solves this problem. For-profit corporations have no business in health insurance.
"Well sir, we've pretty much exhausted the available resources around this star, and worse, the star's going to go nova soon."
"The Kuiper belt?"
"Mined out fifty thousand years ago."
"The Oort cloud?"
"Slim pickings. At the current rate, we've got enough for another century at the outside."
"Dammit, you've got to give me something!"
"Well, there *are* other stars..."
"Don't be ridiculous, it takes resources to get there."
The first time you implement something, you don't know there's a market for it. You write something that is very specific to your customer's needs.
The second time you are asked to implement it, you have a known demand, and you have a chance to resurrect the old code and make it better suited to a wider variety of uses. You can charge the second customer the amount it would take to implement from scratch, and use that time to clean up and prepare your previous work for their purpose and for general audiences.
Carriers for him serve two purposes: LAC carriers -- which throw out a large number of small, independently crewed ships -- provide easy flanking (for craft with impenetrable shields along two planes, this is important), and missile pod carriers allow for offloading large numbers of missiles at once.
LAC carriers are relatively cheap. Pod carriers are quite expensive, but mainly because they throw out a thousand missiles where a typical engagement would previously have expended a few dozen.
Why not alternate between work and retirement? Work a standard job for 20 years, then take off 15, then start thinking about your next career and maybe go to college again. Or look for a standard job when your retirement funds wear thin. Or look for an awesome job that you won't view as work so you can keep at it for a longer period. And if you didn't find one this retirement, you'll have twenty more retirements in which to try again.
Bad analogy. People are tracking your interactions with their servers, and sometimes selling this information to others. It would be closer to a department store using facial recognition with their security cameras to track your behavior in their store.
You need maybe the tenth percentile of physical fitness for a Mars colony. Probably more like twentieth.
For the Olympics, you need people who have molded their bodies for some particular purpose. Most of them have high general fitness. This level of fitness is outrageously high.
If he clears it with his boss, it's within the scope of his work.
If I were reviewing code and saw a crass reference to primary or secondary sex characteristics that was not explicitly required, that would not pass code review. I would also have a talk with the person about professionalism. It doesn't matter whether they are male or female. It's not how I want my company to be portrayed externally, and it's not something I want in my corporate culture.
In the Ukraine, they have two weightlifting leagues: the standard one, where you're allowed to take steroids, and the natural league, where you're allowed to take the expensive steroids that don't show up during testing.
Humans suck in general. Combine the two: don't allow the human driver to take control. Ever.
Getting a decent UI for fine-grained destination control might be hard (I see a gas station and want to pull over, sort of thing), but that's solvable.
A niche product probably shouldn't get that much time at IO.