This is a simple question about owning the intellectual property rights on material produced. Frankly the way I think this should be is that I own the copyright but the university has a permanent license to use any material I generate for education of its own students.
This has already come up under teacherspayteachers.com. Any work you do for your job would most likely fall under "work-for-hire" and your employer, the univiersity, owns the copyright. This whole article is written by someone who doesn't realize that professors don't own the copyright on materials produced by the professors for their job.
Public school districts own the copyright on the lesson plans and supporting materials created by teachers, this is now different at the higher ed level.
If you are going to do this, then why even let the user choose their password? Use an algorithm to create user's passwords (for example, randomly select a length, then randomly generate a password). Guaranteed strong passwords.
Yes, users will write it down. Is this worse or better than what is happening now?
(For the most part, I prefer OAUTH. I let Google handle the two factor authentication.)
It's bad enough having to find room on my already cluttered desk (3 desktops + monitors + 1 laptop + 4 mice + handover/ events diary + this shift's operations paperwork) in 1.3sq.m of desk space, but having to find space for each mouse when I need to move to each system
Check out Synergy. Use one mouse/keyboard with all four machines.
About archiving photos, videos, and the like to a hard drive, you make a good point. I'd like to see what certain staunch iOS advocates on Slashdot would say about that.
iOS users use the free 5GB of iCloud storage for backup, and when that is filled, they pay Apple for more storage. All automatic and no maintenance. Device dies/is replaced? Start it up and tell it to restore from iCloud. Everything is right back where it was. This even works going between the different iOS devices (have an iPhone and get an iPad? Restore your iPhone backup onto your iPad).
Pretty slick, and doesn't require the user to do anything but plug in their device at night (assuming they have wifi, if not, then no, it's not slick).
You can run it stand alone (I have it on some old 512MB Thinkpads) or in a client/server configuration (I have iBooks and eMacs using this running Chrome with Flash and sound). All it does is boot into a full screen Chrome session, so it depends on what you want to do on how useful it is.
In our public school system this has allowed us to repurpose any machine that comes our way. The limiting factor now is space.
(BTW, there are several security issues with it since the private key for the user browser is publically available in the Github project. It also downloads the configuration from Github everytime the machine is started, which means you have to trust me... Or fork the project and trust yourself!)
So I went to see if I could get faster uploads on TWC, and on their wideband Internet tier they offer a 100mbps level... But only if you're in Kansas City. What does that mean?
All usernames are surname.number, where the number is how many of that surname have attended the university. email@example.com meant that Jim Tressel was the 3rd Tressel to attend OSU.
This username stays with you even if you leave and return years later.
What the submitter missed was the fact that the Amazon MP3 store for the mobile web is used for purchasing songs and to then play them using the Amazon Cloud Player. In fact, you can't even listen to mp3s through the website.
Basically, Amazon optimized the website to make it easier to purchase MP3s. You could do it before with their website, it just wasn't as nice. Nothing to see here, move along.
I have a local 3 screen theater that shows first run movies for $5 (matinee is $4) and another small theater 15 miles away with one screen that is pretty cheap (can't remember ticket price off the top of my head though).
I couldn't imagine these theaters combined have gross receipts for a year coming close to $60,000, let alone having those costs per month.
The other theater is transitioning to digital soon, too.
No matter how you feel toward Apple, those designs show how forward thinking they were. Keep in mind that most of those designs are from 1982. Two years before the Mac's debut, and at a time when we were all beating on our Atari 8-bits, Apple IIs, and Commodore 64s.
I'm especially intrigued with the split screen monitor designs. Dual monitors in 1982? Dual flat screen monitors? Pretty amazing.
And the baby mac resurfaces 14 years later as the iMac.