That's nearly 20 years ago. No lines for any other Windows product, and that includes WinXP, Win7, and the Xbox. There may have been lines for the 360, I remember them being hard to find for a while, but I don't remember lines.
Is this the same guy that got that Zune tattoo?
I know the difference. When I use flash my computer jumps to 100% cpu and my fans sound like an airplane getting ready to take off. When I use HTML5 the cpu stays below 50%. Both of these are using the exact same video encoded in H264 but using a different container. This is the reason I champion HTML5, if adobe had improved performance sooner, then I wouldn't have cared, but HTML5 is here and is starting to erode flash (note I didn't say has killed, or will kill. Flash has other uses besides video).
Not sure why you got modded down (maybe for mentioning a Mac), but I agree 1Password works wonders. The new version now includes online access to your passwords and the iPhone version will mean you always have a copy on hand. Downside is that it is Mac only.
I verify your answer for Q1, it's the same results as mine.