I clicked through almost expecting a picture of Dwight Schrute.
Psh. Everyone knows first contact is going to be made with the Vulcans, not the Klingons. This is doomed to fail.
"OSS" stands for "Open Source Software", of which Linux is a fine example. "OS" is what you were probably looking for, which stands for "Operating System".
The idea that a Buddhist is some Vietnamese guy with saffron robes and a shaved head chanting "Ommm" all day is not quite in touch with reality. I am not directing this at you personally but at your posts blasé answer: I have found in my conversations that the majority of people who voice any opinion about Buddhism have gleaned their learning from pop culture and suffer greatly from the root cause of samsara: ignorance.
Actually, I've spent considerable time in northern Thailand, and the image of a "Guy with saffron robes and a shaved head chanting 'Ommm' all day" is surprisingly accurate.
A lot of that bandwidth is just from analytics gathering, mentioned here a few articles back: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/30/1216248
There's more energy on this planet than we've fully realized. Think about the how much it takes to pick the entire ocean up three meters and set it back down twice a day. There are more carbon-killers here to be tapped than just solar and wind, though these are two good ones.
Glass isn't actually used for eyewear lenses anymore.
Since https has been recently cracked, I'm all for it.