+1 to this, I have no problems whatsoever with Windows 7 and use it every day as my primary OS. But I wouldn't use Windows 8 even if someone paid me to use it.
The restrictions should stay in place and in fact should be tightened. The US is a net importer of both crude oil and derivative products like gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, lubricant oils etc and should be doing everything it can to supply as much of that demand from domestic supply as possible to reduce the dependance on foreign oil.
But what about all the stuff they dont put on the streaming sites.
Plenty of sporting events aired on OTA TV but which you cant legally stream over the internet (or cant legally stream live or cant legally stream unless you have a specific ISP or provider).
Or for that matter try finding a stream of something like the local news and weather forecast from he local network.
Or even the national news programming (including things like the Today Show on NBC).
Aereo will (if you are in their service area) give you all that programming.
Thats the whole reason the networks are fighting Aereo so much, everyone who uses Aereo to get OTA TV is (as far as they are concerned) one less person paying Comcast or Time Warner or whoever else for that same TV. And therefore its one less person paying x amount per month (via their cable provider) to the networks. (i.e. Aereo = lost revenue)
By far the best security measures I have seen for banks are:
1.Devices that look like the machines you see at retailers that you use to pay with credit/debit/bank cards (but connect via USB or bluetooth to a PC or phone) and that take your card and PIN and securely encrypt it all before sending it to the bank, meaning even a compromised local PC/phone wont give an attacker any ability to steal money
and 2.A device that looks like a calculator where you input the account number and transaction amount for the transaction and it mixes that with a unique stored-only-in-the-device key and then gives you a number you key into the transaction form alongside the transaction details. If the special number doesn't match what the bank calculates at its end, the transaction is denied. Again, basically completly resistant to attacks via a compromised local PC/phone (as the secret value never leaves the device)
Unless you personally witnessed the beans being ground, its not proper coffee
All on Windows as I currently dont have a Linux box.
Miranda IM (open-source multi protocol IM client that does IRC, ICQ, AIM,. Yahoo and MSN)
WinAmp (music player with a nice clean simple interface that plays my entire music collection)
SeaMonkey (open-source all-in-one browser/email solution sharing a lot of code with Firefox and Thunderbird)
CDEx (open source program for ripping music CDs on the rare occasion I want to do that for some reason)
Filezilla (open source FTP client with every feature you could possibly need in an FTP client)
Universal Extractor (great tool for unpacking installers and other things that Winrar and 7-zip cant handle)
Process Monitor (great for finding out e.g. just where some program I am running is looking for a particular file or registry key or just which files its reading or all sorts of other useful stuff)
Wireshark (open source, great for monitoring network traffic to e.g. figure out unknown protocols or to identify what URLs a particular program is downloading)
XVI (great hex editor and fairly light weight)
TortoiseGit (open source shell extention for GIT repositories)
TortoiseSVN (open source shell extention for SVN repositories)
ZtreeWin (modern windows-console-based clone of the old XTree file manager, perfect for searching a bunch of files for a particular keyword then searching inside the file with the built-in text viewer. Or any number of other things that would require more steps/effort if done with other tools)
Yeah Google Navigation as an in-car GPS would be awesome.
Apple Maps is still better than the out-of-date-before-it-even-launches navigation systems in most cars these days. The ones where you might (if you are lucky) be able to get a set of 2-year-old maps as an "update" to your system if you can find a dealer willing to sell it to you and you are willing to pay the big price.
What I meant was more along the lines of preventing someone like, say, an IT shop at a big company from being able to install a "trusted client certificate" from one of those SSL proxy server things (websense etc) and MITM SSL that way.
(cue IT guys saying "but we have to do that because xyz stupid law requires we monitor everything going in and out and if we cant monitor SSL traffic, we would have to block it and break half the internet")
We need to replace both SSL/TLS AND the broken CA cert model with a new security system specifically designed so its NOT possible to build such a "trusted proxy" or otherwise MITM the connection even if you control the client (i.e. all those corporate solutions that require a special root certificate on the client and then use that to proxy SSL in a way that users generally wont notice unless they start looking at the certificate details)
If the video core in the BCM21553 is so close to the one in the BCM2835 (Raspberry PI CPU) that its possible to port from one to the other, why cant they release the source for the BCM2835 bits so no port is necessary?
Or is it too hard to disconnect all the video codec stuff (MPEG etc) that they cant legally release from the OpenGL stuff in the PI firmware?
At least Terrafugia has shown their vehicle in both full driving mode and full flight mode (i.e. not the limited tethered tests that are all that Moller ever showed)
They have even managed to convince both the FAA (who regulate planes) and NHTSB (who regulate cars) to come to the party and agree on waivers for certain requirements where both agencies differ in the requirements.
So all the "hard stuff" seems to me to have been solved and its just a matter of getting the production right.
Introduce a "use it or loose it" rule for spectrum allocations. Stop carriers from buying spectrum to sit on it or sell it around and around with no-one actually using it.
I have a family member with a Ford Focus. This has reversing sensors that warn you if you are about to reverse into something.
Whatever tech those are using seems like it would be good to try out.