I'm not sure of the reason for the LCD's. Surely just one LCD for the control unit, or managing from a central PC would work fine.
The other part of that equation is that there are some pretty strong coders among the privacy nuts out there. There are also people who are good at watching changelogs, SVN commits etc.
Even if not everybody is reading the code, there are some pretty clever people who do.
Most of the PC's I've serviced were regular towers, with standard-sized PSU's. Most of the SFF stuff is either with hobbyist or corporate machines. It's pretty sad when a $1500+ Dell Studio PC comes with RAID, a powerful CPU, tons of RAM, and... (IMHO) a crappy, under-powered low-quality PSU.
Given the cheap PSU's I've seen in a lot of boxes (and the rate of failure), I'd say in many cases that it's a contest between the drives and the PSU, especially when you get to areas with flakey power.
However, while some machines may survive, there's still a certain mortality to the machines themselves. As they die and need replacement, newer machines will presumably be bought.
While CPU power may not be a compelling argument for an upgrade, I can still see people buying bigger storage (or possibly faster storage as SSD's come down in price).
Mobile devices have a market. They're getting faster regularly and becoming more useful as they do. Desktops still increase in speed, but not at the same rate. Until the mobile market stabilizes somewhat, there will be trade-offs between the two.
you simply have to accept that a zombie movie by definition isn't going to exhibit high levels of logic and reality
You might think that, but in all honesty it seems a fairly substantial amount of people don't exhibit a high level or logic in crisis or high-stress situations. Hell, it's winter - hardly a crisis - here and based on the way some people drive you'd think it was summer on the Autobann: speeding, passing across solid yellow, passing at high-speed in the slow lane, passing at high speed off the curb, etc. It's nuts.
Have a look at how people act on Black Friday in order to score $25 off a POS television. Look at the people buying food with stamps and chatting on the newest iPhone.
Assuming logical and rational thinking from a large portion of the human populace is going to be a losing proposal. In fact, the best way to survive may be to assume that the majority of people are going to descend into a dumb panic and make terrible decisions that could get you - or them - killed.
Except the sociopaths, those in power (police etc) and especially those who are both.
NO? Then how about we stick to news (for nerds) and not unfounded speculations from random blogs.
If it's a non-person, we can do whatever we want with it, torture, butchery, it's all good
Not entirely true, beating your dog still qualifies as cruelty to animals (Animal Welfare Act, etc). If you were to kill food-animals in an unusually cruel manner, it should also be considered illegal (the problem being - of course - that there few people to represent the animals in a legal venue). In terms of lab experimentation, I'm not sure how exactly it works but it seems there's more leeway than for domestic or even food animals, etc.
Judging by some of what I've seen in the local Walmart, some people are closer than others...
Is it really that hard to take it off? What happens when you go to the washroom? I guarantee that people are going to have some even bigger issues with a potential recording device in there.
Honestly, I'd except anyone who was planning to install CM to be a bit more knowledgeable than the average user anyhow, which means that they should know how to install stuff from a 3rd-party package rather than just through the app store.
Put the package on an official site, it doesn't really need to be in the store.
You think porn actresses/ actors don't suffer from physical abuse and/or the risk of STD's?
Don't worry, the FBI will be over shortly to relieve you of your stash. Thanks for the confession!
The same way a church following a religion of "peace" allows things like Crusades, Jihad, and the abuse of children?