Pardon me, wrong decade
Safe as in comparison to say industrial robots, no that might be hard to achieve indeed. But you dont need that, you only need "safer than human" rating, and as tech development goes that is easy pickings.
Open office can work just fine, maybe better in many cases when you have many people working on same project. But do it right, make it comfortable, not just the coffee room but actual work area, enough deskspace, enough room to move etc. And if someone insists on cluttering work are with some crap, enforce some cleanliness, if you havent needed something for a month, it probably shouldnt be on your desk. For many people, computer is really only thing you need on your desk, maybe some temporary note papers, but not piles of crap. Clean up and you'll feel better working in an area with some air in it.
NSA - defeated by spam
In european culture space cultural heritage keeps women out of tech secor, planting dolls and expectations of housewifery to girl heads early in the game
I guess other culture spaces have similar baggage.
This is basically cultural rudiment from middle ages, and its really hard to change, no matter how obviously harmful it is.
So for hackaday project - go ahead have fun with this card, but you are not going to build your commercial product around it.
Intel Edison will not have these silly limitations (it might have other silly limitations, but i doubt it will be this bad) so you can probably use it to build your actual product, that you can actually sell. And for haxors it will be a better platform to build on.
This "Edison" is something entirely different - dont let the SD form factor confuse you - its a chip PC. SD card is simply a good package, because SD card slots are off the shelf components, and using a plug in socket is somewhat better than soldering the thing on a pcb. Altho I would be totally happy with that too.
Wearable computing is a hype, seriously, i dont need a blinking shirt with wifi.
Now PC on a chip, complete with opsys, file system, (wireless) networking, x86 archidecture for third party software support... this is like the holy grail of electronics engineering.
SD card is just a form factor, like various types of chip package standards.