I'm willing to bet that a significant portion of long-time Iron Maiden fans find it much easier to buy the album than to figure out how to download a torrent.
When comparing the cost of healthcare.gov to IT costs for private enterprises, Facebook is one data point but don't forget all the money spent on startups that failed. We The People have already received infinitely more return on our money than those people did. In other words, dumb comparison.
...just about the time they hired an IT Services company to implement the new tax plan in the Mass. Dept. of Revenue computer systems.
The "publishing industry" can't sell books cheaper, but I can. My ebooks are all well under half the cost of the paper editions. Link whoring: http://www.y42k.com
Mod this up! I'm going on a bike trip tomorrow with my e-ink Kindle. I will have more books than I need, little risk of cracking the screen, and no need to carry a charger. All in my small handlebar bag.
Streaming doesn't replace ownership. Streaming replaces radio.
Facebook Search has always been a bad joke. The only fix that might work? Let Google run it.
Oh, wait. Google+.
Oh, wait. Google+.
"Step 1 is to get a version that works for one user. Step 2 is to get more than one user." Step 3: Piss off your early adapters when too many users kill the system. Plan for success. If you're not expecting to succeed, why bother doing it at all?
Folks, any poster who talks about "folders" in Gmail is not someone to listen to. Gmail doesn't use folders. Messages are tagged with labels and sorted and viewed using those labels. I was modding posts down, but there are just too many that show no understanding of Gmail, yet pretend to have worthwhile points (shock!).
When I worked at MIT (admittedly, years ago), we left things open because to do otherwise was to challenge students to attack. Security through boredom worked - until the outside world caught up to the point where they presented a significant threat.
The problem isn't lack of privacy, the problem is unbalanced power. You have no way to perform this sort of data analysis, only Big Gov/Corp can. It's like how banks are Too Big To Fail, but we let individual homeowners default on their mortgage and lose their homes. Read "The Shockwave Rider" someday - people knew this in the 70's.
Obviously, the best place to get rid of annoying web content is at the source, by not posting it in the first place.
Almost every password crack I see is email sent from a cracked Yahoo account.
Bozo alert: "Government regulation is bad in almost all respects when it comes to the economy." followed in rapid succession by: "It's all a mater[sic] of making it law that they have to give it to you before you sign a contract."
... with a message asking them: " In today's world, where commerce, and a person's ability to apply for jobs, pay bills, get an education, and participate in our democracy depends on their ability to access the Internet, what are you doing to head off these attempts to cut off that access without due process?"