Agreed. In fact those 90% of sites can simply be forgotten about. Enter something in, use it and forget it. If you ever go back just click on the forgot password option and then use the emailed link to set another forgettable password.
And the bigger problem is NOT whether we will be tracked and watched but WHICH level of government and to what purpose.
Most people will allow that extensive tracking of their activities is OK WRT to making sure that terrorists can't do a repeat of 9/11.
But once the data is collected will it be put to use by other parts of the government for more mundane purposes.
Should the data be available to other police forces investigating more mundane things like the war on drugs? Money laundering. Remember the data is collected, wouldn't it be easy to use it to help here? Drugs are really bad and the people that sell them are really bad and we need more tools.
What about chasing down murders and rapists? Again, data may help and those are pretty bad people...
What about tracking down people charge with any felony (or your local equivalent)? The data is there. These people are bad. We want them in jail! And we don't want to increase LE budgets.
How about misdemeanours? These people are not as bad, but law enforcement is SO expensive and there are so many of them, and the data is there... please can we have it too!
How about getting tax cheats to pay up? The feds own the data, and they want to use it. Then the states get involved because they have a need to know. And do we really want our local municipal government using this stuff to chase after us to collect bylaw infraction fines and parking tickets? Lest you think this is not going to happen remember that these guys can ALREADY through you in jail if you don't pay all of the above.
At every level the powers to be will say that the data is there, and they should have access to make THEIR particular problem less expensive and more efficient. And they will be correct access WILL make their problem less expensive and more efficient.
And that is what we call a very slippery slope.
Also the unit price of a 747 is high and there are not a lot of units to amortize development over.
There are a lot more BMW's built. The aggregate total sales for most popular car platforms can dwarf that of aviation. So the money is there.
Works for Ikea assembly instructions!
Isn't the entire idea of robotic trucks is that the troops don't have to use them!!
The part that is currently waiting for permits will also carry Brakken oil south.
If KXL is denied you'll see a --KXL applied for. Basically up to the middle of North Dakota and stop. No State Department approval needed.
Then just build a rail depot at the head end and shunt the oil across the border in unit trains until some bright light in Washington realizes that the dangers of rail outweigh any possible benefits from NOT building the last 100 miles or so across the border.
And yes, us Canadians will be building multiple pipelines in multiple directions. There are two in planning stages across BC (one new and twinning an existing one) and a reversal of an existing one to take oil east through Ontario and Quebec.
One big data dump would be exciting for a while but has less impact overall than dribbling it out bit by bit for several years. Death by a thousand cuts......
Australia is a reasonably large island. Are you saying that ALL of Australia will be at average temps of 40C for the rest of the week?
My Model M keyboards don't have anything between the Ctrl and Alt buttons.
That is what multiple monitors are for. The big two in front of you are for work. The third one off to the left (or right) is for the "occasional attention" crap.
That and buy the Classic Shell and you have a Windows 8.2 that everybody could love to hate less.
They did bring back the "Start Button" for 8.1.
Unfortunately not the actual Start Menu inside it thought
The current rumours say we'll see the actual Start Menu in 8.2. That plus auto start to desktop and you are almost back to Win 7!
Will it be too little too late? Under the hood Win 8 is really not that much different from Win 7. Probably better. If you can keep corporate desktop users from having to screw around with Metro ever and make it look like Win 7 corporate use may pickup.
I was in Home Depot last weekend and noticed that the Service Desk computers where still running WinXP Professional.
10 million downloads and counting (Classic Shell). Not sure if that hits 5% of Win8 install base.
It will end up being cheaper cars designed to only be automated are built. You can also build lighter and simpler vehicles as the number of human drivers drops.
The lobbyist driven aspects will be the people trying to keep their jobs driving (truck, bus, taxi.)
If the above scenario takes place it will mean that other jurisdictions (Singapore, Korea, China, Taiwan) will end up as the chief source of expertise for these vehicles and end up with the largest portion of the profits.
The current trend of some states (e.g. Michigan) to enact robotic car testing friendly rules show that some politicians really want the business to be built locally. So its unlikely they will stand by and let the courts (well litigants in the courts) play games.