The input from the user has to be decrypted on their server, but all relevant queries and data facebook acquires is most likely unencrypted as it passes their local network, and finally encrypted only on the final delivery from their servers. So it's actually easier and less intensive than stated.
I have google voice. Google voice integrates into the android phone so well, I don't need a text plan. You have the option of having a dialog ask you if you want to use your google voice when making a call or sending a text. In my case, I opted to have it always select google voice and never ask me.
AFAIK, you only have to initially make the request to blizzard's server for authentication. After that, it will attempt to find the fastest route to your computers, and the fastest route would be through your local pipes.
There's a major flaw in reducing or stopping hurricanes: hurricanes are a major source of water in the southeast. The last few seasons have been quiet, and due to this the drought levels in the southeast are critical (especially in SC).
Make the platform stable by hamstringing it's functionality!...and failing at that. I've seen Safari CTD many times.
If he were using this as a leg up to the Gov. position, then he's really barking up the wrong tree. Attempting to sanction (or shutdown) a free service in SC during an economic crunch would be stupid.
It looks like the whole point of this device is to make it so the parents don't have to...be parents and help their children study... In that case, having to unlock the kid to use the bathroom seems counter-productive, unless it comes with a catheter (valued at $19.99), absolutely free! In all seriousness, this generation of parents that would actually consider buying such a device have worked very hard at removing themselves from an active parenting role. Parents of the new age are TV, video games, and ritalin.
Sounds like an a shiny opengl xbox that will most likely cost more...that will cost money every time they update the firmware. They can't get a very good game support on their PCs, and they intend to get support from developers on this? Highly unlikely...
"Perhaps today *is* a good day to die!"
What about when the parent doesn't know that much about hands on stuff. I'm a software engineer and I don't really know that much about building machines/circuits/etc, however it would be something interesting to learn. What avenue would be best for a parent and their child to both learn hands on activities simultaneously? My father was a maintenance planner, and as such knew a lot about making things, but I never got around to making stuff with him.