They're trying to duplicate something they saw on a sci-fi TV show, thats primary use was exploration of alien planets
Some places on Earth are just as alien as anything you saw on Trek. How explored is the ocean floor?
I'm so glad the netbook concept is dead.
Who wants a cheap Windows laptop anyways?
I do. I carry a 10" laptop while I commute to and from work on the bus because it fits in a bag that doesn't scream "steal me" the way a full-size laptop bag does. It's a four-year-old Dell Inspiron mini 1012 with 1-core 2-thread Atom N450 CPU and 1 GB RAM that runs Xubuntu. But once its second battery pack loses its ability to hold a reasonable charge, I'm looking at replacing it with an ASUS Transformer Book (quad-core Atom, 2 GB RAM) running Windows 8.1 + Classic Shell.
Why would anyone on the backwater planet want to connect a pad to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and try to use it like a desktop?
So that you can continue to work on the same project between the tablet-like environment and the desktop-like environment without having to bounce everything off Dropbox and eat into your monthly cap.
Setting up a burner number is pretty easy.
So long as someone else on Facebook didn't already use the same burner number before it was reassigned to you. And you still have to buy a phone on which to use the burner number.
Gingerbread is finally disappearing but it's taken a while.
I still haven't seen an iPod touch counterpart (that is, a 4"-class tablet without a cellular radio) that runs recent Android. Both the Archos 43 Internet Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Player are stuck on 2.x without rooting and CMing the thing because they lack the RAM for 4.x.
aren't there privacy issues associated with SNI? [describes outline of attack]
Someone monitoring your DNS requests can see the same hostname that you're sending to the SNI server. Besides, pre-DNS, someone monitoring your TLS requests could see the IP address to which you connect and the certificate that the server returns.
Old browsers can still use the non-HTTPS site.
Here's how that breaks: Somebody uses the new browser to share a link to a page on the HTTPS site with somebody else, and somebody else uses an old browser to view that page. Certificate error.