Excepting noise, is there a reason you can't implement 802.11 and a new protocol at the same time? Similar to the 2.4 and 5Ghz dual band devices?
The same reason the little yellow street view guy wasn't in the new version either (he is now). They are releasing a rolling beta and using you to test their products.
Well, I have a solution to your "email has already been registered" issue. Gmail will treat email@example.com as the same address as firstname.lastname@example.org, both will go into the email@example.com account. Give the site an email address with a plus sign postfix like that and it should detect it as a new unique address. Some sites don't allow the plus symbol in email addresses (even though it's a valid character), so mileage may vary.
Intel recently stopped making motherboards
Terrorists should just pray for snow, that seems to take out the power to enough people every season. It's completely ridiculous for so many thousands of people to be losing power in 2013 due to weather that's predicted to happen several times each year.
I'm not buying a Nest, so please don't make that the quality target.
With the Nest, the thermostat sends data to their servers and your browser/phone app communicates to their server. What if they decide to close shop next year? Definitely no web access anymore. What else on the thermostat will stop working without a server to phone home to? Not to mention, if you want to find your foil hat, why do they need to know when I'm home or not?
Why can't we just have UPnP and connect directly to the thermostat? You might say that's too complicated for the average person, but that's the point of service people, to fix things you can't or don't want to fix yourself. Why do I have to give up so much because Uncle Joe still uses AOL?
Probably a only suitable for a pure Linux solution, but I have this setup using a raspberry pie, a usb harddrive (that has it's own AC adaptor), and rsnapshot. I mount a scp share that uses a truecrypt file volume. This way I get point in time snap shots, using all free software, and the remote computer doesn't need to know the encryption keys.
Martian meteorites come from mars
I have TV and Video games that need watching/playing. Stop bumming me out.
The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894. Writing in the Times of London in 1894, one writer estimated that in 50 years every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.
Promise. *wink* *wink*
I think we're going to be okay because this is illegal. It doesn't matter that it was done far away from Texas, US laws apply everywhere.
I've spoken to about 10 people about all the recent NSA stuff. Most hadn't heard of the NSA "issues" and none of them cared that the NSA was collecting information on everyone. A few didn't care if NSA flat out recorded all conversations. Who did they poll?