I tend to think there is a bit exhabitionist in all of us especially when our judgment is impared. The real problem i see is how quickly you have access to these services. Smart phones are the worst thing to happen to privacy since retail stores started using video cameras. Now not olny can you do something stupid while drunk but it winds up on Facebook in minites.
If you put your telephone number or address on Facebook, Twitter, Or Google + your not concerned with privacy. If later you decide that this was a bad decision and decide your privacy has been invaded your an idiot for sharing that much in the first place. Think long and hard (Giggity) about what you decide to share with any of these services because it can come back to bite you.
They really should consider if he has any record of criminal behavior in this area before making a decesion like that. I can see the need for caution but this seems very exsussive. I hear stories like this all the time and wonder if child molesters are the communist of the new millennium.
For living in a small town in the midwest (15K population) I find that 15 Megs down and 1 up is really not that bad and no caps either. Now if I were in a metropolitan area I of course would deman more.
I have been using Ubuntu server and Playstation Media Server (Don't let the name fool you. As for storage use XFS because it's tailor made to server large files. For storage these racks have colling fans and are allummium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111045 and I just add hard rives as needed. The laundry room worked best for me.
Really? I switched to KDE 4 when it hit 4.2 or in my opinion a stable release. Prior to that I was very happy with Gnome 2. To me Gnome 3 and Windows 8 look like they will be at more at home on a tablet or a cell phone but not on my desktop.
I stopped using Ubuntu myself after trying Unity and Gnome 3 but I did put Unity on my wife's computer and she loves it. I was already using openSUSE with KDE4 so I really didn't migrate just stopped using it.
I run Windows for two reasons. First I have to be knowledgeable about the OS because as a technician my customers will more than likely be using it. Second I use it for games. Let's face it Wine is really not that stable and I hate it simply for the reason that it discourages native Linux gaming development. I use openSUSE and Ubuntu as my primary OS though and dual boot only when I absolutly have to.
To me it seems that the new interfaces do not give you as much control. Tweaking Gnome 3, Unity, or KDE4 seems harder than their predecessors and that lack of customization is what is alien to me. Linux is billed as a custom OS I guess that is why their are so many different flavors. When that is taken away you have basically you have something that resembles a Windows environment although I think it's actually easier to customize Windows that any of the desktops mentioned earlier. Perhaps I am jaded or maybe I am just not used to giving up control of my desktop.