I got bit by this one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925308 on volumes with hundreds of thousands of small files. All who had a size multiple of 4kb were corrupted.
How can the author ignore the insane costs of a nuclear programme? Surely he realizes thousands, if not orders of magnitude more, will die due to starvation, poorer health services and forced labour while a government is busy maintaining an implausible status quo, is that just signed off as "acceptable loss"?
How would one boot Slackware then?
What the majority believes may be wrong some times.
This is a well-known let's say 'urban legend', refuted several times throughout history but which keeps coming back as a way to stress just how dark the Dark Ages were or to make a Mayan discovery look more spectacular. Educated people over the millenia have always known that Earth is round, and belief otherwise is just that - a dogma imposed by some religions, methinks as a simple yet powerful way to describe how precious and rare life as we know is. See the "Myth of a flat Earth" page references for some amusement.
There will also always be nutcases that deny common sense and science, some of them might even go as far as to negate Darwinism in American schools, but I do hold hope that humanity can work around those.
Once a provider has a large enough db, they can look for email@example.com or, knowing from the contacts distribution the region and language of the users, something like @free.fr or @yahoo.co.jp
The big problem I am having is with companies and websites.
Is your name Billing? Sony Billing?
once everyone is doing it, it's not cool anymore
Why would that be? If everyone had a garden, would you dislike flowers? If most people around you were playing music, would you not enjoy dancing anymore? All the instruments available playing at the same time, or all the perfumes combined will quickly lead to saturation or even become hurtful, but with careful orchestration from capable/creative people you will get countless enjoyable moments.
As with anything else, the Internet experience needs a bit of guidance and restraint, but as a concept I find it nothing short of amazing.
Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.