Then when your email gets to google, it's stored unencrypted, google reads the contents of the email and displays advertising based on those contents. (Aside: that bit of the OP was funny. Because while google's customer service reps don't read email themselves, the system does, and you often get ads on your gmail pages that say "you could be doing better than
Though they're improvements over the old status quo, https and POP/IMAP/SMTP-TLS are not substitutes for encrypted email.
The driver is not specifically for the wind. That's the same chip used in cheap USB wireless adapters like this one and RealTek has been providing their OS X driver for some time. The driver and associated utility do not work very well, FWIW, and I don't suggest trying to use them with a Mac unless you really have no other option.
If people are too stupid and like to listen to their SALESman instead of forking over $200 to a real-estate lawyer (that's what it costed my parents 2 years ago) to review and make clear the paperwork to them then that's their own fault.
I'm not arguing with this; you're right on. I was simply disputing the notion put forth by the post I was responding to. geekmux said that if these legal agreements had teeth, people would read them and offered as an example the notion that people generally read the paperwork that they have to sign when they purchase a home. I maintain that the current financial mess is due, in part, to the fact that people don't read legalese even when not doing so can have dire consequences. So giving these agreements more teeth would be of little help in getting people to read and adhere to them
Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.