Can't wait for these to be sold off dirt cheap, even if they're mostly worthless before being rooted. Cheap tablets are awesome...
...for home servers.
You lost me. Most home servers that I've seen are file servers, and you won't get much storage space on these.
Tell that to Microsoft who had to break compatibility due to some spelling mistakes. Specifically, the MFC/ATL section.
Once you start talking about 1TB or so, it's still far cheaper for an end-user to build their own RAID plus backup solution.
I never said it wasn't. Other than a cheeky remark that a single cheap drive can't be relied on, I basically agreed with them.
I don't see why young programmers in the USA would be coding with fear of the legal system etc.
They probably don't want to become the next George Hotz or Aaron Swartz. Copyright and patent lawsuits are becoming fairly common, one example is Lodsys suing small iOS app developers for using APIs in the iOS SDK. There are plenty of reasons why young programmers should fear the USA legal system.
No it isn't. I can buy a 3TB hard drive that will last for at least the next five years for like $100. Dropbox charges $10/month for only 100GB of space, which works out to 1/30th the space at $600 for five years. With a hard drive, I always have access to my data, even if my internet connection goes out or I am in a location without a connection.
<cynicism>Hard drives are guaranteed to not fail for at least 5 years? News to me. Even ignoring premature failure, most warranties these days are 1-3 years.</cynicism>
On the other hand, assuming you've got local backups, I mostly agree with you.
We use that conversion here (New Zealand) and it makes a whole lot more sense since I can see precisely how much less fuel this will use compared with my current car which gets around 9L/100Km. Basically, this goes 10x further per gallon than a typical family wagon.
So... it makes more sense to use L/100k, and then you go and talk about distance per gallon? Please hand in your kiwi card on your way out.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.