I learned this working for the uk government - everything we wrote could be released under the FOIA and as a result we were careful about what we wrote. I'm glad I had that experience - I don't put anything in an email (or any other written communication) that I would be bothered by having published on the web, read by MI5 or my employer, or even plastered over the tabloids. It doesn't hamper my ability to discuss things with friends or colleagues it just means I'm a little more aware of what I'm writing and think before I do.
If you work for a publicly funded institution that's the situation you're in and for good reasons. If you don't like it get someone else to pay for your research.
You're not convincing me.
Microsoft has a long and storied history of leadership in the tech industry, and the company has driven innovation for decades
Making your calling them guilty of a "crime" nothing short of libelous.
It can't be libel to send an individual a letter accusing them of a crime - you'd have to release it to a third party for it too be libelous. That's the nature of libel
If it is electrostatic it is not a direct current (hint: static=not moving, current = moving).
Isn't the point that once an electrostatic charge starts to discharge it is then moving - i.e. DC?
I don't understand this can you explain?
The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.