Competition in the last-mile is infeasable, but connecting customers at a CO to the internet is a much more competition-friendly possibility.
That also fails to include the electricity costs, which would push the time to break even out even further.
We could call this the "Associated Press".
Someone should get on this...
More than that, this is also vulerable to a MitM relay kind of attack, similar to a phishing page that looks like the original login page. This is made worse in that a smartphone can't automatically verify that the computer is on the correct domain before authorizing the page displaying the authentication page.
This results in a similar situation to your 'untrusted terminal' scenario, where the bad guys have a valid login to your account and can do what they want with that session.
Possibly even let you also use that session so that you don't get suspicious.
Unfortunately, this isn't a layout so much as a rather expensive, different kind of keyboard. But this is an ergonomic keyboard with mechanical switches, so it feels better than all of the rubber dome switch-based keyboard out there.
Enter, backspace, and tab are moved to the middile of the keyboard, which changes how necessary the pinkies are.
But then what about the reliability of that backup hardware, especially if it isn't subject to the same kinds of loads as the primary?
At a certain point, "Shut everything down (safely)" is cheaper than having more redundant valvles, pumps, pipes, and more tubes in a series.
It is like RAID 1: you are more likely to have some kind of hard drive failure, but that hard drive failure is more likely to be recoverable.
That depends in where you are, of course.
My experience in Colorado is that I get full HSPA+ in most parts f Denver, but in any city in the mountains, I get 2G at most.
I have had great reception in Boston, New York, Portland, etc.
Being able to strip the DRM is not the same as receiving a DRM free file from the vendor.
The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard is a smaller ergonomic keyboard that currently only comes with Cherry MX Brown switches.
There are other, larger, keybards like the Maltron or Kinesis that are ergonomic with mechanical switches, but they tend to be enormous, while the "Truly Ergonomic" is similar in size to the "Happy Hacker" keyboard.
Two 17-year olds taking pictures of themselves having sex would be considered "child porn", even if the actual sex act was legal.
So, I can make a TOS that you agree to which allows me to violate the copyright of CNN.com and send that to you?
Does that change when in a hotel room with the computer?
Since my work computer is most often in my office, that changes what is appropriate more than what device I am using. Of course, being the IT department doesn't hurt...
Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.