I'm an embedded engineer, and this what you are saying is completely non-relevant. RF noise generated by processor/IC noise is absolutely negligible when compared to noise generated by Wifi and other antennas, which happen to operate at different band frequencies than those used by commercial airplanes (I would imagine, barring awful design decisions).
Alright, you almost sound ready to make concessions so I'll ask you:
Do you think patents (and their duration's) are more appropriate in some industries than others? You jump to talking about the pharmaceutical industry but do you think new smartphones and tablets would stop appearing if we no longer allowed patents on software and aesthetic design (x inch rectangular tablet with rounded edges)?
I got through SFO all the way on to my plane back to Seattle with somebody else's boarding pass once. When I pointed out that I had someone elses boarding pass they freaked out and treated me like a criminal.
It seems like its happened days ago. I'm just going to guess that "ratings" and other numbers relating to the Olympics are going to be very poor for the USA this year and they'll end up blaming it on piracy. I've noticed a ton of people aren't following because they have no way to watch it, and as a result of that the hype is pretty low.
We have basic cable, which only has one channel covering the olympics, and which tends to be some event I do not want to watch. Thanks NBC
Let me start of by saying I've owned every Blizzard game since the original Warcraft. That said, D3s DRM is a pain in the ass. If you follow it, the DRM really hasn't done anything to stop cheating either. The RM Auction House seems like a huge failure, mainly because of the practices / types of people and bots its attracting to play the game.
I got sick of D3 very quickly, mainly because it was D2. There have been duping hacks, account takeovers, invincible heroes, and a ton of irritating server issues. Plus you can't play true single player which was a huge issue at my last house where the internet sucked.
D3 is probably the last Blizzard game I ever buy. The real money Auction house was a shitty idea that came about because Blizzard didn't want to make a game that was good enough to demand a subscription fee, but still wanted some extra sustained income (pseudo-subscriber model). Before I stopped playing I cleared through Act 2 on Inferno. It was still pretty fun but I couldn't afford anything and I had a number of disconnection issues (when primarily played alone)