Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2015 08:47 UTC
Microsoft

Summing up these 45 pages, one can say that Microsoft basically grants itself very broad rights to collect everything you do, say and write with and on your devices in order to sell more targeted advertising or to sell your data to third parties. The company appears to be granting itself the right to share your data either with your consent "or as necessary".

You done got Scroogled.

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by westlake on Wed 29th Jul 2015 19:13 UTC
westlake
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The geek needs to chill out about metrification.

0 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a very good approximation of the range of temperatures to be expected in the U.S. Your body temperature should be about 100 degrees F.

"The greatest distance (on a great circle route) entirely within the 48 contiguous states is 2,802 miles (4,509 km, between Florida and the state of Washington); the greatest north-south line is 1,650 miles (2,660 km).

Together, the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. occupy a combined area of 3,119,884.69 square miles (8,080,464.3 km2), which is 1.58% of the total surface area of the Earth. Of this area, 2,959,064.44 square miles (7,663,941.7 km2) is land, composing 83.65% of U.S. land area, just slightly smaller than that of Australia. Officially, 160,820.25 square miles (416,522.5 km2) is water area, composing 62.66% of the nation's water area. The contiguous United States would be placed 5th in the list of countries and dependencies by area; the total area of the country, including Alaska and Hawaii, ranks fourth." --- Wikipedia

There are about 4 million miles/6.44 million km of paved and unpaved roads in the US ---

almost none of which a visitor to the United States will ever see.

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