Well, at least they could have used the next best length unit, football fields. But, no, they would not use something so familiar to us and readily imaginable by all of us as the lengths football fields. True, I concede, using how many skyscrapers it would dwarf once you image it standing on its end or how big a building it could enclose in its shell, etc would somewhat ameliorate the use of such abstruse exotic and non standard units as meters.
The one and only line-by-line English translation of Mahabharata, by Ganguli, a three decade effort stretching from 1860 to 1890, is on the public domain and can be downloaded for free. Very difficult to read, extremely voluminous. But there things some mind boggling stuff there.
For example, while describing the reign of Emperor Dushyant, it says, "In his days there were no farmers, there were no miners". Is it the folk memory of the days of hunter/gatherers/herders as remembered by later generations of farmers? Does "no miners" means it was a neolithic stone age culture? I have seen scholarly articles arguing that "the story of Cain and Abel is clearly the folk memory of the conflict between herders and farmers". But there is not much of work done on Mahabharata.
That it successfully disabled a few old dilapidated junk is no big deal. Those vehicles are just a skip, hop and a jump from junkyard and would fail more easily. A modern car well insulated against electromagnetic interference is likely to protect some systems and lose some other systems partially. This is just dangerous.
Well, whole of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan
Long back in a aeronautical facility (in India) I was surprised by the presence of toilet plungers in the corners of many rooms. When I asked one of the technicians he said, they are used to create the suction needed to pull up any tile on the floor, to access the crawl space below. Instead of providing trap doors at a few locations to get to the crawl space, these guys pull up any tile anywhere on the floor, reach in and grab the cables!
In USA if some one would make carpets or under-carpet padding that can accommodate cables without making the surface uneven on top, it would make a killing. Quick someone patent this.
Then the split happened. Finally people realized, the market demanded and the free market delivered a computer purely optimized for content consumers. They have deserted and are deserting the all purpose computer in droves. At the end of the day, we code warriors would be forced to pay more for our computers. Still the commodity common components like memory and peripherals would be amortized over a larger set of computer users. The desktop pc might not get to be as expensive is IBM 3090. But the days where you can run Fluent solver to simulate fluid flow on a "home" PC are gone.
The OS analogy for Prius, Dodge RAM, Lexus, Cadillac and Subaru are left as an exercise to the reader.
My brother is self employed and is in excellent healthy family. Just 600$ a moth. His friend started out ages ago at the same rate, but unfortunately got a chronic condition requiring lots of therapy. Not hospitalization or anything. The friend's premium is well over 1500$ before ACA. You are taking a big risk, if you ever have to file a claim, they might jack up your rates or cancel your policy outright. In the pre ACA era, with a preexisting condition you would have been devastated. It is because of that exposed risk your old policy was so cheap. They were planning to dump you the moment you file a claim or jack it up way beyond what ACA is asking you to pay.