I've also heard from several people they're one of those smartphone game companies that does shovelware apps that just look to nickel and dime people to death.
I think the bigger problem is, what happens when we reach the long-tail of process development, and demand tapers off to the point they can't fund further R&D?
IE: Systems are "good enough" and people go from buying one every 3 years to "only when they break". That could be 10+ years.
I suppose Intel would just follow the carrot to the next profitable market like they are pushing Atom CPUs lately?
The problem here is they probably had the units setup and working for the start of the show, and come time for the reveal -- suddenly they are broken because this competitor was messing with them prior to opening. Yeah they might have broken during others testing during the show -- but at least that is with Samsung staff around to guide the demonstration or watch over the testing.
Known inadequate seawall led to flooding of the generators, which in a highly faulty design, were placed in the basement rather than behind the plant uphill. Another plant had made the necessary seawall upgrades and successfully repelled the tsunami wave and had no issues. Amongst a litany of other oversights, these were the two crucial ones.
I could see this as being feasible for cases where delivery times are flexible. Have a queue of deliveries, and when a ride is called that takes a driver passed that location, they would pick up/drop off the parcel there while also giving the rides.
I don't think they really enforce the Pass matching the plates though. I've used mine with rental cars, or along with my parents on a trip, etc. and never seen an issue with them claiming any sort of violations. I think it only comes into play if you report the Pass stolen.
My armchair theory for the ridge would be it wasn't always tidally locked, and plowed through a significant amount of debris material along that plane originally. Eventually becoming tidally locked, and the larger particulate had been mostly thinned out. And the tilt happening as the rotation failed, much like a top wobbles and falls over after losing momentum.