Showing up should be enough to get a cost-of-living or inflation rise. Anything less is an annual pay cut.
As the GP pointed out you are assuming you are one of the best so will get promoted/more money. You are also assuming most non-union places will recognize your brilliance, which isn't the case.
In Europe unions are usually welcome at companies. They understand that happy and well treated workers are more productive and produce a better product/service. Rather than fight them, which basically says "fuck you, peon", they try to treat people like the valuable asset they are.
Evolution is extremely slow and has a proven record of not making common foods inedible for humans. Companies doing GM for profit make big changes rapidly by transplanting genes that would never normally transfer between species that way from animals we don't normally eat.
It is right that we check new GM foods. Science != always trust it immediately and unquestioningly.
On day one in scriptwriting class they teach you that long words like "quadruple" are only allowed during techno-babble and never during normal conversation.
It's not an extended warranty, it is the minimum product quality required by law. If Apple can't reliably build to that standard then they have lost the right to sell goods here.
Red Hat? They seem to make their money on support. I can see manufacturers paying Cyanogen to support their devices and keep them up to date.
QoS can only do so much when a number of clients are trying to use a slow connection at the same time because it can only control outgoing packets. Incoming packets are queued at the ISP and sent to the modem at its maximum speed in the order they arrived. Worse still many servers cheat and ignore tcp/ip rate limiting.
Those problems are all solved too (home battery packs have been available for some time). The only barrier left is the up-front cost.
I use these at work. You get a web site that lists all your SIMs, how much credit they have, what network they are on etc. You can do things like set them up to connect to the cheapest network, unless the signal is bad in which case use a more expensive one. All in batches too.
It is much easier than managing physical cards. Most companies don't use contract SIMs, they have to add credit manually when needed. When you have 10,000 devices it needs a lot of work to manage them.
I use these SIMs at work and they are nit really designed for phones. I use them in embedded applications. We can build them in at the factory, no need to worry about what part of the world the device is going to or fiddling with unreliable SIM sockets. They come with a few kb of free data for testing.
When the customer gets our product (a data logger or remote sensor) they tell us where they are using it and we set the SIM up remotely to use a local service provider. We can also things like signal strength tests and tell them if there are problems with a deployment.
SIM management is a lot of work for our customers so they love these things. They are more reliable too.
Most manufacturers of expensive, premium products offer a longer than mandatory warranty. 8 years on a car, 5 years on my Panasonic TV, 3 years on my NEC laptop. One year says "we don't think it will even last the legal minimum 2 years" to me.
Of course Apple products are not cheap crap, they just want to gouge you for an extended warranty.
I don't know if you have seen any porn lately, but more female oriented stuff is quite popular now. It tends to focus on the bond between the performers and barely shows the actual penetration. It's much better than the usual macho bullshit.
Depictions of rape are actually already illegal in the UK, but the prosecution would have to convince a jury that it is violent and non-consensual. Typically all "obscenity" in the UK is determined by a jury, but in the case of violent porn there is more definitive language in the bill.
When I get a new laptop I open it up and unplug the mic and camera. I research first to make sure I can do it without going through any warranty seals. It is often quite easy to do if you pick a good model.
I'm skeptical of the Apple cable. It is low bandwidth, can't support uncompressed HDMI and there isn't any USB 3.0 support yet. The active part is probably just DRM.