Why is it not a good idea to leave it there?
I just went through high-school education (in Portugal) and I didn't know this. Although, to be fair, I didn't have chemistry the last year (but did have it during the 10th and 11th grades, plus whatever they teach before that).
Isn't that a kind of DRM, though?
If you have any reservations, then speak up. Even if it gets implemented, you can give input an steer it towards some middle ground that cover some of your concerns.
You mean the gigantic on the summary/headline?
So, I did a cursory search on Google and what I've found was that the lowest priced filter was around 1500 RMB*. Now, according to that table, it is easy to see that the pricier ones perform better and can handle larger amounts of air. There seems to be an issue with formaldehyde (HCHO), which the pricier ones seem to remove more than the cheaper ones. Wikipedia seems to think that HCHO is harmful to human health, but I'm no expert and we all know how reliable wikipedia is for facts (it suffices, though).
So, no. Not all air purifiers are 1000$. However, the ones that provide around 96% (which seems consistent with what would be a HEPA filter) and also filteer for that formaldehyde at a similar rate are the more expensive ones.
What this does show is that the summary is lacking information and we are being fed an apple to oranges comparison. Smart Air's website seems more sensible than the summary (what was I thinking, this is slashdot), at least mentioning that the filter is an alternative only if your only concern is particle pollution.
Also, I need to stop taking the summary at face value.
* other articles found in the search suggest that those values are not false
Yet, nobody else thought of selling it for cheaper to Chinese countries. Heh.
Why generate a score in the first place, when you can just provide compression ratio, compression speed, or in the case of the card: fps (at settings), energy used, consistency of the fps (at settings), along with any other characteristic you know or can test that doesn't combine two other things and let the user decide which of those things are better instead of trying to boil it all down to a single number?
If you read the rest of the summary, they do make the note that while they can't say that that growth is the result of increasing the minimum wage, it doesn't negatively affect it either.
I'm inclined to agree with you. As somebody who hopes to one day write a novel (or anything worthwhile, really), I would like to be published by the traditional route as it would be a validation that my book is "good". Of course, I am not dismissing self-publishing. It is a valid strategy if you believe you are good enough. I just know that a publishing house isn't going to pick my book just because. It is going to pick it because it is has chances to sell, which means it is probably better than the average produced by humanity.
What about the remember your password function on your browser? Do you, would you use that?
Note: I consider this to be on a different category than password managers since (by my experience) anybody capable of logging-in on the machine has access to the account.
 because I would like to keep my faith in humanity and don't want to believe this. Please.
Meta-polls. I like it. Suggest it!
At most, we'll see a US version of every company with the sole objective of ensuring that the only information available is that of US citizens. That is, assuming anybody cares to do anything at all to protect the information of non-US costumers from US government.
Back on topic, yeah, this doesn't surprise me. And nobody will have the guts to say: "You know what, fuck you. We are out of here". Hell, if I were in their position, I'm not sure I would do that either.
It's not. Perhaps I should have made it clear which attitude I was referring to. I mean that we shouldn't (and I think it's bad) hate people who make something of themselves (or, more specifically, who make a lot of money), and that that attitude is not something you want in your area, or anywhere.