And yes, when driving across the US, you DO have to be concerned about range
How often do you drive across the US?
Out of all your friends and family, how often do they drive across the US?
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
If you back your tank up to the edge of 'the universe' and then point your barrel back into the arena at bad guys you can just keep shooting and shooting and get an unlimited score - You'll never run out of energy and no tank or robot can kill you.
I remember leaving for school in 1982 with the space bar taped down, and then coming home to a zillion points.
I'm not sure it is legal, I just think The City of Vancouver bylaw enforcement team turns a blind eye to seniors waving tennis rackets with "Park Hear" scotch-taped onto them.
A thousand-kilogram General Atomics MQ-1 Predator raining freedom (via Hellfire missiles) down upon terrorists is a 'drone' as is one-kilo quadcopter taking webcam pictures of some housing development.
Back in my day, the former was a 'drone' and the latter was a 'remote controlled plane.'
Bikes aren't dangerous
The fact that 'people are the problem' are what makes bikes dangerous.
If you're behind the wheel of a Smart car and you're hit by a bimbo in an SUV you get up and walk away.
If you're on a bike you're a dead skidmark if you're lucky and in a wheelchair for the rest of your life if you're not.
Loud pipes are compensation for 75 year old technology
Incorrect. "Loud pipes" are compensation for a small penis.
I've already argued endlessly with these guys
Waste of breath / pixels. After all, this is Slashdot, where perfect is the enemy of good and the edge use case wins every time.
They were spying on the militaries of countries they were at war with
They were spying on British Citizens too... If you went to your shortwave in your attic and typed out a coded message that you sent across the Channel to occupied Europe, Bletchley Park would decode it.
How long has it been since BlackBerry has had more than a negligible share of the consumer market?
I recently returned from trips to Mexico City and Bogota. 'Berries were in the hands of everyone you saw, all BBMing like mad. Occasionally you saw an older Android device, almost zero iPhones.
Because under the socialist Obama administration, there's no point to innovating and trying to increase your company's profits: the taxman is going to take it all.
Because under a Republican administration, there's no point to innovating and trying to increase your company's profits:
With infrastructure crumbling, education failing and the middle class fading the environment that fosters capitalist success is fading away. Better to start up in a country like Germany that creates an environment where it's worthwhile trying to innovate.
An American congressman told me so, so it must be true.