eh, the NFL will probably just headbutt the FCC in the bridge of the nose during a 'roid rage and forget about it next week.
I know many Catholics who don't believe in the literal transfiguration of the Eucharist and think the idea is rather grody.
Personally I don't accept any theology as coherent unless it can answer questions about the multiverse.
It's the effluvia released, every time Titan ejects another black, slab-like monolith.
The Pope was never and never could or will be the "Vicar" of Christ on Earth.
St. Francis might have been... or San Juan De La Cruz...
Fear of death. Mortal anxiety.
We are not talking about reality of non-material consciousness or ontology.
This is a discussion of the organising principle in broad human endeavour. The Pharaoh was never son of Horus. Democracy and Liberty were never the aim of establishing an international body to manage world order.
As Yuval Harari points out, "What is so special about us that allows for such cooperation? Unflatteringly, it is our talent for deluding ourselves. If you examine any large-scale human cooperation (or co-option), you will always find some imaginary story at its base. As long as many people believe in the same stories about gods, nations, money or human rights (memes and antitropes) - they follow the same laws and rules (of conduct)."
Ultimately I cannot easily reduce this to an answer here, and probably not to one that will satisfy you.
Why would this be so hard? "Cheap hardware is more important to us than open hardware" would be sufficient.
"Then eBay can become a bank. "
Since July 2007, PayPal has operated across the European Union as a Luxembourg-based bank.
Remember when they bought and sold Skype?
"You have a choice: here they are." See? You have freedom so stop claiming otherwise!
Would you like a left boot or a right boot on your throat?
Let's wait what the Asimov family has to say about that stunt.
Some warm, balmy, financial rain coming.
When the best you can manage is passive-aggressive solipsism and intentionally petrified bawdy humour, PUT THE KEYBOARD DOWN.
Another fucking coder thinks the right side of his brain is worth a damn...
GM does major weapons systems contracting.
GM built the engines for Grumman aircraft, and won a good deal of the Pacific theatre in 41-45.
GM provided the industrial manufacturing capability to produce the M16 A1 variant for southeast Asia.
Sorry but if you can afford a Tesla you ARE on the fringe!
Not really. We had a 2005 Pontiac minivan. Between acquisition cost, gasoline, repairs (and repairs and repairs), and depreciation, it cost us $50,000 over three and a half years, and that was before the inflationary boom when steak was half the current price.. We had to unload it due to the gas and repair costs and ate it so hard on the depreciation.
The Tesla is slightly more expensive than that, and that was aimed squarely at a typical young American family. The 10-year cost on a Tesla model S is going to be a lot cheaper, not to mention the model 3. It's simply a matter of financing.