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You are SO SURE it's going to be a massive flop that you post AC so the prediction cannot be traced to you...
We all know what that means
Not if you wait about a month. This whole process is about handling initial demand, then will probably change.
But with the Apple Watch, only a few (admittedly self-selected) people get that privilege.
Or anyone can order any model online (like the eve so exclusive Amazon), or just walk in a store and ask to try one on the spot.
Wow, SUPER privileged.
Scalpers can just order them online; I think it's much more about customer satisfaction (which you mentioned) plus the fact that they just will not have much stock in store to start with. If everyone has to order one it will feel more fair, and no-one will be pressured to buy some model they don't quite like just because it's there (which goes back to customer satisfaction).
I think you may not understand what "exclusive" means. I sometimes have to reserve a Motel 6 ahead of time because they are busy, are they "exclusive" also?
The process is there because there are so many watch combos they can't realistically stock them all. Also, it's a REALLY GOOD IDEA to try something in person first before you wear it around all the time (not just in terms of looks but how it feels on your skin).
Isn't it smarter to make sure a customer gets a watch they want rather than taking a lot of returns because what they ordered was too big/small/wrong color?
I think it's laughable Apple is being ridiculed for asking people to try one out first to make sure they want one, rather than Apple pushing people to buy them sight unseen. Isn't this the exact opposite of the pure marketing drive people are always accusing Apple of?
Greenhouse gases and temperature appear to be capable of a feedback loop
No, they really don't. At least not in Earth's atmosphere.
CO2 emissions have gone up and up over the last two decades with almost no increase in heat over that period of time.
Apparently CO2 does not actually lead to a feedback loop. Which only makes sense when you realize the whole Earth is a system designed to process CO2 in vast quantities.
Safe except for the byproducts, which are most definitely not safe
Why not? The byproducts are very small in volume, and quite well protected/contained.
It's better than coal which spreads low does of radiation, not to mention other pollution, all over the place. Both in burning and in transport.
It's better than solar or wind, byproducts of manufacture of those systems end up in the environment.
Nuclear has the safest byproducts. because you will never come in contact with them.
Looking forward to next months article "we are actually already dead".
Keep pumping that dogma! You can still squeeze a few more pennies out of the rubes before even they see you for the charlatans you are.
Go ahead if you want, my mind wouldn't be changed by hundreds of innocent people being burned alive. That is on the wielder, not the tool... taking one tool away does not mean some other tool cannot be used for whatever grim task the wilder imagines.
Your desire to ban anything dangerous leads to a world where people are incapable of handling any danger. I don't need to bookmark it because your philosophy is already killing hundreds (thousands?) of naive people per day, and growing. The disaster you so grimly anticipate is here, and you are causing it. Whats sad is your complete lack of feeling responsible for the creation of incompetent adults.
I know there are at least a few efforts at work on private space stations, including space hotels.
To me it no longer makes sense for government to work on a space station, when they could be helping to fund private efforts by guaranteeing to lease some of the space aboard commercial stations for government use.
The criminals figured our really quick that torched paint on their cars was highly suspicious.
Not to mentioned the blackened corpses in the rear seas from the guys in the front seat using the flamethrower. Wind matters...
Why are NRA members so dim-witted?
Hint: He's not really an NRA member. They actually do have common sense which he obviously lacks.
Let's be clear, absolutely no-one is going to be using this as a weapon. It's not even a "last line of defense" weapon for home invasion, because while some may want to watch the world burn, they have different feelings about their own home specifically.
There are actually some pretty valid uses for this thing - farming an pyrotechnic displays being just two. There are a lot of people in the U.S. with large properties that could have very good uses for these things.
But basically, this is just fun, because fire is fun. Anyone who fails to see that has had irrational fear of EVERYTHING so deeply ingrained into them I cannot possibly see how they can function in real life.
People always accuse people who like guns, and now fire, of being fearful. But it seems to me like instead, those afraid of such things are the ones always afraid, and without any real joy.
Perhaps "filled with drones" is not exactly accurate, but nowadays almost anything interesting you go to, you are almost sure to see at least one drone.