And no, I don't buy the "pre-installed in BestBuy" argument anymore - lots of companies (Dell included) tried to sell pre-installed Linux.
by taking over and forcing out all other options, it becomes a monoculture. and that, as we know from decades of experience where monoculture OSes have created cartels and monopolies, is incredibly dangerous
And we also have decades of experience with Linux no-culture. It failed to gain more than 1% of the total market. Perhaps it's time to try something else?
A "Well-regulated" militia was, by the parlance of the times (the meaning of well-regulated, that is) one which was working properly, i.e. in the defense of the people. It had nothing to do with rules and regulations.
Yes, and it assumed that the militia was ready to be conscripted and properly trained for that. In modern terms it required a military training. If you _insist_ on limiting the meaning to 19-th century, then perhaps gun owners should be allowed to buy only flintlocks?
Yes, I do. The procedures and methodologies that were recording temperatures in a handful of specific pre-industrial spots on the planet cannot be used to extrapolate a precise single "global temperature" within 1 degree C. There isn't enough data.
That's incorrect. We have plenty of proxy data (ice cores, tree rings, freshwater sediment, seashell and coral rings - to name a few) to augment direct measurements, more than enough to establish the global temperature 100-200 years ago with about 0.5C precision.
Droughts are natural and they havent been increasing in frequency or intensity, unless you can otherwise prove it.
EVERYTHING is natural, up to and including asteroids slamming into planets. And as for droughts - they are increasing as a direct result of climate change: http://phys.org/news/2011-10-h...
Tropical disease spreading has not been linked to an increase of 0.8c, that would be rediculous.
Food prices have skyrocketed because of so called GREEN initiatives like wasting maze/corn for fuel production.
Oh, prices are low right now. Just wait until a significant part of farmland becomes desert or salt marsh.
Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.