I dont think its a fallacy to point out that NOONE has managed to make faster processors than x86-64 arch ones in years despite claims that there are superior processor arches. Appeal to authority is not necessarily a fallacy if all of the biggest authorities in the field agree.
Just a recommendation, if youre serious in wanting to stir up opposition to this type of stuff, speak honestly about it and cut the hyperbole: It makes you look like a kook.
The same lybia you bombed to the grounds to "liberate from tyranny" had on average a better living standar than your beloved america (this sounds strange, I know, but have you ever been to libya?
Whatever credibility you had was utterly lost here.
US is number 3, Libya is number 64.
US is number 10, Libya is something like #175.
US is number 2, Libya isnt on the list.
And i think the idea that Americans are afraid to speak out against the government is absurd. Have you not watched the news? Are you unaware that there are two major political parties, and they argue over everything? That there are sizeable factions called libertarians and Tea Party who have no problem speaking out against the things you mention?
This idea of Americans having some patriotic fervor that prevents us from stopping a police state is one of the stupidest stereotypes ever, because if theres one thing Americans are NOT afraid of, its boldly telling everyone exactly what they think (even when theyre dead wrong).
Youre welcome to make your own architecture. We await eagerly the amazing innovations you will surely be bringing to the table.
And when you're too poor to afford the privacy of your own home, I'm sure Big Brother Googlecorp will help you afford a Google Telescreen to watch every room of your apartment (good luck finding an apartment without one; your slumlord will *know* you must be up to nefarious business if you're unwilling to submit to automated good behavior monitoring).
Expectations come from what *people expect* --- not some Google-given principles handed down from on high. Plenty of people do expect that, while their actions in public aren't strictly concealed from view, they also aren't being constantly recorded by a band of paparazzi stalkers, to be analyzed and archived by some massive server farm. Google Glass shifts the frequency, pervasiveness, and centralization of surveillance. You're the douche for wanting to dictate to everyone what their expectations should be, instead of allowing people to set their own expectations (and ideals), and fight back against letting the world slide into a dystopian corporate surveillance state.
Well, if you'd research the IRA some yourself, you'd see that they belong in a rather different category for analysis than typical terrorist threats within the US (the context of this discussion). Specifically, the IRA was operating very close to "home base," with a rather large sympathetic (or at least not wildly apathetic) portion of the population --- greatly altering the balance in how hard it is to recruit. One might expect IRA-like tactics to show up where the terrorist organization is operating as a large grassroots guerrilla resistance network --- and indeed, in countries "closer to home" for Al Qaeda, you do see different tactics where recruits are plentiful and can "vanish into the woodwork" of society.
Most states have passed anti-gay, one-man/one-woman marriage laws.
There's a reason we're not a democracy, we're a democratic republic. "Most people" are rather dumb.
So, how's that democratic republic been working out? Looks like we *still* get most of the stupid we'd get in a pure democracy, plus a big helping of suck-up-to-the-Oligarchy. Things like anti-gay laws only seem to go away *after* there's a solid majority opposing them --- so they'd get implemented and rolled back on approximately the same schedule in a purer democracy. Maybe faster, if there weren't big political power interests fueling the flames of bigotry as an electoral issue.
Because for most people, college is trade school for people "too good" to go to trade school. That's putting it charitably since for the majority, it's probably just a 4 year extended vacation with some academics.
The reality is that most people would be substantially better off if they had parents that actually stayed together by that age in their lives and would let them work full time while living at home to build a really large amount of savings. In terms of material prosperity they'd have little to no debt, 4 years work experience toward their future and a massive pile of cash even if they were making minimum wage for the whole time.
And after 9/11, you could probably have gotten the same results for warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention, etc. This is why we have a republic, not a democracy. The rightness of a public policy is not measured by popular support. The only real reason to go by what is popular is that if you constantly ignore the popular will on things that are neutral or right, you risk delegitimizing the government.
The estimate for the size of common dictionaries is ~30,000 words. 30,000 ^ 3 is 1/10th as many combinations as an 8 character alpha-numeric completely random word. Do one of those substitutions you sneered at in just ONE of your words, and that number absolutely skyrockets.
Guess which password is easier to remember when Im required to change it periodically? Guess which is more secure, in reality?
Neither mA nor Volts is a measure of power
Its maybe 0.5% of the current necessary to run a small 80mm case fan. Its 1/500th of the normal current that a dumb USB device will draw. Its 1/10000th the current that a microwave or toaster oven draws.
Insurance is not an investment. It is risk protection,nothing more. Whether or not you have paid in for 30 years is financially irrelevant once you hit year 31 .
Earth's atmospheric pressure at sea level is roughly equivalent to having ~10m of water (1g/cm^3 density) above our heads. At a density of ~1.5g/cm^3, and a thickness between 5 and 10m, lunar regolith is in many areas equivalent to *less* mass than the atmosphere protecting our heads. That "solid rock" might be a bit less tough than you think compared to the crazy big chunk of air covering us on Earth.