Yes, dealers are one channel for authentic parts, but it's the manufacturer that's required to make them (the people who sold you the car aren't building parts in their back lots); lots of places would be willing to sell them (because selling parts and repairing vehicles is obviously profitable). And even with dealers and 1st party hardware, 3rd party produced parts are extremely common - right now - easy to get, and usually cheaper.
Your theoretical problem has proven not to be one in reality.
In reality, the consumer could see some improvements from a consolidated dealer/manufacturer. It avoids the round of finger pointing you sometimes get between dealers and manufacturers when it comes to warrantee service (the same reason many prefer to buy an iPad at the Apple store). And it's ridiculous to pretend manufacturers/dealers are carrying some heavy cross in terms of selling replacement parts - it's a profitable part of their business, and they spend a lot of money advertising it (as opposed to trying to shirk their responsibility or something, which they might try if it was some burden).
Sigh. My obvious password detector, published in 1984:
The algorithm used requires that the length of the password be within configurable length limits, and that the password not have triplet statistics similar to those associated with words in the English language. This is an inversion of a technique used to find spelling errors without a full dictionary. No word in the UNIX spelling dictionary will pass this algorithm.
Users should be advised to pick a password composed of random letters and numbers. Eight randomly chosen letters will pass the algorithm over 95% of the time. A word prefaced by a digit will not pass the algorithm, although a word with a digit in the middle usually will. Two words run together will often pass.
(The code linked is the original version in pre-ANSI C. Yes, kiddies, that's what C code once looked like.)
The article lists only one Wikipedia article, and it's for a silly game. The article isn't particularly bad, although it could be trimmed a bit. It looks more like fancruft than promotion. A better (worse) example is needed.
There are experiments about what helps pupils best to get better with mathematics, and it has been shown that drill and constant exercise is the most effective way, even for complexer mathematical problems.
If the point is to look for pathogens in other peoples fluids...
well, I'm not real excited about holding the thing mm from my eye
(somehow having a giant metal/glass column as a buffer seems less creepy)
Amazon sells BRD-Rs in 25 packs for 22.97. Buy 7 packs (for $160) and you have as much storage as a 180 buck 4TB hard drive, assuming that you have the recorder.
CD-Roms first became popular when 80 meg hard drives were considered large.
Now, you can buy few terabytes of space for $100--$200. Parceling out your data in 25 GB chunks, at a dollar a disk doesn't seem all that thrifty, unless you distribute large amounts of data to people who don't have high speed connections.
I know, it's slightly cheaper as a backup option-- if your time isn't worth much.
Only the people who see nothing wrong with such monitoring would be doing the job.
Just tax a small bit of the wealth flowing through the country and give people part-time jobs fixing potholes or whatever.
Why the make-work? Just go with basic income where everybody gets a check that's enough for food, shelter and other necessities, with no means testing or anything. If you want a bigger house or flashier car or a lawn greener than the neighbors', then you can go out and get a job (profit motive) to supplement your income beyond this. But you still take the "or die" factor out of employment.
When the article talks about "exporting water", it actually means that this water used to grow the alfalfa is lost for any other uses, because it is long evaporated. It's not the actual water that gets exported to China (except if the wind blows the vapor to China where it adds to local rainfalls), it's the consumption of water necessary to actually grow enough alfalfa to export it.
The main question is: Where does the water California is watering its crops come from, and what will California do if the source is exhausted?