The default configuration is the only configuration that the vast majority of business and home users care about. The 2nd thing that servicemen ask is if we've reverted to the default configuration to resolve issues. The first thing they ask is if we've tried rebooting the machine.
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Nena seems appropriate here. 99 Red Balloons.
That WHOOSH! belongs to you, Calydor.
You should reread the comment about the large mirror.
The goal is energy storage and mobility. Stored hydrogen is much more efficient than a solar panel at night or under ground, for example.
Oh no, not at all. They merely want to make every free act a gray area in court, so they can selectively prosecute whomever they wish.
Well before the internet, magazines and newspapers relied on advertisements so I fail to see where the "shift of focus" is.
There isn't. Nobody with two eyes open takes the magazine articles at face value when the rags include advertisements from the companies in the reviews.
The internet made this worse. Instead of being able to read around the adverts in the magazines, now we must uncover the "useful" content from pop-over ads and distracting video and and sound.
By your logic, there should only be an ID age check to own a nuclear bomb. Jetliners packed with civilians are dangerous tools, and the companies who own them have proven inadequate to defend them. I still think a better solution would be an armed plainclothes combat specialist on each flight though. Or even an open carry "marshall" who could double as a bus monitor.
I use my keys about as much as my Victorinox knife. They are quite nice at opening boxes with delicate insides.
Anonymous coward with poor quality control? Do you work for EA?
The government attempts to tightly control inflation, and availability of money in general. Tell me how a private company is going to beat that.
Aside from the many cheap and goofy devices that obscure the license plate to electronic cameras, you just logically made all other forms of electronic tracking and gps based systems superfluous.
Oh wait, our government, in an rare fit of common sense, realizes that a ubiquitous network of cameras nationwide would be prohibitively expensive.
Oh, we could. And the world would pass us by, much like 1900's Japan.
That's moronic. There's no way short of bypassing another country's sovereignty to inspect and enforce our laws on foreign based businesses. It's impossible to inspect them from afar with any degree of assurance. WMD's in Iraq, for example.
Sure it's exploitation. Given that there is no way to practice inter-nation commerce with a nation that does NOT have identical environmental, wage, and human rights policies, the only alternative is to seal our borders and live without the benefits of global economies. You know, things like foreign oil, electronics, rare minerals, and imported EVERYTHING.