Even if North America had only trees and savages, those slaves and lumber were more than enough profit to motivate European conquest.
No advertiser would pay extra for that. They'd pay less for having an angry viewer.
Have any of those things actually been achieved by crowdfunding, or are people with marketing degrees and a lack of ethics simply piling on the crowdfunding bandwagon with big ideas they know are impossible but know can inspire the masses to fork over money?
The moon-base-assembling nanobots go up later on the flight with the leprechaun colonists launched on the perpetual motion rocket.
The difference is, I'm still using Konqueror today and there are no plans to make me use Dolphin. There may not be an objective "better", just different tools better for different people.
Anti-competitive is legal if you're not a monopoly. Intel has a lot of market power in desktops/laptops, but certainly no monopoly, so they're well within their rights to use that power to break into mobile.
It takes 1 person out of 500 to cover a restroom in urine. If you check how many different people's urine are covering it compared to the number of people who pass through the restroom, you would likely find that an overwhelming majority of people are considerate... and most of the rest are under the influence of drugs.
Google Checkout was widely used, until it was transitioned to the wallet branding and then killed. As a former google checkout user for digital goods I wasn't even aware that I could've been using wallet still.
That's great, if we want a world with a few million happy hunter-gatherers in the rainforests and everybody else dead.
The leverage with which powerful people can control others on Mars would be undeniably much greater than on Earth. On Earth, you can flee on foot. You can hide in the amazon and become a hunter-gathered if you want. On Mars, if you're at odds with your colony leadership, you have to acquire spacesuits air food water building materials etc. Everyone will know where you are on a Mars base, and all they have to do to eliminate dissent is "accidentally" depressurize the compartment. Mars requires living together and depending on each other a great deal, and that lends itself to strong rules and strong leadership.
The premise seems to be that we're supposed to vocally engage and shame internet commenters who harass others. But most people will not do so. This doesn't mean we think it's ok, it means we've learned that online harassers cannot be shamed and will simply harass us in turn if we don't ignore them. Ignoring them is the only option.
Many are born into their religion and feel cultural or family obligation to remain in it.
Take your sample ballot to the voting booth, no point in using a phone.
Nobody has time to evaluate all 50 judges and school board reps and such, and some positions you may simply not care about. Nothing wrong with that. It's much worse to pick someone based on their listed occupation or because you like their name just to fill out the full ballot.
Check a map.