It is unlikely Ebola has been weaponized. It makes sense to use a virus as a weapon if the attacker has some kind of effective defence against it, otherwise the disease may backfire. Right now Ebola is too dangerous for this.
It could be for complications. Influenza causes inflammation, which itself creates a happy medium for bacteria in the lungs. It is standard practice to give antibiotics in severe cases of influenza. This does not help against the virus but helps lowering the risk of reinfections. See there.
Actually winning at chess vs humans is a solved problem. Driving on the road is harder, surprisingly.
Because that is not very safe at all.
Do they? How do you know? Citation required.
Typical libertarian stance with no relation with reality whatsoever. If you have no consumer protection you pay more, simply because the seller can pull out any scam without consumer recourse. Plus the Americans do have effective consumer protection.
Let' all go and start WWIII. I think Putin is dangerous but not that crazy.
That is like so easy, right? Putin did not enter into a treaty with a government, but with a country. The country is still standing. This Ukrainian government has dissolved the parliament and is holding elections. Putin does not want to wait for the outcome, he already knows they are not going to be favourable to the Russian side.
Login services? Pretty special if you ask me.
A race condition that happens 0.1% of the time is not something you cannot deal with. Certainly not by replacing the init system with something flakier.
I like your analogy but don't view it in the same way. Some people think Michael Jackson was weird, disturbing, all apparences and no substance. Yet there is no denying that he had a lot of talent and many loved his music. Some of his songs are classics. Also, he is 100% human.
In the same way, some people think that OSX is all apparences, no substance and not suited to anything serious. Yet many people love its polished interface and excellent hardware integration. Also it is 100% Unix and most open source software runs on it as well as under Linux.
There is the problem of capacity and storage,
According to the same web site you quote, a reasonably optimistic target is 20% PV, 20% wind by 2030. The rest (60%) must be provided by something else. I don't think coal or nuclear is quite dead yet (unfortunately).
Very bad physicist then, then one who could not understand why lantern batteries wouldn't start his car. Any self-respecting physicist, even a theorist, knows about intensity and power.
A symphony is hard work, but many people can compose a song, not a very good one, mind you. Anybody can learn chess and even become reasonably proficient. Not grandmaster or anything, but decent. Basic algebra is taught to everybody in middle school, so I think you are a bit pessimistic.
By the way I think the policy of Apple to staff their store with Apple employees is excellent for the brand. Others would set up a kind of franchise, which would be cheaper but probably not as effective.