Umm.. yes it would be a lot harder, and take a lot more fuel to stay up for longer. They are only hitting 65mi AGL. That's technically in space, but just barely (either 62 or 50 miles depending on who's counting). To stay up for an hour or so, they would have to reach something near Low Earth Orbit (LEO). For reference, the ISS is in LEO, and it takes ~90 minutes to complete one orbit. It's orbiting at an altitude of 190mi. Besides, weightless is a rather misleading term. Gravity is still pulling them down at nearly the same rate as it is on the ground (minus a percent or so). They are just falling (decelerating) at the same rate as the craft, and hence have no apparent weight,
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Building the space elevator out of human bodies. I'm intrigued.
But, if someone is tailgating you, and you stop for the red and rear ended, that's their fault, and their insurance can pay. I'd rather go that route than risk running the light. (In which case damages would be my fault)
Wait a damn second here. You are against warning people about tsunamis because some might use it as a chance for looting? Personally, if there is a giant wall of watery death heading my way, I'd like to know about it. If some moron decides to stay behind to grab my stuff, I'll the aforementioned wall of watery death deal with him, wash away all evidence, including the moron himself.
But people have 'known' that most cars made by the big 3 sucked for decades. All of the various imports have been trumpeting their safety and reliability as a major selling point. (And importantly people accepted it as true). When a car manufacturer in that position starts have issues people are more likely to notice.
Well, that would only be true if "greedy" also implied "traffic cop". I mean, calling something a "cat" implies that it is a "mammal". The opposite is not true. (Even if one of my coworkers disagrees)
I'm always confused as to how people can consider the isthmus of Panama to not be enough to separate the Americas into two continents, but at the same time the Suez isthmus is twice as wide, but yet makes Africa a separate continent.
How does this provide any security? All the fake site needs to do is get the picture from the BoA site. (Heck a well written script could cause your machine to do it for them.) Once that happens you are no better off than you were before, and likely worse (Since you are training people to assume that "picture means legit", instead of other more secure methods.
I hear Mars might become a substitute for Earth in the future. That could really impact the value of your Earth and depreciate the assets in your non-diversified Earth portfolio.
So, the only logical response that I can see is blow up Mars. It will also teach that damn Marvin a lesson. "Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be a mars-shattering kaboom!"