Asians outsourcing now, too?
My dad said yes. We had a few pretty good governments right after WW2. It seems you just have to stuff politicians into concentration camps for a few years to set them straight.
Especially in a country where 300 bucks ain't just the price of a Christmas gift but rather your annual food budget...
Indirectly. It's the one with the lowest additional value to its user.
I think the main difference is maintenance cycles, delicacy of sensor and detection of failure.
Brakes don't suddenly go from good to bad. They have a very graduate wear and it's easy to detect that they should be replaced in the annual checkup. And when it is detected, there's plenty of time usually left, not to mention that you notice a change in the behaviour unless you're very insensitive to your car's signals.
Likewise, if you're lacking oil, it's trivial to detect that. There's a sensor that notices when there isn't enough oil and it works trivially easy. Covered in oil = fine, not covered in oil = warning light on.
And if a light goes dark, it's either easy to notice yourself (when you don't see jack anymore) or some friendly cop will point it out to you (usually while cashing in some money for that service...).
It's a bit different with the kind of sensors that you need to let a car drive itself. I think the moment you notice that some important sensor is covered in mud is the same moment that airbag goes poof in your face.
Just wait for cab driver unions to go berserk over it. It kills jobs! It's hackneys and RIAA all over again. Just you wait and see, these things will be outlawed inside the cities.
Europeans have. Every time they plug something into a power outlet.
Religion and money have a lot in common. Both rely on faith these days.
Erh... don't get me wrong, but I happen to have a little insight in various indie music productions. If you only squeeze out a song per year, "slacking" would be a term that you don't deserve without offending slackers. Also, don't expect to be paid practicing. I didn't get paid learning to program, and I doubt a lot of people got paid while learning what they are doing.
Unlike me, they also don't have to maintain their music to adjust and mend problems. If anything, they re-release the same crap a few years later redressed in the hope that they get to sell the same junk once more. Try that in programming, people will (rightfully) complain that they already paid for the program and now should pay for the update.
If anything, this whole story shows the feeling of entitlement content makers display. Milking something done once forever isn't good enough if you just got 3k a month out of it, it seems.
What's the difference between obnoxious and obnoxious?
How so? Because we all agree that something is right, up to the point that we don't really care whether it's right at all as long as we agree on it?
That's called "religion".
Harmless eccentrics? Hardly. It's a matter of magnitude, though. I don't think either is something positive, but given that it seems I only get to side with a police state or pedos, I can only side with the lesser evil.
Hey, I didn't start with the black and white game. I just know how to play it...
I am not, my mom had me tested.
Governments not only back money, they also want to control it. For good reason (at least good from their point of view). At the very least they want to control its flow. Money is a tool for control, maybe the easiest. You can incite people, you can convince people, you can inspire people to do your bidding, but the easiest way to make them do it is money. Given enough of it, you will almost certainly find enough people to do what you want to happen.
Now, if you not only control who you can give money, but who anyone else can give money, control is yours. Not only can you make people do your bidding, you can deny others the same.
I tried to use it to pay online, but my business partner complained the bills I faxed ain't legal tender.