Shimizu, a giant civil engineering and construction firm, plans to install a 'solar belt' around the moon's equator."
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I really can't see how GPS (or galileo) (or odometer checking) could be more usefull than taxing the gas/diesel, since both systems could be cheated, but you cannot drive without gas.
And there is another point of taxing gas (versus km driven): it estimulates people to buy more economic mileage cars.
So, why change a system that (a) works and (b) it's fair to a system that can be cheated and it's not so fair?
So the source used wikileaks to remain anonymous? heh
Why? Conflict of interest. Who works at the central bank will eventually get off the government. And this guy will need a job - at some bank or financial organization. Why should he(she) piss off the same institutions that will provide him(her) a job in the future?
You know, wikileaks is doing the job that a transparent government should do in the first place.
And sorry, but is completely bullshit to compare mass-spying with disclosure of secret acts of the government.
Sorry, but when exactly NSA was part of the solution?
Sorry to reply this in a off-topic, but your signature message had 3 lines, don't? (I'm serious).
Anyway, I remember your signature for dozens of very good comments here.
there is a concept called 'informational asymmetry'. When you have a big IA, you cannot have well done system of agency (like the theory of agency).
So, if you have a big gap between who votes and who gets votes, you cannot have a real democracy. That's plain and simple.
unlike Israel? what?
Why do you think Iran is trying to get nukes in the first place?
That's exactly the problem: if you really think SUSE or FEDORA could be a non-geek linux, you probably don't even know what is a non-geek user.
The true is that Ubuntu and Canonical are doing a great job. Unity is not there yet, but will be. Mir is starting, and I would bet that will be good in 2 years.
I loved linux back in '90s (slackware at the time). But after sometime I found that the fanatical community would never do a system intended for non-geeks. For this reason, I stoped using linux in the 2000s. But ubuntu changed that mentality. They have a system that have auto-updates, a good management pack system and a simple and beauty visual. I get things done in the office without going to source code. That's all I require from a computer. And Ubuntu, right now, is the ONLY linux (for desktop) that provide this.
Save the whales. Collect the whole set.