Er, Red Dwarf. Nerd card revoked.
Either that or distance is being seriously compressed!
oblig: "Well the thing about black holes, you see, is that they're black. And the thing about space is - that it's black..."
You're right - they probably already have!
It's only a negative externality when you have cable companies charging for bandwidths they have no intention of providing (ie lying or committing fraud), other than in short "bursts". Otherwise it's calling "getting the most for your money" because you paid for it. If you paid for 5Mb/s I promise you that you will never accidentally get 10Mb/s from your ISP, whether you watch Netflix or check your e-mail.
"Blow" a circuit breaker? No see the thing about circuit breakers is they're not like fuses which you used to have to replace. They trip before any of the cables heat up too much (assuming your building is wired to code). If Mr. EV tripped the breaker then there would no longer be any electricity available for him - he'd unplug and call it a day. As for the "problem" it consists of flicking a switch. This is probably less that 5 cents worth of effort on the part of some maintenance guy.
Not really, because the more people in prison, the greater the drain on those resources by inefficient government and the prison system. You're not eliminating the competition, only changing the side he's on.
What if, what if, what if... The problem with "what if" is that it didn't happen, except in your head.
Tesla? Why not Porsche (Paul Walker)\? Or Ford (140,000 cars recalled because of fires)? Why pick on poor Tesla?
Er, the desktop market shrank by 20% last year. That's not a lack of growth, that's an actual decrease in size.
Or the same ability to deal with all the heat that comes with that power. Anyway 8GB... I have that in video memory alone. System memory is 64GB. And yes I use it.
Not dying, just moving towards a much smaller equilibrium point to reflect the size of their niche. Most people realize now that they can get all their computing needs from a phone. Some people will always need the raw computing power, the graphics power, the server ability, etc that only comes with a desktop. Poking around at a clumsy interface with your fingers is ok for occasional tasks, but keyboards and mice are specialized in what they do and so far nothing more efficient has come along to replace them. The same with multiple, big monitors. I have 3 23" monitors on my desk side by side - I love the horizontal real estate. It lets me track several things at once. Until you can give me a phone that I can plug my monitors, keyboard and pointing device to and that has the same speed, RAM and graphics ability I will be staying with desktops. I see no reason to "downgrade".
Even outsourced jobs require a desktop. Just they won't be sold in your first world market. Aaaanyway I don't see the desktop as dying, but I do see it moving into a niche for power users, developers and gamers.
Oh well, back to making planes that don't fly. Or catch fire.