The batteries do not have to be on the elevator. They can be on the building side of the high powered rail. For example in the basement.
First gen stars didn't have any rocky planets nor enough metals to form cellular life. If they had life it would have to be quite different to us.
If everyone is as smart as Bruce Banner then I would expect warp drives to be developed quite fast.
Induction drives are not safe enough.
This is a design using a worm drive.
If you have exprience with worm drives you know their self breaking properties make this very safe. In addition the designs I saw years back had emergency breaking systems similar to normal elevators.
With the next format you'll be able to fit them on a disk while using even more draconian DRM! Wouldn't that be great?
All the stuff is just hydrogen, helium and time. Not just the good stuff.
Hardly effective. Dongles are still allowed.
Especially "Is a smartphone detected?".
The past 3 routers I used had a random number sequence 20 or so number long on a sticker on the back. That sequence was the initial key and after a physical reset that will be the key again.
I always rather like "Secret" and "Above your paygrade" as multiple user passwords but "I forgot" would be a cool one too.
Now I just have to go back to a place where multiple user passwords are a thing again.
Vlad Tepes had similar ideas.
I haven't got an advice on what to buy. I do have an advice on what not to buy.
Don't trust a Trust
I have one. It is too slow. If I use it as an UPS and pull the wall plug the computer first shuts down due to power loss and then the UPS comes up and I can immediately restart my PC without putting the plug back in the wall.
It drops the power long enough to kill the PC. How can they not have detected that during testing?
It is useful for some other use cases, but not as an UPS. Just as an easy 240V power supply.
If driving over the ocean isn't going to stop him the DariÃ©n Gap will do nothing because then you can simply drive over the Caribbean sea and avoid that swamp all together.