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since most phones don't even have the hardware connected.
On the other hand, you pretty much need to include an Fm receiver in phones sold in India. And since manufacturers don't like managing multimpel hardware configurations, I suspect that the few connections needed (like to an antenna) exist in their 'standard' hardware version.
the great achievements of the Greek and Romans,
Where would we be if Plato, Archimedes and Socrates were paywalled?
On the other hand, could we please have Sophocles sue Microsoft for misappropriation of his IP?
communication mechanism to control power output.
So what happens when the utility system operator has a block of cheap power switched onto the system and says, "We don't need all this solar right now. Switch it off." Conspiracy theories will spring up all over about how the utility is trying to 'do in' solar. Not that some of these won't be legitimate. Power companies like to buy the cheapest blocks of power first and put the expensive stuff on standby. Smart grids and technology aside, I don't think many solar system owners are going to like their generating plug pulled when it suits the utilities interests. So most of these systems are designed to push max power onto the grid and only disconnect due to a fault condition.
"We've got what it takes to take what you've got."
But the usa already has sales taxes. it is used for states and counties.
It is used so that the federal and state governments can keep playing 'hide the real tax rate' between the two of them.
I don't know about the EU and UK, but in the USA, the market for HD Radio has been crippled by IP and licensing issues. The hardware is (or could be) cheap. Particularly if China gets into the manufacturing business.
You have to have social skills that help you convince others you are more intelligent than them.
Maybe. But you need social skills to not make the 'average' people think you are shitting on them. There are a lot of not outstandingly brilliant but hardworking and productive people that you will meet. And you will be better off working with them, even if that means keeping a lid on your genius, than trying to convince them that you possess it (even if you do).
Only if you have a low tolerance for stupidity,
The stupid are fun to watch.
I recall an article a few years back about one of those Amazonian tribes that wanted nothing to do with western civilization. There was a photo of a couple of tribesmen wearing New York Knicks tee shirts and a few Tupperware containers visible near the cooking fire.
Had there been an "architect" or "main designer"
That would be Boeing's role (as the general contractor). Boeing is really good about managing things that they understand, like building airplanes. Because there's usually some geezer on the payroll that remembers how they did things 'back in the old days'. But not so good at doing the one-off type projects. They basically broker services and talent between the various subcontractors that actually know how to do the work.
The materials aren't worth the labor to extract them
Thousands of meth addicts will disagree.
Self-esteem is a part of social/emotional development. You can't think well of others (and stop undermining them) until you think well of yourself.
if they cannot point to any evidence.
Here's some: http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/ev...
Although the null result tends to dominate in studies of academic preformance (no preference for single-sex or coeducational settings), single sex does show advantages in the accumulated studies in the social/emotional areas.
But that's out of 171 who took it. So 41%. Not great, but then considering that these are people who are thinking about a career where they are likely going to be replaced by cheap offshore labor, they probably aren't the brightest bulbs in the marquee anyway.