I'm not a coder, but I did do CS in high school back in the pre-Internet late 80s. We first learned flow charts, then algorithms, then had to program functions on calculators, and finally got out hands on TSR-80s to write BASIC programs. The brilliance of this was that my education was not limited to languages, but rather to techniques and logic. And now I teach philosophy, and have a healthy fascination with computers.
As a professor, I ask my students to do the simplest thing - writing blogs with decent lay-out. They have all the tools they need, and I offer whatever help they request. Yet, this Facebook generation often gets confused with the simplest of tasks, including uploading pictures outside of Facebook. The Internet, obviously enough, has dumbed down everything. Students no longer try to apply techniques, but rather to respond to interfaces.
To bring this back on topic - schools need to teach the logic and the basic techniques - with those, one needs simply to learn a language, which is not that difficult.
If they go this way, they may lose money on me.
I have no cable TV subscription, and the only way I watch TV is on Hulu (etc.).
If they meter me, I'll simply revert to my earlier Web activities, which are largely text-based.
Restricted airspace above meatpacking plants and CAFOs?
I could see that coming.
Don't forget the health-care costs associated with long-term processed-food eating. They more than outstrip the savings you realize in food purchases.
Yes, depending how you source your food, obviously cooking can be more expensive. But it does not have to be - even fine cooking.
You can make a batch of home-made tomato sauce that will last a week, and that will cost you under $2. At Whole Foods, you can buy very good meat; for instance, $8 will get you enough chicken to last (me) four meals. With a few vegetables and noodles or rice, you have a stir fry.Some tortillas, you have a burrito. Of course, all these things require pantry items, but they can be purchased in bulk and amortized over many meals. You can bake up a week's worth of cupcakes with ingredients you control, and that'll set you back - actually, I don't know how much, since they too are based on bulk ingredients you can use in many meals.
We need to stop looking at fresh food as an expense, but rather as an investment, especially when we spend so much money on gadgets and subscriptions. Eating well - not extravagantly - is essential for health in the long run. Eating all the sodium and additives your proposed cheap diet offers strikes me as unwise.
That's complete bullshit. Everyone has time to cook.
You just don't want to.
And I note that every meal you mention is extremely unhealthy.
You may not be so happy in the long run with all the time you saved.
And you're doing it wrong if you really think cooking is more expensive.
It's not the same thing at all. A safety interlock is there to stop you from interfering with a process underway, or from being damaged by an accident (your toaster case).
In neither case did it prevent you from doing what you want.
A better example would be a microwave door handle that would detect your BMI and then decide whether or not you could open it.
In the case of the car, a decision would be made to stop you from initiating a process (a decision that could be deeply flawed, or even a malfunction).
It's an invasion of privacy because IT"S MAKING A DECISION FOR YOU (excuse the shouting). It would be as if your car would not start if the seat belt was not done up.
Free agents prefer to make their own - even wrong - decisions.