As soon as I start singing, they throw rotten fruit at me!
Just like bankers in the Depression.
Exactly!!! When I replaced my oven, it was almost as old as I am! And though my olde TV had been "obsolete" for years, I could keep using it until I was ready to replace it. Why should a perfectly good computer running XP (or Snow Leopard for that matter) have an expiration date?
Well, yeah, but that was a long time ago. Surely, Apple wouldn't obsolete perfectly good software to replace it with something not as good as the old stuff.
I'd guess the criminals have already cashed out their bitcoins. They don't care if bitcoin goes bust, beyond having one less scam to run.
There's a reason why few people carry cash suitcases, or stuff large amounts of cash under their mattresses.
I thought it was "for all intensive porpoises", though I don't understand how dolphins are involved.
The big difference is FDIC. If my bank goes pfft, my money is insured. If Mt Gox goes pfft, my bitcoins go pfft. I don't consider banks to be inherently trustworthy either, but the government has a huge interest in keeping people happy, since a total economic collapse will screw them too. Nobody has an incentive to keep Mt Gox's victims happy, including Mt. Gox.
The cops might not have the time or resources to sort it out, but if the search is fraudulent, the lawyers sure have the time.
I've never seen the crazy homeless guy on the bus stab anyone, but I certainly have seen, and smelled the crazy homeless guy, and it's not pretty. I agree the odds of getting stabbed are fairly low, but I don't blame anyone for wanting to avoid riding on the stinking (literally) busses.
I knew they gave me one. But I never used it, and if anyone had asked for my list of emails, I probably wouldn't have even thought about it.
Most for-profit businesses have competition from other for-profit businesses. You can't charge $10 for a widget if Acme Widget sells the same thing for $5. Comcast has a monopoly or a duopoly, which means there is no $5 widget to drive prices down.
This! I might expect problems in the boondocks of Southern Missouri, but I see no reason why Kansas City or St Louis can't be as advanced in broadband as Europe.
The worst one will be politically connected neighborhoods that presently have tons of traffic because these people built their houses in a high traffic area. So they will demand (and get) that the government mandate that driverless cars detour around their precious streets.
Or, businesses arranging to have traffic go past their stores in the hope that some will stop and buy their crap.
The fact that a speeding car uses the same emergency shutdown technique as my Windows laptop is just plain scary!