[...] I don't want to see Google with a monopoly either. MS kind of keeps them in check.
I was going to reply 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'
but in fact, you can be sure the two are allies in screwing-over their employees, so I'll quote Orwell, instead:
"Between pigs and human beings there was not, and there need not be, any clash of interests whatever. Their struggles and their difficulties were one. Was not the labour problem the same everywhere?"
What if by the time a race has evolved sufficiently that they have mastered all technology, they simply enter another dimension to escape being destroyed by their star's death?
Physics seems to be saying there could be as many as 11 dimensions, possibly more.
Maybe you only need to exist at right-angles to this one to escape any devastation coming and maybe then energy/resource needs become a non-issue.
No need to exit the solar system then and you're effectively undetectable...
Since he can expect you to tthrow paper pretty often, he'd want to make scissors take up at least some of the non-rock ones he can throw, so if you throw rock, he would lose and if you were countering one of his rocks, you'd negate.
Tech-savvy people agree that dollar-for-dollar, android is better quality than Apple.
Apple has much better marketing, though, so they've got that going for them
I immediately check the Celestia Motherlode.
The reason being that you can almost get a sense of how big something really is with it since it displays your distance to it in au (or ly, Kpc, Mpc).
I encourage you to try it, hit H then G to go to sol, then scroll away first to 1 au, then 10, etc. The sun is still quite bright at 1 ly.
Imagine how big that thing appears at 1 ly distance!