Because the unidirectional gravitational pull of a human eyeball ~ a small moon and with enough of them focused directly on the asteroid at the right time we might be able to pull it in to a permanent orbit and mine it for shiny things.
Until they make tape measures in the UK DIY Stores that only read in metric I will continue to use "Impetric" for whatever D.I.Y job I am tackling. If it is small and to a high degree of accuracy I tend to use mm but if its something like popping together a garden shed I tend to use feet and inches and then mm for the last bit. "The door frame needs to be 6 feet and 40mm, works for me as all of the measures here have both on them.
The thousands of microscopic missiles launched at the rover to stop it anhialating more of their tiny cities is finally paying off. If one of them only had an old macbook and some way of getting to its core....
Is the same in the UK, you do get access to their higher powered public wi-fi as well but due to the fact that their supplied routers barely extend around the house they are intended to feed let alone become some kind of public hot-spot doesnt work very well from the few I have tried to access. I believe the traffic on your own SSID is prioritised too (confirmation needed though). Nothing to stop you using a laptop connected to the public SSID for your illegal downloading though I suppose. Damn those wardriving freeloaders.
'"It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism,"... Well, lets think, you could run a child prostitution ring, child slavery, people trafficking, run a pharmacutical firm/country that denies poorer people medicine or be a banker. Not hard to imagine at all. (not sure what the rest of the summary was about as I did not read it.
OR IP is more than likely being stripped apart by patent lawyers to ensure that none of the other up and coming VR competitors make it off of the starting block, Its a damn shame but that sort of thing could ultimately be the end of VR or at least set it back by years (we have already waited far too long). I really hope Facebook don't get in the way of what could be a long sought after technology in favour of a fast lame advertising return on a half baked product but I wont hold my breath.
Lets be honest, if copyright did not exist and people were all expected to give everything away for free and starve then 1) Quality would plummet 2) The excitement that pirates get when they have had one over on "The Man" when stealing a film/game/tune would vanish. 3) These fun debates would also dry up. I do wonder if Sweden is actually one big US black site though as they always seem to want their biggest criminals shipped off there prior to anything else:P