You could fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Orlando (MCO) That's a pretty big search radius, if this story is true.
Then again, ordering something on amazon every 2-3 days already seems borderline compulsive behaviour to me too.
How often do you go to a physical store? More than twice a week? Now multiply that to cover a whole family.
I personally go to a physical store for non food items maybe once a month. My wife goes maybe once a week as she gets stuff for the house/kid which isn't easy to get online.
And I mentioned this in another reply - but a big part of it is not having to think. Let's say I make 100 orders in a year. That's $1 per order for shipping. Now, you're right, I could probably get some of those free. And there are other's I'd pay say $8 for 2 day. And yet others I'd pay $15 for overnight. You know what? If it takes even 1 minute per order to figure out which is which $100 a year is CHEAP - my time is worth a lot more than that.
Because we're not all as organized as you?
In fact we do that, the subscribe & save system amazon have allows us to setup recurring deliveries of the stuff we predictably need (baby supplies, cosmetics, etc). But other than groceries we buy pretty much everything online, and most of that from amazon. Not having to think about delivery times or prices is what allows us to do that. Having to worry about whether it would be delivered in time, or whether spending $10 to ship a $10 widget is worth it is a waste of mental energy I just don't need.
You're completely ignoring speed. My family buy tons of stuff from Amazon (typically 2-3 orders per week, sometimes more) and so of course we could cancel prime and get free shipping pretty easily. But waiting a week+ for delivery? Not interested. Which means we'd be spending $5-10 per order for 2-day, which would pay for prime in maybe a month.
That's the point. You don't need for people not to be able to see to feel private.
Feeling private does not mean having privacy.
You absolutely do need for people not to see in order to have privacy. That reality-TV celebrity and that Asian family do not have privacy, only the illusion thereof. That illusion has some psychological value, but not nearly as much as the real thing. As for the guy in the bathroom and the couple in the room with the tie on the door, you don't know what they're actually doing at all, and it is for that reason that they have privacy.
People will always have secrets, they will always find ways to keep them, and they will always have perfectly legitimate reasons for doing so. Your own use of a pseudonym is implicit but irrevocable agreement with that latter fact.
That illusion is what you have now, and have had for a very long time. Try to understand that. You don't have secrets. You really don't. Your secrets are known by a select group of people that you don't know, and they are for sale. That is the status quo you are defending. That is the status quo I am opposed to. I am not speaking in favour of putting cameras in your bedroom. I am speaking in favour of expanding the "select group that is in the know" to include you.
That doesn't bother me.
What bothers me is that Google is constantly changing things and if you don't like it, tough.
Yes, you're supposed to cut out the middleman. Let the hackers steal directly from you instead of going through a third party.
Sorry but AT&T is far more evil than the NSA.
then they can pay for their own fricking stadiums.
and we should give them 20 billion, then 24, 28,32,36....
Science is far more important than killing people.... yet we give 80% of our taxes to the department of killing things.
Mars? launch a very large rover for the moon and another to Venus. why the hell are we only looking at one planet?
Skylab did it's mission, HAve you been in Skylab II? I have, it's sitting there at space camp in Huntsville, AL. I was able to get past the glass and walk around. it was incredibly small and not much science could get done in it. mostly it was to make sure that humans did not get space madness after extended stays in low gravity.
to republican leaders? science has zero value.
Pork bellies is where it's at!
And you forgot the fact that the A-10 is a better combat platform than the F-35 will ever be. Will the F-35 be able to fly home with most of it's wings and tail section missing? I doubt it. the A-10 does it all the time.