Now, you strawman'd the size of the company. But the size of the fine should be at least the cost of the damage done plus a punitive amount to act as a sufficient deterrent. What I'm saying here is that $500,000 is worth less that the money Google will make off using said personal data, and is thus ineffectual. The punitive amount on top of the calculated amount of profits they could make off the data should be high enough to deter Google from doing it in Brazil again... and thus wasting taxpayer dollars prosecuting them.
But you yourself are mixing things up. First you're talking about "the damage done", then you're talking about "calculated amount of profits". So which one is it? And how could you possibly calculate it in this case?
People would not be able to use their phones on the subway, which is probably not possible anyway unless antennas have been installed in the tunnels.
Except they have been installed in the tunnels. E.g.: http://english.corp.megafon.ru/news/20120206-1808.html
Nobody is saying that. What people are saying is that since its advent, fewer people per KWh produced have died from nuclear power than coal, even if you count Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Fixed that for you. It doesn't matter how old some specific technology is.
1) With more people being productive and willing to spend their hard earned money, there'll be greater demand for more workforce.
2) Why rely on unreliable inheritance, when you have 4 previous generations to help in time of need?
3) The key point is sound investment. It's being smart that pays off, not being old.
Refrigerator is a functional device, while iPhone and iPad are partially (for some people even mostly) fashion devices. For the former it matters how it works, for the latter it matters that everyone else can identify it's iPhone/iPad and not something else similar.
Apple makes fashion products, they put great value on unique looks, on trademark. Hence it's important for them, that people can tell which is which from a distance.
1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental: "Basic changes in public opinion often occur because of shifts in concerns and priorities" (Atlantic).
2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis: a basic course in Russian; a set of basic woodworking tools.
But after that first number of years, there were no more changes to the environment, but the mutations continued at a very similar rate.
This is not surprising. After all, just because the environment doesn't change now, doesn't mean it definitely won't change in the future. If there were no mutations, a sudden change in environment would be more likely to wipe out the whole population. With the mutations it's likely that a change will affect different members of the population differently, providing a possibility for part of the population to survive this change, even if another part vanishes.