The energy density of gasoline is 100 X better than current batteries, so why even bring this up? The interesting number is cost of energy storage, Pumped hydro is cheaper than flywheels or batteries (and has terrible energy density) but is the best current choice for storing lots of energy.
Why batteries? Spin up a buried flywheel in a vacuum. Motor/generators for converting between mechanical and electrical energy can be close to 90% efficient.
One thing we need to do is pry open the BIOS. Why should we need a VGA and keyboard or serial port to configure the hardware? Why is initializing the memory interface a secret? We can't improve servers if the hardware is still tied to the original IBM PC.
Is OS X open? no. Is it put together in many different ways from parts from many different developers? no. Do we care whether it becomes a tightly integrated ball of proprietary software? no. So do you understand the issue? no.
Every language is influenced by Lisp.
I blame all that mercurochrome my mom put on my cuts when I was little.
Best not to assume that LEDs are better:
While we're at it let's eliminate the deduction for mortgage payments. Why are we preferring homeowners over renters? Homeowners tend to be the ones with kids who use more resources. That makes as much sense as disallowing payments required to hold a job.
Have you noticed that Stallman only has power to the extent that people agree with him? That he has no means of enforcing anything other than by making a convincing argument? His highway has less tolls than any alternative.
... or the Grimm brothers, or Hans Christian Andersen. In fact is Disney any different than Deadmau5? Most of what they made it big on was other people's work.
Yes, there are no gray areas at all. If it's implanted inside you then its part of you, and if its separate then its not. Oh, wait. A diabetes monitor has an implanted sensor and an external battery pack, so which is it? Can I search the data on it to find out where you've been or what you've been doing or not? Does it matter whether its microchip is inside or outside?
It's tiny compared to the library of congress.
The well-known terrorist organization Aqua Teen Hunger Force shut down the city of Boston in 2007 with just some boards with blinky lights.
That's really cool, but why are you running the new browser instead of Mosaic?
What's broken exactly?
Software has bugs and occationally they crash. I'm not an expert GNU/Linux system administrator by any means, and I've lost count of the amount of times when I simply wanted to just find a way to make the init system restart a service automatically when it crashes. This is trivial with Systemd, you just set Restart=on-failure in the service file and it's done. No need to write error-prone shell scripts or fiddle with run levels. It just works and it's well documented.
Straight out of Windows. Write buggy software. It's ok if it crashes once in a while because we can just restart it.
Also straight out of Windows. Make everything into one big integrated binary instead of something that you can see into or hack on.