This story and comments remind me of a Short Story by Anton Chekov. The story was called "The Bet". It is worth reading if you are interested in this subject.
The most powerful and least productive group today. You could produce the best product in the world, but if you cut off the "middle man" you won't be able to sell it.
If that is true, than someone leaked it. They should be found and tried for treason. Isn't that what happens to people who let the public know how the government is
"...or are consumers going to just get screwed in the long run?"
I can see it now:
Me: It is cold and those heated seats would be nice now. Maybe I can just pay a monthly rate during the winter.
Car Company: I'm sorry but that option requires a 1 year contract.
It certainly was a different time then. Today, there would be much ado about this. A government project with the main players reading a religious text? No way that would work today.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." - widely attributed to Albert Einstein.
When does persistence become insanity?
Although I do not fit in this demographic and now do the majority of my reading on my Kindle, I, too, prefer printed books. There are plenty of good things about ebooks. I particularly like the portability and built in dictionary. In spite of the conveniences that ebooks offer, I still prefer the FEEL of a real printed book. As a result, I have a good collection on my Kindle and an overloaded bookshelf.
We don't need flying wind energy harvesters. Let's just put windmills close to trees and then encourage the trees to wave their branches as continuously and vigorously as possible.
I think Microsoft should advertise this. Outside hackers will love the challenge. Locks only keep the honest people out.
I just don't understand the glamorization of violence. I mean it obviously has its entertainment value (action movies, etc.), but to actually play the part of the horrible criminals depicted in this game just doesn't speak very highly of us. My son brought this game home with one of his friends. I was dismayed at how much they enjoyed this kind of role playing. I banned it from my house and explained how I felt about it to my son, but I have no doubt he plays it at his friends.
I was hoping there would be a decent answer to this question. I was curious about the answer and this explains it best to me.
Resistance is futile...........
You're just scared to.
Or maybe you've just given up and can't believe that things could be better/different. Change can be scary because while it is always different it isn't always better.
The Press is chiding the Fire Department for not allowing Helmet Cameras. They claim the department and the public would benefit from the Helmet Cameras. They fail to mention that they, the press, also benefit, especially if something dramatic (some injury or death) is recorded.