This test wasn't for a drivers license, it was for a ”self-driving vehicle testing license”. Sounds like a learners permit more than anything else, and as I recall learners permits for people are pretty simple to acquire too. There isn't even a road test.
I use Hangouts pretty much every day and in the past month it's used less than 15MB of data total on my phone. This includes some photos I've sent with it. I have no idea what you are doing to get such high data usage, but I don't think it's typical.
This law applies specifically to consumer goods. How many consumer goods require an NDA to purchase? In pretty sure not even the Apple store has tried that.
So do trucks blithely crash into your car every time you slow down, or did you slam on the breaks exactly as you were instructed not to do?
That's one magic cable you have if it has a mark that identifies the up position for both my current phone as well as my previous phone who's usb port has the opposite orientation.
Many more people than just developers deal with both a phone and tablet every day.
Google is working on a font family which supports every Unicode character, it's a big job though.
It's "an app store for the physical world"? Or in other words, it's a store.
True, but macroscopic species can survive on their own. Viruses need to infect hosts to spread, and many viruses don't remain viable for long outside of a host. From what I can find, it seems like smallpox is such a virus.
Google has killed services before that cost them money to continue operating, that's not the same thing as an open source codec at all.
Do you have any evidence that self-driving cars are unsafe, or that human intervention has been necessary?
None at all, that's my only point. I'm extremely optimistic that automated cars will be safer than human drivers within the decade if they aren't already. It's not a very high bar to attain, really.
Their record so far is excellent, but the tests are still being done with professional drivers behind the wheel. We don't know what sort of weather conditions the cars have had to deal with, or how much the drivers have needed to intervene. Have they gone out in thunderstorms and blizzards and still have never needed driver intervention? It's possible, I don't know.
You can't drive on the road now without having a drivers license and insurance. You may call that a bubblewrap mentality that curtains your freedom and volition. You're free to have that opinion, I just want to be able to get from point a to point b without some idiot slamming into me. Reasonable restrictions to that end are fine by me.
We don't know how many times the driver in the cars have had to intervene to prevent an accident, do we?
And... so? None of this will happen until self-driving cars are in fact the safer alternative. At which point, great. Since when do you get to endanger others because you think it's fun?
It's their parents cable subscription, obviously. They watch it on the extra TV in the basement.