Science has also disproven many claims about god. True, as a totally abstract concept with no specific definition, god cannot be disproven. But as soon as scripture is written, it cannot help but make specific claims about the nature of god and the universe. In general those claims have not weathered well under the ever further-reaching methods of science.
People talk about limiting the ability of banks to speculate with deposits backed with estimates of future income, but ignore that is exactly what most of the population is doing with thier savings when they buy a car, house or expensive vacation.
A home or auto loan is backed by collateral - the home or auto. That's why an auto loan is 2.5% while a vacation loan (credit card) is 15%. But even if you've paid off the car, you can't use it as collateral for a dozen loans totaling ten times the car's value. Mortgage-backed securities gave the illusion of being collateralized but really they were so highly leveraged that the collateral was virtually nil, so a small increase in delinquencies toppled the whole house of cards. The banks didn't even know how leveraged they were.
But all that assumes that for some unexplained reason the demand for cars would just dry up.
The reason demand suddenly dried up is explained perfectly well - because most people buy cars on credit, and there was a run on the banks (mostly by each other) and thus no money to lend for buying cars. It's the same reason other companies would not have had the capital to step up and take GM's place.
This experiment has been done before, in the 1930s. Sure, the economy recovered eventually, but the cost was catastrophic - not "just" the human cost, but the entirely avoidable decade-long reduction in GDP. We just re-ran the experiment with a different intervention and a much better outcome, except it doesn't seem like we made any fundamental changes to stop it from happening again.
Try driving away on a slippery surface on a slight inclination with a car with traction control. You'll never get anywhere, unless you can disable it.
Where did you get that idea? Watch this video, starting 34 seconds in.
The same old IT department at your employer is now a Cloud Provider.
No, the real difference is that a diminishing number of companies have an IT department - at least one that operates any significant number of servers. An increasing number of functions are carried out on "on the cloud" - i.e. hosted by some other company whose server farm is largely application-neutral, and which your company shares with any number of others.
I guess your point is that this doesn't change things for hosting companies, but the point is that more companies in general are using hosting in the first place.
For that matter logging is purely sequential so a hard drive should work very well in the first place.
X Error: BadShmSeg (invalid shared segment parameter) 128
unknown Extension: 129 (MIT-SHM)
So, it won't work on remote X, or VNC, or xpra, etc.
Since I am not crazy about the tracking aspect of cell phones, I would like if you could put them into a "stealth" mode where they don't exchange any information unless you initiate a call. You could whitelist certain places to sync up all your texts and emails opportunistically, like your home and office.
I realize you could already accomplish this by simply putting the phone in airplane mode all the time (well, I think so), but the whitelisting is the important part.