If the negative side effects show up after 10 (+-7 years individual differences) years, and wreck life after 15 (+-9 years individual differences) - you'd be competing with them for ~12 years during which you might die of hunger. Or not earn enough to keep abreast of technology that will help you get employment after 10 years, while competing against 10 year younger drug abusers.
Nights never come as a surprise - next few years' sunset timings can be computed right now. Clouds do, sometimes as a huge surprise. There is no comparison between reactivity to nights and reactivity to clouds.
You need to learn a lot from another AC post about economically infeasible
Samsung Android phones come with Google Play with maps, keep and youtube - all replaced with "competing apps".
Rights are a legal fiction, because any right you cannot protect yourself and that nobody will protect for you is not a right at all.
Apples are a botanical fiction, because any apple you cannot protect yourself and that nobody will protect for you is not an apple at all.
Apples can be taken away so apples don't exist.
1. A few years ago, Apple's phones were outselling Android based phones. It was the largest selling "smartphone" brand - with Android, Nokia, Blackberry and a few others trailing behind. Like just demonstrated, Apple is more of a "monopoly abuser" than Android. Where were these same antitrust regulators then?
2. Even then, the stickiness of Google Play monopoly is low. The banks and other organizations already advertize their Play Store availability on their main web pages. At the same spot they could make an APK downloadable - to which they still retain the copyright and all the means to exercise it, unlike some other distribution systems of mobile applications.
"guaranteed" (by mathematics, not rigged programming)
Even if a mathematically fair virtual dice is rolled, mathematics doesn't guarantee anything within a lifetime of the universe. Laws made by humans on the other hand have to be obeyed in minutes / hours.
Your post equates "coming for" with murder. Worse reasoning.
Seriously, the stuff is all around us, from axle grease and lubricants
Many lubricants I see advertized lately are synthetic - promising stability at gazillion degrees C that the ones based directly on petroleum couldn't. This same stability makes them bad fuels.
to existing-but-unused reservoirs sitting around idle
If the previous destruction of civilization was in a giant fireball, these reservoirs might be destroyed at the same time.
Cloud is free. Self-encrypted cloud storage is leak proof.
This guy (aka_bigred) is asking for under 5 GB. You can use free cloud storage - multiple dropbox accounts, gmail filesystem etc.
Importance of exportable food is, idiot. US is one of the biggest exporters of food. Almonds bring discussed here are mostly exported.
No, you don't seem to understand my logic at all. Or economics, for that matter.
If you're going to calculate it like that, then contribution of farmers to GDP is much higher too, so fix your numbers.
No. Farmers sell their produce to "city dwellers". Once sold, produce (food) belongs to the city dwellers and their eating it and producing wealth doesn't contribute to farmers' contribution to GDP at all.
Farmers are free to raise the price of their produce and hence increase their contribution to GDP.
Also, many good file systems are in Linux kernel tree, and many others can be compiled in. Windows kernel has poor choice of file systems.
A ringing phone can be ignored, silenced, numbers blacklisted. An employee who chose to not do any of these can reply to a text message/email as well. So no, this lack of confirmation is not the problem with text/email. Problem is expressiveness - human beings are mostly much more expressive in the spoken word rather than quickly written text, especially in rare complex emergencies. Human employees are typically paid for on-call access to mainly troubleshoot rare complex emergencies.
In any case, text message and emails are convenient to schedule a quick ad-hoc voice call on phone. So voice and text are not only not mutually exclusive but highly complementary.