If they become unwilling or unable to sell corn seed, buy it from another company.
What's the issue?
Monsanto's business model: You buy seed from company X or make your own seed. Monsanto sends private detectives out to take samples from your crop. If they find signs of patented DNA sequences which will happen because of cross polinization, Monsanto threatens to sue you into oblivion unless you switch to Monsanto. (Legally you're guilty of "DNA piracy" unless you can prove your innocance...It's your word against Monsanto's.) Once you switch to Monsanto, you sign a contract that prohibits you from reseeding your own corn. So you have to purchase new seed from Monsanto each year. Competing seed suppliers go bankrupt because all their customers were forced to switch to Monsanto. Repeat above over and over again in market after market until Monsanto runs out of markets to monopolize and farmers no longer are able to reseed. Profits!!!
Don't worry, this is Germany so something WILL happen to people at the company. This investigation won't be swept under the carpet.
I have lived in Germany for many years and don't believe that Germany is better than other western european countries in this regard.
15 minutes guarantee? I rarely spent more than 5 minutes in a pharmacy
I think for a healthy, younger person filling a single prescription for a single medication doesn't take more than a couple of minutes. But when you have older people on multiple medications from multiple doctors, the Pharmacist is the last line of defence in preventing injury or death from incompatible drugs being taken together. In that case, I would want my pharmacist to take an extra few minutes to do a sanity check.
Just buy a Tesla already
and let them eat cake too.
...In the EU the limits are stricter, the testing more rigorous
I'm not so sure about that. The standards might be more rigorous on paper, but the EU testing methodology seems to have more industry-sponsored loopholes that are designed to make cars look much more efficient than they actually are.
3d printing will _never_ be a mainstream form of manufacturing.
First of all, mainstream manufacturing uses multiple manufacturing methods, such as milling, casting, forging, deep drawing, injection moulding, stamping, bending, etc. You use the best method for the application and desired quality and quantity. At best 3D printing could supplement traditional manufacturing methods, such as for making custom parts in very low quantities. But the idea that 3D printing could be a viable alternative for several or most traditional methods is ludicrous and a sign that a lot of 3D fans don't really understand manufacturing and have spent too much time in design studios and too little on the factory floor.
I hate to say this, but we probably need to do it the other way around, and geofence the drones in designated areas for aircraft to avoid, much like model aircraft, high-power model rockets, etc. It's the way the military operates drones. They are only permitted to operate within Restricted or Warning areas or along designated corridors that are marked on VFR charts and listed in the NOTAMS.
These are the kinds of people who still have 12:00 flashing on their VCR. That's how dumb and foolproof the technology needs to be. Otherwise it's just an expensive gismo.
looks like somebody ran over Vader's face--not a chick magnet
"Druish princesses are often attracted to money, and power, and [this watch lets you know] I have BOTH!!!"
.... The problem with this is that when an airline pilot is forced to take control, they probably have MINUTES before any real issue will arise. They are asking car drivers to take over when there are possible issues within SECONDS (possibly less).
Not necessarily, especially if it involves fire, structural damage, rapid decompression or engine failure. Maybe the chain of events unfold over minutes or hours, but there are times where a correct decision needs to be made quickly, i.e. turn back, land straight ahead, divert, eject, etc.
They didn't say that the 'customer experience' would be a good one. Sounds almost like airlines touting their coin-operated lavatories as somehow adding to the 'customer experience', as nobody forgets the experience of not having a couple of spare quarters at 40,000 feet and three hours to go until to landing.
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal