The only way such a colony could be sustainable would be if it mined Mars and it's moons for materials to construct most things. There is no way a Mars colony that depends on Earth cargo for raw materials will be sustainable.
You can already throw up your own fake cell tower and intercept calls at random for $5000. So I don't think this will make things any easier.
Without having any more information than the link.. I would think this would make it HARDER and more expensive for the NSA/FBI to do their job, not easier. Right now, everyone's calls go through a choke point that is easily tapped. If all kinds of people start making peer-to-peer phone calls, then eavesdroppers now have to put LTE sniffers all over the country in a very dense arrangement.
Fun question - who would you rather have spying on you? The NSA or the Chinese?
Personally I would rather have the Chinese spy on me because I never go there, and am not too worried about them shipping me off to prison on trumped up chargers because I disagree with whatever government is in power. The NSA on the other hand....
Ubuntu for Android (http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/ubuntu-for-android) was a hybrid Ubuntu/Android OS that promised to allow you to use Android as the phone OS, then plug your phone into HDMI and a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard and have a full Ubuntu experience running alongside. It was announced with a lot of splash and got a lot of people excited. The ability to use a phone as a desktop computer on the road was very enticing. But it never materialized, and the source code was never opened (even though it is supposedly "open source", where the heck are you supposed to get the source, or download a build? I can't find one anywhere).
Ubuntu says the reason it never launched is because they need a partner with whom to launch since it needs modifications to Android... er, has Ubuntu ever heard of CyanogenMod?
Why wouldn't someone from Iowa just buy the Tesla from a neighboring state and import it... Iowa loses out on the sales tax because they are being stubborn.
Yes HTTPS is flawed. Name one protocol that is not.
Unless someone can offer a cost effective replacement (IE one that can be deployed and scaled into without breaking existing technology) then the best approach is to continue and fix the flaws as they are found.
The solution to a problem is not always "throw it away and re-write it". In fact the longer you are around in technology, the more you will realize that this is hardly ever a good idea.
I believe the only place we know in the universe where liquid water flows on the surface of a planet is on earth. Liquid water flowing on the surface or close to it is thought to likely be a required prerequisite to evolve life as we know it. That's why it's important.
Google has the app geo-locked to US credit cards for reasons I do not understand because it actually works everywhere. I am in Canada and can use Google Wallet (with my US credit card).
You need an open platform that emulates a card that everyone accepts. Google Wallet works EVERYWHERE, because it just emulates a Visa card. You can use it at ANY Paypass or Paywave terminal regardless of if it says Google Wallet on it.
The only need to make "deals" is if you want to take a cut of the transaction to increase your bottom line. Google tried that, failed, and changed Wallet so that it is totally open.
It depends on how you measure success.
Does the leaf sell more raw units? Assuredly.
Does the leaf outsell all other gasoline cars in their market segment? No they dont, but the Tesla Model S has.
Is the Model S more profitable than the leafâ¦ does the Model S make Tesla more money than the leaf makes Nissan? I have no idea but I bet it is at worst a draw.
Who should I believe?
Menahem Anderman a self confirmed "battery skeptic"
Elon Musk who runs the company that makes the best and arguably most successful electric car ever produced, and is constantly hitting production targets?
My money is on Elon.
Most of those games you quoted are very old and OP has probably played them all and is looking for something new.
Agree 100%. Maybe we're both old-timers (I am not even 35? *SIGH*), but I too play games to escape. I really dislike multiplayer games. I especially despise multiplayer first person shooters - the genre that has literally been the same rehash year after year for over a decade. Personally I prefer third person games because it lets me actually SEE my character and interact in a much better way than any FPS game.
Meanwhile, multiplayer games and FPS games are all most people in my circle care about so it is hard to find any common ground.
I have an app that reads incoming texts to me over my in-car bluetooth and lets me respond by voice. How does this account for that?