You can't make a device that satisfies everyone because guess what, people want different things. I know someone with such a minuscule brain like you has trouble grasping that fact so you revert to racist bullshit, but it's true. Guess what, there are multiple types of keyboards. Does that mean that any keyboard you don't like is "style over substance"? What about cars? But I guess since my opinions aren't racist garbage they are worthless in your view. Fuckwad.
while (1): print 'What's the point, we are all going to die anyway';
Don't worry, all that copyright, trademark,etc. stuff that is such an international headache will be solved with the TPP. Corporations have already sent their bag-men to secure the deal. Men like, oh what's his name, Barry Obama er something.
A lot of the barriers to better treatments for diseases aren't financial. For example, at any given time there are only a limited # of people willing and able to participate in clinical trials. Do your friends volunteer for these trials? Have you?(You don't have to actually suffer from the ailment to participate in phase I trials) There are also limitations to the # of researchers who can specialize in certain fields, as the resources to train them and bring them up to speed on the latest techniques, equipment etc. is limited. So yeah, not all research goes to areas you deem more important than others. Also, the tooth fairy isn't real.
I'm replying rather late, but I wanted to say thanks for the added history david_thornley.
The US provided materials to Britain well before they entered the war, which is why I mentioned the US. Heck, the US would provide materials secretly too! As a Canadian, it's well known that US materials for planes would be secretly moved over the US border to Canada and then promptly assembled then flown (by famously female pilots) over the Atlantic.
Oh yea, and david_thornley... best
Ya know, I'm reminded of the words of one William K. Black (UMKC School of Law), economist and, and the only combination of the two to exist, a criminologist. He was once asked, what is the best way to rob a bank? His answer was; 'be a banker'.
Really, the entire Bitcoin story has been one that was highly suspicious all along. Have you ever read a Bitcoin story that didn't make your left eyebrow raise like Mr. Spock in a room full of illogic? I watched 'The Wolf of Wall Street' recently and thought, *pffft*, soooo dated. I reckon in 20 years someone in Hollywoodland will catch up with reality enough to make a film in that vein about Bitcoin.
Just a comment on the comments... plz 'scuse.
This is interesting history and technology, and I love articles about them both. However, all the posts here seem to be arguing the finer points of whether some difference in technology, such as this plane, would have spurred a different outcome to the Battle of Britain if not the entire war. Well, short answer, no. The simple fact about why Britain, with American help, won the Battle of Britain as well as the war in Europe hinges on one giant fact. Massive manufacturing. They could build more planes in a day than Germany could in a month. Ask any pilot in England at the time about that. They will tell you, though they saw all their planes destroyed one day the very next morning brand new ones would be ready to go. Ask them if they were ever, ever, without a plane and they will tell ya, never. Not once.
Arguing the finer points of technology is always fun, but don't let that muddle your sense of reality or history.