Sad day. Everyone be sure to raise a grog in their honor.
Maybe in the future, they can just all use one bus, and get rid of the wiring.
For power? How would that work?
Not connecting most things would mean there can not be a fire.
Unless the cooling fans, battery monitor system, etc. are among the things left disconnected...
Can you find me an activity in the real world that isn't like that, which is actually fun for adults? Just running around and pretending to shoot each other with sticks, climbing trees, etc. is not fun for adults.
Depending on where you live, you likely have access to a variety of activities offered by your municipality and other local organizations. For instance, my city offers many classes and leagues covering a variety of activities and sports, and there are also activities offered at the local Kroc Center (run by the Salvation Army), YMCA, private clubs, etc.
Or, you could go hiking. That's usually free and requires little equipment, at least for day-hikes. Or, ride a bike - a used one isn't very expensive. Or go running - a good pair of shoes (helpful to avoid injury) is around $100.
All of these activities can be done for around the same price as one or two new games.
Many phone map apps don't do the route-finding on the device, even if they have the map data - they request the route from a remote server. The maps are for display only.
If I'm understanding it correctly, it's not an app on the phone - it's Sprint's network locating the phone (similar to how 911 geolocation works). The phone doesn't even have to be a smartphone.
This problem has also occurred in Grand Rapids, MI, also with Sprint. The most notable manifestation of this problem occurred while police were chasing a mass murderer a couple of years ago, and ended up at the wrong house:
The homeowner, Jeff DeVries, married with two children, said neighbors called him at work, saying police were outside his home, guns drawn. He called police, who told him to come to the scene.
Once he got there they went into the house and found only the dog, in its crate. His wife was at work and his kids were at daycare.
The homeowner said there appears to be a network problem with Sprint. He said that for the last two months, people have been stopping by his home to say that they were told their phone was there. He had been trying to resolve it with the company, but to no avail.
Don't worry, the U.S. will always make sure to spend all of our ore, sheep, and grain (working from memory here) to make sure that we maintain our hold on the Largest Army card.
Decibels - not hertz.
Please don't write-in a candidate unless you mean it - it can cause extra work for the already-stressed poll workers. For the optical scan machines that are in use in Michigan, any ballet with a write-in is sorted into a separate bin for manual processing; I'm guessing that many other such machines behave similarly (though I would guess that touchscreens don't require manual intervention). Any such "protest vote" will not go any further than your own feeling of accomplishment, the poll worker's annoyance, and perhaps a footnote on a precinct total. Find a different way to convey your dissatisfaction.
I'll accept that you probably know more about it than I do. And, come to think of it, my Civic's battery was completely fine, so it doesn't really factor into the discussion anyways.
I agree with your last paragraph, with one caveat: If your EV's battery is drained to the point that it can't power the computer, your battery bank is probably toast - those batteries don't like to be discharged that much. You can get the car going again, but your range will be significantly reduced.
Yes, because one data point invalidates the statement that "most" can't. But we're all proud of your ability to push start the Civic.
It doesn't invalidate your statement, but an anecdote does hold more weight than an assertion with no references given.
I've push-started my Civic (2009 LX) as well, when I've been parked on a hill and wanted to do it for fun. When I realized that I might be damaging something, I stopped the practice, but it worked fine.
That's two anecdotes now - doesn't that count as data?
If you stopped staring at her chest, maybe she'd eventually give you the chance to examine her bra more closely...
My father gave me the following advice: "Insure against catastrophe, not inconvenience." If you can afford to replace a broken/stolen phone - even if it means buying a cheaper model/refurb, cutting back on a different luxury for a little while, or putting it on a 20% APR credit card - then the insurance isn't worth it. OTOH, if you truly can't afford to replace the phone (why did you buy a phone that far out of your budget in the first place?), then an insurance policy would be appropriate.
As others have mentioned, insurance is, by design, a losing proposition for the customer. The only exceptions would be if the company has zero overhead (they don't) or if you can game the system (you can't). In cases where a potential loss would be life-altering, insurance is still worth it. If my house burned down, my life would be ruined without insurance. Likewise if I was sued by someone for ten million dollars after an auto accident - the lawyer fees alone would bankrupt me. Therefore, I have homeowners and auto coverage.
According to the article, SpaceX is turning a profit.