I don't know any of them either. I wonder if anyone really uses it.
Some of us might like to think of "the fool" as "the honest individual". I guess it depends on the quality of your moral compass.
or "dirty fink". Hey, my compass works fine.
That's a lot of assumption you made there. Who drives 200 miles per day? I drive about 10 miles per day - I know that's shorter than most people, but I would probably move or change jobs if it was a lot more - which makes more sense than buying a very expensive electric car. I would never drive 100 miles per day except on vacation.
BTW, I do have solar panels, but they don't make enough power to cover my current usage without an electric car, and there is no room to add more (badly shaped roof and lots of trees).
who wantonly flout truth-in-labeling laws by selling X Mbps service and balk at providing it.
Actually Comcast promises me "up to" 20 Mbps, and true to their word they've never given me more than that.
as good of service as you can expect from Verizon...
My expectations are extremely low for Verizon
It makes a lot more sense if you are already a multi-car family - but that probably describes the majority of families in the US. Replace one car with EV and keep the other for long trips. Even if only 25% of the cars in the US were EV it could make a big difference.
There aren't really millions of anybody who can afford a Tesla. I suppose I technically could, but it would make a big dent in my retirement/lifestyle, so I wouldn't say I really qualify. Upper-middle class can't, you pretty much have to be in the 1%. You can't compare to Apple - an iPhone is a much smaller purchase, easy to save up for if you are middle class, and not that much more than another type of smart phone.
ignorance is not inherited
The kind of willful ignorance exhibited by the anti-vax crowd and the christian right is certainly indoctrinated into children by the parents. The children will likely display the same trait as the parent. Certainly some children overcome it, but that is a de novo mutation. Evolution is always statistical, not absolute, and nothing has to be 100%. So if you have 2 populations, and one is less likely to survive than the other because of a trait like this, I think that is a valid invocation of Darwin's name.
I think sterile needles would probably be the weak point. Other than that I agree that vaccine and antibiotics are low tech and among the most important things to have.
The problem with the sentence is not "and" versus "or", it is really the placement of the word "other" e.g. "smallpox and other unknown diseases and guns".
Avoiding the available security updates for XP seems particularly kooky to me. Backup before you install the patch (you should be backing up anyway) and restore if it trashes your system.
Stuck with IE8? How about Firefox or Chrome, both of which still support XP. Why would you be using IE anyway?
This. Plus there is an assumption that if losses decrease insurance premiums will decrease, as opposed to the insurance companies just pocketing the profits.
It wasn't "found" in tobacco, it was inserted into tobacco by genetic engineering. Even by slashdot standards that is a terrible summary.
I agree. I hate this episode. I can suspend disbelief about how ridiculous a universal translator is in the first place and enjoy most episodes, but not an episode that specifically calls attention to the universal translator. Most SciFi has some ridiculous elements that exist purely for convenience and should not be turned into plot devices. Except for Doctor Who, which can turn any kitsch into cool.