Yeah, good luck with that in the real world.
How about NO? What I do in the privacy of my home, outside of working hours should not be the concern of my employer. If a worker fails to perform up to standard, sure, fire him. But recreational drug use alone as grounds for dismissal or refusing a hire is ridiculous.
The idea that we need to regulate me paying one person to transport me from one spot to another is, frankly, ridiculous.
Try riding a cab in city where they aren't properly regulated and you may change your mind after you get in a cab with a driver who asks you for directions in a city you do not live in and is driving a clapped out ex cop car with bad shocks, a check engine light that's on and whose brakes squeal like metal to metal contact is being made whenever he uses them.
OK, so basically, you have never used Uber.
This very much depends on "what average IT job". I am in Finland and work a "very average IT job" and a major telco, me and my colleagues don't just have to provide our criminal record to the employer - the Finnish intelligence services (not regular police) do a full background check on us.
Except, of course, for the the inconvinient truth that gun violence has been on a decline for decades.
...no more than 2 days without charging is considered acceptable? WTF? Thanks for just providing me with another argument I don't need a smartphone (besides privacy issues, shit update policies, the amount of malware, the fragility of the things, their price, the fact that I don't need at least 90% of what they can do...). My Nokia 2610 can easily go 2 weeks without recharging, so long as I use it as an alarm clock, for texting and a few calls. And then I was worried because it used to take longer before needing to be recharged, and now the battery is kinda old (8 years or so...). No more than 2 days without recharging, unbelievable...
No more than 1 day of active use without charging is considered acceptable. Very very few smartphone models last 2. These are very very different devices from what you would call a "phone". For many users, the ability to make/receive calls and SMS is utterly secondary to all other features.
There won't be and never has been a user revolt due to this because Apple has NEVER ever helped users recover from a forgotten security code to an iPhone/iPad. Nothing is changing in this regard.
Thankfully, there is no way for this to actually work unless you were tranquilized as well. TouchID requires the finger to be very steady when touching the sensor and I don't see it being particularly feasible to force your finger to be steady unless you were drugged.
If you are comparing A8 performance vs A7 (as the title would imply you are), then you need to take into account the different screen sizes and pixel counts. The iPhone 6 has a fair bit more pixels that have to be pushed by the GPU.
Considering how a lot of problems with SSDs are generally related to various obscure firmware bugs and considering just how horrible ATI/AMD is at writing software for their hardware, I would run for my fucking life.
I haven't even looked, but I bet the comments are full of posts saying something along the lines of "What if I forgot the password?" Unfortunately, this cop-out won't work or if it will, it won't for long. In many countries, the courts have already taken a stance that in such a scenario, it's at the court's discretion whether to actually believe your claim of forgetfulness or not. There is no reason to believe the exact same thing won't happen in the US.
... Supreme Court has upheld the patentability of software concepts, while setting limits: Companies can't patent a mere abstract idea on a computer, but can patent software ideas that advance or improve upon existing ideas.
Ah, yes, and gun manufacturers and distributors facilitate murder, right?
Except laws and court proceedings are supposed to precisely deal with exactly semantics. That's half the reason they exist in the first place.
You are looking at this in precisely the wrong way: there are countless and countless planets in the universe, as such, the odds of our planet being the only one to have civilization are extremely poor.