Have to agree, as the home owner is becoming what is essentially a competing power company. If not the entire meter, then at least the difference in cost from a typical one to the bi-directional variety.
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is why it is turned off
if the question were "why should a phone add all this expensive hardware for negligible benefit" then the answer should obviously screw FM radio
but if the functionality is already there, why isn't anyone angry that you are being denied something for free simply so your phone carrier can squeeze more cash out of you?
i look at the other posts here and their priorities and their rationale, and i can't understand why this thought doesn't rank higher
and while we're at it, get us a tv tuner too, like in japan:
why aren't television and fm radio industries banding together to demand inclusion on smartphones? nevermind as a safety feature, you can make arguments for that, but even if you think that's a contrived concern, do it simply because it's a fucking industry of content, that you can get FOR FREE
False analogy. There's a huge difference between a personal assistant, who by definition *I* know personally, and a faceless business entity who I know not at all (read adversarial entity) scraping 'enough' information about me to presume it knows me sufficiently to second guess what I want and give me that instead of what I requested. Truthfully, why on earth would I trust such an entity?
That's the problem with hypotheticals. They don't reflect the reality we live in.
"We hate the most in others that which we see in ourselves"
Reflect on that last sentence as pertains to yourself and your initial diatribe.
so, indeed, you're affirming the insult
you're telling me you see no distinction between science and business
why are there so many fucking morons in this world?
are you against music because people can copyright songs?
that's exactly as stupid as what you just wrote
there is science
then there are corporations
you do understand those are different topics, right?
because the ignorance you just wrote suggests otherwise
well, yes, great insight and warning is originally a fringe observation
by the most intelligent, educated, and observant amongst us
not from the pathetic science illiterate and their common low iq irrational fears
viruses infect your cells, pick up stray genes, propagate, and spread that gene to other creatures
simple bacteria frequently exchange genes
you have this notion that transfer of genes between species is some weird thing humans just invented
when the truth is gene transfer amongst species is normal and common
it has been going on since day one of life existing
again, you have this bizarre irrational fear that has no meaning except to illiterate people
then we need to label every single thing we eat as genetically modified
you think our corn or carrots are natural?
they are freak artificial mutations that would never survive in the natural world
because we do in the lab intelligently what we have been doing informally for thousands of years is threatening to you is simply a sign of your ignorance and science illiteracy. you have nothing but uneducated, irrational fear
"I just don't want to eat a food that manufactures its own pesticide"
then you don't want to eat any plant that has ever grown
plants have been in an evolutionary arms race with the creatures that eat them for billions of years, producing a plethora of toxic compounds to kill and maim that which eats them
and the evolution of animal's livers have been doing their best to keep up
in fact many flavor compounds and drugs from plants were originally evoled to kill us, or are meant to kill another species
your irrational fear is nothing but illiteracy and ignorance
perhaps you're right. a shame
paranoid conspiracy theory minded morons have stamina, that's for sure
not sure if you're a troll with that language
but there is no such thing as a balanced point of view when considering the ignorant illiterate beliefs of crackpots in equal balance with mainstream well established science
we know for example the earth is round. we don't need to "fairly" consider that the earth might be flat, just because some crackpot moron thinks so. we can safely exclude the low iq douchebags on the fringe. that's not being unbalanced or having a closed mind or refusing to consider alternate theories
that's just saying fact and reality trump delusion and insanity
it's not "heresy" to doubt vaccines. it's prideful ignorance of well-established fact