except who's gonna enforce that?
Only govt that's not "pro corporatist" isn't Iceland but Cuba. Don't be fooled by the propaganda that's emanating from the US and other capitalist countries.
Too many differences to list. One, the cost of entry into the market for making automobiles is staggering, so there aren't going to be any new manufacturers. Quite different from the PC. Two, the cost to the buyer. PC's got cheaper but cars are getting more expensive. Three, you can live without a PC (you could back then, anyway) but very few cars are bought as luxury items. So, the vast majority of cars are going to continue to be sold as transportation devices and not as smartphone substitutes.
Cashless is a convenience. You need a currency. And once there is one, you're in the dollar world again.
He said "not a pleasant person to be around." I'm that way too sometimes. Who isn't? Why do you call him "brutish" and "a time-bomb"? There's not a word to suggest he's ever been violent outside his job.
"'Critics' say"? I only read one name on the article. So it's one guy's opinion. I fly in and out of LGA a lot and I've never had a negative reaction any worse than at any other airport. The biggest problem isn't the airport, as others have noted, it's ground transportation, which is not exactly a difficult engineering problem to solve. It is an unsolvable political-economic problem.
You'd have to be nuts to peg your currency to something as volatile and mysterious as bitcoin.
This scheme works by buying dollars with bitcoins. How is that any different from buying dollars with pesos? The value of the bitcoin is pegged to the dollar. The value of the peso is pegged to the dollar. Until bitcoin replaces the dollar as the world's standard currency, all this scheme does is circumvent some government rules. It certainly doesn't disrupt anything, any more than not reporting income disrupts anything.
The only thing they're "grappling" with is how to continue unlimited spying while convincing you they're respecting your privacy.
"evading US justice"? I don't think so.
as a real secret any more, if there ever was. If the "secret" is based on scientific research, it's been published and is reproducible and all the relevant people already know about it. If it's engineering, anyone can figure it out. Probably the only thing that's "secret" any more is the Coca Cola formula.
Facial recognition software putting each face on the screen but despite having to go through 100 million faces finding the right face in just enough time to fill out the 44 minutes of the episode
Not clear to me why more leaks would help. We got lots of info from Snowden and Manning and what did that fix?
(or print to) pdf. Most useful after AdBlock.
going to cut the US off from the Internet for a day (like they did to N. Korea) as punishment for all this?