It IS already happening in the USA.
Yes, I'm also switching to more privacy-friendly search engines. It can go quickly - remember AltaVista when Google came up?
That new search engine has to be in a free country however. The US gives in too quickly when bribes, I mean campaign money, is offered by media companies.
Yes, a browser plugin that removes the first boxed ad results would be sufficient (for now).
Fortunately The Pirate Bay has its own search function. As have most other torrent and warez sites.
"The United States will resist all efforts to give "any person, entity or nation" control of the Internet"
Unless the Holy Copyright or Holy Patents are at stake of course. Then the US will (ab)use all its power to force their wiew down everyone's throat.
The money doesn't expire, it is written on the card. That was done as an insurance against network failures. That's why when the first cards got hacked the saldo could be increased with a RFID writer. The card does expire after several years though.
Creditcards are generally seldom used in The Netherlands because our own banking cards charge much less costs. Don't expect to be able to pay with a credit card in most shops, especially outside the tourist areas. Cash is king.
For some bankers and other money-grabbing "managers" I would say it is far to little.
Ah, the followers of fuhrer Geert Wilders are reporting in. For the non-Dutch readers, his main (and nearly only) party program is that everything that goes wrong is the muslims fault.
The big advantage of the phone-only model is that it keeps Whatsapp nearly spamfree and it prevents conversations where people with complete keyboards outtype me too much and then complain I can't keep up with their typing.
Assuming windows phone is still around in 2017. Which is a big IF.
Stickers? I think you are confusing it with Viber.
Then don't use that primitive system of credit cards and pay cash. Added advantage is that you can't be spied uppon by a money trail.
Not everyone is a strict follower of Popper.
This is of course true for most expensive experiments. I can't afford a LHC, Space telescope, not even a small tokamak to test hot fusion. And the LHC produces so much data I can't even afford enough harddrives to store a copy. And even if I could, I'm not sure I have the knowledge to write a program to parse that data myself (or buy sufficient computer power to have it finished in my lifetime). Noone claimed you must me able to re-verify each and every experiment. And in many cases this is just simply impossible in practice. However, when the successor of the LHC will be built (they are designing some pulsed linear collider now in CERN, got a nice explaination of it when I visited last year) its results should not contradict the LHC results.
In CERN, this was partly solved by keeping the results of the 2 main detectors in LHC separate and just compare the end results. This should prevent matching the results voluntarily or involuntarily.
The Japanese might disagree.