Can we reinvent the ethernet jack already? We don't need that bulky Ethernet connector, a thin form factor is more than possible.
Possible? Certainly, but is it necessary? It seems to me that anything small enough to need a smaller connector probably has wi-fi already. GigE is rapidly becoming the standard and I'm struggling to think of a device that would need that much bandwidth but still be so small that a normal sized port wouldn't fit.
2) the fear of terrorists obtaining weapons-grade nuclear material is considered to be high enough that we throw away a LOT of energy rich fuel to avoid getting in the situation where that fuel can be used to make a bomb.
Really? I thought that we threw away a lot of energy rich fuel so that we could make a bomb.
Even the WBC has some standards and morality.
I'm sorry, but you lost me there.
like those automatic soap dispenser advertising that then you don't get germs from touching it.
I'd think that normally you touch the soap before you wash you hands
Either way, the next thing you touch is the tap, then again after you've washed your hands. I can't fathom what practical purpose those automatic soap dispensers serve, besides extracting more money from clean freaks.