The Jetsons also didn't have stairs, curbs, pedal controls and all the other obstacles that legs are really good at overcoming.
SCOTUS is bog-standard, IANAL but AFAIK you should be able to figure out SCOTSO Nevada. If he had said SCOTSN you might have had a point. IMHO.
The patent for the Teletype machine was issued in 1907, any variation thereof, up to and including paper punch cards would probably invalidate the patent.
Your immune system is virtually bullet proof under those circumstances
What I'm wondering, is why no other society, that we know of, has discovered this low-tech, yet seemingly incredibly useful thing previously?
I think you've got your analogy backwards and upside-down. The correct question would be, "Would you still trust the casino chips?"
Cheap steel bikes can weigh north of 40 lbs, yep. Heavy Aluminum bikes can weigh north of 32 lbs. My roommate has a folding aluminum bike, it's 36 lbs before you add on the rack, fenders etc.
I have a late 70's lugged steel frame bike, it weighs about 24 lbs, probably closer to 26 now with the rear rack and fenders.
By comparison my aluminum road bike weighs about 21 lbs, only a 5 lb difference between the two, but 19 lbs lighter than a cheap Walmart bike! A modern $1200 aluminum bike can weigh less than 18 lbs
TL;DR not all steel bikes are made the same.
You don't use your arms to support your weight on a road bike, you use your "core" torso muscles. Try riding in an upright position until your core strengthens enough to ride in an aggressive road bike position.
Source: 31 year old bicycle commuter on an aggressive road bike
It's so big that nobody I know has ever heard of it. That's pretty amazing.
1. There are tons and tons of ways to send messages to people last I checked. Why is this one worth "$16B"?
2. Who still pays for SMS messages? I've had unlimited texting plans for the better part of a decade, and they're cheaper than most people's cable TV bills. Are text messages significantly expensive outside of the US?
Yes, Titanium is not a ferrous material.