You seem to be forgetting about battery life, and game library, 2 factors which were decisive in case of Game Boy. Nothing else compared.
It is political partisanship, political agenda, and new cult of Malthusians.
1.Climate change exists. Of course, it always existed.
2. We live in mid-low ice age.
3. Ice ages are bad for civilisation, Global warming is good for civilisation. While cold, there is no Civ, only war, while warm, there decreases parts of livable land insignificantly, instead, food-producing and otherwise unlivable land increases significantly (Siberia et al.)
4. Whether GW is Anthropogenic is a discussion, but if yes, we need more of it. Humans are doing very good in burning oil during mini-ice age, lest we lapse again to it (and unavoidable wars and scarcity and death that would follow).
5. For politicians, cold, scarcity and death is good, because it leads to wars and strenghtening of holders of political powers.
You forgot the crucial "banks destroy peoples wealth".
the fact that the average common denominator for intelligent discussion dropped markedly and measurably in the mentioned span of time.
Now you have to WORK to find a good, intelligent circle, and then work doubly hard to protect it from casuals..
This has to do with the fact that before, only academics and at least computer enthusiasts and hardcore geeks used the internet.
Now, Biff "uses" it too.
UI is sometimes good.
UX is ALWAYS bad.
Are dwarfed by Medical Malpractice.
Why are not the so called doctors (and nurses) who routinelly kill mass amounts of people considered terrorists ?
> carbohydrates (most of all sugar and wheat) that cause many "Western" diseases
No, it's actually milk, and obscene amounts of saturated fat + calcium.
Point in case, asia. You would find, in most regions, people eat obscene amounts of rice, while still being thin as sticks (Especially Japan, those people eat humungous amounts.. of carbs and lean meat).
Asians do not usually eat any significant amounts of milk or milk products though.
Everything is racist and sexist, because races and sexes obviously, objectivelly exist, and are obviously, objectivelly non-uniform in defining properties.
Or you can buy a reader that supports open formats and is not tied to a store. Which is trivial.
You can find almost any book in DRM-free ebook format. Or if not, you can buy the book, and strip DRM from it, and save it as open format, with no quality loss.
To illustrate the position of "democrats" or "liberals" well, i present the following image:
Too bad these people never see the irony of their affiliation.
The holohoax is a hoax tho.
Jews masterminded the plan to invade present day "israel" you see, and that was their pretext, their base of all propaganda of "jew suffering" (except for all those forgotten people who suffered in hands of jews, but history forgets them).
You truly, really need to get out of where you are hiding, and learn of the ays of the world.
The world is not a nice place, and jews are NOT nice people.
"If you want to find out who is your true master, find out who you are not allowed to criticize".
Parasitic jew bankers and their scam to take over the world and rebuild their scamtopia (Jewsrael) is coming to fruition, what with white people being so naive and stupid, so easily influenced by moving pictured (made by jews) and held down by THEIR OWN WOMEN (brainwashed by jews into submission to transient, fake "qualities", conglomerated into so called "feminism").
Yeah, jews are just peachy.
I have news to you buddy.
Archive this message, and look at it in one year.
1 BTC will have passed 2500 USD mark at that point. If there will be a USD.
> not a great deal
you mean like everything in www.bitcoinstore.com, and also gold and other PMs ? Which can then trivially be redeemed for cash ?
Noone will dump 1 Megabuck on a market without rebuying later, because it is NONTRIVIAL getting 1 Megabuck TXed to your bank account; (go on, try it).
What is trivial, is buying a few 100s grams of gold. At a significant markup, but gold is valued much over the "official" rate anyway, on the street.
This is quite real I assure you - and people give other people hundreds of dollars for 1 BTC not because they lack confidence in BTC -- IT IS BECAUSE THEY LACK CONFIDENCE IN DOLLARS.
In case you haven't noticed, we have impending US dollar currency crash, and people are starting to get clued in.
What ? So you mean these things I buy with BTC are imaginary, and gold cannot be trivially redeemed for cash in street gold stores ? Oh, ok.
See ya later.