Yup. It just would be as interesting with a human secretary...
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I dunno. I've played Civilization IV, and I've seen tanks get beat up by archers or swordsmen...
Don't they already?
Imagine what would happen if all roads were owned by private companies. Would we ever seen an end to toll roads? Doubt it.
Some things, especially utilities, simply work better when public owned. Electric, water and yes, even telephone. And internet access isn't too far removed from a telephone utility.
Because the road system in the US is completely fantastic? I hope it's different elsewhere than what I'm used to (Southern California) if that's so... because most roads are littered with potholes, and traffic is pretty awful most of the time.
It is sad. Which is why there should be legislation that makes them read the bills.
They're not *selling* anything, though. It's all completely free.
The money comes from ads...
I didn't see any when I checked it out, but then again, I don't read/speak/understand chinese
And also too big to fail...
How much different is the user experience on windows different from the user experience on OS X? From my own experience, not very much. Heck, most of the times I've been on macs, they have crashed a hell of a lot more, responded more slowly, etc.
Most of my friends running macs have asked me questions about how to do something, or about problems they've had. Opposite with my friends running Windows (yes, even Vista). It does what they need it to do, they can figure out stuff they don't know (very easily), and it causes very few problems for them.
I'd rather not pay the $500 logo tax, and use different software. Of course, you could always just slap on the same software http://wiki.osx86project.org/
Decide for yourself, rather than letting a BBC article tell you what to think about the results of the study.
Personally, I think if 88% of the people you study are "religious" you're a hell of a lot more likely to find that "religious" people cling to intensive life-prolonging care than "non-religious" people.
Diablo II also had the "hardcore" mode where if you died, that was it.
But at least that's in its own world. The AI knows everything 'cuz it can see everything. In the real world... they aren't as well blessed.
That, and the AI controls the world in which it lives.