Let us indulge in a little thought experiment about two male dominated fields.
50 years ago Law schools and Engineering schools had less than 5% women. Today, Law schools are 50+% women and Engineering schools are maybe 10% women. We can therefore conclude a) Techie men are much bigger jerks than lawyers, or b) something else is causing this.
EV batteries will get cheaper and more powerful over time. Range will go up, vehicle prices will go down. Economies of scale and technological progress will see to that. As they get cheaper and better, they will make more sense to more people. People who might not buy a $40k car with a 120 mile range may well buy a $25k car with a 200 mile range.
Standard economy class seats on United are about 18" between the armrests. What would make someone who had to be at least 30" across the hips, think he could fit into that seat? Was he hoping for an empty seat next to him? Did he think he could lift the armrest and take half the adjacent seat? What is the thought process here?
Reality - "You live alone with your dog. Your dog will be eating your remains 8 hours after you drop dead."
umm...do you remember the Windows cursor exploit? It was basically an unchecked buffer between the Win32 and NT kernel APIs that allowed a specifically crafted cursor file to run privileged code on the user's system. Since custom cursors are part of the CSS standard, every web browser on Windows that supported CSS implemented this feature and was vulnerable to the exploit by just visiting a page that specified the correctly crafted file in their stylesheet. It didn't require any user download or any of the usual attack vectors (ActiveX plugins, Java or scripting).
A common way to spread malware these days is to break into an adserver and upload an exploit to it. Then the exploit will be distributed across even well known and trusted sites which display ads from a third party service. Our workstations at work commonly get malware from users visiting news sites.
What I'm saying is that even the most cautious users can get owned without doing anything stupid...