The only thing's that are infinite are Government Greed and Human Stupidity.
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"the industry has learned that they can't rely on Apple's walled garden to make a profit."
Profit was never guaranteed. Anywhere. I wonder what part of the lessons in economics and capitalism did these "Industry" people miss out on? Did they fail the class too? Did they just skip class all together?
Of course they boost their own interests.
They're in business and they're only human.
Well, actually, just about any species would do it.
It's the natural order.
Mandetory voting is one of those dumb ideas that gets tossed around time to time. It gets promoted by what ever people thing that by forcing people to vote those forced voters would vote in that party's favor. This is a very dangerous way to 'get out the vote' as it were.
We're supposed to live in the 'land of the free' and one of those freedoms is the right to not vote. Please do not vote if you don't want to vote. I vote. When you don't vote I get more power!
If this house is made of wood then you are creating a high fire risk. The space you put the system in should be sheathed with drywall, ideally doubly, since computers burn and can then catch nearby wood on fire burning down the entire house. Most houses are built of 2x construction which is basically a tinderbox. This is the reason the interiors are sheathed with sheetrock. It's not to look nice, it's to stop fires.
A better idea would be to build of concrete or stone.
Back in the 1700's there were a lot of theories, and things thrown around as laws, that we would now view as really stupid. That was chaff that has been forgotten. Only the good stuff was kept. Music and literature are similar.
I'm all for making fines income sensitive because the current system here makes them just a tickle for some people.
BUT we need to stop fines from being used as a revenue source for government. Since fines are paid to the government this is a bit of a tricky wicket.
Yahoo, Google and others keep asking me for my mobile phone number. I have none. A lot of people don't have cell phones and even more don't have smartphones. A lot of the country, a lot of the world does not have cellular coverage.
"Why Does Science Appear To Be Getting Things Increasingly Wrong?"
Probably because you have more difficulty looking at things that are in the future and near term but don't understand that the past has been largely settled.
To put it another way, your perceptions of the past being more accurate is caused by the filters of history and time. You aren't seeing all the chaff.
The IRS is funding this research with the hope of getting tax payers to look forward to paying their taxes, more often, larger, bigger, huger! Pretty soon you'll want to shovel your money into the IRS pockets so that you can feel that pleasure. It will be better than sex, better than chocolate. There will be a resulting reduction in world obesity and population.
You might be right but here in the north the switch in DST doesn't do us any good either. The day light period gets short in the winter no matter how you shift the mid-point. We just deal with it. The switching back and forth of clocks is the hassle. Some, like computers connected to the internet, do it automatically. Others like the stove, microwave, etc have to be hand set, or ignored. Personally, it makes no difference to our own life schedule but then we work on a farm with the natural cycles, not with an office. For office workers it is more of a hassle I suspect.
"Impossible" is a bad word choice. It should be "Difficult". Robots have been created that do laundry including the folding. They're slow. But that is merely a problem of CRU, not of impossibility.
It doesn't matter which we go with, let's just pick one and stick with it year round. The natural cycles make it so that sunrise and sunset change dramatically from December to June. They can't legislate away the tilt of the Earth so let's start by accepting nature and science and do away with this nonsense of changing the clocks.
When the robots take your job robots and material goods will become cheap too. Return to the land. Produce your own food and many other things. Enjoy life. Fret less. Be.
Your lack of imagination and drive is your problem. Look for land where it is cheaper. That's what I did. Worked. The money you spend on rent each month could instead be building you an asset. With renting you have nothing.