"A few more socially minded search engines like Goodsearch and Everyclick donate a few cents to charity when you seek or shop. But one site begun in 2009, Ecosia, donates a whopping 80 percent of its ad revenue to a program that plants trees in the Brazilian rainforest to counter the rapid deforestation there. Ecosia has become popular enough that it recently hit an impressive benchmark: it is now replanting a tree a minute.""
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How about this one: every time you get a robocall, call your phone company, the FTC, and your senator to complain.
(How about this one: do whatever it is you're doing to block these calls from cellphones. I haven't got one on my cell in a couple of years.
How about this one: tell your phone company they need to block them or you'll switch. (Then do it.)
How about this one: "Can you call me back on my other phone?" Give them an FBI number.)
OK, yeah there are potential issues of fraud with getting served with an undercharged battery. There would have to be some mostly-trusted monitoring tech to record actual energy extracted, and we'd have to eat whatever fraud slips by. But electric cars will never become mainstream until the long-distance travel issue is addressed, by (1) swappable batteries, (2) batteries rechargeable in a couple of minutes, or (3) gas prices so high that people will put up with waiting a long time for recharges at waystations.
The article also advocates a move to all-digital payment/transfers
Yeah, and other dubious operations like speaking freely or engaging in outside-social-norm behavior.
Lots of good books already get published that aren't used for education, because textbook selection isn't based on quality or price, it's based on politics, and on complex, draconian, ever-changing standards --- which are so difficult to keep up with that perhaps $150 isn't surprising.
As far as the tax goes --- I don't buy it. Local taxes help pay for local services. The fireman will come if there's a fire in their shop. Amazon already pays taxes in the location where they do business, and the fireman will come if there's a fire in their warehouse. And UPS and other shippers pay taxes where they operate, too.
We will establish a secure connection from the cloud to the site owner on your behalf for page requests of sites using SSL (e.g. https://siteaddress.com./
Amazon Silk will facilitate a direct connection between your device and that site. Any security provided by these particular sites to their users would still exist.
Which is it?