Sigh. I've never even watched the films. Now my feed is full of people tweeting me about skynet.
buy the new phone, or stop using phones altogether.
Option b seems perfectly reasonable from a waste management perspective, especially when we are talking about personal phones (we want them, we certainly don't need them) - and to be fair I did miss the AC saying they wouldn't participate any longer, and I assume that means not buying newer phones. I certainly would be unwilling commit to that, which means I too am part of the problem.
This might've been insightful if you'd removed "Americans". I'm in a canadian middle-income neighbourhood, and even here we have households who never put out a recycle bin. We have 3 programs here: rigid plastics & metal, paper & cardboard, and compost. It is paid for by taxes, and if it wasn't then many more would opt out. Even the bins are given out for free by the city. Thankfully most people realize that when our city's current dump fills up, it will cost far more to start shipping to the next available site, so diversion is a high priority.
The only non-recycling person I've ever spoken to about it said that she doesn't bother because sorting is too complex - so in my experience the kind of people who don't recycle are mainly just stupid, or have zero sense of community. And I only spoke to her because she had left a TV sitting on her curb for a month, it boggled her mind that such things can't be thrown out in the trash anymore.
If I accessed a non-youtube URL and it redirected me to youtube, I would never use the original URL again because it is most likely some click-counting intermediary. YouTube is a well known and trusted video streaming site, while mylamedomain.com/youtubevideos is questionable unless you've already visited it.
YouTube was offering people branding by giving them simple URLs with their account name at the end, now they are taking away their offering from one individual and giving it to a company because money. It's scummy, it's selling out, and YouTube should know better than to treat their users this way.
No human owns the rights to the genes in your seeds...
You are technically correct, but only because corporations own those rights.
By one account, Uber was handing drivers 300 yuan (about US$50) for every 30 trips and 400 yuan for every 40.
Seems like they need to add other metrics into their bonus system, like a minimum fare required to count towards the bonus.
I don't understand why it is that only Canadians seem to bring this up
I'm a canadian, and until now I've only ever seen it brought up by people who I presume are american. Also bgarcia's invocation of it is really out of context, so this seems like a pretty bad example to jump on.
Could be something else, too, of course
Here are some possibilities
1. Living so close to a place where there are $15/hr jobs, nobody wants to apply for a $10/hr job.
2. Being downtown, many people probably drop off resumes even those locations aren't hiring, so they likely don't need to advertise to get a pool of applicants.