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Leaving the phone charger plugged in, for example, uses an average of
Moral: Don't be a selfish dick... plug your shit in when you're ready to use it.
Single pilot plane crashes, parachutes that don't open, and weapons that misfire during cleaning are each acceptable ways out for the ones tired of life. Taking numerous folks with you so that they remember your name or so your pile of virgins is higher are remarkably contagious conditions.
The saddest part of the story is the publicity will encourage other malcontents to mimicry.
In the plus column:
It does mention Yakunin is considered a likely successor to Putin, so if you consider the excursions of the current Russian leader, perhaps this dreamer is still an improvement.
Otherwise, If the tech becomes popular, I can foresee miscreants making fake "5km/h" signs and the police making mobile "0km/h" signs to abuse the system. Seems like this dovetails really well with a government-controlled killswitch too.
Killswitch. Right, right.
There are too many municipalities suffering from the fallout of a fatal traffic incident caused by the ambiguous pursuit of a suspected criminal for that not to be of interest.
Let your vehicle be controlled just a little, and the next thing you know, someone in gov't is testing boundaries.
Because, historically, every great leap in innovative technology immediately implemented itself as progress in one or two tries.
Protip: Even the Enterprise's replicator didn't get medium rare ribye perfect for at least two or three attempts.
What everyone needs to come to grips with is that there is no energy source without environmental impact.
Fixed that for you
I harken back to a simpler time in a class with a respected teacher. I recall when a valued tutorial correction occurred just like this, and I was forever grateful to that esteemed educator for the lifelong lesson.
On that selfsame scale, I find myself nanoseconds in your debt.
I think it is clear that alternative sources of energy not only exist, but will be brought to bear once the easy-peasy carbons are depleted or no longer cost-effective.
What everyone needs to come to grips with is that there is no energy source that meets our current demands without some negative environmental impact.
There are no statistics that indicate a push for coders is a good idea.
Sure, but if in this example, you are Arkansas, it would be to your advantage to fill as many of the coding jobs with Arkansans as humanly possible.
Statistically, a negligible number of students could be affected in a positive way, but they have the tools trhey need to start learning from home.
The rest of the effort is just a an appeasement to the tax payers in a state rated 44th overall.
Coding will not save the Arkansas school system.
The propensity to describe the number of students affected as negligible is in direct proportion to previously held belief sets.