Optimists prefer to focus on the fact that, in order to preserve the oh-so-sexy-low-radar-signature design, the system only holds 200 rounds, so nobody expects much of it even when the pilot is able to use it.
In any case, won't the store take catridges, even if you don't sign up? Sure you won't get paid, but why is that an issue.
if the question is how to get rich by recycling cartridges, that answer is to get a warehouse and postpaid return envelopes. Refill then yourself, list them on ebay, and watch the buck roll in.
Based on what is written about them, they seem fairly interesting; but they don't actually seem to exist anywhere. You can get relatively low end MIPS cores in a lot of routers and such (ramips based devices and some broadcom) and much punchier hardware from outfits like Cavium; but the field is pretty empty of the 'warrior+powerVR' SoCs that are proposed in various slide decks. The CI20 is still based on the JZ4780, from Ingenic's 'if you really can't afford a fancy Allwinner' line of penal CPUs; but no warrior.
Also, why do we care what a former biologist, now sci/tech article writer for the WSJ has to say about technology-related education? Is there some connection that I'm missing?
The exciting thing about solar aircraft(aside from it being cool that they are possible) is that, if you can get efficiency high enough, they are basically your only option for long-to-indefinite loiter. In-air refuelling costs a small fortune, so hydrocarbons are mostly out; and nuclear, the only other long-lasting fuel source; has been explored; but you don't name a project after the god of the underworld because it satisfies more conservative risk analysis.
So, the insurance don't want to work with Uber drivers? That would be a terrible, terrible mistake, seeing the ambition of Uber's executives, in a company valued $50 billions, they could just start a business in the car insurance and get more profit.
Fifty billion dollar? So why do we always hear sob stories about little Uber fighting the evil monopoly of taxi drivers?
How many of that fifty billion dollar goes towards convincing politicians? And as with other big companies, if a fifty billion company breaks the law, then any fines must be big enough so that a fifty billion dollar company notices them and changes its way.
France can always be counted on to do things in the least logical way possible.
In which alternate universe is arresting the people running an illegal business the "least logical way possible"?
Why the neverending insults and accusations, Jane?
Please explain what they are.
I repeat: I'm only responding to YOUR OWN insults and accusations. I point out the fallacies in your arguments and accusations.
For the most part the only things I've "accused" you of are things I can prove beyond reasonable doubt: misrepresentation, misrepresentation out-of-context, outright libel, and intentional, malicious defamation of character.
What else do I need to say? In fact I don't think I've "accused" you of anything else, and the truth isn't an "insult". It is just the truth.
But there is SO MUCH evidence to the contrary... I'm not buying it at this time.
You seem to think you can "wear me down" by making the same false accusations over and over.
All that really accomplishes is another entry in the journal.
Seriously... if you had the courage of your convictions, wouldn't you just repeat what other people actually said and then refute it?
As opposed to, say, your actual habit of misrepresenting what other people say so you can try to knock THAT down with straw-man or out-of-context misrepresentations?
Do you really want to have a testerone contest? Ooops... wait... you already did, and you didn't come out smelling very good.
I will ask again: WTF is wrong with you?