Besides, most of the automobile pollution isn't gasoline cars, it's from diesel and 2-stroke mopeds.
This article is about cars with diesel engines....
If in reality car emissions are higher than overly ambitious standards, but still low enough that air quality is OK - should the cars be "fixed" (as in the pet related term, neutered) or instead should the regulations be brought to realistic levels based on what cars are actually emitting today?
Air quality is anything but okay. I can't speak for the US, but here in Europe, we have serious problems with it. In China it's so bad in some areas you can actually only register a new car if it's electric - that's actually an important reason why electric cars are getting more attention now.
All sex toys save one I've ever seen were for women. How did she come to the conclusion that sex bots would be built for men? Sex bots for women are much more likely and, I dare say, almost exist already.
Maybe they should just build an unisex fuckbot with industry-standard extension slots which can be fitted with either a dildo or a fleshlight? Then everybody could objectify in peace and equality! Of course there's a very real danger that the fuckbots would just pair off with each others and give us the finger
The problem is a fraud on the public. Advocating a position that is based on who pays you, without regard to reason or truth or the benefit to mankind, without so much as a notice of your bias, causes massive amounts of harm to the public by sustaining inefficient practices.
Sorry to have to be the one to break it to you, but apparently you've been living under a rock for at least ten years. This practice, how despicable it may be, is now commonplace. I run a small fan website for a video game, and I've been sent offers to write positive reviews of gaming-related products (for instance some 3D goggles) for compensation without any hint or notice that, for all intents and purposes, this would've been an advertizement.I declined, but I'm betting most people in my situation wouldn't have. Journalists in particular often earn so little and don't have actual jobs but are forced to working freelance that the offer is just too tempting.
Another more drastic (and *much* more difficult) modification you could do is create a CAN firewall and just block potentially life threatening messages from leaving modules that are network connected.
Good luck figuring out all the relevant CAN IDs for all the models you want to sell your gizmo for
The corvette wasn't hacked, they hacked an OBD-2 dongle that was stuck connected to it - entirely different thing. And electronic access systems for opening your car with an RC have apparently all been hacked or are less than safe. Keyless Go cars can be opened with a proxy attack. So where does that leave you?
If you buy an old car, the thief can just open it and steal it the old fashioned way. So pick the car you want and stop thinking about stuff like this, it's useless anyway. If someone wants to steal your car, they'll do it. Either electronically or mechanically.
Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson