Uh... given that scientists are an insanely tiny minority of the population and contribute the vast majority of human advancement... I would rather fund them in excess.
Stop lying through your teeth. Wireless can't replace wired, only complement.
Uh no, the government's total contribution is $27 billion peak debt, which will be paid off with revenue and profit. Moving Optus customers over also has no impact on who the NBN is supposed to reach. Most of Optus customers are in cities that were of course included in the fiber footprint from the start.
What the heck are you talking about? GPON is insanely easy to upgrade- you just replace the switches at the ends of the fiber lines, no fuss required. And it's passive so no electricity is required at the switches and maintenance costs are very low.
So in this evolved society who takes care of the children and family?
You don't know what you're talking about. Men are not so macho as in america, and wives often push the politicians into doing aggressive and shady things for status gains.
You think child rearing only requires 6 months of nurturing?
So who makes the home if both parents are working?
I'm curious what you think happens to the children of working career women? Sure not all children need a devoted and nurturing mother, but what happens to those that do?
Has anyone seen this in demonstration on video? It's so laggy it makes Android seem iOS-like. Even if it's "popular" with developers, it won't be with consumers and thus will be dead on arrival.
Actually they're not even just reskins. Apple has a private API call that they use with Safari to make it ultra smooth when browsing. Even though it wasn't documented, a lot of alternative browsers were using that API call to make their browsers as smooth as Safari. Around May of 2011 Apple threatened those competitors with delisting from the Apple store if they didn't stop using that API, so everyone disabled those calls in their browsers. Now nearly every non-Safari browser experiences hiccups and becomes increasingly choppy with graphically heavy pages.
Compare iCab 4.6 for example (the last version before Apple's threats), to the latest one. From silky smooth with virtually no hiccups to chopcity.
The BoM of an iPhone is $180. Apple's margins on the device are massive. That's true for all manufacturers that sell their phones at retail.
Because Android is a laggy, buggy piece of trash that has horrible standby battery drain. Android is antiquated, a pre-iOS junkheap that should have been thrown away the moment iOS was first revealed. MSFT threw away Windows Mobile to develop WP7/8, Palm threw away Palm OS for webOS, RIM the old BB OS for the new QNX OS, and Nokia originally was transitioning away from Symbian for MeeGo. Google is the only one who decided to just rip off Apple as fast as possible by slapping on a touchscreen layer onto their outdated OS, and flip-flopped on Network Neutrality to sign a deal with Verizon to push the Droid brand.
That's why Android lags, and it's also got horrible battery life.
Will they include a HAL in Windows RT that allows people/hackers to install it on virtually any ARM architecture? Like... say an HP Touchpad?
Well the Intel tablets aren't going to be very powerful. ARM Cortex A9 is equivalent to Pentium 3, and A15 to Pentium 4. Medfield slots somewhere inbetween those two.