Somehow it hasn't stopped people from driving. I suspect that the few glitches that do show up will get fixed and people will get health care.
The problem for Ted Cruz in 2016 is that on his present course he looks as if he will be so successful in dismantling the US government that its unclear if there will even be a presidency in 2016. However, I'm sure in that case, he will probably just appoint himself as the rest of the country just stand back helplessly in horror.
The idea of having affordable health care as opposed to being told sorry but you must just go die someplace as quietly as possible does tend to make it more than likely it will succeed. In year's time this will be old news and the GOPTP will be whining about something else, looking for another hostage to take to get their agenda passed.
Another Tea Party dream and Fossil Fuel industry hope. The more solar technology advances and begins to encroach on fossil fuel profits, the more of these "no we can't" nay-sayers come popping out of the wordwork. If solar cells go the way of IC's, the industry will replace fossil fuels entirely in 50 years. The future will be owned by those who invest in solar now. Its inevitable.
They used to say the same thing about desktop computers too.
Not if the equation is degenerate and b=c.
Dealerships aren't entirely parasitic. That is an overstatement of reality. There is a benefit to having a local dealership to go to when things go wrong as they always do. Murphy makes sure of that.
I really don't see the route to complaining to the DMV is going to do dealerships much good as the effort only serves to widen awareness of the economic issues involved and these are trending toward Tesla's favor. If dealers are really concerned about Tesla, they would do better to insist that the car manufacturers they buy from have a better electric car than does Tesla. Once battery swap stations become more widely available for Tesla's new 400 mile per charge battery, they better have some other alternatives or they are going to quickly start to loose business quickly. Dealerships that branch out to provide battery swaps may well be those that survive, because the 2-4000 dollars per year you can save if you don't have to buy gas is a big incentive over the life of a car becomes increasingly attractive to those with slimmer wallets, especially if lower overall maintenance costs go with it.
Bingo. You've hit the nail on the head. Dealerships make most their money in repairs, not in selling cars. Over the life of a car, the 5-20% profit they make on the sale is a small fraction of what they can make on repairs and maintenance.
If Telsa has the audacity to create a product that requires significantly less repairs, it puts dealerships at a competitive disadvantage, which is exactly where they should be in a truly free and open market.
Many in the fossil fuels business like to downplay the savings gained from small fuel costs for battery technology, but they don't want to address the larger costs associated with maintenance issues inherent in internal combustion technology because they know it makes electric car technology even more attractive financially.
"Sites not ripping off this system seem like they conscientiously want a reason to slam the door on public conversation."
My sense is that far too little of what gets posted on science or technology sites, such as
The only reason to visit slashdot anymore is that it is one of the few sites that provides a rather broad array of news concerning recent technological developments in a timely fashion. If I could find a better one, not plastered with ads, I would use it. One would think that
I couldn't agree more. My time is valuable and its too precious to waste on wading through troll droppings.
There really are many with an ideological bent, who are actively seeking to disrupt sites discussing science for purposes that have nothing to do with science, but rather to influence discussion that may come from the consequences of scientific findings.
The reality is that modern science has become so specialized that few commenters are really capable of adding anything to a meaningful discussion anyway. For example, what kind of meaningful input might one expect of the average commenter provide say on the discussion of the importance of Uryshon's Lemma or Gershgorin's Circle Theorem to modern bioinformatics or aerodynamics? It is a shame that the electronic equivalent of graffiti artists have vandalized so many useful commenting sites to suit their own personal and ideological fantasies, Particularly, since it denies so many a peek into the intrinsic beauty inherent in such discussions.
You're right, however, and without some form of moderation or peer review the entire effort takes on the character defined by the lowest IQ posting. Many may complain that scientist are retreating to their ivory towers, but the sad fact is that the vandal's sacking every website they can overrun make such towers the only safe haven to continue to do science. If they want into the ivory towers, they will first have to develop the credibility to enter.
Its far better to submit "letters" to the editor, with comments and let them make the best judgement as to which most advance the topic under discussion. This can be done by a few moderators on most sites. I would be quite happy not to see my own posts or questions, if I knew I was instead reading better or more informative ones.
This now seems absolutely critical to the national defense, since the GOPTP has decided to ally itself with Al Qieda in a combined effort to bring down the US government and economy.
Exactly, if the machines can work for free, why not the rest of the workforce. Anyone who doesn't like working conditions can simply be replaced by a machine.
This would create even more money for investment by making venture capital maximally profitable.
" Politicians have been yelling themselves hoarse over the jobs issue in this country for the past few years, and the current situation isn't anywhere near as bad. At what point will we start seeing legislation forbidding the automation of certain industries?""
Given how efficient Congress is now and how many holidays the new GOP management is taking to handle the workload, I predict that Congress will be the last industry to be replaced by AI. Besides, it boggles the mind to imagine constructing a machine that dysfunctional.
I fail to see what is favorable about having your house burn down because global warming is drying out much of the vegetation in the American southwest.
Perhaps you could explain.
Actually, Wikipedia does include a lot of references to primary peer reviewed literature. Keep in mind that while any jackass can edit things, that hardly means they stay inaccurate for very long.