Your comment sounded kinda insightful, apart from your use of a made up word 'scenarii'.
Quite. I cycle in central London. I would die every other day if I didn't take responsibility for dealing with other drivers' mistakes.
You can get a Sansa Clip+ for Â£20-30 plus a 128GB microSD card for about Â£60. Slap Rockbox on it and you've got something smaller and with better sound than an iPod.
Damn kids. Push off and don't come back till you've been here since '98.
How does blowing up a roundabout prove anything? (I haven't watched Mythbusters, but I gather this is how they test everything)
Invariably when a motorist is "stuck" behind a cyclist they are "stuck" for a few seconds and would have to wait at the next red light anyway.
Not everyone would agree the conviction was wise or necessary. IE's share was trending down long before that point. For those people who don't even know what search engine they are using, there's no point giving them a choice or forcing a choice (or random selection) on them, because they are clearly not experiencing sufficient detriment to know or care there's an issue. They can switch from MySpace when they want to, so suggesting they need someone to hold their hands to switch search engine is patronising.
I was talking about the user, but actually, the startup cost of a new search engine is pretty low. There is very little cost to running your own web spider, basically a few bucks a day for several million pages. Of course you have to buy the expertise to run and tune it but in startup terms these are not exactly ridiculous. Google obviously has a depth of expertise that would be difficult to match but I don't think it's impossible to compete with them if you're sufficiently determined.
Arrr, you be doing it wrong, matey. When I werrrre a lad, us pirates we just debited, debited, debited. None of this-ere creditin' lark. Where's me rum?
Rubbish. What does a web page from ten years ago have to do with what I'm searching for now?
Yes, but unlike traditional monopoly, there's no cost of switching and no cost of entry. If you are the only person selling burgers in the world, you can bully your suppliers not to sell to anyone else, you can price your competition out of business, you can buy up sites and not use.
None of those things apply on the internet. If I found another search engine that worked better than Google, I'd switch tomorrow. So far, no dice.
Salmon are tough bastards. I wouldn't worry about them too much.
People usually die before their body produces its own antibodies. Receiving someone else's antibodies will not stop their body producing them.
Depends on where you are. Generally, the "air rights" exist but legislation says you can't assert them (this is true in much of the US, as I understand it). In other areas, the law says the remoteness of trespass is too great to merit damages (the UK). Other jurisdictions (France) simply say bugger off, you never had any rights to the airspace over your property anyway.
A lot of the labour cost of running an airline is pretty invisible (ground crew, engineering and so forth). I suspect that would be a large part of your answer. State ownership/subsidy, I suspect, also plays a part.