Additional reason for Adblock - Children I hate when my kids see an advert on internet or tv as most ads are not appropriate for them and when they inevitably click on them all sorts of crap happens to the computer coupled with the kids screaming, adblock is one thing I gratefully install.
On the case of the article most humans have difficulty planning to the next pay cheque let alone their retirement and they don't give a crap what happens to the future after they die they are only self interested. So its not that they don't see threats they are either desensitised or simply don't care due to self interest and trying to survive to the next day
Then why are we putting non-computer experts in charge of computer systems?
A fucking bag of dead kittens would appear to be sufficient.
The governments and big corps will say "but it will be really expensive to fix our problems"
Nepotism explains all the above
Yes its because the relative/friend thats hired to managed to string a few choice words they heard or read of news articles and looks the part. Expensive bit explains the large pay packet. This person would never get a job in private industry IT, who am I kidding nepotism occurs in private industry too,
As for controlling it from your smartphone unless you have backup with other switches and remotes it will be difficult for those that are not connected e.g. children
Cool features that could be turned on remotely is heating a spa pool so its hot when you arrive home so yes there are very few items that are worth the long distance remote reguarly most like turning off the lights is used when you forgot to do it at home however a few sensors and that is automated too
Care to explain why Cuba is a failure when health care and education are on a much higher level (and much cheaper) than in the USA albeit being under a boycott and other sanctions from the USA the last 70 years?
I don't know, why don't we ask the hundred of thousands of Cubans who fled that paradise and decided to live in Miami instead? Just to be fair and balanced we could also get the opinion of Americans who fled the USA and went to live in Cuba (if you can find one that's not a wanted felon).
Correct me If I'm wrong didn't Castro empty the prisons and send them to Miami and the US just took them in creating a crime wave in Miami and reducing costs for Cuba
Democracy assumes we are all smart and will vote in the best leader however it fails in that most people are dumb and self-serving and vote in the person with the biggest promise.
Capitalism assumes that all people are smart and work hard and will generate wealth but most people are dumb lazy and self-serving.
In all 3 economic/political systems we didn't let Darwinism to work and eliminate weak, stupid, and lazy
Women, for example, may select a career for its monetary benefits, as a way to command their own independence; while men may seek a career for a perception about women being hot under the skirt for doctors, lawyers, and executives. Overwhelmingly, the decision is based in what is interesting.
Interestingly the Chinese economy is reportedly 2% better because of this women in short supply men need to attract them however this is something that has been happening for eons males always tried to show they were bigger, stronger, faster and lately richer or smarter and women wanted these attributes as it would mean their offspring would be protected men could then have their pick, usually the most attractive. Lately women wanting to be independent or increase the quality of male they attract can take steps and go into a career or use the attributes to gain finances until they are attractive to a mate http://fortune.com/2013/02/15/... On the doctors lawyer executive this is for the money just ask any construction worker renovating their houses
Up to 10% of those could be gainfully employed keeping the rest in order. By which I mean beating the shit out of them, mostly.
Robots would do a better job here too and maybe perform some quick depopulation or surgery to stop the useless ones from breeding