"40% illiterate". Don't be a prick. These people have no idea why their lives are so miserable, how to express that properly or what to do about it. You can't treat people like commodity pigs and then expect them to behave like a college professor. If you push people to the point where they have nothing to lose, they will act accordingly. Also keep in mind that the more literate from these areas have been protesting for years and that things have gone up in flames before (on a smaller scale) in the last two years. Sure, there are opportunists in these riots (the government being one of them), but to completely write this off as a non-political issue is doing everyone a disservice.
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Maybe, but it would be a fluke. Kenya is not on the "5 years, 7 countries" list of the US.
Of course it's political. Sure, no society can provide for 100% of it's people to live the good life. But when large numbers of people end up uneducated, unemployed and with barely anything to lose you can be damn sure it's political, even if they themselves can't express it that way. How do you expect people to express themselves when you don't even take the trouble to teach them proper ways of expression?
Wonder why you're so pessimistic about both the public as well as the pharma's or governments reaction to the public. Do you have any examples of this?
You misunderstand the idea. There will be large areas when the system will not bill you while your normal car tax is lowered. If anything, this encourages more people to buy and use cars in those areas. Again, it's not an environmental issue. It's just about getting traffic to stay away from congested areas/hours.
It's not about the environment. Not sure why that was thrown in. It's more about traffic management, e.g. if you drive outside of rush hours you will be less than during rush hour. Also KM's within congested areas will be more costly than elsewhere.
The promise is that the amount money flowing to the government remains the same as it is now (or does not increase more that it would without the system). Supposedly people who already drive less will end up paying less tax, while long distance/frequent drivers will end up paying more.
Of course we all know these promises are rarely kept.
In one of the keynote speeches Steve said (in different words) that 7" is just a bad choice. Who knows, maybe they expect customers to regret 7" purchase choices and decide that Samsung suck for selling it to them.
They will hold it, try a few times, and then delay before trying again. A 1 hour upgrade suddenly means all your e-mail is 4-24 hours delayed. So no, he's not trying to get it up again. It's already up, and he wants to read his email, but it's not there.
That's why it will be the EU joining Turkey instead.
This is pretty poor advice. For one, the software is quite crappy (I can't get it to work here in China). More importantly, by using their software you associate with them. Which may already be risky. Then you go as far as to say the OP should help fund this NGO. Enough for the government to classify him as a danger to national security / terrorist / whatever.
IMHO it's much better to get that $2.99 VPN (I've seen them even cheaper) and claim you just wanted to talk to your Facebook friends abroad than to get involved with these type of NGO's.
Not that sharp. Anyone who can use Google will find that "Ducky" comes with some Adobe file format, not some mysterious company editing these pictures.
This is so true. As we were blocked by DNS poisoning we had to send 10.000+ users a direct IP link using an SSL certificate. This throws up all sorts of browser warnings. Of the 10.000+ less than 100 complained, and not because a trust issue, but just because they didn't know how to get past the error. People. Do. Not. Care.
Apply for a validated cert, you'll see that they all use the exact same procedure (which is to check some well-known company registry) - they don't do actual validation themselves. Having it done twice won't change anything, except more money in more pockets.
Regardless of their rating being just or not - isn't it "interesting" how much power these few rating companies have?