If you go to the source paper [ssrn.com] you'll notice both authors are from law school.
No doubt also published in the august medical journal "Ambulance Chaser".
Addictive tendencies could very well manifest in other ways; instead of alcohol, perhaps former addicts will move on to
Suicide (or murder if this is forced upon them by the State).
You forgot another key thing -- when you take your foot off the gas in a gasoline car, it doesn't start magically creating new fuel and putting it back in your tank the way an EV does.
If an EV instantly goes into regen braking when letting off the throttle, then no thanks. Constant, perceptible deceleration instead of freewheel (or slushbox) coasting would get real old, real quick.
That's only because he didn't circle around the parking lot until the battery was drained. That is the proper procedure as we all know...
The correct name for this proceedure is Hooning.
Opera's shift to WebKit should concern everyone. It's likely a good decision for them, but it consolidates WebKit's position as the dominant rendering engine, and having any dominant engine is bad, as you go from standards directing engines to the dominant engine imposing "standards".
Absolutely. If Opera were at an overwhelming 3% usage instead of just a stout 2%, this would already be done and dusted.
To get it even at that point, apparently glue had to be used in place of a lot of fasteners that make repairing easy.
In addition to the fuckton of glue (mainly to keep people out), there are +90 screws! I don't think a mid-60's automobile would have 90 screws.
Only Microsoft could pull off the feat of using a boatload of conventional fasteners and still make the hardware practically irrepreble. Hamfisted jackanapes.
Meh. You can be replaced by sufficiently advanced algorithms. I'm mathematician, FFS. There are already automated theorem provers which can solve undergrad-level problems.
And Derivatives; don't forget the market genius of Derivatives - oh! - and Subprime Loans too!
Happiness is a positive cash flow.