Can anyone say personal responsibilty?
No - not after the amount I've had to drink!
The owners of these patents are Alfonso J. Cioffi and the family of Allen Rozman, who died in 2012, shortly after he filed the patent infringement lawsuit.
That's what you get for messing with google
Is there a good reason I should trust the authors of "WhatsApp"? And even if I did trust them, is there any measure of assurance that they couldn't be compelled to give up my data?
I think that there is a good deal of assurance. WhatsApp use the Signal Protocol which is open source and provides end-to-end encryption so that they never see your messages. They are using a closed-source version of this protocol, so you could worry that they have some modifications or back-doors. However because people have used third-party clients (which is against the terms and conditions) this seems unlikely, but still possible.
If you are really paranoid use the open-source Signal encryption software, verify the code, and compile yourself. You could even run your own server (the code to this is also open source), but having verified that the client gives end-to-end encryption this is not necessary.
"Some high bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps achieve a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence and maybe solves the control problem and the usefulness problem,"
Once this was achieved humans could outperform self-driving vehicles......
The Daily Mail is about as reliable as Wikipedia is these days.
To be fair you're not allowed to cite Wikipedia as a source in Wikipedia articles either.
So that clutch that needs replacing at the tune of $700-$1500 including labor isn't part of the drive train?
PS: All my cars are manuals too.
I've never had to replace a clutch. That's probably partly luck, partly living in a relatively cold climate and partly learning to drive in a car without synchromesh gears , so I am in the habit of matching the engine speed to the gear speed before bringing the clutch up, - the most I have done in one car is 130,000 miles.
RADIO SHACK LEVEL II BASIC READY >_