That is called running a business.
And we cant have that now can we. Unless you can pay off the legislature to protect your business.
This country was created on little ventures like this, squelching them due to others paying to keep them out of the market seals our fate as a nation.
If you have the technology to go mine an asteroid, i dont think any country on this planet will be able to take it from you. And if they try, just "accidentally" drop some of what you mined on them.
They may take issue with some things that you do or say but that's not the same thing as being overtly hostile.
Most of them take issue with our very way of life. We are 'too free' for them. They use the UN as a back door way, via treaties, to try to bring us to their level.
But then, your call for nuking of the place doesn't exactly paint you as a particularly smart individual, so you probably still wont get this.
it would have got rid of the problem once and for all. If you haven't noticed, anytime you leave 'survivors' in war, it comes back to bite you in the ass, eventually.,
While i agree most everything would die out, i still think that we as a species would make it 10 years or so. ( this is approx ) Locally of course that wouldn't be the case and you would see mass death, but i think a few would hang on a while using some extreme methods.
Could we make it long enough for things to improve then slowly repopulate/rebuild? There is always a chance, but not a great one.
This of course assumes we are not already colonizing mars or something, with the ability to come back at some point. Then at least the concept of mankind would survive.
If America had just allowed free trade with Cuba the inflow of US culture into the country would've long turned it into a pro-US state
There is no evidence to support this. Its just your belief. History shows that few countries are 'usa friendly' just because we send money to them. As a rule, most countries with differing political and social polices tend to be hostile to us, regardless of our fiscal polices with them.
Tho i agree it was short sighted, we should have simply leveled the place and took over the land for our own use ( after the radiation had cleared ). Let them serve as an example for future generations.
Us Android users get the feature 'back'.. ( yes i know technically none of us really had the feature. It was a loophole that Google didnt bother to close, until recently.
I still dont understand why they gave this feature to iOS users instead of *their own platform*
Having relied on 3rd party voip products until they cut off XMPP, this is good.
Moves like this will just drive them underground, where its harder to stop.
Tho perhaps a limited market base ( unless its japan... ), just tie people to hanging 'meat' hooks from the ceiling. Charge extra even...
Pack them in like sardines. If they have to rub against each other to fit, all the better.
I only know that it both scares me and pisses me off that the government can do whatever it wants
Would be a more accurate statement.
Now we have GPL Trolls...
Not saying the GPL doesn't have its place, but in a case where you accept direct submissions from others, i think the BSD licensing model would have been safer..
I dont see how an implant would be treated any different than a cell phone, or a diary.
Privacy, unless they get a warrant.
Who cares if it ever filters down to civilian use ( and it will anyway )? I am getting sick and tired of all the "PC" pansys out there, who have no clue what it takes to stay safe and secure. the ONLY reason you are even here complaining is due to the military. And that military *requires* technology.
Its as bad as the 60s, 'lets throw flowers at tanks' nonsense. If you cant repel attackers and destroy enemies, you are eradicated instead. If you dont keep advancing military tech, you fall behind and lose.
Develop, test then deploy the damned things, as many as we need. Now.
Mod me down if you must, but you know its the truth.
Why reinvent the wheel, again?
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke