A German computer magazine called C't was checking on Amazon products a year or two ago, I'm pretty sure it was Samsung batteries they were testing. They bought a selection of batteries from a selection of third-party sellers and were expecting some of them to be fakes. What they were not expecting was that every single battery was a fake, it was just that some of the fakes were better (in terms of product quality) than others.
They reported this to Amazon.
Nothing changed - the same vendors were selling the same products weeks later.
In Belgium if a number is not used for a year, it will be put back in the pool, so you get the number that was used by somebody else previously.
Some people just want to see the world burn.
There you go, this is proof that you can't even have an alternative opinion.
You are right, you can NOT have an alternative opinion, because this is not about an opinion. If I put a knife in your kids head and you say that that killed your kid, I am not aloud to say "But that is, like, just your opinion." So if you do the same with my kid, I will not allow you that excuse either.
he'll have it back in less than three weeks
Unless Hillary wins, in which case Ecuador will get a little freedom and democracy brought to it. After all, at this point, what difference does it make?
Billions of dollars spent on hardware
The hardware is not the expensive part. Getting the hardware to Mars in one piece - THAT is the expensive part.
Live people can act autonomously at landing.
That all depends on how fast you land them...
I live in Belgium and Belgians (Flemish) are not the same as Belgians (Walloons). And the difference in working laws and mentality between Flanders and The Netherlands is so great that many companies have a hard time operating in both.
The way you adress people (be it customers or workers) is so different that where it is polite in one place, it will be felt as an insult in the other.
And also: it is al about being efficient. This might be great for managers and companies. Most people I know in Europe are not interested in efficiency. They are interesten in their free time.