They're not useful unless you leave your basement. Then things like airport flightboard feeds, using your phone's NFC as a tap and pay debit card, and providing users with remote support from any android device becomes useful.
Some of the Dr. Who were already lost, and reconstructed by fans from audio and photographs, though I believe some were found recorded in Nigeria.
I believe that was mostly older material from the 60s where the original source was intentionally purged and reused. In this case it seems the issue is the original material exists but won't live forever.
Windows 9 was cancelled.
Windows 7 was released in 2009, Windows 8 in 2012, Windows 10 in 2015... looks right on schedule for me except they skipped one to avoid "Windows 9x" issues. Other than that, all good points.
The key element that you're missing is that you need smart people acting in the best interests of the whole people. Any time we've granted any elite power they've inevitably used it for personal gain or the elite's interest instead of the public good, it doesn't matter what they're capable of providing a better government if they're not willing. That's why we're weary of people seeking power, they usually want it for all the wrong reasons. And even those who try with the best of intentions find that to rise in the system you must work the system. And then you get caught in the same web of lies and deceptions, friends and foes, favors and kickbacks as every other politician.
That's why people say "democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others", because it's the only one where everyone's interests get represented even if their capability in recognizing those interests and selecting those most capable to act on it is lacking to say the least. That is really the unlikely side of the utopia we're clamoring for, some of the people we have in office are clearly skilled manipulators if nothing else but extremely few seem to rise above the party lines and really act in everyone's best interests. In that sense I guess (R) and (D) and (CPC) are pretty much all alike.
I am sure for all of you who work in an organization with some sort of performance monitoring method can tell. It is rather easy to hack the system.
It's a lot harder to hack a system that wants to keep people from saying or doing things than to make people do things. Do something they don't like, lose "goodwill" points. Then you must perform something they like to get "goodwill" points back. It's a soft way to suppress dissent and subversive behavior, China will be fine one way or the other. It's to get you caught up in a game where you have to appease the government or find the whole system tilted against you, like a real world freemium game.
* Large freight truck, ~30 tonne load (2 kWh/mi): 2.9 miles of range added per minute charging (60mph = 15 minutes charging per hour on the road)
I think your estimate is on the low side, Tesla X + big boat = ~4.7 ton = 575 Wh/mi average so I think 30 ton load + 5 ton car would be closer to 4 kWh/mi. On the other hand, if you just put say 8 of their 85 kWh battery packs in there and hooked them up separately you wouldn't need such exotic connectors. Sure it'll add a little extra inconvenience for the truck driver to hook up and unhook but if we say 10% -> 80% fast charge = 85*8*0.7/4 = 120 miles = 2 hours driving. Each battery needs to charge 60 kWh, with Tesla's current superchargers at 120 kWh that's 30 minutes or 80% uptime. It's not great, but also not terrible. Make that 4 hours and 90% uptime if 2 kWh/mi is correct and it actually sounds quite good. And you could put in more batteries for longer drives at higher cost and lower efficiency. If this is a regular route maybe you can have some sort of swap meet or car in rotation or something to make it work. Of course once you have self-driving cars stop-and-go driving wouldn't really be an issue at all, though that might be a bit off still. OTOH the costs of an electric truck are also pretty prohibitive right now. And big trucks have actually managed to reduce NOx and PM emissions way more than cars, it's pretty much pure CO2 now in Euro VI class trucks. It would make more sense to replace personal vehicles first.
An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.