According to the BBC's source, "Microsoft is likely to earn several times more money through its Android patents than it does from licences for its own Windows Phone system".
> Money is a proxy here for the input/output ratio of resources, energy and labor.
You're ignoring the time factor. It's a valid proxy *when averaged over time*.
Not considering the time lag creates arguments like "don't invest in new science or technology if it's not immediately profitable". If people behaved this way universally, the various technology revolutions of the past would have never happened.
> pro-U.S. propaganda: The Russian space program sucks.
I remember when I learned (well into adulthood) that the Russians had landed probes on Venus, and even sent photographs back from the surface. I was obsessed with space travel as a kid in the 80s, and really feel like that was kept hidden from me as an American student.
I don't need huge total volume, I just want blisteringly fast for shortish periods.
In other words, porn.
I'd like to wear headphones, but then I get startled every time someone walks up behind me and bugs me
Sounds like you need this. I have one a vendor gave me a few years back, and it's great.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. -- James Baldwin