Cut Google electric bill by a not small amount
Effective power savings of 15%
Cheap SMS over data. Check out how much you have to pay for texting in some countries, as well as international rates. You usually have to pay some exorbitant price per text, or pay extra per month for unlimited international texting.
Also, it is self configuring, because your username/login is your phone number + IMEI number.
Nations also sign treaties. Treaties usually result in laws being passed. Otherwise the other nations who sign the treaty just ignores you and kicks you out of the treaty.
One of the most fundamental concepts in civil law is contracts, and treaties are just contracts between nation states. Break any contract you sign in good faith and tell me how it goes.
Problem with dota 2 is the snowball nature of the PvE aspect. An AI there will quite easily crush any team because they will have near perfect farm, which eliminates any skill/strategy any human is going to come up with. A fully slotted in 20 minute Spectre/Void/Sniper is not all that interesting to win against
They also noted why SC was preferred, the team lead and presented was a former UC Berkeley student who worked on Overmind, the SCBW AI.
Simply put, DotA 2 is less taxing APM wise, since as you as you play safe and have perfect lane equilibrium control with your CS, it is rather difficult to lose. Even top pros can't deny and last hit every wave.
Here's the issue
1) Good luck doing this. It currently is tricky as is.
2) Here's the REALLY fun one. You identify the entity with the device, they live in another country. You now lack any legal power to influence them whatsoever, unless you have the money to file an international complaint/lawsuit, assuming it is even possible.
2a) Assume you suit goes through, it gets promptly ignored. Random hacked Chinese/Russian/Australian/German is not going to care what some person in another country thinks.
As far as I'm aware, the main thing WhatsApp has going for it, in a similar way Skype did, is that it allows international texting on the cheap.
I believe here in the US it isn't much to add on to a wireless plan to get international texting, but in other parts of the world, they charge by the text and gouge pretty hard on it. I would be interested to know how much Deutsche Telekom (or other major wireless operators) charge for international texts.
So WhatApp is the perfect mix of ease of use (no login needed), cheap (was 1 USD a year after the first year, now its free), and by passes the expensive text charges.
As an anecdote, I regularly text a small group, with one person in the UK, another in Singapore, and another in Thailand. Last I looked, if I didn't have unlimited international texting in my wireless plan, it would be like 25 cents PER TEXT. So a small conversation of rapid fire texts would rack up pretty fast.
"Let the market, as cold and harsh as it is, sort things out."
And then the markets are reminded there there is thing called emotions and will to live, which results in the introduction of the free market of violence, where I take what I need to live, damm the consequences. No human being is going to stand by and let free markets work, if it means watching their child die, for any reason,.
Well, basic probability. P(any succeed) = 1 - P(None succeed)
P(Failure) = 0.1
P(All Fail) = 0.1^3
P(any succeed) = 1 - 0.1^3 = 1 - 0.001 = 0.999 = 99.9%
So for 3 satellites with 90% chance, equals out.
Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. -- Ambrose Bierce