...but it is extremely objectionable to call them FAKE
These (in almost all cases) aren't strangers abducting people's kids, they're parents that were estranged by the court, in some cases quite unjustly. However you want to label it that is a very real thing.
The best way to kill it is to make renewable energy sources cheaper
So...by subsidizing renewables even more than we're already doing now?
It's great that some countries are phasing out coal, but
A. these aren't the same countries with stacks of coal reserves
B. natural gas production is huge right now, therefore prices are low, therefore it makes sense to convert to natural gas fired plants
C. unfortunately natural gas isn't renewable either...or at least not in a happy friendly no C02 emissions kind of way, it's just a bit less dirty than coal.
solve the mis-pricing of fossil fuels and reveal how uncompetitively expensive they are
You certainly have an argument regarding coal, natural gas? Not so much.
Thanks to all these fracking projects we have a glut of the stuff. Even after wells stop producing oil they can produce significant amounts of natural gas for years.
It's relatively clean burning and is the clean go-to power source for "base grid" supplies since it works even when at night or when it isn't windy out.
The better discussion would be about what's done with the imagery and any resulting (say, facial recognition/tracking) database that's created from that imagery
Um...cross referenced with the cell-phone location and call records they receive sans-warrant from all the major cellular providers?
That said, you technically have no right to privacy in a public space, even before the "Patriot Act" stepped in. Unreasonable? Yes. Perfectly legal? Also yes.
Why automate when depressed, third-world wages are cheaper?
Well you do have a point. Those 8 year olds assembling iPhones for 50 cents a day have really nimble fingers.
That said, once you have it automated the only thing you're paying for is the electricity. The technology is getting better all the time...and yes, the USA is still (by GDP) the #2 manufacturer in the world, despite almost nobody actually working in factory jobs anymore.
Multinational Companies are legalized bullies and borderline gangsters.
Nope, it exploits only one thing: Android's brain dead permission system of all/nothing. User gets text, then told that due to bug, they can't see the real SMS. User goes and downloads
.apk file (turning on sideloading, ignoring warnings about downloading from unofficial sources, and ignoring the permissions that the app wants), and then is nailed.
You're half right. What it exploits are brain dead users.
Do we want to take bets as to how long before it becomes self-aware?
5 or 6 seconds before the last of these phone batteries poops out?
There I have a bit of an advantage over you though. About 90% of the power in my city is nuclear.
Good for you? The majority of the country runs on coal. I agree Nuclear energy is far cleaner, unfortunately it's also far (as in more than 10 times) more expensive, even assuming you can thread through the mob of nutjob eco-warriors and actually build one.
Solar isn't at all ideal (for this application) since it only works in the daytime and that's when people and their cars are at work.
it would need to be about 30 dollars more before the cost of gas even begins to approach the externalities you inflict on everybody else when you buy it.
An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.