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.
You have an issue with fuel prices ? Time to consider an electric car maybe ?
I have an issue with them being close to a buck more than other states for no goddamn reason, sure. Why don't you?
Thats why they are now facing criminal charges in California for lying to the public
And how will that do anything other than raise fuel prices even more? Oh right, it fills the states coffers.
Thanks ever so much for the new (2015) carbon tax on fuel governor Brown, I guess 40 cents a gallon (highest in the nation) just wasn't enough for your slush fund this year.
the games themselves are free of all DRM, including sign-in requirements.
They kind of have to be since most of them are just glorified batch scripts that run games via dosbox.
It's technically possible to DRM it (encrypt the game image and only decrypt it once you're signed in) but I'd be very surprised if Gog ever did it.
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