You wish it was like that but it isn't. Those countries are not facing problems because of their social measures. In fact the countries which are the most socialist in Europe are the happiest places on Earth and without economical problems, see Scandinavia.
I couldn't believe that he was denying Google executives wore Glass until I read the original article. Wow, this is well beyond manipulating facts, Lyons has to be crazy if he thinks that people have forgotten Brin wearing Glass !
That's not the gate, that's the restaurant.
Maybe they've started with this sector of the building so that they can build the rest starting from it and use it to bring materials and machines inside the ring as it closes.
I doubt Apple will go the same way as Tesla and make big cars. Seeing how, according to AI, Ive is taking interest in Fiat cars, I wouldn't be surprised if the Apple car was a small to medium car, with comfortable looking rounded forms. This project must be fascinating for Apple's designers.
DNS has back up, and entries are saved... usually. I don't see why it should take so long.
Compared to other computer companies, this interruption is very long and pretty unacceptable, especially for mail.