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To SolipsismX and zoetmb:   Thanks for your replies.  I admit that I went a bit overboard and was generally just ranting.  Sometimes I boil over, go on some over-the-top rant, then I just return to being sad again.   I agree that it's tough to measure whether we're dumber.  But it sure seems like it (I realize that that's purely subjective and not at all objective).  However, I do really believe that ignorance is a choice.  A person can chose to learn and educate one's...
 While you could turn out to be right, it's just as likely that this will have little to do with actual automobiles, and far more to do with things like batteries and Musk himself.
 Disagree on the first three.  Well, Safari has crashed a few times on me, which IS annoying, but it's hardly some constant occurrence. But I couldn't agree more with the Calendar GUI.  It flat out sucks and is very unlike Apple. THEN WHY THE HELL DID I BUY AN iMAC, iPHONE, and iPAD?!  No porn?  WTF is the point of the InterWebs then? :)
 Did you even read the article?  They don't HAVE $150B on hand, domestically, to do something like that (even if it were a good idea, which it isn't).  And any gains would be negated by repatriating the cash from abroad and having it taxed (taxed AGAIN, actually).
 True.  Thanks for the correction. 
 I'm not on Google+ so I don't know, but do you have to use your real name? Yeah, opt-out is really BS.  How may people know about all this stuff?  I mean the privacy policy is over 2,000 words long.  I doubt many people read it.  And they shouldn't have to in the first place. As to Facebook, yeah.  They are even worse, no question.
 What's my name?  What do I look like?  You did notice that the article said, "Google on Friday announced that it would soon be able to show users’ names, photos, ratings and comments in ads across the Web," right? Frak that noise.
 I did read it.  But why the hell would I want that done in the first place?  I mean, I post "Taylor Swift's 'Red' is BY FAR her best album."  And suddenly it's showing up as an endorsement somewhere else on the 'net?!  WTF?
 From: http://tinyurl.com/pzollzp (NY Times)    And from further on in the article: 
 Ahh, gotcha.  I figured I wasn't catching on. :) OTOH, even if it's fairly meaningless, they might as well hold onto it.  Just because they haven't found (or revealed) a grander purpose, it also doesn't hurt anything.
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