ATMs in the UK are also protected by ink - but I'd guess the ink release mechanisms are linked to shock/tilt triggers, rather than the back door being opened (even explosively).
I can be altruistic without believing in invisible gay unicorns.
I don't see much altruism in killing people because they don't.
Well said, and I quite agree. A picture of an erect penis never hurt anybody, and a picture of some dead twat shouldn't either.
Well, you're fucked if MS switch off GFWL, the rumour of which is the main reason so many games have been patched to remove it.
Ass Creed Black Flag has had a lot of compliments from people with no reason to promote Ubisoft games and no great loyalty to the series.
As someone still looking for a modern equivalent to Sea Dogs the only reason I haven't tried it is Ubisoft and Uplay.
Ok, so it's conspiracy to commit fraud.
You think that trumps the Sale of Goods Act, distance selling regulations or other UK consumer protections?
No, steering with your feet while juggling angry cats blindfolded is not explicitly on the list
I can confirm through painful first-hand experience that the word 'angry' is entirely superfluous in that context.
People still steal car radios? Even the stock manufacturer fitted ones? Crikey.
I find I sometimes want music or the radio for distraction. If I get bored while driving I'm more likely to take unnecessary risks. If I'm enjoying my drive I'm more sedate.
So your answer is what? Destroy the quality of life for people in San Francisco?
I'd fucking love the US urban sprawl here in the UK. It would mean we had the masses of land available to spawl over.
More relevantly, it's not a felony to not drive without a licence. Sadly this seems to be an option many people are ignoring.
Plane: We're talking about commuting here. And good luck getting on a plane nowadays as an adult without a license.
I've never used my driving license as ID for boarding an aircraft. Other forms of identification are available. Do you really think that people that don't drive also never fly??
Trains can take you between towns, not just across them.
Snow does not preclude bike riding.
Other than for commuting, taxis are cost-competitive to car ownership in the UK. They're frequently less convenient, but not more expensive, especially if you live in an urban location that lets you use public transport for a proportion of your journeys.
I appreciate you're playing devil's advocate but the barriers to not owning a car aren't insurmountable, even in the US. As someone else in the thread suggests, learn to drive safely or move to New York.
"Driving is a privilege" is not an excuse to penalise people unfairly for non-driving related matters such as child support.
The importance of driving for an inclusive social life and employment is not an excuse for dangerous driving.
You mean like the one I use on my PC? I call it a controller, but that's because I perceive a gamepad to have no analog thumbsticks.
It's the joy of a PC. I can use keyboard and mouse for strategy, FPS and RPG games (online / MMO / offline or otherwise), use HOTAS for flight/space sims, use a wheel or a controller for driving games and just use the mouse for Hexcells.
Or combine options. For Saints Row III the keyboard and mouse gives me the control and precision I want for moving around on foot, then switch to the controller when I'm in a car or aircraft.
But then, I've been using peripheral controllers of various forms for gaming with keyboard based programmable computers since before they came with a mouse...