Iran: Never invaded anyone
Because the only place they might consider invading would nuke them into slag.
never used weapons of mass destruction...
Because we've prevented them from getting WMDs or anything else that would allow them to pose a serious threat.
The entire point of everyone having a gun is so the GOVERNMENT is not safe - from the people.
Oh give it a fucking rest you American Gun Nut Anonymous Coward. The government has drones, warthogs and TANKS. You really think the Colt 45 you keep under your pillow and caress every night before falling asleep is going to make a difference?
Now go away and watch your VHS copy of Red Dawn again and leave the rest of us in peace.
Have you seen the Iraqi military in action lately?
Saudi Arabia has 200,000 active-duty military personnel, in a country led by old men who consider the middle ages to be a little too progressive for their liking.
Google Maps puts inappropriate weight towards making a route more complicated with short freeway hops
I wouldn't exclusively blame Google for this though.
I travel regularly to the USA on business, and I've used rental GPSes (Garmin / TomTom) as well as Apple and Google services on my phones. They all seem to do this equally - I'm always puzzled why I'm merging on and off in a 1/4 mile....
Just last week I overheard someone commenting on how their text messages were going via satellite.
It is easy to look like victim and bully peoples [sic]
You just quote the parent in your reply and presto problem solved.
In the Star Wars universe, Droids like Artoo and Threepio and, presumably, millions of others, are self-aware and intelligent. They appear to feel physical pain and have emotions like happiness, fear and sadness.
Yet as near as I can see in the canon, droids have no rights whatsoever. They can be bought and sold, ordered to their death, kidnapped by Jawas, melted, sent to the spice mine of Kessel or smashed into who knows what.
I for one look forward to staring face to face at strangers
What in the picture of the config suggests you'll be staring face-to-face?
Try 18 hours Melbourne (aus) to London. Overnight.
Well, when you consider it used to take 3-4 weeks (by ship) this feels like an improvement to me.
This design violates current social norms for personal space. As such I dislike it.
Did you RTFA? In the picture, the people next to you are further away than they are today, and you're not looking directly at anyone.
Oh come on, every Windows installation slows down with usage, to the point of requiring to be formatted.
Incorrect. I'm writing this on a circa-2012 consumer grade HP PC, running Win 7. Performs the same as the day it arrived here and it's never been reformatted / rebuilt.
At work I've been running my first-gen Surface Pro daily since Spring of 2013. No reset, no reformat.
The Amiga was (and is) NOT a PC!