The patent system is so messed up that it can support multiple tiers of extortionists, each preying on the one below, but for MS to unilaterally moderate their own abuses of the system (which would be nice, admittedly) would have little effect on the overall state of affairs, where the entire business model of numerous companies is based upon extortionate patent litigation (though generally against much smaller, more vulnerable companies than MS).
There are lots of calories in alcohol. And with a G&T there is the added health benefit of the vitamins in the slice of lemon (and the tonic will protect you from getting malaria).
Alcohol's main benefit though, is its mood-altering qualities, putting one in a better state of mind to enjoy and appreciate the film, whatever it may be.
For example, in the small hours of the morning, (I have been reliably informed by a serving member of the Norfolk Constabulary) there are precisely two officers on patrol.
I'm not sure how you would do a hard-reset with a kid.
Try using a blunt instrument.
You are dating yourself.
Lots of computery people end up doing this, though.
And MS expects some preteen in Singapore to know better? Good luck with that.
That's an unfortunate example to choose, preteens in Singapore being likely to be both better educated and more law-abiding than their US equivalents. (And quite possibly more affluent too.)
Ferry, hovercraft and hydrofoil are also sensible commuting options from certain locations in HK.
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