I was wondering if anyone else would bring this up. I am encouraged to see someone has.
Think him make this up.
Wow, maybe these tests are the cause of the Algal Blooms that some countries have been experiencing? I don't think we want more and bigger algal blooms either. Action-> reaction, duh.
Phlogiston was once a widely accepted theory.
I've never read Stephenson, but from what I've heard, I'll stick with Gibson on my dystopia SF.
I suspect Stephenson was merely using sarcasm and mockery to make a point. I doubt he actually believes he is responsible. Some people need to lighten up a bit on this one. Even I can see the humor in this.
Gee, of course they want us to borrow more. Doesn't every bank want that?
Don't feed the troll. People who make comments like that generally have a very limited scope. I'm sure he's talking about "Blatz", "Old German" and "Black Label" or some such brews. Unless he can name brands and styles, he hasn't a pot to piss in.
What if I just want to avoid these checkpoints when I'm sober? If avoiding checkpoints is criminal then only criminals will avoid checkpoints.
EA is already doing this. Check out Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2 for examples.
Buy a used game and pay an extra 15$ for an account that lets you buy the DLC, plus the cost of the DLC.
Or print out a template like I did. Once you get going looking at the template, you start to remember where the "right" keys are. It was a real bitch the first time I tried to type "load "*" , 8,1" but it became second nature after a while.
Redundant comments? There's an app for that and an app for that too!
Really. App is short for application. An App store sells Applications. End of discussion.
Let's see which shoe store tries to sell another for selling "shoes" first, now.
Add to that the fact that nothing is or ever will be 100% renewable. Everything has a cost. Entropy, anyone? Many of these costs may not be readily apparent to us now, but the only thing I'm certain of is that we will all pay it in the end.
I, for one, welcome our new Orbiting Overlords.
Double A-A-men to that, brother!