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Comment: Re:Good. Hope this keeps up (Score 1) 712

by Inschato (#34245348) Attached to: US Marshals Saved 35,000 Full Body Scans
Sorry no, but it won't change until there is some key technological or cultural revolution on the scale of the (first) American Revolution. Power is never taken away gradually. Something like First Contact, Free Energy(Cheap Nuclear Fusion, Antimatter, whatever), or the gates of hell suddenly opening up would probably do it. Okay maybe not that last one unless it completely destroyed all forms of government entirely. A massive Nuclear Incident (Say, 1+ Megatons going off anonymously in Moscow/London/New York) would most likely instill marshal law in most countries. This could eventually lead to complete civil revolt. It's hard to say really, speculation is all the rage!

Comment: Re:will it be shot down? (Score 1) 416

by Inschato (#30083102) Attached to: Synthetic Stone DVD Claimed To Last 1,000 Years
Actually.. a lot of distributors of DVDs will usually let you send back a damaged disc for a replacement (although, sometimes you're charged a fee for this. I seem to recall EB Games having a 2$ deal for pre-owned game discs, but I can't be sure if that's still around) so your point may still be valid anyway.

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