NRA wont stand for it because there's no money in standing for it. NRA is a marketing arm of gun manufacturers. They aren't interested in widespread DYI guns as competitors, or as elements adding the "risky" reputation to firing a firearm. Because even a slight mishap in printing, or picking a right plastic for printing can and likely will result in plastic gun exploding in your hands, likely taking a few fingers with it.
You seem to miss the difference between a GAMING laptop and ULTRABOOK. MacBook Pro is an ultrabook. It has a high res smallish screen powered by a severely underpowered GPU that will never be able to run heavy 3D games on anything even close to native with decent FPS and quality settings, it is thin to ensure that it is portable and looks good and lasts for a while on batteries.
Essentially an ultrabook is a fairly powerful high resolution vanity item. It's aimed at giving performance on the go to office applications and such for people who are willing to pay a lot for a little extra speed in their everyday office work on the go.
Gaming laptop is essentially an exact opposite. It needs a big screen with low resolution to ensure giving user a big field of view while retaining small enough amount of pixels to ensure that graphics hardware can render the picture in a game at good quality with high frames per second. It's bulky so it can properly vent massive amounts of heat generated by the powerful discreet GPU on board that is fully capable of providing that kind of graphical prowess and CPU that can support it. It has a huge battery but battery life is still an afterthought as gaming laptops are essentially desktop replacements for gaming and battery only needs to last you long enough for a short breaks between getting your laptop's PSU into next power socket.
Essentially a gaming laptop is a fairly powerful big and low resolution vanity item. It's aimed at giving gamers a mobile machine that can adequately run their games at high frames per second with wide field of view while hooked to nearest power socket and that can be moved with minimal hassle unlike a desktop.
Macbook pro is the prime example of style over substance, and as a result the antithesis to a gaming laptop which is substance over style. Gaming laptop need to be thick regardless due to need to dissipate incredible amounts of heat, they need to be heavy to be able to fit huge batteries needed to keep the thing running even for an hour on full throttle and they need big but relatively low res screens so that optimal screen resolution can produce decent FPS in heavy games on mobile hardware.
But that is exactly what you are suggesting. Or you are simply acting as a "useful idiot" arguing for it for those who do. Because "flexible labor laws" mean "I can own people". Literally. Look at the condition of people who are imported illegally. That is the ideal state of a worker for these employers.
Slavery is better then that.
Not "worker" but "society". These safety nets are created to ensure the future continuity of society through making everyone's future safer. A good example you list is maternity leave. Most of the developed countries already have bare minimum birth rates to hold their populations steady, and many would be in decline if not for immigration. This is a massive time bomb because our retirement systems are designed so that we have enough people providing for those who no longer provide for themselves. As this pool is depleted, societal order built on wealth will collapse. Japan has this problems in a very severe form due to their extreme xenophobia preventing immigration from plugging the short term loss accrued and as a result they're already struggling even though enough time hasn't lapsed for the problem to become even remotely bad. This is the issue of next twenty to thirty years and it's going to keep getting worse during this period.
So we have a choice: deprive the owner class of some income and give all mothers in the country a significant incentive to get children desperately needed to maintain the society, or award owner class with a bit more money, and make sure that it will be next to impossible to get children unless you're very safe financially and have society hang on the verge of a cliff in twenty years or so due to collapsing birth rate.
It's called "short term gain versus long term gain". You are advocating the short term gains and fully willing to throw the future under the bus for them. This is a very common way of thinking among those of the current owner class, as they believe that they and their capital will be allowed to leave the society when it starts to collapse and go to another healthy society to parasite off until its eventual collapse. And the circle will continue.
They are likely wrong, and forgetting the lessons of French Revolution and what happens to owner class alongside everyone else when society really does collapse in a large Western contry. While many of the owner class in the developing countries successfully dodged this bullet and just left for European countries and US after parasiting their own countries to the point of societal collapse, it's highly unlikely that US and European countries will allow for the same thing to happen to them. A far more likely outcome is the way of the guillotine and mob justice on those who remain alongside massive confiscation of property and a complete collapse of society to the point where there are no "healthy economies" to run to due to global impact of a collapse of a large Western country.
We're already doing that. I have a teacher friend who bought a >100m2 apartment in Spain from a spanish bank about a year ago for 200€/month for 30 years. At the end of the contract, apartment is his. He basically has a summer apartment in Spain now to spend his long summer holiday in, and he tries to rent it for as long as possible during three other seasons but with little luck - locals basically have no money even for rent at this point unfortunately.
He's not the only one doing this either.
"Funny" instead of "informative"?
FF's developers' mantra has been "you'll take it and you'll like it!" ever since 4.0.
That would have been akin to suicide. Not only is that a serious contract violation, this is a security breach in a country with both significant funds and extreme interests from several Western and Eastern intelligence agencies.
Pulling off shit like that is a sure ticket to one day being added to list of people who vanished without trace or getting found dead from overdose of drugs in a hotel room. People in intelligence have decades of experience in tracking people like OP when they work for them and finding their backdoors.
Considering the significant heat output of the cores themselves, VRM's heat output is likely trivial in comparison and will be vented into the heat sink alongside the rest of heat.
I'm far more worried that ability to sell these is given to private parties in the first place and is not under heavy legal lock-down.
Government here in Western countries more often then not both has good reasons to want data, such as to combat crime. If there were tight rules and regulation on who and how can purchase such data for all parties including law enforcement, such as one in Nordics where you typically cannot resell such private data without significant legal hurdles such as search warrant that really aren't worth the price you'll have to pay if it's just about turning a bit of a profit, the system works fine.
It becomes a problem only when data selling is for all bits and purposes a free for all and privacy is completely disregarded. Such as this case in UK. It should be (and possibly is) illegal.
Of the current titles, Warframe comes to mind as I'm playing it right now. Had to punch a hole in my router for proper connectivity.
Essentially all non-server games will be hurt by this.
In relation to skype, people who did not have this problems before (all ports fully open to internet, they could function as a node) will start experiencing the problems of a user who's not a node.
Now you just sound like a jobless teenager.
Very few people on that list are friends. It's a list designed for managing certain sports-related activity across the city I live in.
"User-hostile" is a term commonly used to describe a featureset of the UI that acts against the user in manipulating the UI.