Maybe, the route to world peace IS getting rid of the concept of a nation's sovereignty? Ok, not replacing it with a corporation, but if EVERYONE's the same country, it'd make it that bit trickier to go to war with yourself.
Alas, the terms and conditions will forbid you running a server to do this. They'll want you to use one of their cloud servers to do it (that kinda makes more sense to put something like that further upstream).
That's it, and my guildees,
14 years on, it's still there, still great. It's got the community that's mature (well, most of us are a few years (14!?) older than when we started), but it's still an amazing game. Free to play, so can dip your toes in the water, and the chat channels are full of people who'll help newbies, or returning players.
In the US? You'd have tv ads claiming this was a communist incursion.
I suspect it's going to be the amount of people turned away from voting because of all these daft ID voter rules. Turn away more than a dozen people within 5 minutes and I can see riots, especially in Florida, that'll be like dominoes. All these events keep building up to create unhappy people, and the Student Loan Bubble is going to be nasty, but it'll take that sharp focused event that'll be the camel back breaker and I really think it'll be the mass disenfranchisement of a huge % of the US citizens at the next big election. And when the UN tries to send in election monitors... Fox News will be the funniest channel to watch ever.
Got them running a lot of apps on a lot of hardware quickly though. Now things are settling, I'd imagine this new ART core will be improved on to keep trimming performance up and reducing battery drain. It's done the job it was designed for pretty well so far.
All that extra hardware to spy on US citizens, that cost has to be passed on to consumers. Probably why it's hard to get fast speeds too, you have to wait till the gov upgrades their backend to handle the extra workload of everyone on faster links; when they get their new spy gear in, you get another 5mb.
I smiled outside an Apple Store once and was told my grin was too rounded.
!Can't be that, everyone said that was a terrible way to be professional and get things done.
I've found it great. To launch VirtualBox and XP machines on. Apart from that, it's still... just terrible. I hear screams of frustration from the main office far too often still.
"after some practice able to land a cessna." Aye! And good weather/good visitibility, this guy did it as it was mostly dark, and Humberside Airport is notorious for having nasty bumpy air around it. It's very hilly around there, with just the runway the flat bit. For a long time the only reason the airport remained open was to support the North Sea Rigs, and it mostly handled helicopters. Occasional flying sheds from HUY to Amsterdam to get to somewhere useful, wasn't much going on. When it did expand and get the larger planes/holiday makers, it got well known as being bumpy on the last minute of descent, and winds coming in from the NW appeared to catch a few new pilots out, never saw so many aborted landings for the first few weeks of the bigger planes landing. That's commercial pilots being caught off-guard with the winds. No doubt about it, guy was lucky, kept his head on, did a good job not to make a mess of it.
A single request of information can include a LOT of people/time frame.
Amazing how they thought the Scroogled attack ads were a good idea when they're handing nearly everything over too.
The 'winners' are about to learn some valuable lesson in winning a million dollars.
They're going to end up owing some lawyers 1.2million.