though I'll never get how Imperial users can be fine with the inch being the smallest common length unit
I'll never get how metric users can be fine with the meter being the smallest common length unit.
What's that you say? You can measure something in fractional parts of a meter? Hmm, I wonder if we could apply that same principle to inches.
Give us realistic characters that seriously contemplate the types of questions that real people ask themselves as they go through the human experience. Place those characters in situations that challenge their ideals and provoke thought. Allow the player to experience these ideas in their own way then make real, meaningful choices. Invent new religions, but treat them seriously, exploring the philosophies that are common to most religions without taking sides or trying to direct the audience toward your own biases. This is a difficult path to walk, but I'd love to see a studio pull it off.
IMO the studio that has come the closest to achieving this goal is BioWare. Their talent for placing the player in compelling ethical dilemas is one of the things that keeps me buying their games. I'd love to see a studio with BioWare's talent take on a game that dives deeper into the human religious experience.
Now given that drug X does have a negative effect on the society at large, there are really only two valid arguments for keeping them legal. Argument 1: personal freedom outweighs the negative effect on the society at large. Argument 2: the cure is worse than the disease.
Personally I believe all of the above. Some drugs should continue to be illegal. Other drugs should be allowed because the negative effect on the society at large is fairly low and is trumped by personal freedom. Yet other drugs would be better off illegal, but because of their prolific use the level of crime resulting from the trade trumps the negative effect on society at large.
Now by all means, continue to argue about which drugs fit into which categories.
Six months later the other hard drive crashes, and I lose some more personal data. Result: installed a new hard drive that I had ordered, but hadn't installed yet.
The funny thing is, I have access to unlimited free online backup from the company I work for, but I haven't bothered to set it up. Do I plan on setting it up? Maybe someday.
I guess I am a slow learner