If only there were groups of people releasing some sort of.. crack?.... that could avoid all this should this eventuality ever occur.
How many solar panels would be required to 'pave over death valley'? Millions? Billions? how many miles of cable would be required? How long would this feat take? So long that by the time you install the last panel you're having to replace the first again? If you're going to make a suggestion like that, how about you include some math to show this is actually possible? I'll get you started, Death Valley is 3000square miles. Off you go.
That's the point of the IPO!
Funded by what? What is NK exporting that gives them money to actually buy shit?
Ah yes, the good old days of British telecom, where you were put on a waiting list of months to have a phone line installed and you could only pick one model of telephone in a choice of three colours.
"The pressures are generally quite the opposite under the NHS. It's generally a brilliant service, considering it's free to us "
Yeah, free at point of entry maybe. Unless you're suspected of having some critical illness, try getting an MRI scan that doesn't involve a 3-6month wait. Of course, they'll happily take £500 off you to speed it along.
It's more sinister than that. By going down the road of always online DRM they ensure that only one Origin account holder can only play one game from their Origin library at any given time.
If all their future games were to have this DRM then you can't play Game X whilst your spouse or siblings play Game Y on another computer in the house.
Depending on what consoles you own have you tried using their controllers with your PC for those games that would benefit?
Um, Borderlands 2 is £14.99 RIGHT NOW
Alan Wake is £5.74
Max Payne 3 was recently available for £7.49
The irony of this being that back in the day Facebook would ask to rifle through your Hotmail (and probably others) contacts to add them on Facebook!
Holy crap, there's one here from Twitter. Burn him!
and how did that work out for McVeigh?
'Done easily'? Well sure, as soon as the GPU's that can run that sort of resolution with the settings maxed out at a constant 60fps get released and become affordable. I imagine you could do it now but it'd require some expensive SLI / Crossfire configuation.
It's a pointless fantasy not even worth considering. It wouldn't even get that far because any insurgency would be stopped before it got off the ground and those people detained as terrorists and inarcerated forever. The media would 'inform' the populace about the threat of domestic terrorism and scare the shit out of them as usual and the populace would simply dismiss the insurgents as nutjob lunatics.
McVeigh is a perfect example of this. This was his exact motivation, a tyrannical government, but do you see any huge support for his actions? Of course not.
McVeigh was also motivated by his fear that an oppresive government was going to take away his firearms. So he stood up to what he believed was an oppresive government and took them head on. He was incarcerated and killed for his beliefs. Funny how all those pro-gun people who trot out the "we need to defend ourselves agaisnt the government" revile Mcveigh rather than actually look up to him for doing exactly what they claim they need their guns for!