Not to nitpick, but isn't the collapse of the universe *always* closer than ever before?
Given the amount of thinly-veiled paedophilia on the Daily Mail website ("Phwoar! This 14 year old looks all grown up, nudge nudge, wink wink") it really should be on there already.
The "Night of the Doctor" prelude already established the McGann Doctor (including radio plays) as canon.
Yes, the "original" Hunger Games which is nothing at all like Battle Royale...
"We do not have accurate statistics of how widespread the issue is, but according to Amazon reviews and Youtube comments, over 500% of PS4 units sold so far are suffering from this issue"
You don't. You can download the update from a location of your choosing and install it via USB. You can also call a freephone number and Sony will post you the update on disc so you don't need the internet at all.
The lack of Blu-Ray playback out of the box is to reduce the cost of the unit by only paying licensing costs for users who actually use it rather than having to pay for blanket licensing.
Read this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19592372 - the figures you're quoting are pretty misleading.
It's mostly due to differences in how reported rapes are recorded and a system that encourages rape victims to go to the police.
Well sure, if you're dumb enough to pay tax on the money your company is paying you in salary as well as paying income tax on it then you probably are paying a 75% effective tax rate.
Their solution thus far has been to sell a £25 Lightning->MicroUSB adaptor to people, which for some bizarre reason the EU thinks is fine even though the entire purpose of the MicroUSB charging standard requirements was to reduce waste (because previously everyone would have to bin their old charging cables when getting a new phone).
Interesting, because I also have a contextless anecdote in which I've noticed that power consumption of my computers is significantly higher when running Linux - and the laptops have seriously reduced battery life, even while doing nothing.
So you stole cable TV all your life but the people working for the government are the parasites? Interesting interpretation.
According to the best stats I can find, the "Creative Industries" are responsible for ~8% of a £1.5Tn GDP, so about £120Bn.
So basically, the Creative Industries in the UK are apparently losing ~45% of their output to piracy and within the next two years that could be 120%.
There we have it, by 2015 no creative industry in the UK will be making a profit or be otherwise contributing to our economy, so enjoy them while they're still there.
It's getting increasingly difficult to label people tinfoil hatters given the way the NSA leaks are making even the most ardent paranoid conspiracy theorists look like they've vastly underestimated the problem.
Well when the general attitude seems to be "Well this guy may be a racist, homophobic, womanising, lazy, incompetent asshole, but at least he's not a Democrat/Republican (Delete as applicable) so I'll vote for him", what do you expect?
No, expecting not to be detained is how it should be.
When did it become so normal for everyone to just dismiss these things is "well what did they expect would happen if they did something completely legal that someone doesn't like"?