I am pretty sure that I do not match any of the stereotypes which any of you wish to ascribe to me.
Some of us visit other places and try to learn something from the peoples and cultures we encounter there. Some of us spend their days in their mothers' basements cursing those who aren't afraid to emerge.
Do I get any points for wearing a purple shirt whilst walking around downtown Sydney on ANZAC Day?
If you really want to stop the theft of art and music, why not start with the megacorporate audio/video recording combines who profit from the monetisation of culture and the destruction of the public domain?
He did say, "my old roommate", which could be taken to mean he doesn't have one any longer. And one might have a roommate for any numbers of reasons. Not that any of this makes me any more inclined to believe him, just that you seem to pick an odd point to dwell upon.
The classic phrase is "film at 11".
Your reasoning is also highly suspect, as it rests on the completely unwarranted assumption that corporate leaders act on the collective will of their employees, or even of their shareholders.
At one time, there were no secret courts in the USA. And we see what happened to that.
Just something to think about.
That works only when you conveniently exclude those with entirely rational concerns about nuclear power by labelling anyone with such concerns "irrational".
It is simply stunningly illogical for China to behave this way against such petty targets. It makes absolutely NO sense for them to flaunt their ability and willingness to do so...
Did you miss the part where China builds artificial islands wayyyy past the 200-mile line to do an end run around it?
A simple "No" would have been sufficient.
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together...
"You must be great fun at parties."
There's no point making a phone that can be repaired and maintaned for twenty years when next year's model will have twice the memory and three times the processing power, and a radio that moves bits twice as fast too.
We could have said the same about desktop PCs back in the day, but we didn't.