China is the only one in that group that has any actual chance. The other two would not last a month in a ground war against the US military when it is in full-blown combat mode. One nuclear attack, even an EMP strike, would not defeat the USA, though it would be badly wounded for a period of time, and the attacker would most certainly be cluster-nuked into oblivion in retaliation.
Fulminate of Mercury hasn't been used as a priming compound in ages. Modern primers use lead styphnate, which is stable unless heated above 330 C, or hit with a sharp impact.
Allowing Internet connectivity reduces the centralized control that a totalitarian Communist system requires in order to protect the leaders and the system itself from the inconvenience of reality.
The bright low-beams (especially HID Xenons) really need an intelligent system behind them to aim the lights away from any oncoming traffic. My BMW does that - I can see the beam actively avoid oncoming cars, and aim below the tail lights of any cars ahead of me.
Hey, I drive a 328i, and always use my signals and follow the rules of the road. Some of us buy the car for its quality and tech, not to be pretentious douchebags.
I call shenanigans. This type of breach shouldn't be remotely possible if the cardholder data environment (CDE) was behind a proper firewall as per the PCI specifications. That means that anything that stores card data has a VERY short whitelist of what it may communicate with, and then only on the bare-minimum of ports. And no, just a VLAN won't cut it there. All of the registers, card readers, internal servers, switches, etc on which the card data flows are required to be firewalled both inbound and outbound to the absolute bare-bones minimum possible. Someone, somewhere, trusted something internal to the network but outside of the CDE, that something was compromized, and out poured cardholder data like a firehose. Or they just said they firewalled and segmented without actually doing it.
If you don't empty out the PO box, after about 2-4 weeks the Post Office will simply return whatever is in there to the sender. That idea won't work.
HID lights are illegal to retrofit on any road-going vehicle not originally equipped with them in the USA for just that reason. They really do need an active aiming system that is careful not to shine the beams at other vehicles.
My 328i has xenon lights that are bright, but the car actively aims them away from other traffic. The beam is ALWAYS below the tail lights of any vehicle ahead of me, and I can watch the beam point away from oncoming vehicles.
VB.NET is actually C# without case sensitivity and curly braces. The scope rules are the same and all of the functionality is there. It just looks like BASIC and not C.
You can't fry anything on Jupiter. It doesn't have a solid surface to stand on.
BMW has that. It's called launch control.
Just use siezed heroin for the executions. The police obtain more than enough of it every day, and people willingly shoot up with it so "cruel and unusual punishment" grounds can't really fly, and it has the propaganda value of saying "see, this stuff will kill you".
They make a boatload of cash on ad revenues, plus charging commercial entities for "reach" - ie, a "friend" of Coca Cola may not see many posts unless Coke ponies up the cash to reach X-number of eyes.
This idea makes far too much sense for anyone to ever implement it.