So, what's supposed to be the news here? Is leaving the EU something that was not considered within the realm of possibility, but this leak demonstrates the seriousness of it? I don't follow UK/EU internal politics. (Except for Jeremy Clarkson... freedom to fracas! Reinstate Jeremy!)
a person who helps another commit a crime.
If you only have the budget to play with 2 drives, you should be using one drive normally and the second drive as an external backup. Not RAID 1, that leaves you open to software/file system errors and the like. Having the backup as a separate drive that's not plugged in except when running backups negates a lot of those failure modes.
You've probably got a spindle in your closet...
Nope, definitely no AOL coaster spindles in my closet. Hell, they didn't even work well as coasters! Judging by the amount of broken discs lying around on the street 15 years ago, nobody else kept them either. Nor have I kept driver discs since I got broadband. Getting them off the internet is easier, plus you get a newer version of the driver to boot.
It helps to bring up specific examples like this when discussing it, because many people in the US really don't realize what they're missing. It's engrained in the popular mind that the US has the best standard of living in the world. Add to that all the political propaganda going around, and some people's eyes start to glaze over as soon as they read the phrase "social services". Even if people have the conception that such a thing exists somewhere, they might be brainwashed into thinking it's somehow bad.