What's really going on here is that states have passed these protectionist laws to help out independent dealerships who worried that car companies might decide to cut out one of the more annoying middlemen in the world and go direct to consumers.
You mean to say that the auto dealers are the RIAA/MPAA of the automobile industry(AIAA)? If they are, they're definitly going down the correct path. Now we just need to figure out how to pirate cars!!!
Which is why I haven't purchased Diablo III yet. I like the game, I purchased Diablo I and Diablo II. I even played the demo of the first act. The reason I'm not buying it? I can't play it at my Grandmother's house when I'm visiting because she doesn't have internet.
ANY game that requires an active internet connection for SINGLE PLAYER MODE is just plain dumb...Diablo I and II didn't have that restriction. Why is it needed for Diablo III?
It's also used for patching a lot of MMORPG's (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.) It's the fastest way to patch a game without having to worry about the downloads affecting game performance.
No...A police state has people walking EVERYWHERE with AK-47's. Keep it localized to major airports. I'd actually feel safer with that type of security than I would with a bunch of minimum wage workers trying to look like security...Everytime I go to a sporting event, I just have to chuckle at the "ELITE" security. Airports need REAL security...not security theater...I go to the theater for entertainment...not to feel safe.
The TSA can go "pound sand" as my Dad used to say. I'm all for the Israeli style airport security. If a terrorist really wanted to blow himself up in an airport, he could kill a LOT more people in the security area than he could if he blew himself up in the air. What we need to do is stop them before they even get anywhere NEAR the airport. Nothing like guys walking around with AK-47's as a detterent.
Large cities already have mobile network coverage...It's called the cellular network (for cell phones) They already have the infrastructure set up. Small towns on the other hand have very unreliable cell coverage.
I kind of agree with meddle. Having a battery-backup powered router in the town hall and maybe a few businesses around the area to help cover the cell network's dead zones seems to be the best idea. With most ISP's now considering download limits, I'm in no way even considering opening my wifi network for "guest" access.