"Continental US as a country/territory ranks 179th in terms of population density, which is lower than many European countries, and people have known for a long time that the denser the population is, the more infrastructure can be shared and the lower communication costs. "
Interesting, because both Australia and New Zealand have lower population Densities than The US, and lower population. Yet both countries have lower costs. While New Zealand is only slightly lower, Australia is considerably lower.
Once any government gets to the point of being an Authoritarian Dictatorship, and they have millions killed to maintain their hold on power, the difference between Right Wing and Left Wing is little more than semantics.
There has never, to my knowledge, been a Wizard of Aus, we did have a genuine Wizard of Christchurch once.
He held a position just outside the Christchurch Cathedral, where,among other things, he advocated strongly to have the world map inverted so that New Zealand would appear in its rightful place – at the top.
Build quality seems rather irrelevant when it's associated with the type of shenanigans that Apple are prone to.
I suppose I could buy a Macbook and install Ubuntu or Linux Mint on it. I'm not sure however, that the Build Quality gives me sufficient "bang for my buck" to make it worthwhile. I'm already getting more "mileage" out of generic laptops than people I know with Macbooks.
No not a character flaw. Apples victims walked into that walled garden with their eyes wide open, but with the mental attitude that it won't happen to them, even though there were already plenty of examples of why it probably would.