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Comment: Re: Slippery slope. (Score 5, Informative) 604

by CheeseTroll (#43504463) Attached to: Bruce Schneier On the Marathon Bomber Manhunt

The lockdown wasn't put into place after the bombings. It was enacted after the murder of a security guard, robbery, carjacking, a shootout with ~200 rounds of ammo, one of the suspects blowing himself up, and the other escaping into the neighborhood with who-knows-what for intentions or weapons.

That, combined with the lockdown happening on a Friday (hey, 'free' day off of work!), and it doesn't shock me that people were willing to comply for a day.

Comment: Re:Define "presence" (Score 1) 297

by CheeseTroll (#43258745) Attached to: US Senate Passes National Internet Sales Tax Mandate

Why would they do that? Sales tax is *already* collected on internet retailers with a presence in a given state. This bill would allow states to collect sales taxes even if the internet retailer does not have a presence, but that doesn't mean that establishing a presence would exclude them.

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

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