I had a old 'databank' watch back in the mid 90's ( casio? ) and while i thought it was a great idea when i bought it, " i can have my addresses and stuff in here", after about a month it just ended up being a gaudy way to tell the time that needed batteries.
Unless its something like they had on ARK-II back in the 70's, ( and that would not be too practical ) a smart watch will always be a gimmick, unless there is some sort of way to make the screen appear bigger than it is.
Not being a Luddite, or not 'thinking outside the box', its far to small to be really useful other than for telling time. Just from the proliferation of larger screen phones you can tell that going smaller is not the direction people want to go for usability or functionality.
Sure, you can have alarms, and scrolling banners.. but your phone can do that, and so much more, without the 'squint' limitation...
A license to buy something that naturally occurs outdoors?
Is that any worse than making it illegal to own what is essentially a weed?
But that doesn't catch anyone's attention. Its all about marketing and ad revenue, ya know.
Really, even the content isn't relevant thesed ays as its all about how many hits you can get to your page
It may not be as grey as you think.
Example: Buying spores for psilocybin mushrooms could well be illegal, as it shows 'conspiracy to commit', which is illegal in its own right... The spores contain noting, but there is no other use for them but to create illegal substances so its really hard to make up an excuse.. This is no difference than your business proposal.
I also think in some US states ( and countries ) possession of the spores was declared illegal outright....
Great, i like making bread.. Will i now have to get a license to buy yeast ?
When you outlaw yeast.. only outlaws will eat sandwiches..
There is also a female joke in there too, but ill leave that one alone.
You wont be buying a sound-blaster....
In reality, both were correct, in their own way. You have to remember the hardware they were using in 1992. Its NOT what you have today. Not by a long shot.
Its not *money*, its just simple bartering. in this case for objects that people agree on is valuable ( like pez dispensers, game tokens, or Gold Pressed Latinum ) Now, can trading in illegal/stolen items get you put in jail, sure. But its not *money* laundering. ( i think the correct term in most areas would be 'criminal conversion' )
Much like 'piracy is theft', while it may be illegal to do so, its still not *theft* because the term is used.
This perversion of terms and concepts is dangerous. It only leads to more loosely defined terms of illegality and more people subject to the governments wrath.
At least the ITEF can afford it. TOR could well have to close up after they are sucked dry of every dime, even if they win....
That you can capture passwords with a camera.
Yes, they have a chainsaw under the seat.
Last i heard, if you dont protect your trademark you lose it. I dont think there are any 'humanitarian exceptions' to that rule.
However, they could 'lease' the rights to his family to use it, lets say for a dollar... Then they dont look like jerks, and dont risk the legal implications for inaction.
Well, over there you are all socialists so the political label doesn't matter much anyway.
Well, to be fair crushing OPEC wouldn't be a bad idea.....