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Comment Re:Caps Lock used to power a huge lever. (Score 1) 610 610

secretary-typists and the typists in corporate typing pools complained about the location of the Caps Lock key not being where they were used to it. Keyboards for computers intended for general business use accordingly swapped over, since the people who typed the most and had the strongest opinions on keyboards in the early 1980s wanted it that way.

and I bet the same could be said for full-time clerical workers in 2015. changes in software and workflow in the office can be glacial.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1069 1069

It wasn't long before the drone's owners appeared.

"Four guys came over to confront me about it, and I happened to be armed, so that changed their minds," Merideth said.

"They asked me, 'Are you the S-O-B that shot my drone?' and I said, 'Yes I am,'" he said. "I had my 40mm Glock on me and they started toward me and I told them, 'If you cross my sidewalk, there's gonna be another shooting.'

Oh lookie at that, a clear example of why that law is in place, all neatly wrapped up in the topic at hand.

That's not reckless endangerment. That's warning four miscreants to not trespass with the intent of doing bodily harm. Warnings like that are actually encouraged.

The reckless endangerment is from firing a shotgun in a residential neighborhood.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1069 1069

That's not destruction of property, that's maintenance of property. Want a better analogy than the soccer ball? If your neighbor parks in your driveway without permission you can probably have him towed. What you can't do is take a 9 Iron to his headlights.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1069 1069

No, that would still be destruction of property. The fact that it's on your property does not give you the right to destroy it. If the neighbor's kid kicks a soccer ball over your fence does that give you the right to slash it with a knife before you return it to them? Of course not.

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