What's wrong with your maths?
I could ask the same question of you—because from my perspective, the only difference between victims being injured or killed is a matter of luck. I consider it an error of the highest order to include that sort of randomness in the factors which drive public policy.
A person with issues made what might have been a final plea for help the night before and everyone just blew it off.
"Online" is such a vague description. Was this somewhere like Facebook or G+, where tying your activity to your offline location is simple, or was it on 4chan or Xbox Live where the "identity protections" in place may have prevented properly contacting the police department in the correct local area?
...do you think someone can commit mass murder on this scale with knives and baseball bats?
It does not matter what I think, I happen to know it has happened. While typically these events are "less fatal" I don't think a 0-deaths attack should be considered better if victim counts remain high. Personally, I wonder why you prioritize guns, when nearly every previous mass shooting perpetrator has shown poor mental health? (It's still a little early in the reporting cycle for a solid analysis in this latest attack.) Since this is such a universal factor, even past the availability of firearms, I would say improving our treatment of mental health issues should take a higher priority in responding to mass attacks.
And that's a ticket for each one of those offenses [if caught]. I've been ticketed in the last 5 years for each and every one of those. Annoying? Yes. Unavoidable? Don't use a Google car.
Thank you me!
That's about it.
I think they crossed the line. Just wee bit. I mean, I'm not a rat lover or anything. But if kept clean, as in a pet, they are pretty damn cute. Smart too. Not as smart as my dog IMHO -- HEY! Let's wire up four dog brains next! Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket. How about a monkey? Why not!
These animals have a consciousness. You can't deny that. No, it is not at the human level, but a life none-the-less. How fucking freaky cruel is it to take a consciousness and tie it together with three others in some form to just see what happens? How freaked out were these rats in their little disembodied brains.
I let a upgrade bug slip by me during a software upgrade for the accounting software. In retrospect it should have been caught before it got out of hand. It got out of hand in about 3-4 seconds and had a cascading effect bringing down the whole datacenter for the company.
It happened when a "guaranteed" bid was due for a 2 million dollar job. We had nothing. Not so guaranteed...
Fortunately (?) I had a ownership stake in the company; so I also screwed myself too. Figuring ~12% profit on the job was typical and 10% of that was mine
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"There used to be 11 of us"
Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten