Or better yet, let's be actual humans and talk. my number is 555-555-5555. Call me!"
Am I the only one who finds statements like this funny? Holding up "talking on the telephone" as being "actual human", but writing off instant messengers as if it's in some way inferior?
Don't get me wrong, different forms of communications have their place, but the idea that hearing someone's voice is inherently superior to reading what someone writes makes me imagine luddites in the time when telephones were just becoming wide-spread saying something like "Let's be actual humans and talk face-to-face. Directions to my house are..." and yet people like the parent now hold up the telephone as if it's an "actual" way to communicate.
Maybe for some people a technology isn't "real" or "valid" unless they grew up with it.
Not in Australia. They willingly surrendered most of their firearms quite some time ago as I understand it.
Well, I don't want a bunch of criminals carrying firearms, anyway!
Also, they're not stopping anyone from using it. What they're doing by patenting, which just means that those that want to use it can pay a licensing fee, or wait until the patent runs out.
Subject is spot on!
Unless you actual read anything at all about the event. The guy was tweeting about the event still being on, even after it was canceled (in order to draw even more people in to an already bad situation), so the officers asked him tweet again to tell those who had seen his tweets before that it was actually canceled... That's not the main reason he was arrested, but it contributed.
By the way, anyone who actually think the headlines or summaries on Slashdot are even remotely accurate, as you and the GP seem to, is definitely new here.
What if he doesn't use twitter? Do they expect him to make an account, get everyone in the crowd to subscribe (assuming they don't have some massive aversion to it like my self and refuse to go) and then update the twitter telling everyone to beat it? This also some how assumes every single person in the crowd has some mobile twitter solution configured as well which is entirely ignorant. If the law officers don't understand anything even a little they shouldn't be allowed to take actions based on their ignorance. Thus they should be relieved of their duties as they cant possibly do their job by making such obtuse assumptions. What the hell is this? The dark ages?
The fact that he was promoting the event on Twitter, even after it was canceled (making a bad situation worse), might have gave the police an inkling.
at least those that pay taxes
So what you're saying is Microsoft isn't the bad guy for once?
Surely Microsoft's license doesn't apply to all the components, but it specifically says you can get a refund from where you purchased the software. Companies don't want to honor the Windows EULA? Don't sell computers with Windows.
Starting sentences with "Hell, comma" makes you look like a high school student.
And ad hominem makes you look like a politician.
Negligible benefit? Then why have so many police agencies abandoned the 9mm in favor of other calibers? Why did the Federal government settle on the
You realize appeal to authority is a fallacy, not a real argument, right?
If all of our taxes came from taxation on businesses
we'd see a serious push for more competition and innovation that would drive our economy forward.
But, since there would be a huge tax burden on businesses, no one would be able to enter the market and there would be no competition except among already established players. Excellent plan!
Seriously, that's exactly the kind of knee-jerk plan that comes from someone who wants to harm "big business" without thinking through the consequences for "mom and pop". Not to mention, you're basically calling for the government to steal money just the same as they do now but with the ability to obfuscate exactly how much they're screwing us all.