We have a local paper that's free and has a list of reported crimes in the last 24 hours for the neighborhoods the paper covers. Pretty scary sometimes when you realize how many of your neighbors are victims/criminals on a daily basis.
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Not only do I have a right to not be offended, (to certain degrees), I had charges against me dismissed because of that right. I have hit one person, in my entire life, that really didn't deserve to be hit by me. Standing in line at Krogers, and I see this dickhead with swastika tats saying some pretty messed up things to a Jewish woman that had to be at least 70. I hit him with enough force that his face pretty much exploded and he was still unconscious when the cops got there. I don't recall what they charged him with but the judge said he was inciting immanent lawless behavior with his actions and words. Had you spent five minutes around people outside of the internet you may have developed what normal people call empathy. You can't get a proper education on social interactions if all of your interactions are virtual. It doesn't matter how 'civilized' we like to think of ourselves as a collective people because one on one we're filled with passion. That same thing that gets people out of bed to go to work is the lesser form of the exact same feelings they will have when they choose to return your emotional harm with physical. It takes a special kind of idiot to act as if every other person on Earth is as dead inside as they are. People aren't like you. Normal people experience emotions like love. If you don't have it in your life, I could see where you would think its End of story on something you can't even understand. Too many stupid people in this world want to pretend as if emotional harm is not only less harmful than physical harm but apparently non-existent in world views like your own.
If you want to talk about too many people feigning offense because they feel that they can, great, let's talk about that. Or even where exactly the line should be drawn but stop pretending there isn't a line to begin with as we haven't yet become cybernetic organisms without emotion.
The obvious choice is the one that already follows existing rules of the language. Brother. There are no V's and TWO R's in the word brother. I don't need special rules as a non-native speaker in order to learn that word in many places around the world but I absolutely would either need special rules or a translator while listening to a British person say that word.
I was going to mod that up as insightful until I got to:
"If build a network, it is up to me to operate it the way I want to"
It doesn't matter who the missing preposition referred to, that statement is wrong on many levels. The first issue with that statement is that you are assuming this network is in some magical land where the builder of the network OWNS every inch of land that THEIR network is on and paid every penny that was spent to build it. If a company CHOOSES to build on PUBLIC property using PUBLIC funds then they have no right to cry when others use those facilities. Otherwise you're claiming that whichever company goes first has the right to form monopolies since there's limited space for communication conduits and all of those spaces are public spaces including wireless spaces. The moment a court forced a private land owner to allow communication lines or equipment to be installed they opened that door. Your switching stations on YOUR property are yours to do with as you please but only if 100% of the money spent on that equipment was yours and only if the property itself was a 100% capitalist sale and not gained from a court order. The other 99.99whatever% of the distance is not YOURS. It wasn't built on your land or even paid for by your company in many cases.
Oh, and we're not even bothering to touch the numerous rights of the public given when the FCC broke up certain spectrum chunks for corporate use which specifically dictate that you CANNOT use that network any way you choose.
I get that people feel MS/Apple=evil and Linux=bright wonderful world where rainbows shoot out of your ass every time you fart, but why rejoice in the gaming industry wasting time on stuff like this? I also get that it doesn't matter if your child is ugly or mentally handicapped, that its still your child and you love it with all your heart but now your child is shitting in the grocery store and needs to go home. Every second of time wasted on porting a game to Linux is a second that potentially makes the overall gaming industry that much weaker and I have a hard time believing that anyone fighting for this is a gamer.
The best follow up to this story would be as follows:
New, breakthrough AI created that mimics humans' learning ability and becomes aware the day after its creator dies in a car accident. Instead of using its time to create new technologies and ideas that further the world along a positive path, the AI instead spends rest of its existence arguing with researchers as to the existence of this Jerry person who is the AI's so called 'creator'. No amount of evidence can ever convince the AI that Jerry was anything but a construct designed to trick the AI into acting a certain way for society's sake. Both sides in the God/No-God debate rejoice at this news then immediately are sad and no one knows why.
I remember boycotting Steam at first, because with it, Counter Strike wouldn't run on my crappy pc. WON gave me a 250 ping, (which was playable at the time), and Steam shoved it over 500 somehow.
When did that change? In 1999 the supreme court decided that even if the reproduction was 100% accurate and faithful to the original, if the original is public domain, you cannot get a copyright on it. THAT's why museums don't want you taking pictures. If you can't photograph the paintings the museum gets to maintain control of the content and therefore the money involved in selling copies.
So this fuckwit went to Canada, turned on data roaming, turned on the app with one of highest data usages then cries when they charge him for it? THEN he actually leaves the company that
A. Refunded his idiotic mistake.
B. Refunded the insurance they had him buy to cover HIS mistake
and goes to a company that fucks everything up. Way to show for the 15th trillion time in human history that just because your dumb enough to believe that the grass is greener on the other side doesn't mean you won't eventually look like an idiot when you go crying that the grass really wasn't any better over there.
They almost never lead to lawsuits because they don't need to in order to cause damage. Its like the record company bullshit. They bring in a bunch of lawyers and make threats and usually its farmer himself that destroys the crops when he realizes that Monsanto has never lost a case against a farmer. The fact many people throw around is that Monsanto has only 'sued' around 150 people in the last twenty years. But they always leave out the one hundred thousand plus motions and requests that Monsanto have used to have the courts put undue financial strain on farmers. They no longer have to sue anyone to get their way. They have turned into extortionists, just like the RIAA. They go to people they want to extort, point out they have never lost a case, make a list of demands that must be met or the defendant will be destroyed financially. And for a farmer that is facing the loss of ability to feed his family, the additional lose of possibly the entire farm and house as well in a lawsuit means the farmer will simply tear down the crop himself or allow Monsanto reps to do it and it will never see the inside of a court room.
The problem with your line of thinking is what we have with Monsanto. Farmer A plants Monsanto and through natural processes, his plants have their genes inserted into Farmer B's crops without his knowledge or consent. The wind, bees, whatever it took, was completely out of Farmer B's hands but the courts will make Farmer B either tear out every plant he has or pay Monsanto a hefty fee because their patented genes are now being 'used' by Farmer B. I don't know if its still the same way or if laws have changed since, but several years ago a man that worked for my father supplemented his income with around thirty acres that had to be wiped out because a court decided that Monsanto's rights were being infringed. He was able to appeal it, but his appeal wasn't heard until months after the sheriff's department forced him to uproot and destroy every plant. If he had been wealthy and called out an attorney on the spot, he might have prevented the destruction, but like most growers, he wasn't able to fight it until it was too late. While this guy was pissed off because that was his vacation money for the year, I wonder how many smaller farmers have been completely destroyed financially because of practices like that.
I agree that custom genes, if developed through some intelligent process and not merely 'discovered', should have the possibility to be patented. Trying to enforce that patent anywhere but inside a lab, (or after it is proved that the farmer fraudulently obtained the material), just feels unethical, though.
lol what? In an agency where pretty much everything is monitored by multiple people and they didn't keep notes? I've seen some of the binders for things like simple tool allocation/procurement and that one was fifty pages.
While Muslims use a lot of different techniques to achieve their goals they are directed to follow Jihad, always, just in different ways depending on their current local situation. There may be peaceful Muslims individually but as a society there will always, eventually be bloodshed because they are directed to that end by their prophet. No other religion still holds on to that thinking and haven't for a long time. Israel stopped enforcing their anti gay sex laws in the 60's and made it legal altogether in the late eighties. Anyone claiming to hate gays and claiming to be a Christian is a false Christian who is acting against the words of their prophet to love their neighbors as their brothers. A Muslim who cuts your head off can not only find several suras in the Koran to back him up but will find none admonishing his act if you are a non-muslim who refuses to convert.
When they are greatly outnumbered they are directed to follow silent jihad. They move into an area, abuse any freedoms in the land for religion and preach tolerance and love. They did this during their foundation in the city of Medina. A city of Jews felt compassion for the new religion and welcomed them in. The Muslims did as their prophet directed and waited. The same thing is happening in the USA and many places in Europe. They call for tolerance until they outnumber the non-Muslim population. Then they either vote in Sharia laws then enforce them by killing people who don't follow the new rules or they murder everyone who disagrees with war and terroristic behaviors like they did in Medina.
Once they reach the point where Muslims are the greater number they either wait while their power solidifies or aggressively expand by converting their neighbors and killing the infidels. You can see this behavior pretty much every where Muslims rule in the world. Its not that occasionally some maniac takes over the religion and abuses its holy book's wording to kill, its that occasionally a Muslim comes along who convinces their neighbors to end their apostasy and do what they are called to do by their prophet. Its so ingrained in who they are that they even turn on each other, with one or both sides claiming sura such and such directed them to kill their Muslim brothers.
By that time the telecoms will have completely taken over people's social interactions and there will be no 'spoken' language. All text in small chunks. Sex will be done by switch across the internet. As soon as we get rid of all this silliness like living and socializing and get straight into the buying shit the better off our overlords will be.
Why are people over looking the money?I thought silk road went down because Roberts wasn't careful where his money went.