In over 15 years reading Slashdot I think I've seen very few people earn a "Score:5, Informative" so thoroughly. Thanks.
THE END IS NEAR, REPENT!!!!!!
I plan to start a legal defense fund for persons accused of "unprovoked" assaults on Google Glass users... The defense will be that the users themselves are walking violations of well-established traditional notions of privacy, and deserve to have the device punched off their face and smashed on the ground.
because guys, you're awfully late to the punch on this one...
Reading since 97, posting since late 2000's, I saw Beta once and it was horrid; I noticed there was no "please let me never see this again" option. I'm sick of innovation in website and GUI design. Existing paradigms work fine for me and I dislike having to constantly relearn the interface elements to access basic functionality just because of some designer's wet dream of The Future.
I've got to say I regard you as a tinfoil-hatter; your comments border on the nonsensical, especially the part where you justify six murder attempts by glibly assuming that the victims must have all tried to (evilly!) blackmail the guy who set up this crime network. And your breathless account of how the Silk Road model promises to take violent crime out of the illicit drug trade is just absurd.
What sort of prosaic nonsense is this? The guy set out to get rich by making an illegal and illicit black market, did so, tried to have a bunch of people killed using ill gotten gains as a lure, etc., and you sit and preach in foreboding tones, as if to imply he is somehow not the bad guy, or not A bad guy, or not a guy who did things we should be concerned about? He's just a sucker shoved into some media role by unseen string pullers? Your conspiracy theory is a bit heady, no?
Of course, there's no way a mandatory government programâ"requiring a nationwide database of digital health data to be provided to, and managed by, incompetent, viciously partisan bureaucratsâ"could be worse than the existing private-sector arrangement run by insurers who lack the power of a Roman emperor and don't require you to deliver your medical records to packet-sniffing Romanian criminals, conveniently packaged with the records of the other 300 million people in this country. SO YOUR SARCASM IS WELL TAKEN GUISE.
because it's important that your health history and comprehensive financials be digitized ASAP by incompetent bureaucrats.
And this is why I have terrible karma simply for pointing out what are usually obvious facts (or uncontroversial, widely accepted value judgments).
Is getting the everyday, commonplace weapons out of the hands of law-abiding people. This sets the stage for "the hard part" of gun control, which is when self-defense killings drop to near zero and law-abiding people start dropping like flies as well-armed criminals declare open season on everybody. The "impossible part" of gun control is the mythical fantasy end result of getting any criminal anywhere to stop carrying or using a gun as a tool of his trade.
and if you disagree, please scoop him up and ferry him off to YOUR society when he gets out of jail. In this country we punish lawbreaking, especially when it's serious. We don't give him a lollipop and offer to groom his trustafarian dredlocks, jah mon.
Yes, the world would be a wonderful place if only everyone were a magically generous, unselfish and morally pure non-human. Unfortunately that is simply not the case. You really need to permanently revise your silly expectations.
Legal.Troll writes "(and if so, can we please qualify/quantify the moral or ironic status of that fact?)"
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