"Law is Law".
Und Befehl ist befehl.
One may well ask, how can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer is found in the fact that there are two kinds of laws: just laws . . . and unjust laws."
"Law is Law".
"Hear the Salvation Army Band
Down by the riverside
It's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry a cup in your hand".
- Less than Zero
Mt Gox call-center
Are all my bit-coins gone sir?
That is a bingo.
Losing taught humility
Gained me Perspective
I'm a better person now
Nobody is a terrorist. Terrorism is a tactic. It's like calling the Nazis "Blitzkriegers" or the WW II Americans "Island hoppers" (or "Nukers" if you will). States/Organizations/People use terror as a tool to reach their objective. Terror is not the objective. Using such a blanket term is, in my opinion, just a sign of intellectual laziness and will bring us no closer to solutions. It leads to a lack of understanding of the base motivation for conflict.
Question:"I would like to ask you some questions".
Answer:"Feel free to ask me anything you like".
Question one: "....".
Answer: "You can speak to my lawyer about that".
Answer:"You can speak to my lawyer about that".
Statement: "We can do this the easy way or the hard way, Mr. E/ Mrs.X".
The analogy is a logical one, since religion is a form of software.
If I have six thousand people coming in over a two hour period any second I can shave of the interaction between guest and staff is money. As long as its voluntary (opt-in) I see no problem with an age-identifier glasses-ap (gAge, I like it) instead of carding people. Of course legislation would have to be made. And I think it could actually be a data-point used in court, if the data is retained. Maybe the guest wore a fake gAge e-dentifier?
If it clearly says on the tickets and a sign by the entrance (for instance) "No video/audio recordings" or some such, you are of course free to attempt to circumvent our request. We are of course free to remove your ass from the premise if we catch you ; ). As an addendum I would personally do everything to avoid harming a visitor or his / her belongings, but some security or even artists or fellow guests might take offence, so it's also for your own protection that I would discourage it.
My thought exactly (in 1987 when studying all the Jane's books for the Recon arms and silhouette exam).
I don't much care for face-recognition, in fact I can imagine a lot of venue's banning internet-connected (full-time recording) head mounted camera's (for guests), but AGE-recognition would be a useful feature on the door if you have a liqueur-license or some other age-related barrier.
"If the concept of killer robots is immoral"is perhaps what the author meant?
"Someone else is (has it?)worse" is a really horrible argument against social inequality? With ~two billion people living of off 2 dollars a day or less, with no chance of any meaningful education or healthcare, I believe it to be a rather strong argument. Global is local, it's a tiny planet in my opinion as member of the galactic elite : ).
Apropos world military expenditure in 2012 totalled $1753 billion, around 2.5% of world GDP.
That quote was the first thing that came to mind. Realise that it is very much a one time payment if the prostitute is a prostitute secretly. Blackmail time!