...can stay glued to IRC over there 24/7 (especially this last week or so when I keep having to fall back to dial up because cable's so flaky), so perhaps you could (in a non-ranting way) lay out just what the problem is as you see it.
Actually, the AC above you who said
"As soon as the money left your hand. If you can't hold it, you don't have it."
got it right.
As soon as that $5,000 is handed over to the bank, the OP goes from having 5 grand to having a promise to repay, because what he has done is really to have lent that money to the bank, and as with any loan, you no longer have the money unless and until you get repaid.
Ah, a gun hater misrepresenting stand your ground. Who would have thought?
I don't know (and am not going to make assumptions about) how they feel about firearms, but I suspect them of probably having been motivated to misrepresent SYG by a case in which SYG was never a factor.
You could fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Orlando (MCO) That's a pretty big search radius, if this story is true.
No, "assault rifles" are not perfectly legal...
Bzzzzzt. Wrong.... The only rifles that are restricted to own are automatic rifles. ie: machine guns.
Bzzzzzt. Wrong. An actual "assault rifle" is a select-file (i.e., can be set for auto or semi-automatic operation) rifle of intermediate power. They are automatic weapons, and as such heavily restricted.
"Assault rifle" is not to be confused with "assault weapon", which is the sort of "ugly gun" you're speaking of. The term "assault weapon" seems to have been a deliberate coinage by a prohibitionist to confuse scary-looking semi-automatic rifles with actual military select-file assault rifles.
"Assault rifle" is a meaningful term. "Assault weapon" is not.
This "article" reads more like an ad. $120/year for 1 TB is more than 9 times what I'd pay for 5 years of a 1 TB internal SATA.
You internal SATA is not an off-site backup. This seems like a decent option for a backup that will still exist if (fates forfend) your house burns down.
That doesn't bother me.
What bothers me is that Google is constantly changing things and if you don't like it, tough.
Unless we have the name of the person who owns that first telephone number it's still just a number.
"Hey, Sprint? Yeah, this is Agent Smith at the NSA. I see that the phone number 443-555-5555 is on your network. What's the billing address for that account? Uh-huh. Any other accounts at that address? I see. And is there a credit card on file? Can I get the name and card number? Ok. And what's the PIN on their voicemail? Right. And the MEID on the phone? Thanks."
Granted, matching a name to a phone number is trivially easy,
Especially when you're the frickin' NSA.
Have you ever tried to raise capital in a socialist system? Capitalism makes capital common and available.
Capitalism keeps capital in the hands of the capitalist class, that's it's whole reason for being. The idea behind socialism is to make capital -- not to be confused with money, but the actual "means of production", and so not something that has to be "raised" -- available to workers without having to get some parasitic aristocrats involved. Unfortunately, Marx was not an empiricist and his version of socialism lends itself to abuse by authoritarians; but even his fscked-up version took an agrarian nation barely out of feudalism (Russia still had legal serfdom until 1861!) and turned it into a space-faring nuclear superpower -- and that in spite of bearing the brunt of the cost of stopping the Nazis. Stalin sucked and Marxism has serious flaws, but the whole "OMG socialism failed!!1!" meme doesn't hold up to serious examination.
Silly you, after mergers things downsize
and then executives cut themselves big bonuses
In other words: Welcome to the grind fest, where if it doesn't consume your entire life then you lose.
Or, by losing you win, but feel you didn't win, so keep trying and keep losing, until you are good enough to win and thus lose.
You could afford a 1541?
Most of us couldn't, cost more than the computer itself!
I upgraded to an Indus GT. =]
to pull out my old C64, dust it off and find my floppies.
to a happier and simpler time
Sounds complicated. Just burn them and their customers with excessive taxes.
And use those taxes to put the miners on welfare.