I suppose it's a sign of my background when I read about a 9-bit representation and my first thought is that that would work horribly as most platforms these days are based on powers of 2. This is the Culture we're talking about though, heh.
Looks kind of similar to Aurebesh..
Thanks for the link, but...did you have a point?
So in other words, know what you're getting into before you try to make love to the grizzly?
This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall pluggandisp can be glorked from context.
Technically it's not a diction issue, either. Diction is how you pronounce things, and since carrot and caret are homophones as far as I'm aware, the diction is the same.
No no, you're not a corporation so they can nail you for contempt of court, or whatever it's called when they don't punish the corps for purposely misfiling DMCAs.
My first thought was, "Okay, then I guess I'll just unLike everything I have now." I already pared down my likes to ~5 things in all of 3 or 4 categories; why shouldn't I just cleanse my profile of all identifying information other than the bare essentials necessary to locate me if the only use I have for facebook is in communicating with friends?
Put that in your marketing-your-userbase pipe and smoke it, facebook.
I've forgotten already...what am I supposed to be remembering?
make it ILLEGAL for the government to ever rise up against its own people
Linguistically speaking, I think this concept is paradoxical. The government can't "rise up" as it's already "over" The People. Since the government is in power, as long as they don't violate their own rules, whatever they do is, by definition, legal...which conveniently includes changing their own rules.
Your example is one cop pepper-spraying somebody for a bad reason? You can't "punish The Government" for that...find who's responsible for telling him to do whatever and punish *that* person, or else just punish the cop if it was his own initiative. Obviously the system is stacked to prevent that from happening, unless They decide to throw somebody to the wolves, though.
Not that I'm disagreeing with your underlying emotion. Those in power abusing said power is always a problem.
In Australia, a no-confidence motion is called if the legislature can't pass the budget. I can't tell how much this action is voluntary, though...Commonwealth countries and "can they or do they have to" issues seem to go hand-in-hand, e.g. whether the king/queen can actually veto a bill in the UK.
That would've come in handy during that budget ceiling crap we were going through. They said just over 50% of those polled at one point were in favor of firing the entire government, which I can't much fault.
Sounds like that would be a good time for me to finally buy my tactical nuke. Y'know, for defence. Apparently it won't require any validation so all I'd need is a sufficiently large bucket of cash, right?
Are you really complaining that you can't be conscripted and forced to get shot and killed for your country against your will?
Why don't we trade--you take my male right to be conscripted and I'll take your female right not to be.
1. Declare that only militias can bear arms.
2. Outlaw/strictly regulate militias. (Remember that article where Australian fliers had to declare illegal porn or something in the airport?)
3. There is no step 3.