The harm that a large multinational wasn't paying bribe. Have a heart for corrupt officials. There are so many in India it must be hard to commit a good old fashioned shakedown.
I am... A future where MS is driven out of the consumer market.
You know, I've been hearing this from Creationists about evolution for years, and it's as big a lie coming from the AGW pseudoskeptics as it is coming from their intellectual brethren in the Creationist camp.
Grow up, for fuck's sake. Only morons and children deny reality.
This seems to suggest that a theory must be complete to have utility, which is absurd. General Relativity and quantum mechanics aren't complete and in some ways are even contradictory and yet both are incredibly useful at describing physical phenomena. Hell, even string theory, which may not even describe a real physical system at all, has created useful mathematical and conceptual tools for physics.
The fact of the matter is that AGW models while not perfectly matching up, all generally agree on certain trends, so this idea that you have all these models with wildly contradictory and incompatible predictions is wrong, and is exactly the kind of hyper/pseudo-skepticism which isn't deserved.
How many actual scientific theories have been outright debunked. I don't count pseudoscientific bafflegab like phrenology or Ptolemaic cosmology as being science. I'm talking about out and out scientific theories posited under something approaching the methodological naturalism that evolved out of the Enlightenment.
Take Newtonian mechanics. While in the strictest terms it isn't right, but for most non-relativistic purposes (like building bridges or getting a probe into orbit around Saturn) it works just fine. In other words, Newtonian physics was never falsified so much as subsumed into relativity, and become a useful non-relativistic simplification.
A few theories that I can think of that were outright falsified would be cosmological theories like steady state theory, or some pre-plate tectonics geological theories. The ether theory, which had a brief reign could be classified in this category, but my understanding is even by 19th century physics it was highly problematic. Some of the softer sciences may have issues as well, though many of these "so-called" theories were often more philosophy and metaphysics than science anyways.
The bulk of scientific theories may get modified or subsumed into larger theories but never get outright falsified or debunked. Generally speaking, to become a theory means that a helluva lot of work and observation has gone into it. That isn't to say that any given theory might be not be wrong, but still I'd say it's a lot less likely.
Both are semi-automatic rifles; the difference is that the carbine fires a much lower-powered bullet than the rifle. I don't see that as much of a difference in committing a crime.
There are many, many differences between an M1 Garand and an M1 carbine. The Garand is larger and heavier. The carbine shoots a less powerful round, but has a larger magazine. It was designed specifically for soldiers who wanted a lighter rifle than the M1, like paratroopers and radio specialists. They have something like one butt plate screw in common. The fact that an M1 carbine was used in a crime once 50 years ago---and granted, it was a truly horrific crime---hardly seems like a compelling case for banning the import of a completely different weapon that happens to have a similar name.
I have an M-1 garand that has a 20 round magazine. Later variants had an external magazine with a very small kit to add the capability. Also if you are deranged, you can remove the nice wooden stock and install composite scary looking parts to make an M-1 look like a modern rifle. Problem is only a complete deranged fool would do such a thing and destroy the value of the rifle.
Is that the
I thought Charles Whitman used a M-1.
Well, we're reaching WAY back here, but according to Wikipedia, he used an M-1 carbine, which may as well be an M1911 for all the similarity it has to an M-1 Garand.
"NASA and the White House are asking Congress to bankroll a new intrastellar road trip to a destination that's sort of like the extraterrestrial Atlantis of our solar system — Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa."
Since Europa seems one of the most likely worlds in the Solar System other than Earth where we have some hope of finding extant life, let's hope Congress gives the green light to this project."
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I use the liberal definition. It's scary and black.
Dude, you're behind the times. Barrack Obama issued an executive order to stop the unthinkable practice of importing scary assault weapons from scary foreign places to be sold to American citizens. What he meant was he stopped the re-importation of American-manufactured M-1 rifles that were shipped to allies overseas and were then being sent back to the CMP for sale to American citizens. M-1s are brown and have no pistol grip. The internal magazine accommodates 7 rounds, plus one in the chamber. And as you probably know, they have been involved in approximately 0% of shooting rampages by disturbed people. Gotta keep those bad boys off the streets.
no proof that you did not supply the weapons specifically to have your alleged accomplice commit the crime
You seem to misunderstand how burden of proof works.
some newspapers were getting the records and publishing maps of the houses of permit holders
I've never understood the logic of this kind of "retribution." Granted, it's done with malice, so that's bad. But what, a bunch of unarmed anti-gun hippies are going to attack the homes of people they know have guns and are serious enough to get a license to carry one at all times? If anything, this seems like a list of "houses not to hit" for potential burglars. "Okay, we know not to go to that house, because if we do, we're gonna get shot. Let's hit the home of his hippie neighbor who posted a retribution list of concealed carry licensees. He's sure to be unarmed."
You know and I know that it's impossible to prove that a database has stopped any instance of someone shooting up a school. But it logically follows that a database can identify someone who is a felon, mentally unstable, has a PFA against them, etc. It raises the barrier and makes it more difficult for any of these people to get a weapon. Could they get one elsewhere? If they tried hard enough, probably. It's likely it has stopped several mass violence events by at least stopping some of the less motivated potential mass killers, the low hanging fruit. But using the logic behind your often cited argument, we should just have gun and ammo stands outside schools, because, hey, these people are going to get a weapon somehow and shoot up a school, right?
You seem to be confusing the database for background checks, which most certainly does exist, and which is run on me whenever I purchase a gun, with a national gun registry. The former may be reasonably expected to prevent gun violence at some level, and most gun rights advocates that I know don't object to it. The latter has no logical relation to preventing gun violence, but every possible relation to confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens.
I don't want a mobile GUI on a desktop, and I don't want a desktop GUI on a mobile. I doubt very many people ever have. That's like insisting your popup toaster, your microwave and your thermostat have identical controls.
I'm not clear here. Why should I use Start button replacement of dubious merits to replace functionality that was present prior to Windows 8. I'm in an enterprise environment, where GPOs rule the roost, and your suggestion is that I use a third party tool that likely won't integrate into that environment in any meaningful way.
You seem to be of the opinion that the world should bend to Metro. Pretty much every organization I deal with does not want it, will not use it, and wants it completely hidden. Most plan on using their Windows 7 licences until that becomes nonviable for security reasons.
And if you think, by 2020, there won't be challengers to Microsoft Office, then you're deluded. If Metro isn't invisible by 2020, we will be moving to other platforms. Period.