Drunk Drivers are often prevented from owning/driving cars; or at least forced to own a car with a built in sobriety detector.
There have been reports that Adam Lanza obsessively played Call of Duty and Starcraft before he went on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday.
Starcraft? Seriously? That breeds killers?
you two appear to be agreeing with each other, and yet insisting that your opinions are different.
You change throughout your life, and can realize the views you're holding are wrong. I was certainly a little shit when I was younger, and will probably look back at the views I hold today and be at least a little embarrassed.
Interesting historical note; "Just following orders" has totally been an acceptable excuse.
Most people point to the Nuremburg trials when making the comparison, but every single person convicted in those trials was in a position of authority actively giving orders. No-one was even put on trial for being a front-line guard.
He's not violating the TOS, but he's certainly accessing the computer system without authorization, which is the actual felony crime being discussed. If anything, his guilt is even more unambiguous.
He has been denied his right to a speedy trial, [i]it is already unambiguously unfair[/i]. There's nothing leading me to believe the court's contempt for due process will stop once the actual trial begins.
Being held without trial for a year violates his right to a speedy trial. An even-handed, non-political judge following the law in any sense of the word would have dismissed all charges due to the violation of due process.
Presumably, the set of people interested in extensively using mods and script extenders are also the set of people who are willing and able to download a pirated version of the game.
So they just figure, "Let's just keep our fans happy."
Eh, Barring employees from talking about wages is a violation of The national labor relations act. I'd cry tears of joy if I had it on paper someone was firing me for that reason, because winning the resulting lawsuit would be basically guaranteed.
Just because some of the people in the neighboring countries are of arabian descent too?
Because the leaders of those neighboring countries publicly declare that the Palestinians are their brothers, and lead their countries to war on the Palestinians behalf. Yes, I know those leaders are hypocritical fucks that are just using the Palestinians as political tools instead of being honestly concerned with their welfare, I'd still rather live somewhere where the leadership is paying lip service to the idea of me being an equal to all the other citizens.
If all the resources that have been spent on attacking Israel were instead spent on providing transportation, housing, and education for Palestinian Refugees, the problem would have been solved by now.
Dude, Genocide worked pretty well for us in America.
I mean, there are a few natives still out there, but alcoholism is gonna finish'em off in a few more decades.
I hear wonderful things about what genocide did for the Australians, too.
Eh, if every other surrounding neighborhood had a culture similar to my own, and felt so strongly about it that they were willing to go to war to try to throw that new incoming nationality out of my neighborhood, only failing because they weren't strong enough to succeed militarily...
I'd move to one of those surrounding neighborhoods.
Eh, there are the idiots who flunked out because they were incapable. They're flipping burgers now.
Then there are the smart ones who did a cost/benefit analysis. Even the Engineering professors told us straight up in Intro to Engineering, management is where the money is. They split off into things like MIS, did about a tenth of the work the Engineers do, and have job prospects nearly as good as we do.
It's economic realities like that drawing a lot of the best and brightest away from Engineering.
I'm graduating in may from a BSEE program, and I must say this is largely correct. Calculus and physics courses from freshman and sophmore year were largely sink-or-swim where about half the class would drop before we even reached the halfway point of the term. They had more students sign up then they had capacity to teach, so weeding out students was the explicit purpose of those classes, to the point where we'd lose 50% or more by halfway through the term, and of the half that remained, a fair number still failed.
Unnecessary homework load is the prime culprit. Freshman and Sophmore level classes will routinely assign homework where you'll learn how to solve a particular kind of problem the first time, and then repeat it with minor alterations another dozen times. Compare this to Junior and Senior level classes where we'll get three very difficult problems, and that's it. Additional studying or examples can be done at the student's discretion.
Since every class is loading you down with the same level of unnecessary busywork, you're inevitably so swamped that you stop sleeping, lose out on any kind of social life, and tear your hair out from the stress. Frankly, I sometimes wonder if I'm the stupid one for sticking with it, when I could have just said, "Fuck it," and coasted through a business major without even trying like several of my peers ended up doing.