But where do you draw the line? If the government has the authority to arrest someone for hating Jews, then why can't they also arrest you for hating Republicans?
They don't have the authority to arrest someone for hating Jewish people. They have the authority to arrest someone for inciting hatred against Jewish people (or any other ethnic group).
"Where do you draw the line?" is a reasonable question, but you can't use it as shorthand for "this is a stupid law": You can be arrested for killing somebody, so why can't you be arrested for looking at me funny? Where do you draw the line?
Obviously, Republicanism is a political alignment, which can be debated and will change during your lifetime. Your ethnic background simply depends who your parents were and is eternal.
I don't disagree with your comment per se, but I think you missed the point of Nursie's comment.
sanman2 said "India's poor" are "turning their noses up" at the Nano.
However, 32.7% of Indians live in poverty. Because of this, Nursie rightly pointed out that "India's poor" probably have bigger concerns than which car to buy.
If sanman2 had said "members of India's lower middle class are already turning their noses up at the Nano" there would be no argument here.
I have been to India several times in the last 10 years and seen huge numbers of people sleeping on the streets and in shanty towns.
Exactly, it is. But who doesn't have a fake facebook account ?
Logic failure. Just because you have one account for social use and one for business, one of which you could call "fake", and you consider that "okay", doesn't suddenly mean that you have to accept that all fake Facebook accounts have to be "okay". Fake accounts for the purposes of astroturfing or propaganda are definitely not okay.
In my company's sales team most everybody has at least a "commercial" and a private account. That means our company "has" euhm
Just because some of your peers do it doesn't necessarily make it okay. http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/07/15/1351204/Internet-Astroturfer-Fined-300000
The weird part is that some of these geeky proposals seem to have been sprung on total non-geeks. For example, having to sort out an accidentally-minimised window, or having to drive them to a PC... Doesn't this seem a bit self-indulgent of the person doing the preposing?
I wonder how red the recipients of these proposals went when their friends asked how the question was popped?
Posted by timothy on 2011-01-01 1:02
from the ends-justify-the-means dept.
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Can't speak for GP but I've done better using just a JPEG of a background. You can't see when I move at all.
Are you joking? The whole point is to be able to see when he moves. It's a special effect to show a sci-fi kind of "cloaking". Sure you could implement something similar with a standard webcam, but the novelty here is that he seems to use the Kinect's depth information to work out how much distortion/lensing effect to apply. Hence when he stands against the bookshelf in the background, he disappears completely.
The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.