Interesting but please fix the links.
AIDS is found in Islamic states, and just ask the 1400 girls radioed over 16 years in Rotherham, England by 8000 Pakistani and Kashmiri men how Sharia keeps children safe.
Im not against reasonable retention laws, 30-60 days is well within reason for the numbers not being watched on some list, any longer is too much (I feel the same way about internet logs and phone records, 30-60 days without a court order and it should be purged)
Im no lawyer, but my main argument here is what right does the government have in collecting any and all data on us all? My beliefs are that if i am not a criminal, the government has 0 right to collect anything on me, and if they do accidentally, it should be destroyed, not stored away for someone to pull up and use against me for some unrelated thing that might happen down the road.
Actually evidence suggests 8 hours a night is NOT what we're supposed to do. In the middle ages people would go to bed shortly after dark and sleep heavily until somewhere around midnight. They would then be quietly awake for a couple hours and go back to sleep (the beauty sleep), then wake around dawn.
The problem for most people is they don't allow themselves enough sleep at all. Hopefully if they can at least be OK with naps, they'll be a bit better off anyway.
A year or so ago an article on this very thing was discussed here on
BTW it's pretty much the same with dogs, if you have enough to observe pack behavior.
Right now Walmart has 16GB Sandisk flash drives for $9 (look in the School Supplies section, same damn thing as in Electronics but in a garish case for half the money). Last year they had 64GB Sandisk flash drives for $8. Costco has 64GB drives right now for $24. This sort of pricing is tempting me away from DVDs as my backup medium, because flash is more reliable in long-term storage and takes up a lot less space. Yeah, DVDs are cheaper and faster to make, but reliability in storage isn't the best.
If you want to buy in real quantity, go to alibaba.com and you'll see what they really cost at wholesale.
As to old tech, I still have a machine with a 5" floppy and a QIC-80 tape drive. It often goes years unused, but when I need it, I'm glad to have it.
Not only that, but modern Americans don't generally live in flea-infested houses anymore. Bubonic plague is endemic in the squirrel population in Los Angeles, yet everyone who goes to a park doesn't come down with it. We just don't have enough exposure to fleabites.
we could take the rest of the plate data and sell it to google, who im sure would love access to that and make some money (which we will need due to the increased police harassment you know follows anytime someone stands up to authority)
I guess the point is to watch the watchers until they stop invading our rights.