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Comment: hahaha (Score 5, Interesting) 55

by weiserfireman (#47913447) Attached to: Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

I love the courts logic.

Dealer Franchise Laws were prevented to promote the Franchise model.

If a car company sells franchises in the State, it can't then open Company Stores and undercut their Franchises.

But if the Car Company has no franchises, there is no one being hurt.

Car Dealerships can't sue because they don't like a new Car Company's Sales Model.

Reality is the Franchise owners were licking their chops thinking of all the money they would make selling Teslas in their dealerships. They got butt hurt when they found out Tesla wasn't going to sell them Franchises.

Comment: Re:Not much different than the fire starting laser (Score 1) 123

The laws of war generally oppose weapons intentionally intended to maim rather than kill. Mostly dates to popular revulsion around the WW1 era over weapons designed to inflict nonlethal but gruesome casualties to hobble the other side by flooding their hospitals and supply chains. As a result, countries agreed to a ban on various chemical weapons, expanding bullets, weapons designed to blind people, etc.

Comment: Re:why? (Score 1) 176

by gweihir (#47910389) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Thanks for giving an example of functional illiteracy. It is one of the problems people relying too much on computers have.

If you try really, really hard and read my statement again several times, you might notice that I actually said that pen, paper and books are technology, but that they are enough technology for learning.

Comment: Re:Where is the misuse of military equipment charg (Score 1) 264

Well, then in your area of the world, things are different than in most. "Low hanging fruits" and all that. Cops cannot do things right if they get orders to produce as many visible results as possible and orders to stay away from things that are hard but would actually help people. I am of course talking about the higher ups giving the orders (and bowing to politics more often than not), not the ones doing the actual work. I do not doubt that many of them would prioritize exactly as you say, but they have to follow orders.

Comment: Re:What the fuck is wrong with you people ? (Score 1) 264

Typically it is something like the crime is "downloading illegal pornography", and the attempt to do so is criminal as well. That is why searching for illegal pornography is illegal, because it is classified as a step in an attempt to obtain it. I have no idea how US law words this, an usually attempting and failing to do a crime like this is exceedingly hard to prove, so I expect you could just get away with it.

Anyways, searching for this stuff is an exceedingly bad idea unless you are not only an LEO, but are also tasked with this sort of thing.


Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion 287

Posted by samzenpus
from the big-fish dept.
jawtheshark writes The rumors were true. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, is being sold to Microsoft. Of course, the promise is to keep all products supported as they are. From the article: "Microsoft said it has agreed to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish video game company behind the hit Minecraft game, boosting its mobile efforts and cementing control of another hit title for its Xbox console. Minecraft, which has notched about 50 million copies sold, will be purchased by Microsoft for $2.5 billion, the company said in a statement. The move marks the tech giant's most ambitious video game purchase and the largest acquisition for Satya Nadella, its new chief executive. Minecraft is more than a great game franchise - it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft,' Nadella said in a statement."

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