There's no threat in there. There's nothing in there actionable for any reason. Even "I find your comments to be so obscene as to be illegal" wouldn't be actionable. Now I'm curious enough, I may have to read the letter in this case. I've seen hundreds, and they are all similarly vague and without meaning. You might as well ask a CIO what he thinks about software as a service in the cloud.
If they just passed a law that all rules or otherwise with force of law must be read aloud in Congress before they take effect, then that would limit the number of bad laws, and laws in general.
I think you've made an interesting admission against interest here.
You are incorrectly guessing my "interest". Why? Why make incorrect assumptions about my "interests", when you could just ask, rather that guessing wrong (lying) and making up straw men to prove someone else wrong? I've never said anything that indicates I think the tax code (or laws in general) shouldn't be simple. Since you seem to have proof otherwise, I'd like you to present it. Otherwise, I'll dismiss you as an internet arguer who makes up shit to prove strangers wrong who have no care what you think or why.
But yes, rarely does a thread go by where I don't indicate I'd like Google Glass (specifically for traffic recording, but it has other uses as well), without getting one violent threat against me, and your post was very heavy on the "comply with social norms or I'll mock you" scale. You sound like an elementary school bully.
But on Slashdot, "OMFG, something new, fear the tech, avoid the tech, hate the tech" Woo hoo, bring on the 1500s!
Everything that happens on the internet is a thought.
Nothing on the Internet is a thought. It's all speech. 100% of the Internet is an expression of a thought, not a thought itself. If the person at the computer didn't do something physical to express the thought (speech), then there'd be no Internet.
Try it. Hold your phone up at about cheek level, off to the side of your face, far enough in front of you that you could read it if you looked at it. I guarantee it will be extremely distracting to conversation and people will assume you are distracted and possibly recording them, even if you don't look at your phone. They will probably stop mid-sentence and ask you what you're doing.
I tried that, it didn't work as you describe. Since your premise is wrong, do you think that will make you re-visit your conclusion? I thought not. There's an anti-technology religion on Slashdot. A strange Luddite anti-tech belief that technology is offensive, and that the people who use it cause that offense, and the conservative view that we should try to fit in, even if that means giving up something useful. I guess the conservativism runs deeper on slashdot than "geek" or "nerd". Early adopters are shunned and threatened even on Slashdot.
If you'd just told us your network was down we'd have fixed it in TWO MINUTES, but your work order was blabbering on about magical boxes and glowing rectangles and we thought you were all drugged or somesuch and called 911 instead.
Like the place I worked where every time a "the network was down" complaint came in, we bet on the actual problem. About half the time, "the network was down" meant the printer was out of toner. And the printer has a phone number on it for the Office Manager who manages those devices, with directions on changing the toner. "The network is down"'s second most common cause was a lost/changed password. The closest error to the reported error is if someone managed to accidentally unplug something, like a video cable or Ethernet cable.