Giving teachers tasers may be a bad idea though. "Johnny, if I have to tell you to be quiet one more time... ". Teachers have a difficult job at least as far as maintaining sanity goes. Let's not give them that satisfying of an alternative to keep those brats in line.
At the Olympic trials a number of years ago, two riders in a breakaway crashed near the finish line. They were about 700 yards in front of the peloton. A spectator stupidly ran out to try to help them up and out of the roadway.
He was hit by a cyclist in the pack. The spectator just kind of rolled backward and hit his head, the cyclist literally flew through the air and landed head first into the curb. His helmet split in half, but he got up and walked away. The spectator did the fish in the middle of the road for about 5 minutes until the ambulance picked him up and took him away. Is this proof that a helmet would have saved the spectator, no. But I am pretty confident the cyclist would not be getting up after hitting a curb at 15+ MPH head first.
Helmets make a huge difference if you get into this type of accident. However, I tend to buy into the posts point - if you aren't riding in a pack, the odds of going down at the speeds where a helmet will help is probably low enough to make it an acceptable risk. (personally I ride with one at all times, getting clipped by a car mirror, not hit by the car directly seems the most likely possibility where I ride).
Rather than just rant, let's try to help people better understand the differences so when the next bill comes along they won't make bad assumptions.
P.S. I am not specifically against ARs either. There are some really nice shooting competitions based on them. As is always the case, its the people not the weapons that are the issue.
P.S. Like you, I love guns and shoot regularly. However, I do not keep one for personal protection. My thinking is the odds are I will kill a relative or friend under mistaken identity before I will have the opportunity to use it for legitimate defense. However, this is colored by the fact I live in a very safe area with almost no violent crime.
There was much bitching on twitter about the broadcast of the Olympics a) not in real time, and b) not streaming. The VAST majority of consumers didn't care. This was the most watched Olympics ever. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/olympic-viewing-figs.html) and (http://informitv.com/news/2012/08/20/olympicsproducerecord/). These viewers watch TV.
Can someone who is better at wordsmithing than I please come up with a meme that says we would all appreciate it if you only post when you actually know something about the subject?
Sorry to get off topic, but in the past year it seems that the people who post here are more armchair quarterbacks than actually in the field with something intelligent to add. Is this the Reddit crowd coming over here?
If you have something to add, please do so, but try to include some facts with the post instead of just "IOS is more secure" or "Good luck with that".
It's still there. They just don't enable it by default. (Your remote may vary)
There doesn't seem to be a perfect option to write cross platform, and this does require some porting, but it seemed the best option when we evaluated the alternatives last year.
What I would like to see is a 'backdoor' for people who do know what they are doing, like fleet sales for cars. If I come in the front door, I get full service. If I come in the back door (let's say a self service web portal in store - I pick up the cable I want, scan it at the terminal) and I get your best price with a reasonable margin and no negotiating. I buy it, and walk out - no up sell. You will still get hosed on the big ticket items you sell below margin, because as you noted the internet already does this to you. If Best Buy's price matches tiger direct or amazon, I'd gladly buy in town. Best Buy should have the purchasing power to make this a profitable endeavor. Amazon has local store inventory too, its just not in warehouses they let you browse in.
True, though putting these things in domestic homes is likely to lead to at least a few incidents where nutcases try and break one open
"Hey guys! Watch this!" - I think I just envisioned our next Darwin Award winners. Irradiating sperm should count, right?