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Comment: Re:We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service (Score 1) 1125

If you had an internet connection on your computer, it'd be very easy to find out. Here, let me help:

Are "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone" Signs in Restaurants Legal?
Yes, however they still do not give a restaurant the power to refuse service on the basis of race, color, religion, or natural origin. These signs also do not preclude a court from finding other arbitrary refusals of service to be discriminatory. Simply put, restaurants that carry a "Right to Refuse Service" sign are subject to the same laws as restaurants without one.

What Conditions Allow a Restaurant to Refuse Service?
  There a number of legitimate reasons for a restaurant to refuse service, some of which include:

Patrons who are unreasonably rowdy or causing trouble
Patrons that may overfill capacity if let in
Patrons who come in just before closing time or when the kitchen is closed
Patrons accompanied by large groups of non-customers looking to sit in
Patrons lacking adequate hygiene (e.g. excess dirt, extreme body odor, etc.)
In most cases, refusal of service is warranted where a customer’s presence in the restaurant detracts from the safety, welfare, and well-being of other patrons and the restaurant itself.

As a former bar owner, I would like to add: Assholes who bring their own booze.

Read the rest: http://www.legalmatch.com/law-...

By adding these religious exemption laws, you're opening up a loophole for all kinds of discrimination. For instance, a proprietor may decide he shouldn't have to serve the Sons of Ham, whom the Bible has said are bad people.
Yay, religion!

Comment: Re:Idiot parent, hell half the world is below aver (Score 1) 569

Once Law enforcement accidentally kills a couple of young children by accident in a bumbled raid, you will get a couple of outraged senators who will make this a federal offense punishable with ten to twenty.

I have news for you - a lot of innocent people have been killed or injured in bungled raids already, mostly over small-time drug busts. That fact you're not even aware of this belies your assertion. Google: "innocent killed SWAT"

Comment: Re:typical ignorant American (Score 1) 198

Yeah, I was going to say, we've been on ultra low sulfur diesel for a few years now. Another point worth mentioning is that all trucks in the US have to meet stringent exhaust regulations, so most have some form of exhaust cleaning system. I've seen, in my lifetime, trucks go from belching out big clouds of black smoke, to creating near invisible exhaust.
That said, I don't know where the OP got the idea diesel was cleaner than gasoline.

Comment: Re:What kind of person did they study? (Score 1) 79

by sudon't (#49313659) Attached to: MRIs Show Our Brains Shutting Down When We See Security Prompts

On today's web sites you're faced with a multitude of useless things popping up that you have to click away. Of course you begin to ignore them. Then, when some actually useful information comes along, you pay it no attention. I do wish web sites would stop spamming us with their various pop ups, or whatever they call that junk sliding in and out and over the page.

Comment: Re:Fewer bug fixes? (Score 1) 287

by sudon't (#49250949) Attached to: NTP's Fate Hinges On "Father Time"

"Occasionally, he pitches them to sign up as supporters of the Network Time Foundation, a nonprofit corporation he set up to receive donations for NTP. According to Stenn, they seldom do. In fact, just six companies support the foundation, with VMware the only household name among them."

I don't know why Apple (at least) doesn't make a donation. It's not like they don't have shitcakes of dough just sitting around, anyway.

Comment: Re:He's an idiot... (Score 1) 389

I think you're spot-on about the watch market.
As for not understanding the Apple Kool Aid, their products do work better. I mean, you've used Windows, right? But what Apple does best is, to be well ahead of everyone else. Most of the "other products" are direct copes of Apple products. When the first Mac came out, everyone else, the few using computers, were still typing commands. Windows was a direct rip-off of Mac OS. Same with Android. It looks quite a bit like iOS. Apple "invented" the smart phone, then the imitators came. Much of what everyone takes for granted these days (in computing) was brought to us by Apple.

Comment: Re:Nothing will make it interesting (Score 1) 169

by sudon't (#49205347) Attached to: NBC Thinks Connected Gloves and "Bullet Time" Can Make Boxing Cool

I despise sports. Team sports. One on one sports. Contact sports. Group sports.

It's all paying ridiculous amounts of money to millionaire "athletes" to watch them play a game. I have nothing against playing games -- I have a thing against paying people to watch them do it.

I have no interest in professional sports, either. But I don't begrudge them the money. After all, there are people willing to pay to watch them. Really, most athletes are under-paid, with owners and other middlemen scooping up most of the dough, while it is the athletes whom people are paying to see.

Comment: Re:More warming is a good thing (Score 1) 341

by sudon't (#49153469) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

What are you talking about? We just saw a U.S. Senator, the Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, throw a snowball on the Senate floor, proving conclusively that global warming doesn't exist. Also, the Earth is only 6000 years old. You need to get your unscientific facts straight!

Comment: Re:That is okay (Score 1) 301

A degree in "tech" is no proof against ignorance, is it? I have so little patience for this...
Not everyone who does well in school has the money to "invest" in higher education. Also, I like how you want us "uneducated box-pushers" to have a "living wage," but you begrudge us the means to get it, namely, by organizing, collective bargaining, and strikes. Your good wishes haven't helped much.
English major "doesn't count?" You know, not everyone views higher education as vocational training. Another thing to consider - not everyone can (or wants to be) be a "tech" worker. Some people have to make stuff. Others have to bring that stuff to you. Box pushing is as least as valuable as pixel pushing, don't you think?

% APL is a natural extension of assembler language programming; ...and is best for educational purposes. -- A. Perlis