I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this...
1. Even losing $50 to someone with no work lined up could be a pretty big deal.
2. It's hard to tell but depending on how he was suspended it could hinder his ability to collect unemployment,
Stalking is when you sit waiting outside someone's house and follow them around everywhere they go.
At least where I grew up we didn't call this bullying. We called it teasing or just being a bitch. Now that teasing is considered the equivalent of physical violence it is treated more seriously, but teasing is not the same as bullying. Getting someone to obey you via physical violence, even torture, is just not the same kind of thing at all as saying mean things to someone. It just isn't.
There is a world of difference between teasing or being a bitch and harassment. Throwing the occasional insult is not harassment (at least in the legal sense of the word). Harassment can be far more damaging and harder to repair then physical violence. A black eye will heal in a week or so, a month. If someone decides to convince everyone that you like to fondle little boys the damage can follow you for the rest of your life regardless of the validity.
One of the many differences between sticks and stones and words is that words don't cause any physical harm, any physical damage. In fact they don't have to cause any damage at all if you just ignore them. You can't ignore someone hitting you in the head with a rock or beating you in the face with a stick.
It depends on the severity of the harassment or violence. While you would have a hard time ignoring someone using a stick or a rock on your head, you can ignore someone pushing or shoving you. And while you could ignore someone insulting you it's very hard to ignore when someone convinces everyone you know that you like to fondle little boys.
Those two girls are not responsible for that other girls death. Yes they contributed to it in the same way that a pretty girl rejecting an ugly guy can lead to his suicide, but they are not directly responsible for her death and cannot be held responsible for it. No one forced that girl to jump. It was a decision she made for herself and I suspect that the teasing was only one factor in that decision.
No one is being charged for her murder. The teens are being charged for what they did, aggravated stalking something that goes far and above throwing a view insults at the victim.
Seems like the meaning of the word 'bully' has changed since I was a kid. I was bullied for real. Meaning I was beaten up, as in like physically punched and put in headlocks etc if I didn't obey every order of the bully and not disrespect him at all. Of course I was also teased. For having a big nose. For being fat. For being ugly. Etc. When did 'bully' become a synonym for 'tease'?
It's always been this way. Guys typically bully though force or threats of force. Girls tend to bully though harassment and social ostracization. It's been that way as long as I've been alive and for the most part still that way today.
They were arrested for stalking and harassing her. Something they could have been arrested for if she was still alive. I really don't know how anyone could think that harassment of anyone let alone someone who clearly made clear efforts to remove themselves from their influence is somehow acceptable.
OpenERP does. Probably doesn't have the right rules for your state/province/territory but only took me less then a week of work to take nothing to a working system and the company has been using it for around 9 months with anything more then tweaks.
...their polymer, conveniently termed a "resin" on the Form 1 website, seems like nothing more than a creative attempt at skirting patent law.
The resin / polymer isn't under patent. Doesn't really much matter what they call it. The patent is about automatically generating support lattice for an object during the printing process. It expires in less then 10 months.
Phones from cell phone companies are sold locked regardless of if they are with a contract or not. At least one provider (t-mobile) forced me to subscribe 6 months before they would unlock it.
You would likely get the same reaction out of a modern cell phone or a DVR. Heck most modern cars would likely garner such reactions.
The parent is right. Back then Sony had a lot of division between the Consumer Electronics divisions and the Entertainment divisions.
By the late 1980s, several manufacturers were prepared to introduce read/write digital audio formats to the United States. These new formats were a significant improvement over the newly introduced read-only digital format of the compact disc, allowing consumers to make perfect, multi-generation copies of digital audio recordings. Most prominent among these formats was Digital Audio Tape (DAT), followed in the early 1990s by Philips' Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) and Sony's Minidisc.
DAT was available as early as 1987 in Japan and Europe, but device manufacturers delayed introducing the format to the United States in the face of opposition from the recording industry. The recording industry, fearing that the ability to make perfect, multi-generation copies would spur widespread copyright infringement and lost sales, had two main points of leverage over device makers. First, consumer electronics manufacturers felt they needed the recording industry's cooperation to induce consumers – many of whom were in the process of replacing their cassettes and records with compact discs – to embrace a new music format. Second, device makers feared a lawsuit for contributory copyright infringement. 
Despite their strong playing hand, the recording industry failed to convince consumer electronics companies to voluntarily adopt copy restriction technology. The recording industry concurrently sought a legislative solution to the perceived threat posed by perfect multi-generation copies, introducing legislation mandating that device makers incorporate copy protection technology as early as 1987. These efforts were defeated by the consumer electronics industry along with songwriters and music publishers, who rejected any solution that did not compensate copyright owners for lost sales due to home taping.
I suspect that's what was meant by "fixed lens," but that's the wrong term - a fixed lens is one of fixed focal length.
You are thinking of a Prime Lens. Fixed lens camera has always been a camera with a built in optical system.
I still use a 4x5" Cambo for still-life studio shots and occasional landscape. Still film because I can justify spending several years worth of mortgage payments on a digital back.
I still love my Mamiya RZ-67 for portraits or any studio stuff I don't need perspective correction or scheimpflug correction.
Pretty much everything else is my digital SLR or my phone. The latter I keep locked in my car and the former I have on me all the time so they are used the most.
My favorite would likely be the Large format just for the amazing amount of flexibility it has, regardless of it being by far my least used camera.
The only perfect science is hind-sight.