"In the end, if something is so insane as to get your ire up, there's a half-decent chance that it's too insane to be real."
Oh thank god. I was starting to thing that all this NSA shredding the constitution and staunch refusal of the government to even acknowledge it, labeling public defenders as traitors was actually real. Now that's good satire!
Why aren't we compensating a company when we buy at nice low IPO prices and then turn a profit reselling when the stock is valued higher as a better investment? Apple and IBM should be getting a piece off the top of every stock trade, otherwise what's the incentive to create new products?
This is a tax levied by non-government agents and is probably the worst idea I've heard all year.
Wait, so you can just hire off-duty cops to direct motorists into whatever film-flam you have set up? Can I look forward to being hijacked into a high school car wash, roadside Flower Truck, or the McDonald's drive thu in the near future?
"I'm sorry sir, you don't have to buy any McNuggets, but you're already here, so..."
This also makes me worry about legitimizing suicide as a recourse against bullying. For kids that feel so powerless and helpless, the prospect of getting back at their tormentors could overshadow better options. Teenagers make terrible decisions every day (case in point) lets not put this prescient out there to further cloud rational judgement.
Except that this was with a computer... which everyone knows is mystical and magical and makes it ten times worse. Where are the terrified victims crying out for the DOJ to save them from nefarious "cyber" hackers?
Re: This is why I use a CC for everything like this
Low cost gyms like this generally require access to a checking account. I imagine they're avoiding the CC processing fees, while ensuring they get their dues promptly each month. But it really creeped me out when I joined one that the only method of payment was to give them access to my routing numbers.
Re: Re: Apple doesn't seem to have considered this fact
I'm more concerned about the local cops than the CIA. They have significant precedent to extract physical identifiers from your person (DNA, fingerprints) but it's less clear that they can coerce you to divulge a pass-code.
We didn't conduct an investigation on whether we needed to conduct an investigation because we didn't conduct an investigation on whether we needed to conduct an investigation, which wasn't needed because we didn't conduct and an investigation on whether it was needed.
If you torture logic enough, it will say anything you want it to.