We have the choice to fly or don't. Sometimes flying is the only realistic alternative.
But, once you make the decision to fly, your choices are reduced to which personal assault you will opt for.
Would I prefer to have the scan or be groped? I'll take the scan. I'm more comfortabe with a light X-ray than some TSA perv feeling me up.
Would I want my daughter or girlfriend to be scanned? If the choice I have is to ask her to do the X-ray than being felt up by some TSA perv, I'll ask her to do the X-ray. My blood would boil at watching either be groped by some TSA perv.
Oh, and the idea of going as the true Scotsman, fabulous! Hmmm, I wonder if the TSA pervs wear gloves, and if they change them before each grope.
My original statement was: "If you need to do something that distracts you from paying attention to the road, traffic, etc. then find a safe place to pull off and do what needs to be done". I said nothing about "talking on the phone distacting all drivers equally". That was not even implied. People need to realize that the phone, textig, the radio, conversation with passengers, etc. is ALWAYS secondary to driving the vehicle. So, instead of additional laws, let's get people into the mindset that when operating a vehicle, safely driving the vehicle is THE only important thing; everything else is secondary.
I stand by my original statement: If what you're going to do distracts you from the primary task of driving the vehicle then don't do it. If changing the volume of the radio cannot be done safely, then don't. If pulling down your visor interferes with safe driving then don't (although, one might consider that if a person cannot safely do that task then maybe that person should not be driving at all). Your primary goal is to safely drive the vehicle, not to engage in phone conversations, texting, searching for a radio station, etc. And, I said nothing about new laws. This is something for which PEOPLE have to take responsibility. Laws will not necessarily make for safer drivers. And, certainly banning little bits piece by piece will do nothing of real value.
... If you're driving then your attention should be on driving, not on the other stuff going on inside the car or talking on the phone, etc. If you need to do something that distracts you from paying attention to the road, traffic, etc. then find a safe place to pull off and do what needs to be done. There's nothing so important that it's worth risking your life or the lives of those around you.
The E-mail was erroneously sent to a bunch of users, including me. However, it states that it refers to customers that have Ecconomy service. Unfortunately, they sent it more than just users at that level. It was an obvious error; all you had to do was read the message to see that it did not apply to you. So, what they are guilty of here is not doing a good job of filtering their address list.
It's true that there are the sub-cent issues but, generally speaking, the definition of a data element meant to contain dollars will have 2 decimal places. So, even if the result of a computation results is a value of less than .01, the field containing the value in the data base will truncate any digits to the right of the penny position. Sounds more like they've got a converted credit card system.
... an accounting applicaiton that does not look at amount owed (not, "was payment received") to determine if a bill is considered due ot overdue? Well, I know that Cingular did, but it's still a crappily built application that does not have those simple checks.
... viewers could continue to watch the little box and still ignore the ads the way most of us do now. The ones that will watch the ads are the ones who currently do that so there will be little gain in viewership.
While it may be true that newspaper death notices could be replaced by social networking sites (hopefully not "Oh, here's a tweet while my child is drowning in the pool"), my genealogy work would suffer greatly if I had to search a bunch of social sites to locate a death notice. Maybe some enterprising person will build a site that would allow anyone to post a death notice for some reasonable price like maybe $100 and keep that notice searchable for a long time (hmmm, maybe I should patent that idea).
And, the guy who paid $450 for a death notice; what's he bitchin's about? The price for those has been over the top for decades. SF Chronicle charged me almost $400 (about a buck a word) for my dad's death notice in 1981.
The argument about whether or not a BitTorrent piece is copyright infringement is immaterial. The ISP's original stand was that if the rights holder believes there has been a law broken then the police should deal with it should be the only argument. Unless the ISP has been deputized and can be the legal representative of the LAW, then there is no issue. By passing the complaint on to the police the ISP has fulfilled its legal responsibility of notifying the proper authorities that a crime may have been committed. The authorities can then take the appropriate steps to address the alleged crime.
I agree with the wording presented. The concept has nothing to do with safe horbors but instead is knowingly aiding in a crime. e.g.: If you convinced a person on the street to buy something from someone else, knowing that the thing was faulty, and some injury resulted from that thing, then you would be partly responsible for the injury arising from that faulty thing. The same would be true of a service provider. Knowingly aiding in the commission of a crime still results in partial responsibility for that crime. The wording does not require policing but does specifically state that there is responsibility when one takes no action while aware that there is a misrespresentation. I think proof of knowledge will be difficult. And, how does one become aware of a misrepresentation? Hmmm, 3 strikes anyone?
The cost of making an eBook is a one time cost; that of converting the primary electronic form into one of the various formats. But, once the book is in that format, it is never again changed. So, the recovery of that cost is a function of the number of units sold. Even at a price of a buck each, selling a relative small number of copies will recover the initial cost. And, keeping the price low will probably generate a fair number of sales (presuming the book is worth reading in the first place).
A hard copy book has the initial cost of setting up the printing process parts (typesetting, press format, etc.) and then the additional costs of press run, ink, paper, warehousing, distribution, etc. Even if ink and paper are relatively low cost, there is physical real estate, vehicle, personnel, etc. costs that need to be paid for from the sales of the books. None of those exist for an eBook.
I wondered the same thing. If this is no longer a vehicle code violation, then the CA DMV would have no interest in enforcing the fine nor should it appear on the driver's record. And, if you're not a resident of the city, then you could probably just give 'em a Bronx Cheer when the notice of the fine comes in the mail.
Pedesrians should look both ways and PAY F*CKING ATTENTION. Drivers should watch for hazards like people stepping off curbs without looking (this part includes blind pedestrians since they can't look) which means the drivers shoud PAY F*CKING ATTENTION.
People get struck by vehicles that make noise as well. Since we adjust to our environment, as the noise level increases, we just tune out the noise so noisier vehicles will not fix the problem; only make for more noise.
By the way, all vehicles make noise. My Prius may not have a huge revving engine but the tires make noise as it moves.