So, does their definition technically cover finger-nails (note: I use mine to cut through tape on boxes)? What about my fists, head, elbow or feet? Hell, a simple ball-point pen is capable of being a very deadly weapon in my hands. Do they allow forks in the cafeteria? Also, those textbooks make quite good bludgeoning devices.
Can we just get over ourselves and finally realize that everything can be used as a 'weapon,' stop trying treat only the symptoms and begin focusing on the cause of attacks? I don't know the answer, but it certainly isn't removing the 'weapons.'
Also: "accidental mistakes" are the best kind. Also, the only kind.
I've made many deliberate mistakes in my life; mainly it's to keep from sounding as though I'm correcting everyone else's speech. I've also been known to make an honest mistake; one where the mistaken accepts something as truth when it's later revealed to be false.
One of the issues with the Steam trading is that many games also involve some form of registration of the CD-Key on the developer/producer/distributor's website. This means that those companies would also need to be willing to allow the game to transfer to another account.
However, I sincerely agree with your thoughts about the price of new games on the PC. I've purchased somewhere close to 200 titles in the last two years on Steam. Not a single one was over $30 with the vast majority under $15. I can wait several months to play a title, but am thankful for those that purchase the games at the full starting price. They are the ones that keep the ball rolling for the development of better games. I like to add a "me too" once the games have been played, tested and patched so I know full well what to expect from a game.
"Americans no longer trust their government, and, in my opinion, won't settle until the House is cleaned of the roaches now infesting it."
The sad part is that there are plenty more roaches ready and willing to take their place and are just as corrupt. If only we could go back to having citizen congressmen that come together for a short time and go back to their jobs; thereby allowing others to take their place. This is the sort of crap that happens when you let a government body pass laws that affect themselves without input from the public. Congress should never be allowed to pass or amend a law resulting in an exemption for themselves or specifically targeted at themselves. Congressmen should be regarded as any other citizen.
"I wouldn't subscribe to AT&T's service. They'll probably still have [data usage] caps".
FTFYAnd, I agree. Their caps would probably be something like 300 GB/month. In other words, full speed for a whopping 40 minutes. Oh, and that's just down, their upload speed will probably be only 1 Mb/sec; can't have other people distributing content easily...that's AT&T's business model.
Sadly, the trolls would then just start posting comments without replying. They might even use that tic-tac-toe symbol or the loopy-tailed-a. Kids these days; who knows, next they might start leaving out letters, or worse, replacing them with similarly shaped numbers and symbols to avoid filters.
Of course, now GEICO has an "e-insurance card" on your phone so you can easily hand over your phone to the officer during a traffic stop along with your license. If they're nice, they'll just hand it right back, but they might just take it back there to the cruiser to fill out their paperwork*.**
* Paperwork - electronic or paper document designed to contain any and all data gleaned from the accused.
** Feel free to use that sentence as an example of how to use they're, there and their.
"I would pay for services that allow me to watch stuff without having to download them."
I hate love hate to be a nitpicker, but everything you see while on the internet has been downloaded to your computer. You couldn't possibly stream a video without the images being downloaded to your machine. This is why the whole "copying is stealing" argument is laughable. If it were true, then I've been stealing websites for at least the last 20 years. The entire internet literally relies on file sharing for it to work.
Don't believe me, go an look at your temporary internet files folder in Windows. The files might be hidden or look like they aren't images, videos and html pages, but they can be opened as such.
Wait just a moment. I thought DC has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country; yet, you use their homicides as an example? Maybe you just couldn't find any other nice maps breaking down deaths by guns, but still. Doesn't that just go to show that gun control doesn't work? Make it illegal to carry a firearm in public and you literally guarantee that law-abiding citizens will not have protection from criminals in public. Even worse, put up a 'gun-free' sign and you've just advertised that there's minimal protection in that area.
Back on topic, it is quite telling that the publication hired armed security for their office. Why not a security force trained in hand-to-hand combat or equipped with tazers? Did this security carry high-powered assault rifles or did they simply have sidearms? I hate when people say that a simple handgun couldn't stop a madman with an assault rifle. It's like they believe the guns themselves fight it out instead of the people using the weapons. Also, most times, all it takes to stop the madman is a show of force (not even the firing of another weapon).
I do believe that all credit/debit card transactions are handled through encrypted internet communications. Does this mean that he must turn over his debit card PIN as it is a "password" to an online account? Also, I suppose he can't use a bank ATM without prior permission.
One caveat that I did see was the lifting of these restrictions for "education-related" uses. This could apply to pretty much everything. "I was simply learning about Wells Fargo's online security systems."
Such hatred I sense in this one. Pwnd in academia was he? Hmm, academic failure leads to self doubt, self doubt to jelousy, jelousy to athletics, athletics to steroids, steroids to rage and rage to the dark side. Teach this one carefully we must.
The whole selling point of the Harmony remote is that you will always have the most up-to-date and largest database of commands for practically every device made. You can't really program the remote without an internet connection because you don't have the entire database of products stored on the remote when it is shipped.
I personally own a One and have purchased a few of the lower tier options for family as extremely well received gifts.
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at?! When does this happen in the movie?!
Colonel Sandurz: "Now". You're looking at "now", sir. Everything that happens now is happening "now".
DH: What happened to "then"?
CS: We passed "then".
CS: Just now. Were at "now," now.
DH: Go back to "then"!
CS: I can't.
CS: We missed it.
CS: Just now.
DH: ... When will "then" be "now"?
"Try writing down the names of all of the people listed in the credits and paying every one of them too. Whether the director, producer or studio it's only a pass through for all of those people whose creative input it took to make the film."
Haven't all those people already been paid for their work? Does the best boy really get royalty checks for all the movies he's been involved in making? Perhaps I should send some money to the waitstaff, cooks, hostesses, bartenders, janitors, managers and owners of the local restaurant 24 hours after my meal when it re-emerges; after all, they helped make this shit possible.
Look, I get that the studio has already paid for the movie and is trying to re-coup their investment, but they seem to be too entrenched in their ways to see the massive demand before them. Maybe some accountant is too focused on using fuzzy accounting to make it look like they never make back their investment that they are concerned about making too much money too quickly. They wouldn't want it to look like a success; they might just have to fork over some of their haul.