17 posts • joined Wednesday 8th August 2007 20:30 GMT
And this is IT related how?
Is any 'news' that comes from a web site therefore IT related?
I think Janet should hire amanfrommars to write all her speeches and statements from now on.
Re: Somebody then tipped off the local cops.
>>> Whichever way, Somebody was listening. Somebody then tipped off the local cops.
I don't see how. If the phone (and perp) were located via the phone network, the cops had to be on to the call while it was in progress, not after.
Dont' Mess With Texas
>>> Reminded me of those silly "Don't Mess With Texas" road signs
Maybe you don't understand all three meanings of those signs?
1. Don't litter in Texas
2. Don't enter into a war against Texas
3. Don't go into or have anything to do with Texas
Between the three possible meanings they offer something that is valid for everyone.
I switched to Craigslist years ago
I used to use eBay, but found that Craigslist is so much better that eBay is just obsolete. If I were trying to find or sell some exotic item that needed a national audience it might be worth dealing with eBay, but with a little extra work you could probably still get better results on Craigslist even then.
Stupid, but not new
I was told to take off my tie pin once when boarding a flight because it looked like a gun. It was a bronze, 2 inch replica of an 1894 Winchester rifle. I asked if they thought I might hijack the plane with it, and they said their policy stated that images of guns could not be worn. I turned the tie clip around so the deadly Winchester was on the inside and not showing and they said that would be fine.
This was 30 years ago in the southwestern USA.
"Gaubatz, described as a former veteran of the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations.."
What does being a former veteran mean?
Was he a veteran, but had his entire military standing retroactively revoked?
What should happen:
If eBay pushes, Craig should push back.
By removing the restrictions on the Craigslist search function so that it could work across city, state, or national boundaries in a single search, he could directly impact eBays remaining market.
When do we stop saying the U.S. has 'free speech?'
I heard yesterday that someone was fined for telling some kids to quit playing in a tree 'like monkeys.'
Somebody somewhere needs to found a country where 'free speech' actually means something.
Empty Gun Theory
Without knowing the guy, I can't say if this a sad story or not. I agree with a previous poster though, that at least he did the right thing in testing his 'empty gun theory' on himself and not someone else.
Send the signals
A hundred years from now we will be very, very advanced technologically and spoiling for a fight. It takes a long time for the signals to cross space, and a long time for an alien invasion fleet to travel to us. If we want action in the future we have to send the invitations now.
I propose that U.S. Senate elections be made more representative of the wishes of the people by elminating the elections entirely. Then the duly elected legislature of each state can appoint its Senators to represent the state's interests.
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