Showing posts with label Laws and Rules. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laws and Rules. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big Apple Says Bye to Big Gulp

Just like guns laws don't prevent criminals from getting guns, banning large, sugary drinks won't keep obese people from drinking lots of calories. I say let's just ban everything, but water.

Welcome to the nanny state.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons

An interesting Ted Talk... in this one, Stephen Coleman discusses the problems of non-lethal weapons. He tells how one police department introduced non-lethal weapons as an option between "shouting and shooting." The data shows that the non-lethal weapons did not replace the handful of shooting deaths, but rather created a whole new category of confrontations with over 2,000 uses of pepper spray.

Another key point is that the perfect non-lethal weapon, one that is "nasty enough that people don't want to get hit with" it, but "doesn't leave any lasting effects," is also perfect for abuse.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

No More Mobile Hams in the US?

NTSB new recommendations:

"To the 50 states and the District of Columbia:
  1. (1) Ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers; (2) use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration model of high visibility enforcement to support these bans; and (3) implement targeted communication campaigns to inform motorists of the new law and enforcement, and to warn them of the dangers associated with the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices while driving. (H-11-XX)"
Seems to be a lot of folks with strong opinions on both sides of the proposal based on the chatter on the repeater and the general comments on various articles (here, here, here) posted about the recommendation. While I am in the don't tread on me camp, this cuts both ways as I want to talk on my radio/mobile phone, but I want my family to be safer, too. Liberty? Security? Pick one?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Anti-piracy Ad uses Priated Music

jjaron Remember those annoying "You wouldn't steal a car" anti-piracy ads? They pirated the music, Dec 02 05:49:38 from TweetDeck
retweeted by arrington