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All the Evidence the Government Will Present In the Silk Road Trial Is Online

FlyHelicopters Re:Ignorance of law is no excuse unless you're a c (45 comments)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticized her colleagues for giving the police far too much leeway.

Wow, I thought she was a terrible addition to the SCOTUS, I didn't like her at all...

until today...

I might have to reconsider my prior views on her, so long as she feels the same way about the 2nd amendment of course...

7 hours ago
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All the Evidence the Government Will Present In the Silk Road Trial Is Online

FlyHelicopters Re:if there is no evidence presented in how they.. (45 comments)

I friend of mine that is a cop once told me that he could pull anyone over at any time. Why? Because there are 1000's of traffic laws and you are breaking one every time you drive. When I asked which one I was breaking as we were driving down the street he responded "You are not preceded by a man caring a red flag." Seems the law was and may still be on the books from the early 1900's.

I totally believe you... there are whole books written on crazy and silly laws...

The sad thing is that when you make a hundred thousand laws, all you do is make a nation of law breakers. Then you bread contempt for the law since so many of them are trite and silly, and this carries over to the ones that are not...

I don't respect police because of what you describe, the media and some people like to say, "oh, that poor Police officer was hurt in the line of duty"...

Yea, whatever, too many of his friends are scum and that carries over to the whole profession. Clean up your house coppers and you might get some respect.

7 hours ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Amazon is run by Nazis (138 comments)

Can you find a case where this was brought to court?

I highly doubt most people would bother to sue, but you're welcome to try.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

Yes, and many people once thought slavery was perfectly fine as well.

Ok, ok, you're going to say, "now that isn't the same thing at all".

Are you so sure? Go back 500 years to how it worked in England, with serfs and lords, and who owned land and who had political power... and tell me that viewpoints change over time?

The right to self-defense is a basic fundamental right that everyone has, regardless if you know it or not. Just like the right to free speech and the freedom of religion, it is yours.

The fact that the Australian government chooses to infringe on people's rights doesn't make it correct.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

Even at Starbucks, I can fix many things with my car (truck, whatever).

Just a few days ago, the handle broke off my kitchen sink... I can pay a plumber to come out and fix it, or I can go over to Home Depot and buy the $15 part it needs and fix it myself, which is what I did.

However, would you be in favor of "making sure that people know how to use their right to free speech?" Or how about requiring training and a permit to join a religion? Imagine the riots over that!

Guns are the same thing, we have the right to be armed, and no permit should be required. Those restrictions are wrong.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

True... you just have a government that is infringing on your personal rights and freedom...

I'd rather have our problems than that problem...

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

And if I'm out in the middle of nowhere, I better be able to fix the car myself, yes?

It is a nice idea, and yes we need the police, but there is also something to be said for not being a victim.

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Hmmmm ... legality? (138 comments)

Those laws generally apply to retail stores with displayed price signs.

They generally do not apply to online sales.

If you know of a court case where they do, please post, i would be interested in seeing it.

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Hmmmm ... legality? (138 comments)

Yes, but you also accepted their terms and conditions, which includes this paragraph:

"With respect to items sold by Amazon, we cannot confirm the price of an item until you order. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If the correct price of an item sold by Amazon is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. Other merchants may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item."

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Amazon is run by Nazis (138 comments)

The actual wording, since I looked it up for you, is:

"With respect to items sold by Amazon, we cannot confirm the price of an item until you order. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If the correct price of an item sold by Amazon is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. Other merchants may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item."

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Amazon is run by Nazis (138 comments)

The contact on the order checkout page that says, By placing an order, you agree to the privacy policy and conditions of use."

If you bother to read those, you'll see there is a long contact that says they have the right to cancel for many different reasons, including price errors.

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

FlyHelicopters Re:Amazon is run by Nazis (138 comments)

That same contract gives Amazon the right to cancel orders for pricing mistakes.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

No, of course not... but I also know people who don't have a concealed carry permit and carry anyway...

A lot of Texans think that we shouldn't need a permit to exercise our rights, imagine if we needed a permit to exercise our freedom of religion or speech?

Right now there is a push to get the laws changed and allow open carry, possibly without any permit at all.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

Yes, really...

The first one happened a long time ago, before we had concealed carry laws...

The second one is about school shootings, we can't carry our guns anywhere near a school, but we're working on fixing that problem...

The last one was not a random coffee shop shooting, that was a targeted killing by someone who took the time to dress up as a FedEx employee, force his way into the front door, and executed people who otherwise were not ready for it.

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If someone walks into a coffee shop to kill, and I'm their first target, my gun won't help me, I'm likely going to die.

The value in the gun is that if I'm *not* the first target, I can response after he kills someone and kill him. Yes, someone might still die, but the next 10 people won't.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

The same problem of facing likely armed opponents also applies in places like Iraq, Israel and Afghanistan The terrorists just use a big car bomb instead.

Then at least they won't take any hostages, and frankly once car bombs get involved, the military tends to get involved. Once we surged and sent in enough forces to do the job, we started winning in Iraq, not that the media would have told you that. Now that we've left, look what happened.

They aren't going to help fulfil your Wild West fantasies by standing in the coffee shop entrance and calling you out in a fast draw competition.

No, of course not... but not all criminals are terrorists, the guy might be coming in to rob the place... if all he takes is money, I might let him go, a shootout is risky and not worth it over a few hundred dollars in the cash drawer, let the police go after him.

If he walks in and shoots someone, then I'd shoot him.

If you don't think that actually happens (and it does), consider one of the cases that helped get our concealed carry laws to pass. Guy drove his truck through the front window of a restaurant and started randomly shooting people. That is exactly the time when you need a gun, because the police are too far away and the guy clearly wants to kill people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Meh. (873 comments)

Presumably if you were a serious terrorist, you'd be using an illegal automatic weapon of some sort anyway?

Yes, that was my thinking... if this was a real terrorist with an organization behind him, I would imagine he would have better weapons, or could anyway...

That being said, don't over rate the value of fully automatic weapons, they have their value, but if I were in this situation, I'd likely have mine set to single shot or three round burst at most.

Full auto is a waste of ammo in most cases outside of a real battlefield. And I've owned (legally) fully automatic weapons, in truth they are a good way to turn money into noise, which is why I sold them and now own only semi automatic weapons. Ammo gets expensive!

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Meh. (873 comments)

Fair enough... my only point is that better shotguns exist, and can be obtained legally and illegally in most of the world. Anyone willing to take hostages and kill people surely doesn't care about gun laws. :(

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

I thought that the "cowards" were the ones that felt that they NEEDED to carry guns everywhere that they went ?

So the hostages in Australia are brave and the police outside with guns are cowards?

Funny how when something like this happens, the first thing everyone does is call the guys with the guns.

I carry a gun so I don't have to call anyone, I'm already there.

5 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

FlyHelicopters Re:Fake (873 comments)

Well we know it wasn't the US or everyone would have whipped out a 44 magnum and the running gun battle consuming the entire suburb would still be going on.

You jest... but in Texas, we have over 800,000 concealed carry permit holders... and gun battles don't break out, well, ever between them...

And I notice that they don't try this stuff here either...

You would be hard pressed to walk into a busy Starbucks here without a dozen people carrying guns, the terrorists wouldn't have hostages, they'd have a fight on their hands, and frankly they are cowards anyway, so they won't do that here.

5 days ago

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OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers

FlyHelicopters FlyHelicopters writes  |  about 2 months ago

FlyHelicopters (1540845) writes "Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, and others have been competing to become your favorite place to store stuff in the cloud. Just this past June, Microsoft upgraded Office 365 users from 25GB to 1TB, now they are upping the ante again to unlimited.

Google is also competing with Google Drive for Work, for $10 per month, you get 1TB of space, or if you have 5 or more accounts, then you get unlimited space. Since 5 accounts to get unlimited space is $50 per month, and Office 365 offers 5 accounts for $10 per month total, the Microsoft option would clearly be the less expensive choice. Microsoft also offers a personal account option for $8 per month for a single user, also with unlimited OneDrive storage.

There remains a single file size limit of 10GB per file, it is not clear if that limit will be removed with this upgrade.

How would you use unlimited cloud storage?"

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