The problem is that this legislation would stop me from being able to buy a device I want
How would requiring the manufacturer to sell parts and make service and repair manuals available stop you from buying your super thin screw-free glued together phone?
f they made a removeable battery that would make the iPhone at least 3 or 4 millimeters thicker and only Die Hard anti-MSFT people would still buy Apple with this kind of law in place
Apple would lose their thinness advantage only if you have your blinders on and pretend that the law would only affect Apple. Also, you have to honestly believe that Apple has a thinness advantage, which means ignoring all of the PC laptops that are within 1mm of the thickness of Apple's laptops and all of the non-Apple phones that are within 1mm of thickness of the various iPhone models.
In short, Apple never had a "thinness advantage", there simply exist a lot of idiots, who took their word for it and never looked at what else is out there, who believe that they do.
"that's the way things are. Theft happens so live with it"
Huh, funny, i never said that. I said don't make yourself the victim of choice. You know, if everyone chose to not make themselves the victim of choice, it would be much more difficult to make a living as a thief and, yes, we'd have less theft.
Move to Japan or Singapore and suddenly you realize it's not the way things are rather it's the way we let them be because we assume it's the way it is.
Except that theft still occurs in those places. You've never been to either of them, so you simply assume that's the way it is.
Yes, there's a fair bit less theft there, but there's still plenty; usually at the expense of American tourists with their "thieves just shouldn't steal" attitudes, who think they have no personal responsibility to protect themselves.
they don't insist that their morning lattes come from the same block they live on
Actually, insisting that your morning latte comes from the same block you live on can be very smart, if you do it right. After all, the Keurig in my kitchen on the same block I live on.
Would a drip brew be even smarter? Perhaps, if I were brewing more than one cup at a time. When I need to use enough grounds to brew a full pot just so the water doesn't bypass them, and I'm only interested in a single cup (or maybe two), the Keurig actually comes out ahead, even with the "expensive" K-cups. It's even farther ahead with reusable K-cups, as I need use only one Tbsp of grounds per cup and there is no water waste; my previous 8-cup drip needed 12Tbsp to brew 8 passable cups and water would simply bypass the grounds, resulting in a weak brew if you used less than 6Tbsp, which meant using enough coffee to brew 4 cups at a minimum, even if I only wanted one or two. Rather, it meant using enough coffee to brew 6 cups in my Keurig if I wanted anywhere between 1 and 4 cups, or enough to brew 12 cups in my Keurig if I wanted 8.
But yes, circling back around, leaving my block (let alone my house) to get a latte seems brilliant.
No, you actually do have an obligation to not be naive and pretend crime can't happen.
That's not quite the same as saying dressing a certain way makes sexual assault not a crime; in fact, it states quite the opposite! Read the statement again, with your head located outside your rectum. When a rapist rapes, it is the rapists fault, as the rapist should not rape; when a rapist rapes YOU, however, you must ask yourself why that rapist (who would have raped anyway and is still full at fault for the actual rape) chose you and not someone else.
Is it okay for a rapist to rape you if you dress a certain way? Oh hell no, and nobody said it was. But, just knowing that the rapist is there and that the rapist will rape, regardless of you, you have a responsibility to acknowledge that fact and make yourself less of a target. Will that prevent the rape? No, because, and I'll repeat this again so you can't get confused and think I'm victim blaming, the rape is the rapist's fault. What it will prevent is your rape.
Now, let's apply that logic to a less sensitive subject so you can see how things work in the real world. If you, knowing that people steal shit from cars, leave a laptop sitting on the passenger seat of your unlocked car over night and it gets stolen, it is the thief's fault a laptop was stolen, but it is your fault it was your laptop that was stolen.
How does this work? It's quite simple, really.
The thief is going to steal a laptop, that is a decision the thief made and the thief is completely responsible for that decision. Neither you, nor me, nor the police, nor the thief's parents, nor anyone else holds any responsibility for that decision. However, you know that there exist people who make such decisions and it is up to you to protect yourself from them. If you do not, that is a decision you made and you are completely responsible for that decision. Neither the thief, nor me, nor the police, nor your parents, nor anyone else holds any responsibility for that decision.
If you didn't leave the laptop in plain view, would a laptop still have been stolen? Yes, because the thief decided they were going to steal a laptop. Wold it have been yours? No, because you decided not to allow it to happen.
As a victim of both theft and rape (among other various crimes) in my younger, more naive, years, I quickly developed an understanding of this concept. Perhaps not quickly enough, but I did develop it, nonetheless, where you (and many others) still seem to have not figured it out.
Is it my fault my rape occurred? No, but it is my fault I was chosen over someone else. Is it my fault an MP3 player was stolen from me? No, but it is my fault I left it unattended so that it may be stolen. Is it my fault I was robbed at gunpoint twice? No but, in both cases, it is my fault I was unarmed and alone in a high-crime area late at night.
Should I have been able to trust my rapist not to rape me? Should I have been able to leave my MP3 player (back when those were a new thing, mind you) at my desk for 5 minutes? Should I have been able to safely walk around, alone and unarmed, at night? In an ideal world, yes.
We, however, do not live in an ideal world, and you're not doing yourself, or anyone else, any favors by ignoring that fact while you insist that we should.
One thing we agree on, though, is that we should live in an ideal world. Our main point of contention is how to reconcile the fact that we do not. My belief is that we should not let ourselves be attractive victims to the crimes we know will be committed anyway. You seem to believe the exact opposite, for which I suppose I should thank you, as you make it that much easier to do what I believe is right when you set the bar so low for criminals.
You can have the crime and victimhoood, I've been done with it for over a decade.
The same argument applies for a "laptop" that you MUST lug a power adaptor around with constantly.
Yes, I'll take the model with the 27" 4k power adapter.
You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word. - Al Capone