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  • Apr 25th, 2019 @ 12:08pm


    Interesting that I haven't seen anyone talk about damaging someone's private property. Some wheels and tires can be thousands of dollars and while chalk will wash off it is still an abrasive item. I'm sure someone, somewhere has sued a city for scratching their $2k rims.

  • Mar 21st, 2014 @ 12:26pm


    What's the M$ version of being scroogled, screwsoft? They've been attacking Google lately for having an algorithm that places ads in your Gmail based on words in your emails. A far cry from someone snooping in your inbox.
  • May 17th, 2013 @ 5:59am


    How would you not be able to tell if someone is using glass? It's a big lens on their face. True you don't know if it's recording but a person could walk around with a helmet cam strapped to their head that may or may not be recording too. I don't see the difference.
  • Apr 18th, 2013 @ 9:39am

    Avoiding refunds

    Any chance they might be encouraging people to spend the in game money before they offer a refund so they have less to refund? Tell everyone to spend it or lose it and then the day of the shut off say "You know what we should give you your money back." But now only the few people who didn't spend it all will be left.
  • Oct 7th, 2011 @ 12:40pm

    Re: Quick Fix

    I think that would be a patent not a copyright.
  • Oct 14th, 2010 @ 9:30pm

    I've done it

    My freshman year my history and English classes both assigned an open topic research paper for the end of the semester. I chose the same topic for both and used the same paper as it met the requirements for each. I did ask the professor for the class which had a later due date if it was acceptable and he saw no problem with it. I think most professors would understand that as long as the student did the work it doesn't matter whom it was done for. Students have enough work as it is, if they can find a way to knock out two papers with one stone why not?
  • Nov 18th, 2009 @ 6:01pm


    Something similar happened to my girlfriend and I. We were bringing her father's coin collection down to him in St. Maarten and they had to check it because it was a large hunk of metal which is fine but I had our passports in my bag and my girlfriend has dual citizenship, Dutch and American, and she uses her Dutch passport when travelling into St. Maarten because she gets through quicker and then American to get back. The agents almost detained us because they had never heard of dual citizenship. The agent checking the bag had to ask her superior if it was allowed and he replied "In her country". It's too much to expect airport employees to know laws relevant to travel.
  • Sep 30th, 2009 @ 6:22am

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    The main argument I think is that the police don't need a warrant to follow you in their car so why should they need a warrant to use a GPS instead of a police officer?

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