Active in the IT industry for fifteen years, Patrick Roanhouse has been a computer nerd since he was five years old, using a commodore 64 computer with analog coupler to get on the BBS systems. His first real job was doing tech support for a Maryland dial-up / ISDN ISP when he was thirteen. Working, doing network management, systems deployment, small biz tech consulting, and telecommunications he is well versed in the technical world of computers as a network engineer.
In a journalistic capacity, Patrick has covered tech and internet culture for five years now. He has often been a guest on Maryland public radio programs and US-based tech podcasts. He has been a guest writer on tech blogs as well as a freelance blogger.
Patrick's passions projects on the side deal with community activism with a focus on closing the digital divide in Baltimore / Maryland. He is also an advocate green housing and modern building practices with the repurposing of used shipping containers in Eco-friendly building material to create retail and residential mixed zoned architecture. He is also a TEDx talk organizer, helping to organize several major TEDx related events.
Actually that isn’t true. HANDGUNS and AUTOMATIC Guns are illegal in the UK. Shotguns and 5 round mag / clip bolt action rifles are ok. But funny fact you are more likely to be stabbed in the UK. Same thing with Japan. Gun violence is very rare as the only people who would own a gun legally are 1.) collectors, who have to go through through audits every year as well as making sure the guns are deactivated and can not actually fire 2.) People who are professional hunters 3.) Active Military
I mean UK (British, Welsh, and Scottish) Police don’t even have guns. They have whistles and billy clubs but there has never been a level of death like the in USA by cops getting gun happy.