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It’s worring to see the ‘land of Liberty’ so scared by a person that, in good and in bad, acted freely.
And it’s even more worring to se that a person (that did not directly harm anyone) could face death sentence, in a nation that call itself free.
That’s what you get when you try to iphonize Android. (no widgets, folders, customization..)
Hope they make a yoga2 with digitizer and maybe better specs too
I’m not sure the concept of democracy can be applyed to language evolution, really.
However every language can be reduced to basic rules, based on its evolution, and given the dinamicity of laguages, rules tend to have a number of exeptions.
I suppose the hard G in front of an ‘i’ depends on the etymology of the word. All G words seem to be non-latin words. So the rule ‘gi’ > ‘j’ could present an exception with non latin words. e.g.
gift > from Proto-Germanic *giftiz
girl > from Proto-Germanic *gurwilon-
give > from Proto-Germanic *gebanan
giant → from Vulgar Latin *gagantem
giraffe → from Italian giraffa
ginger → rom Medieval Latin gingiber,
( http://www.etymonline.com/ )
And the problem still remains.
3 days ago
Ok, it seems all terms derived from latin gets the G softened, others apparetly not.
But this doesn’t solve the problem
It depends on your native language, mostly. In italian (and other neo-latin languages, I suppose) ‘jif’ it’s more natural (anyone pronuce it that way here)
Softening the G when before an ‘i’, it’s linguistically correct, anyhow,
The question is, why did people started pronouncing it the other way?
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What’s Square? Never heard of it here.
Capacitive buttons may be harder to use in… ‘active situations’. Hardware buttons are easier to find and use and give real feedback.
ahah, plus, shopping for your girlfriend’s present will be even more difficult.
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so if you don’t have g+, what happens?
I thought the Xperia was already water-cooled
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But coloured anodized aluminium has proved to be scratch prone (e.g. black iphone)
Does it count as blunt weapon?
Brilliant idea, thank you very much. Now I will need a gun license to buy a 3D printer, thank you very much.
Well, in that case tanks, mortars, machine guns and so on should be legal too, cause you will need to fight world’s biggest and better armed army.
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I understand the need and the purpose such a law had the time it was written.
But now, as supreme court ruled, “the Second Amendment [..] protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home”.
I pointed out that high gun ownership rates do not reduce homicides (US are a clear example of the opposite effect).
Surely there are other factors too, as p4gs points out, (for example if we count less developed countries too, the situation gets more complex, with high homicide rates with low gun ownership rates) in fact the correlation is not strictly univocal, nonetheless it’s statistically relevant.
The only real need to posses a weapon is personal defense.
These numbers show that countries with high gun ownership are not safer, thus guns are not useful in that way.
Oh, by the way, possessing a weapon statistically causes harm to the possessor himself *(risk of incidents or violence is higher, plus suicide rates are higher too).
So, why keep laws that penalize all the population?
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If gun ownership reduces violent crimes, then the US are a blatant exception, with nearly 5x homicide (with any weapon, not just guns) rates than other developed countries.
Canada has a gun ownership rate three times inferior than the US, and it has an homicide rate three times inferior. Cohincidence? Maybe.
Country | Gun ownership | Homicide rate
Norway: 31.3 - 0.6
Australia: 15 - 1.0
Netherlands: 3.9 - 1.1
US: 88.8 - 4.8
New Zeland: 22.6 - 0.9
Canada: 30.8 - 1.6
Ireland: 8.6 - 1.2
Germany: 30.3 - 0.8
Sweden: 31.6 - 1.0
Swiss: 45.7 - 0.7
Japan: 0.6 - 0.4
UK: 6.2 - 1.2
(coutries listed in human development index order)
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Ohh, finally an interesting 15’ convertible.
Hope it has a digitizer and decent specs..