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  1. In Topic: Busted my brain cage, thought I'd share

    Posted 14 Apr 2014

    Not TV H4nnib4l, just knowledge of what people are like when they are young, stupid, and out for a party/good time. Other than a few specific shows, I don't watch TV.

    Edit: Just to clarify, I'm not talking about everyone here. Obviously, a lot of people, hopefully most, will be more sensible than to do this, but there are always exceptions to the rule.

    In response to your edit edit, H4nnib4l, now Walmart stocking guns makes sense. If they are with the hunting/camping gear, then yes, that does makes sense. nothing I have ever read about guns, ammo, and Walmart have actually mentioned that bit though. Over here, a general store like Walmart will be mostly food, with maybe a clothing aisle, a DVD/music aisle, and an electronic goods aisle. If we want campiong goods, we need to go to a camping shop.
  2. In Topic: Busted my brain cage, thought I'd share

    Posted 14 Apr 2014

    View Postdepricated, on 14 April 2014 - 01:53 PM, said:

    Not many. I spent years working in retail, including a gas station. Police regularly sent 19y/o kids in to buy beer and slap a fine on the store and arrest the cashier if they sold the beer. Also, they've started throwing people in prison as accomplice to DUI if it's found they bought they were intoxicated when they were sold alcohol and caused harm or property damage.

    Ah, yes. That is called entrapment, and is illegal in this country. I always forget the police can get away with such things in the US.

    View PostCraig328, on 14 April 2014 - 01:57 PM, said:

    Not sure why you're hung up on all the other stuff the merchant is selling in addition to beer and wine and why that makes any kind of difference. Grocery stores sell baby diapers and Budweiser. From that association are we supposed to be outraged that there is some attempt to join the two products and promote underage drinking?

    Why is it bothering you that you "drive to the gas station and buy beer" but "drive to the liquor store and buy beer" seems okay? Because they also sell gas? Is that it?

    You want to really manufacture an entirely fallacious outrage consider that Walmarts here sell ammunition, guns AND beer and wine. AND most people DRIVE to and from said Walmarts to do their shopping...and many Walmarts also sell GASOLINE!

    So there's a properly false combination to wad panties over.

    Diapers and Budweiser. Tell me, is that Bud sold in a diaper store? Or do regular stores just happen to sell both of them? If the former, then yeah, it's the same kind of thing to what I am saying about gas stations and alcohol (maybe not encouraging underage drinking, but certainly encouraging irresponsible parenting). If not, if it is just a general store, it's a straw man argument.

    Driving to places to buy beer isn't an issue. Most off licenses over here have signs up reminding people of the penalties if they drink and drive. Do your gas stations do that? The issue is going to buy gas, and being able to stand at the counter and when the cashier asks 'Is there anything else?' being able to say 'Well, I do fancy a drink, pass me a case of Bud.' and cracking one open on the way back to the car. Encouraging irresponsibility.

    And putting aside the petrol and beer for a moment. Frankly, I think having a grocery store that sells guns and ammo is just silly. Yeah, ok, guns are legal in the US, let's keep that an argument for elsewhere, so there is no reason not to stock them, but at the same time, is it really necessary to have guns on display every time you stop at Walmart to pick up bread and milk?
  3. In Topic: If / ElseIf Button IDs

    Posted 14 Apr 2014

    Thanks Farrell, but I do have a couple more questions from this.

    First, what on Earth is camel case?

    Next, in your first piece of example code, you've got LinearLayout. My project shows RelativeLayout, and I have seen another, but I forget what that one was. What is the difference between these three?

    Finally, do you know of a way to debug the application running on a device (or at least, on a device emulator like the one that comes as part of Eclipse)? I ask this because I've made some changes to my project based on your advice and code examples, and other than a few warnings (default declarations that aren't used), I have no errors, and it looks like the app should work. I can load it onto my emulated device, yet, when I try to run it as an app on the device, it tries to load, then pops up with a message box saying it was unable to load, yet not offering any further information.
  4. In Topic: Busted my brain cage, thought I'd share

    Posted 14 Apr 2014

    Nanny state or no nanny state, I would have hoped that retailers would show at least a little bit of common sense (although reading that sentence makes me realise how idiotic it sounds - retailers, with common sense? Only if it doesn't get in the way of profit). As it stands, being able to buy beer and gas/petrol at the same time, from the same place really does give the impression that drinking while driving is fine.

    Doubly clever when you consider that Americans are taught to drive in school, years before they are allowed to start drinking legally. How many of these garages/gas stations do you think are at least partially responsible for underage drinking in the states?
  5. In Topic: Signature of the Month Winner (March 2014) - depricated

    Posted 14 Apr 2014

    View Postdepricated, on 10 April 2014 - 08:39 PM, said:

    The Tardis vs a Ha'tak.

    I'd feel sorry for the Ha'tak.

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    Michael26 Icon

    19 Aug 2013 - 13:04
    Hey Bort, did you apply for the Mars One?
    I saw you have that in your signature.
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