Should this young man — whose nature was apparently so obvious to his mother that, when a ABC News reporter called, she said “You have the right person” — have been able to buy guns, ammunition and explosives? The gun lobby will say yes. And the endless gun control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder.
That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection.
—We’ve Seen This Movie Before
Let’s not keep making the same mistakes over and over. Is that possible? Can we make our country a place where it’s safe to go see a damn movie?
I’m as sick of the Tom-Kat divorce news as the next guy, but this:
[W]e need to believe people when they say they are in bad situations. We need to stop victim-blaming and listen; abusive relationships don’t always leave bruises where we can see them. I’m not saying Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ relationship was abusive — I sure as hell don’t know — but I do think there’s a tendency to tell married people, especially women, to try and “work it out” for the sake of whatever — the institution of marriage? The kids? I know a lot of kids of divorced parents and I don’t know many of them who would say that they wish their parents had stayed together in an acrimonious relationship for just a little longer.
—Hitched: On The Fairy Tale Ending That Katie Holmes Will Not Have
Sorry, Gizmodo, this is not a hands on, it’s a hands off.
[E]very single Surface tablet Microsoft let us put our hands on either was turned off, or didn’t have a keyboard connected.
—Hands On With Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
I’m sick of the “news” sites that claim they have experience with a object when they have bupkis.
Idiots writing tech for the Wall Street Journal:
[U]sers will be able to use work-oriented tools like Microsoft Word and Excel programs, not just be used for watching movies and surfing the Web.
—Wall Street Journal
Have they ever even used an iPad? I kind of doubt it. There are more serious business apps in the Apple App Store than a Microsoft “tablet” could ever hope to run.