Part of the social contract in most societies is that the police are the only members of society who can use enough force to kill or injure anyone critically. The governments of these societies create laws to ensure that it is only special well regulated instances when an ordinary citizen can use deadly force (hunting of lower animals and self defense being two examples in the United States). Anywhere these guns can be manufactured successfully thwarts the old laws and contracts.
This means that it will be a "Problem", but no one can say for who. The big gun manufactures are going to be pissed and are already probably already preparing legislation to bitch slap any one who tries to produce these guns. The liberator people are working on making the guns not explode and hurt anyone. The police are scrambling to figure out how to reclaim their sole ownership of force. The people are waiting to see what happens.
He is referring to the principle of the state's monopoly on violence. It's necessary for some violence to exist to maintain internal and external security (police and the military, respectively). The more effective the state, the theory goes, the better able it is to maintain control over the use of violence in its territory.
You obviously are not above average in terms of height. I'm 6'5" and planes are a nightmare of cramps and bruised knees. A single inch can mean the difference between being able to sleep comfortably on a long flight and staying awake while stiffening up for eight hours.
Ditto. I tried the near OD strategy for an Auckland-Rome series of flights. It turns out that you reach the point where they dont work anymore - at least not easily. At 4x the recommended dose I couldn't sleep that last 6 hours. I seem to max out at about 20ish hours of sleep. I almost got a DVT - swollen leg and very painful. I just avoid flights now.
It’s bad enough on buses and trains already (although newer Dutch Railways trains are great), but with flying I now have to make sure beforehand that I will physically fit. It’s not a matter of comfort for me, and it’s not like one can go to the gym and lose some height.
If you're interested in using Titan from Clojure, then you'll probably want to take a look at Titanium and Ogre. We've been working hard to make these libraries as useful as possible. If you have any questions about how to get started, then please get in touch! My contact information is in my profile. I've been immersed pretty deep in this stack lately and it's been pretty rewarding so far.
The author is is almost exactly the exact opposite of the ideal customer for any startup. He is a venture capitalist and an ad man. He is in the business of buying the startup instead of buying from the startup. He sees orders of magnitudes more startup websites in a month than a customer ever will in their lifetime. He will be looking far more closely at the advertising side of things than a customer and will probably over apply his expertise. Therefore, I don't think his advice will probably be all that useful to founders. Ad hominem is a logical fallacy, but a bayesian's crutch. You can logic it out for yourself, but I don't think this guy knows what he is talking about.
Customers don't classify the websites they visit as "startup websites" or the businesses they buy from as "startups" any more than they classify the fish they eat by taxonomic rank.
The "ideal customer for a startup" is a human. Humans read what interests them, and buy things based on emotion, not logic. And what interests them is, with 100% predictability, themselves. Not you, your product, your business plan, your home page layout, your design scheme, nor any of the other elements many startups choose to create rigid sets of communication rules around. If you wanna talk to your customer effectively, then talk about your customer. They'll listen every time.