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Re: - Airborne Cell-Phone Ban Likely to Remain For Now

Mark Crispin (mrc@CAC.Washington.EDU)
Sun, 19 Dec 2004 22:03:54 -0800

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Joseph wrote:

> You're really lucky that someone hasn't slugged you yet for your
> obnoxious behavior.

In case you weren't aware, assault is a felony, punishable with fines
and jail time. I am also quite capable of self-defense from criminal

You need to learn to restrain your violent impulses. When you grow
up, you will learn that you can not solve your problems with violence.

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, AES/newspost wrote:

> I think I knew you or knew of you, in long-ago Stanford computer
> center days (?); and it looks like you've inherited more Charles
> Bronson genes, and I've inherited more Walter Mitty genes.

Tony, it has nothing to do with Charles Bronson. It has everything to
do with shaming those who impose their loud cell phone conversations
on an unwilling and captive audience.

Increasingly, there are laws and/or regulations banning use of cell
phones in public places. Cell phone jammers are illegal in the US,
but they are being deployed increasingly. This not a good thing;
someone will die some day because of a jammer. Nevertheless, this is
the natural result of abusive cell phone use; and will get worse
unless people pay more attention to mobile phone manners.

-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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