[NTLK] [OT] Not that this should dampen enthusiasm for an iPad, but...

Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 21 16:47:03 EDT 2010

Well yeah...The punishment for theft of property is death!
from Wikipedia:

 Crimes punishable by death
Main article: Crimes punishable by death in the People's Republic of China
Capital punishment is applied flexibly to a wide range of crimes, some of which are punishable by death in no other judicial system in the world.[citation needed] Economic crimes such as tax fraud have appeared routinely among the dockets of those receiving the death sentence, as have relatively small-scale drug offenses. Capital punishment in China can be imposed on crimes against national symbols and treasures, such as theft of cultural relics and (before 1997) the killing of pandas[7]. Corruption, property crimes such as theft, and smuggling gold, silver or other precious metals are also amongst the 68 crimes that are eligible for the death penalty in China.

If we had that here (the united states) Theft crimes would plummet! But at what cost to freedom? That's a debate best left for another list.
web/gadget guru


By Galactic God in Futurama

"When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."

--- On Wed, 4/21/10, Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca> wrote:

From: Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Not that this should dampen enthusiasm for an iPad, but...
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:40 PM

On 2010-April-21, at 2:30 PM, Lord Groundhog wrote:

> In the last year or so I’ve noticed it’s getting easier and easier for
> people in public places to forget how much easy money they are worth to
> muggers and thieves even their wallets are light.   I’ve seen people leaving
> their smart phones and laptops on their café tables or in the B&N Starbucks
> while they go to the counter for more coffee and food or to the restroom.

A guy from the next office told me of his time in Japan where a friend had to go to China to monitor an assembly line and ended up staying for about 6 months longer than expected. After a couple of months of not paying his rent, all of his belongings were packaged up and placed neatly beside the sidewalk in front of his apartment building. They sat there, for 4-6 months, patiently waiting for him to come back. Nothing was taken, nothing was disturbed - you don't walk off with stuff that isn't yours.

That is the kind of world I want to live in.


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