Now illegal to unlock your cellphone (U.S.)

Robert Sneidar slylabs13 at
Tue Jan 29 14:01:55 EST 2013

I was shocked to find out that far fewer people are killed with semi-automatic rifles (called Assault weapons) than with hammers or baseball bats. No one would ever think of even registering who has a hammer or baseball bat! Never mind making them illegal. New laws will solve nothing. 

If it becomes illegal to unlock a phone, people will do it anyway. Also, I would be VERY interested to know who got paid in this deal. I have a working theory that no legislation of this kind ever takes place unless someone somewhere gets paid. 


On Jan 27, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Richmond wrote:

> On 01/27/2013 08:38 PM, Robert Sneidar wrote:
>> I fear a great many more things are going to become illegal that ought not to be as time goes on.
>> Bob
> I have a small pocket knife that I bought when I was about 7 years old; only really any good for
> slitting envelopes, slicing apples and (at a push) sharpening pencils. It lives in my trousers
> and is really good for fighting my way into those horrible hard plastic packs like the one
> the Wii Remote came that I just bought. The blade is about 2 inches long, and is really hard to open.
> I am given to understand that carrying one carries a mandatory custodial sentence of at least 3 months in Britain.
> The next thing will be when they work out that it is possible to kill someone with a ball-point pen!

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