Alec M. Swanson 
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Re: “SB 1432: Because If Our Toilets Aren't Sacred, What Is?

So does that mean I must send my toddler alone into the gender "appropriate" restroom without me if her gender conflicts with mine?

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Posted by Alec M. Swanson on 03/21/2013 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Throw Out Your CDs and Hard Drives: The Storage Medium of the Future is the Cassette Tape

Insert eye-roll here... Tapes have extended use as back-up drives, but they are by no means going to replace HDDs for everyday use. So how many minutes would the latency be measured in a random data call? These storage tapes are a specialized use and will full that role very well. I hope that we get some great astronomy out of this....

Posted by Alec M. Swanson on 10/23/2012 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Danehy

The point of, we should not immediately point as the guns problem, is that we as a society seem to think that the gun was the primary danger here. It was not; it was the lunatic that planned out this killing. We are only talking about the gun because he used one. If he couldn't get the gun he would have still killed those people, he would have just used another method. This was a smart person that was fully capable using other lethal means. (he did, in fact, build other lethal devices.)

We need to look into how to identify people who may do this and get them the help that they need to avoid this path a simple ban and a "Mission Accomplished" banner won't fix it. Because that is what we would do, place the ban then consider the matter solved and forget to answer the big question of how to stop these people from deciding that the best solution is to go on a killing spree. That is until someone uses a different weapon to kill then we will try to ban/control that weapon continuing to ignore that we have the mental health problem to solve (because it is by far the more difficult problem and we like easy)

I completely support banning people who would do harm with these weapons, but I also don't see the harm in "Joe the plumber" imagining he is a elite fighter at the gun range on the weekend. (the other use of the rifles would be shooting inanimate targets for fun, probably imagining that your life is more important than it is while doing it)

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Posted by Alec M. Swanson on 08/02/2012 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, there are some interesting knee-jerk responses here. I'm curious why there would be lawsuits from night riding since these trails are used year round by many users doing presumably doing the same activities during the day?
As far as law enforcement costs, I I'm not sure there would be a significant cost. In the 12 years I have been using Tucson trails I can't remember more than once seeing a law enforcement official.
Using the trail systems has always been at the users risk; night or day doesn't make a difference. There is , in Tucson, I think a higher risk of life threatening injury due to heat stroke than mountain biking or hiking based injuries.
As far as the miss guided individuals that would vandalize the park what makes anyone think that the current night restriction would have any bearing on their activities?

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Posted by Alec M. Swanson on 05/10/2012 at 1:59 PM

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