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Saturday, 17. May 2008

“五一”长假“瘦身” 今年汽车租赁业降&#2

By hpjiujiu, 17:33

五一假期家住上海昆仑路的张洋是个自驾车迷,由于经济条件有限,张洋没有买私家车,往年五一长假前,他都会提前一星期到上海汽车租赁公司预订一辆车,五一长假期间他总会拉上几个朋友一起去野外踏青。然而,今年五一前夕,张洋并没有到上海汽车租赁公司预订车辆,他说:“以往的五一我们都会驾车出游五天,然后回来休息两天,可是今年五一只放三天假,驾车外出游玩,肯定不够尽兴,玩得过累又怕休息不好,影响上班。”5月1日,长江路一上海租车公司门前很是冷清,半小时之内,只有一位顾客来询问汽车租赁的有关事宜。工作人员告诉记者,往年“五一”,车辆基本提前一两个星期就被预订一空。今年,到目前为止,还有部分车没被租出去。

历来是汽车租赁的旺季,不过,今年的情况却大不一样,受五一假期“瘦身”影响,今年五一期间租车自驾游的人少了许多。

Monday, 07. April 2008

Laser Pointers - Banned

By hpjiujiu, 10:30

Anyways I was reading my daily reading of the online SMH website, and I came across yet another article relating to shining laser pointers at helicopters. The pilot of course, claimed that he was distracted and disoriented. So the crew landed nearby and contacted police, and later arrested the 19 year old culprit, who was pointing the laser beam from his own backyard.

As i continued reading, i discovered that due to new laws, laser pointers of all categories are now banned from public places without a good reason...and the penalty? maximum 2 years in jail. But whats so public about places such as the backyard? Or a bedroom window?

Further down the article i came across this quote:

"A spokesman for Police Minister David Campbell said owners of all classes of laser pointers would need a permit, to be granted by the firearms registry."
Seems like the law doesn't end here, maybe sometime in the near future all laser pointer owners are required to obtain a weapons permit from the firearms industry...wtf? To me this is rather ridiculous. Many people these days use laser as part of their occupation as well as recreational activities. I would really find it weird when one day my university lecturer came into the class and flashes his new weapons permit (Even though Im speculating its a special permit for lasers only but...ya never know). Who knows what other weapons he'll be having at home...

A close friend of mine also owns a laser pointer. Im pretty sure I dont want to see him with a weapons permit... I know for a fact that he really loves Grand Theft Auto.

There are also several children's toys on the market these days that contains a laser beam, although the power is low, maybe 0.5 milliwatts, nevertheless its still laser. Imagining children to obtain a weapons permit is even more bizarre, not to mention they arent even allowed to have one.

Banning laser pointers in public places is a law im willing to accept, and currently only the owners of high powered lasers (class 3 or 4) are required to obtain a permit. But I sure hope that new law regarding all laser owners requiring a permit will never come...