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  Three Laws of Robotics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SF scholar James Gunn writes, "The Asimov robot stories as a whole may respond best to an analysis on this basis: the ambiguity in the Three Laws and the ways in which Asimov played twenty-nine variations upon a theme" (the number is accurate for 1980).
The Laws of Robotics are portrayed as something akin to a human religion and referred to in the language of the Protestant Reformation, with the set of laws containing the Zeroth Law known as the "Giskardian Reformation" to the original "Calvinian Orthodoxy" of the Three Laws.
Where the laws are quoted verbatim (such as in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode, "Shgorapchx!"), it is not uncommon for Asimov to be mentioned in the same dialogue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics   (4890 words)

 Dumb Laws
You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation.
It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
It is against the law to roller blade on a state highway.
www.kids-teens.org /dumb_laws.htm   (2438 words)

Any person violating the laws in relation to cruelty to animals may be arrested and held, without warrant, in the same manner as in the case of persons found breaking the peace.
The animal may be transferred only if the written contract or agreement provides for the transfer and if an attempt is made to notify the owner by regular mail and by certified mail at the owner's last known address on the date the owner failed to pick up the animal as agreed.
Shooting may be used as a means of euthanasia only in an emergency situation to prevent extreme suffering or in which the safety of people or other animal life is threatened or where it is considered necessary by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to eliminate or control the population of feral animals.
animalpetdoctor.homestead.com /laws.html   (7201 words)

 Dumb Laws in the U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
Fargo: One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
www.wanderworks.com /chilichokers/dumb_laws_4.htm   (2905 words)

 FIDE Online. FIDE Handbook: Chess rules
Where cases are not precisely regulated by an Article of the Laws, it should be possible to reach a correct decision by studying analogous situations, which are discussed in the Laws.
The knight may move to one of the squares nearest to that on which it stands but not on the same rank, file or diagonal.
the pawn may move to a square occupied by an opponent`s piece, which is diagonally in front of it on an adjacent file, capturing that piece.
www.fide.com /official/handbook.asp?level=EE101   (4939 words)

 MassBike: The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
You may hold a bicycle race on any public road or street in the Commonwealth, if you do so in cooperation with a recognized bicycle organization, and if you get approval from the appropriate police department before the race is held.
You may not carry a passenger anywhere on your bike except on a regular seat permanently attached to the bike, or to a trailer towed by the bike.
You may not carry any child between the ages of 1 to 4, or weighing 40 pounds or less, anywhere on a single-passenger bike except in a baby seat attached to the bike.
massbike.org /bikelaw   (847 words)

 Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When a charge is dismissed, a notice is issued in accordance with the law which gives the charging party 90 days in which to file a lawsuit on his or her own behalf.
An employer may be required to post notices to all employees addressing the violations of a specific charge and advising them of their rights under the laws EEOC enforces and their right to be free from retaliation.
The employer also may be required to take corrective or preventive actions to cure the source of the identified discrimination and minimize the chance of its recurrence, as well as discontinue the specific discriminatory practices involved in the case.
www.eeoc.gov /facts/qanda.html   (3756 words)

 Judaism 101: Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws
Of the animals that may be eaten, the birds and mammals must be killed in accordance with Jewish law.
This is the only dietary law that has a reason specified in Torah: we do not eat blood because the life of the animal is contained in the blood.
The sciatic nerve and its adjoining blood vessels may not be eaten.
www.jewfaq.org /kashrut.htm   (3537 words)

 Oklahoma Employment Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pending confirmation, the employee may be suspended or transferred, but cannot be discharged until the results have been confirmed.
The current case law is unclear when a remedy is "adequate" to defeat a public policy tort claim.
In addition, there may be federal laws, or the laws of other states, which govern the particular problem and which may be significantly different, so the answer to a particular legal problem may vary depending on a number of factors.
members.aol.com /mattlawfrm/oklalaw.htm   (2810 words)

 FIDE Laws of Chess 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The English text is the authentic version of the Laws of Chess which was adopted at the 67th FIDE Congress at Yerevan September-October 1996, coming into force on 1 July 1997.
The game may be drawn if the last 50 consecutive moves have been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without the capture of any piece.
Scoresheets using a notation system other than algebraic may not be used as evidence in cases where normally the scoresheet of a player is used for that purpose.
www.marochess.de /chess/fidelaws   (6053 words)

 Sudan Constitution
If a plea of the unconstitutionality of any law or legal provision or act is raised before any court in accordance with the provision of section (3) and such courts satisfied of the genuineness of the plea it shall fix a time within which the party interested may institute a suit in the supreme court.
The Minister may establish and constitute special committees for any industry, or specific occupation, to lay down conditions of service for juveniles and for specification of weights that juveniles of less than fifteen years of age shall be asked to carry, pull or push.
Nothing in the provisions of sub-section (1) shall absolve from any civil or criminal liability which may be incurred in accordance with the laws in force in respect of any act committed by a member or official of the trade unions or federations in violation of the rights and property of trade unions or federations.
www.sudan.net /government/constitution/compile.html   (16212 words)

 Antitrust Division Manual : Chapter Two - Statutory Provisions and Guidelines of the Antitrust Division
When the testimony is fully transcribed, the antitrust investigator or the officer shall afford the witness (who may be accompanied by counsel) a reasonable opportunity to examine the transcript; and the transcript shall be read to or by the witness, unless such examination and reading are waived by the witness.
An objection may properly be made, received, and entered upon the record when it is claimed that such person is entitled to refuse to answer the question on grounds of any constitutional or other legal right or privilege, including the privilege against self-incrimination.
The custodian may cause the preparation of such copies of such documentary material, answers to interrogatories, or transcripts of oral testimony as may be required for official use by any duly authorized official, employee, or agent of the Department of Justice under regulations which shall be promulgated by the Attorney General.
www.usdoj.gov /atr/foia/divisionmanual/ch2.htm   (8488 words)

 Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We could not find the will of George Laws to see if he left children, but he was dead in 1718, for in that year Robert Laws and Elizabeth, the widow of George sold a tract of land called Goodwill.
This Judge Thomas Laws was married to Amelia, daughter of Levin and Ann Cropped and was born in 1753 - He left a large family some of whom are in Ohio and Indiana and some in Delaware yet.
This John Lawes of Accomac left a family near Modestown in that County and one of his sons, William Laws in 1701 moved to Snow Hill, Worcester Co., Md. This William Laws died 1729, leaving John, William, Belitha and Elijah Laws.
www.goldenlyon.com /laws.html   (3451 words)

 Stupid Laws
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".
A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town".
homepages.nildram.co.uk /~jimella/laws01.htm   (2695 words)

 Mobile Scanner & RADAR Detector Laws In The U.S.
And we all want to know where it may be illegal to use a radar-detector so that we can be law-abiding and put them away while travelling through those states.
Dave is a law student, and also a ham radio operator (thus, his callsign..."NF2G").
I'd cover the federal laws, myself, but since Dave already has a site on that subject, I see no need for duplicating of information on an already crowded web, and Dave's site is quite comprehensive.
www.afn.org /~afn09444/scanlaws   (1197 words)

 May Laws - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On May 15, 1882, Tsar Alexander III of Russia introduced the so-called Temporary Regulations ("Временные правила") which stayed in effect for more than thirty years and came to be known as the May Laws.
The laws remained in effect until 1914 and provided the impetus for mass emigration.
In 1889, Jews were forbidden admission to law bar association.
www.grohol.com /wiki/May_Laws   (768 words)

 The Dumb Network >> Dumb Laws >> Home
The laws have been taken from newsgroups, websites, city governments, and visitors to the site.
If you'd like to send in a law (remember: what you say may be published for the entertainment of others!), e-mail Andy at comments@dumblaws.com.
So I may be a little behind on the times, but I read that due in part by inspiration from this site, two guys planned to go and break 40 laws.
www.dumblaws.com   (709 words)

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