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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Anachragnome More to this than just that. (1083 comments)

"We need those attitudes and policies changed by lawmakers, the problem isn't that Police are acting badly, its that they are allowed to act badly."

And that the Justice system is designed/manipulated to protect THEM when they do behave "badly", as you put it.

Here is another bit of information you should all digest, a quote from NPR: ( http://www.npr.org/2014/08/25/ )

"To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson--a city of 21,135 people--issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations."

Now, if most of those people with warrants for driving offenses are black (Ferguson is 67.4% black, according to the 2010 census), and these warrants preclude them from serving on a Grand Jury (they do), then how is it possible to get a fairly balanced jury of one's peers? In short, the Ferguson Police Department handing out tickets to mostly black residents precludes black residents from ever serving on a Grand Jury, or any jury for that matter, in effect stacking the deck against them, racially speaking. A black person in Ferguson is fucked before they ever even reach a courtroom, and white folks have got it easy as the deck is ALWAYS stacked in their favor.

A similar situation exists where I live because there are NINE overlapping legal jurisdictions in terms of law enforcement--fully 5% of the population here is law enforcement (I live near a border, and as a result fall under the jurisdiction of local law-enforcement, County law-enforcement, State law-enforcement and numerous federal agencies including ICE, Border Patrol, FBI, DEA and DHS.). You cannot put together a jury here that isn't 5% (or more) law-enforcement, in effect stacking the deck against anyone being tried in a criminal court, as other jurors tend to believe them even when, during jury selection, those same officers said they would always believe a cop over anyone else, regardless of content. And yes, I actually heard several cops state that during jury selection when I was called up for jury duty. As a result of hearing this before I was questioned, I stated at that time I thought the cards stacked against any defendant...and was dismissed from jury duty.

The cards were stacked against Justice in Ferguson, and in favor of Darren Wilson. This shit needs to change.

For what it's worth, I'm white (or Caucasian...whatever makes you feel better about yourself).

2 days ago
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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System

Anachragnome Re:John Perkins (133 comments)

Goodbye, Cold Fjord.

While your incessant shilling, political doublespeak, out-of-context quoting, thread-diluting gibberish and lack of applicable morality have been interesting...I cannot say, with any grain of truth, that I will miss you.

From the ashes of Slashdot rises http://soylentnews.org/ ....News BY the People, FOR the People.

about 9 months ago
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Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One?

Anachragnome Not too late... (192 comments)

When the cops are all wearing them, they no longer need us to wear them.

Edward Snowden seriously fucked up their roll-out schedule--GoogleGlass was meant for us--so now they focus on getting it in place on the people that control us. They are running out of time because of people using websites like Slashdot, sharing information and raising public awareness. Even without Slashdot, YOU can still do the same. Seriously, folks--do you really think they are killing Slashdot on accident? Sheer stupidity? They are killing Slashdot to silence us.

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about 10 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

Anachragnome A quick Google search... (164 comments)

A quick Google search reveals that "fuck beta" brings up only one result in the first ten pages relating to Slashdot, as follows (YMMV, default search, no scripts allowed, cache cleared)...

http://slashdot.org/journal/63...

THAT'S IT.

How is that possible?

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Anachragnome Re:It's been done (876 comments)

" So why not make Slashdot picutre based only, to open it up more to the masses (who often have the intellectual capacity of a 2-year-old anyway)?..."

I'll give it a shot.

http://troll.me/images/grandma...

http://www.lolwtfcomics.com/up...

http://troll.me/images/bill-or...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/e9...

http://global3.memecdn.com/bet...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/7e...

Did that convey my message sufficiently?

about 10 months ago
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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

Anachragnome Soooo close to Endgame. (249 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

Anachragnome Soooooo close to Endgame... (255 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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Mozilla Launches $300,000 Gigabit Community Fund

Anachragnome Soooo close to endgame... (36 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)

Anachragnome Sooooo close to endgame... (93 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets

Anachragnome Re:in other news (341 comments)

"Bees make honey..."

Yes, we are worker bees.

Anyone play "The Secret World"? It's a Funcom MMO that is obviously designed to drive users to Google. Mission that don't have enough information to complete them are common. You literally cannot complete some missions without Google.

In this game, Bees are the analog of Google--they are everywhere and are integral to the theme of the game. Every transport hub has bees flying and buzzing everywhere. The idea is to get us to conflate our actions with being a worker-bee. We make honey for them, not us, or so they would have us believe.

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about 10 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

Anachragnome Soooo close to endgame. (238 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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A New Use For Drones: Traffic Scouting

Anachragnome Re:Kill Beta! (144 comments)

"Next time one is deleted you will be able to prove it."

That does nothing to prevent, or prove, other methods of stifling dissent--moderation abuses.

I've been posting the following in several places at once--AFTER I watched the first one get modded up to +5, and almost instantly (less then 30 seconds) go back to +1)--and every single time...it gets modded up, then back down and then, once the body of the post is no longer visible, STAY THERE.

So, fuck you, Dice. Here goes again.

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about 10 months ago
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Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Dumps Water Data Project

Anachragnome US5722418 + US5644363 + GoogleGlass (112 comments)

The kind of information they are trying to stop flowing...by intentionally killing Slashdot .

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about 10 months ago
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iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests

Anachragnome Re:first post (100 comments)

"Dice gets most of their income from companies like Microsoft, Apple etc who pay for their products to receive favorable and frequent attention."

Do not forget Google (How many GoogleGlass Articles this week?).

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about 10 months ago
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NBC News Confuses the World About Cyber-Security

Anachragnome Re:Funny.. (144 comments)

"Stay strong people..."

Can I be in your next movie? I want to be as FUCKed as BETA. /.

Since I cannot add this much to my signature, and the fact that signature isn't visible unless you are a logged-in user, this will have to do...

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about 10 months ago
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NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

Anachragnome Re:Who, in their right mind, would want to... (158 comments)

"Dice, do you have the slightest inkling of what you are about to destroy?"

Yes, they know exactly what they are about to destroy.

about 10 months ago
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NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

Anachragnome Soooo close to endgame. (158 comments)

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about 10 months ago
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EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Anachragnome Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

President of Shmuckovia (yelling from the presidential balcony): "People! People! Relief is here! I am taking the extraordinary measure of canceling the debt of the People! All debts are null and void! No longer will you be crushed by debt as a result of..."

President's Advisor (in hushed and secretive tone): "My President! What are you doing! This is just a peace rally! Gah! We're doomed, you fool!"

President of Shmuckovia (obviously confused): But...but...I HAD TO DO SOMETHING! You said the peasants were revolting!"

 

about 10 months ago

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The NRA and Medical Marijuana?

Anachragnome Anachragnome writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anachragnome (1008495) writes "A medical marijuana activist in Kirkland, WA. was recently denied the right to purchase a firearm after the Feds learned of his having a medical marijuana license in the state of Washington. The Feds were notified as a result of activist Steve Sarich being the victim in a home-invasion where both he and one of the intruders were shot. From the article...

"...The sheriff's office then forwarded the burglary report to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System legal staff.

"They informed us that possession of a medical drug card is sufficient to establish an inference of current use," Swartz wrote, "and therefore possession of firearms was prohibited."

Sarich has promised to sue, on several grounds, and went on to say ""So no medical marijuana patients can possess guns, ever?" Sarich said. "I wonder if I can get the NRA involved in this one. Wouldn't that make an odd couple?"""

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"The Best Article Everyday" hacked?

Anachragnome Anachragnome writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anachragnome (1008495) writes "Earlier this evening I was following random links and came across this article, http://www.bspcn.com/2007/11/09/block-facebook-beacon/ .
It took me a second to realize what the "ad" said. I quote...

"THE BEST ARTICLE EVERYDAY COPIES BLOGGERS CONTENT AND MAKES MONEY OFF OF IT.

This site reproduces the authors articles in full without the author's permission.
This takes away traffic and revenue from the very bloggers who work hard to make the content
you are reading right now possible.

Read the orignal(sic) article at www.ideashower.com "

I seriously doubt that the "ad" was placed by the owners of the website, but I could be wrong. Apparently someone is upset at having their articles stolen and decided to take action, or am I interpreting this completely wrong?
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Anachragnome Anachragnome writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Anachragnome (1008495) writes "Yesterday I read an article here at Slashdot, ( http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/03/181 7231 ) about the use of social websites as a means to spread adware. I found it interesting, yet not particularly threatening to me, as I do not use such sites. Today, as I was reading the news here at slashdot, an article about Gizmondo in particular, I found a posting by an anonymous poster that linked a webpage about wrecked exotic cars. Being one to actually go to links in posts, I was amazed to find that the site was awash in files that were actually Zango downloads. http://www.wreckedexotics.com/videos/ Almost every link on the page is a download from Zango. After posting what I found (as a warning to readers), it began to dawn on me that this may not be a coincidence. Could it be possible the poster was intentionally posting such links on Slashdot in response to the previous days article? What motive might one possibly have in doing so? Anyways, I find it highly suspect that such a link is posted here on slashdot, not just once, but twice, in the same thread ( http://games.slashdot.org/games/06/10/04/1732202.s html )."

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