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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Crimey McBiggles Re:Add another one... (784 comments)

Not any more-so than elsewhere in the world. Visit just about any other country in the world (say Russia, Mexico) and you'll find it's much more common for unmarried children to live with their parents, mostly due to economic concerns. Hell, I'd save so much money if I still lived with my folks.

about two weeks ago

Who's Responsible When Your Semi-Autonomous Shopping Bot Purchases Drugs Online?

Crimey McBiggles Re:Yes, but for specific reasons (182 comments)

If I father a child (creator) and raise it to be... less than respectful of the law... my child then robs a bank. Do they put *me* in jail? By your definition they should...

While scripts aren't children, in any event parents are often held responsible for the actions of their children.

Check out this article.

about three weeks ago

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

Crimey McBiggles Re:You'd cheer were it Exxon instead of Google (114 comments)

This comment has so little context, it's asinine. Are you implying that the public favors lawsuits against oil companies over those confronting online piracy? If so, are you suggesting that the collateral damage caused by oil companies (such as damaging the environment) is greater than that caused by search companies (incidentally providing results that lead to downloads that violate copyright)?

about a month ago

Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Crimey McBiggles Re:What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

Name one thing a Millennial - any Millennial - has done to improve America.

Edward Snowden (millennial) blew the lid on massive online surveillance (an invention of the boomers).


about a month and a half ago

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Crimey McBiggles Re: I don't follow (370 comments)

Did they? As far as I know it's still possible to change the fonts and colors of most UI elements using the Control Panel.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Crimey McBiggles Re:Stop PulseAudio... (286 comments)

There is and always was ALSA

You mean OSS?

If only politics hadn't fragmented the Linux sound ecosystem, we probably wouldn't have to deal with such a clusterfsck. Then again, there's always BSD...

about 3 months ago

My resting heart rate:

Crimey McBiggles Re:Below 40 bmp. (169 comments)

I'd vote this up if I could. Bravo.

about 4 months ago

Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Crimey McBiggles Re:old tech (165 comments)

Maybe there were, maybe there weren't. Point is, now days it's relatively easy for a shit programmer to get their shit app plastered all over the 'net and downloaded into a million smartphones. Back then, if your program sucked, no one would bother redistributing it, since it required floppy disks and physical action. Ergo, those shit programmers never got recognized, and those programmers who could cook up something pretty sick within 64K of RAM got mad street credit because it was actually impressive in the very real sense of the word.

about 9 months ago

Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Crimey McBiggles Re:Politically correct sexism (673 comments)

Google hasn't been private since they day they started selling shares of their company on the open stock exchange.

about 10 months ago

Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Crimey McBiggles Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

When it comes to cars, it's an established industry with nearly all of the UX design kinks having been already ironed out over the past century. If there's a new car on the market and the driver makes an error, AND the driver is somewhat experienced, I think it's safe to say the design isn't as accommodating or standardized as it needs to be.

about 10 months ago

Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

Crimey McBiggles Re:OMG! (551 comments)

Q: Where on earth?

A: We did.


about 10 months ago

Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

Crimey McBiggles Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Oh wow... Hindsight is 4/Insightful?

about 10 months ago

Lit Motors, Danny Kim, and Changing How Americans Drive

Crimey McBiggles Re:Easiest way to change how they drive... (144 comments)

Define "easy". Last I checked, it requires a lot of public funding for road restructuring projects, whereas vehicles are sold on the open market to individuals.

Not exactly disagreeing with your point, though... there are many MANY examples of terrible traffic patterns in my town alone.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?

Crimey McBiggles Re:Degree hype (197 comments)

I find that most folks with "Anonymous Coward" and no name are experts at trolling.

about a year ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

Crimey McBiggles Re:How is presenting all theories a problem? (665 comments)

No one said anything about "provable" above. You seem confused between "provable" and "testable". Evolution as an origin of species is certainly testable, as we have built models from fossil records into which archaeological findings seem to fit nicely. Intelligent Design is a lost cause from the get-go, as it relies on the absence of evidence to insist upon the point that "you gotta believe" that we were created in our present form, and evolution from ape to human never occurred... because you know... some people find it threatening to think their ancestors might have been apes.

about a year ago


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