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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

Firemouth Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

I disagree with this because the role of a jury is to determine guilt. If what you propose were the case it may sway someone to vote not guilty even when it's been proven beyond a reasonable doubt the person is guilty simply because they don't want to execute the sentence. I think that would be a miscarriage of justice. The jury's disposition to the punishment is irrelevant when determining guilt unless they're doing jury nullification, then they're just not following the law but for a different reason.

Besides, isn't it ultimately the Judge who determines the sentence, not the jury? Maybe it varies on the type of case and such but my point is the same.

I don't see any logical reasoning as to why someone who is determining guilt should have to be the one who executes the sentence. It's almost as if you're trying to punish the judge / jury for making a decision of guilty. It wouldn't have any positive impact that I can see and only negative ones.

about 10 months ago
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Has the Mars Rover Sniffed Methane?

Firemouth Re:Perhaps what we need is.... (119 comments)

Oh great, littering on another planet before we even step foot on it! No wonder aliens haven't contacted us yet. They don't want us filling up their planet with our junk!

about 2 years ago
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Linux Forcibly Installed On Congressman's Computer In Act of Terrorism

Firemouth Consensual Install (343 comments)

I'd say this was consensual install. Had it been legitimate non-consensual install, the computer has a way to prevent itself being impregnated with an open source operating system if the install was not consensual.

about 2 years ago
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Researchers Seek Help Cracking Gauss Mystery Payload

Firemouth I GOT IT! (229 comments)

The password is: 1 2 3 4 5 Same as my luggage!

about 2 years ago
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South Korea To Restart Its Oldest Nuclear Reactor

Firemouth Re:Obligatory Starcraft joke (129 comments)

Why don't they just construct additional pylons?

Duh, because they already reached max PSI!

about 2 years ago
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Trolling Al Qaeda... For Peace?

Firemouth Re:Right (207 comments)

Me not that kind of orc!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Techie Wedding Invitation Ideas?

Firemouth Easy: iPads (399 comments)

Send out an iPad as your invitation. There's an app for that!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting a Grip On an Inherited IT Mess?

Firemouth Re:this is a majorly funny story (424 comments)

Give the guy a break, it's probably still his first day! To accomplish all of that, he probably walked in the door a month ago and since then he hasn't seen the light of day, walked outside, slept, or even eaten. It's a cry for help, don't mock the poor guy! Somebody, get this man a pizza and some ambien!

more than 2 years ago
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MIT's $1,000 House Challenge Yields Results

Firemouth Yeah but... (203 comments)

So they want to use these when a natural disaster occurs, right? How well are these houses going to hold up when they get hit by a natural disaster?

more than 2 years ago
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Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control

Firemouth That explains... (221 comments)

... how White Castle has stayed in business for 90+ years...

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Suggests Heating Homes With "Data Furnaces"

Firemouth Did this before (209 comments)

Back in college when we moved into our apartments, it was unusually cold for September in Michigan and they hadn't switched over from the A/C in the building yet. We closed the door in our bedroom and plugged in a couple PC's. Kept it pretty warm. It also reminds me of living at my parents house. I had to keep my door open because if I closed it, the room would heat up pretty good regardless of the time of year.

more than 3 years ago
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W3C Chastises Apple On HTML5 Patenting

Firemouth Re:Idea: (126 comments)

Yeah, that would never be abused...

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

Firemouth Be careful (480 comments)

The last sony network team didn't do too good!

more than 3 years ago
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Online Multiplayer Games On TI Calculators?

Firemouth Chat program (75 comments)

I totally had a chat program back in high school. Only a few problems...

1. You had to be tethered by that link cable you used to transfer programs.
2. You had to type in what you were sending your buddy, then tell them to hit the button to pull the data from your calculator
3. Then they could type a reply, and you would have to hit the button.
4. If you hit the button before they typed something in, the program crashed.....


BUT IT TOTALLY WORKED!

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Patents Bad Gift Protection

Firemouth Re:Won't work anyways (210 comments)

As aunt Mildred will of course want pictures of you with your new gift...

It's cool, odds are she has never heard of Photoshop!

more than 3 years ago
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White House Pressuring Registrars To Block Sites

Firemouth Re:A minor setback (569 comments)

...what's to prevent us from then just building a new one requiring more technical acumen to get to, putting them back at square one. It's a minor setback for us, but really, where is the horror?

Money.

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Drones May Have Used Illegal, Inaccurate Code

Firemouth Re:Wow. (279 comments)

Out of all the hardware that is controlled by software, I would have thought drone software would be the most scrutinized. Unbelievable. Even more reason why we should not arm robots (even remote human operated ones) with weapons such as Hellfire missiles.

On the contrary, this is the reason why we should arm robots with BIGGER weapons! One's that it won't make a difference if you're off by 13 meters...

more than 3 years ago
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NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum

Firemouth Re:There's great stuff there!!! Go see it! (122 comments)

Klinger: "The what-a-gon?"

Col. Potter: "The PENTAGON! Weird looking building. Four walls and a spare. Monument to Murphy's Law."

about 4 years ago

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