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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Herkum01 Probably Cause (232 comments)

Well we should have someone get a warrant because they have probable cause that crimes are being committed then.

Oh wait, who will police the police? Internal affairs, not really.


Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Herkum01 Re:This is silly (669 comments)

How the hell this even gets marks as informative is beyond me.

  1. I would love to see the facts that most minimum wage holders belong to middle class households. Especially considering the middle class has been shrinking for years
  2. Many businesses that pay minimum wage are doing so because they can get away with it. A great example is Best Buy, I know the poor are not walking in there to $3000 TV with their paycheck.
  3. Most people are poor because a significant amount of money totally out of circulation from the general public. With a reduced money supply you have greater poverty

For you naysayers who want to mark down my post, my list has as many facts as the parent, if that tells you anything.

2 days ago

As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Herkum01 Re:No Brainer (407 comments)

I would say Walking Dead spin-offs galore!

about a week ago

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Herkum01 Re:Extrapolation (421 comments)

As Disco Stu points out, Disco's growth in the 70's was tremendous and if these trends continue... HHEEYY!!!

about two weeks ago

Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

Herkum01 Re:Possible sequence (171 comments)

6) Apples turns around and buys company with a discount for the debt owed.

Why you ask? The stock at at 10 before today and 20 not that long ago. At 10, the company is 1.43 Billion dollars. So they get the whole thing for 600 million. If they had try to outright buy them, it could have easily cost 2 Billion dollars.

Lucky I don't work for Apple, because that is what I would have done and that would truly be Evil.

about three weeks ago

State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Herkum01 Re:The "old boys' club" (335 comments)

Considering they were offering test drives, I fail to see where they are selling a retail motor vehicle, at least at this point in time.

The question, from the above code that a manufacturer or importer cannot be licensed as a vehicle dealer is discriminatory and whether that is beneficial to the public. Depending on the judge and interpretation of the law, if no public good can be established it can be a reason to overturn a law.

about a month ago

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Herkum01 Re:Goldman Sachs All Throughout the Obama Admin (201 comments)

Warren Buffet, a government employee and/or consultant? Please

Warren Buffet has probably one of the few people who has always gotten the best of Goldman Sach's because whenever they really fuck things over, he squeezed them for top of the line deals. Pretty much what Goldman Sach's did to anyone else given half the chance.

about a month ago

To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

We tax whatever we want to tax, there is no magic line that we cannot cross if we don't want too. We can AND DO tax wealth all the time. It is called property taxes. We also have DEATH taxes, or in reality an inheritance tax. To discourage excessive wealth accumulation.

about a month ago

To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Solution (410 comments)

You still pay sales tax, property tax, and any local taxes or fees for stuff like utilities or water, or phone or internet. I mean the "FEDERAL" government is the only one that charges taxes for ANYTHING.

about a month ago

To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Herkum01 Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

I was going to down vote you but I thought better to reply.

It has been proven time and again that a person on the low end of the scale will spend a greater portion of their salary on day to day purchases than a rich person.

Do you really think if you gave a man like Larry Elison $1000 or $1M or $10M that he is going to run around like a kid in a candy store and spend it on daily needs? Most likely he WILL stick it under his mattress or something similar because at a certain point you don't need more.

about a month ago

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Herkum01 Re:More importantly (393 comments)

Your right gas cars are total non-perishable and never wear-out or need replacement parts, and gasoline can be recycled as well.

about a month ago

US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Herkum01 Re:This is not a new or unique problem (124 comments)

I don't even believe that you have to use Bogus applications, I think you can resubmit rejected applications with slight alterations. Then you can compare the original submission results with the new submission results and see the differences. If someone is not doing the work, it should be obvious based upon the underlying research for acceptance or rejection.

about a month and a half ago

Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

Herkum01 The Start (107 comments)

Does this mean we are approaching a preemptive strike from Russia? We always hear about our infrastructure being comprised via the internet, I guess a war with Russia is a good way to find out!

about 2 months ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Herkum01 Re:nuisance fee (376 comments)

They offer a kickback to the ISP for doing a good job, and everyone is happy!

about 2 months ago

Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

Herkum01 Re:White Werhner von Braun may be many things... (165 comments)

The Reich had about a viable nuclear program as Iraq did after the US invaded them. They had literally no plans to even consider using creating a nuclear bomb. That is even outside the idea of devoting the resources to building and testing one.

about 3 months ago

35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

Herkum01 Re:Not surprised. (570 comments)

I was renting my house out and had someone managing the property. Part of the property management agreement is filling out a form so that bills are sent to Property Manager when it is unoccupied. Instead the electric company sent bills to the house after my renters moved out. After 3 months they forwarded it to a collections agency.

The property manager cut the collections agency a check, but I kept getting collection notices. Eventually it came down to the collection agency putting the check against the wrong account. After the admitted the mistake they STILL sent me collection notices. I had to send them a formal letter threatening them with a lawsuit to get it fixed. They never responded back to me but they quietly fixed the issue. It took over 6 months to get it straight.

These are not simply billing issues, but accounting issues and the only person who seems accountability to anyone is the debtor; and they have to figure who F**K these people are and if they are doing their job.

about 3 months ago

Preparing For Satellite Defense

Herkum01 They are stealing from Japan (118 comments)

satellites equipped with grappling arms that could co-orbit and then disable expensive U.S. hardware

They watched Outlaw Star decided that they had uncovered a Top Secret military program and then decided to copy them verbatim. Can these guys do ANYTHING original?

about 3 months ago

Saurabh Narain and His Homemade Lego-Based Rubik's Cube Solver (Video)

Herkum01 Common API (43 comments)

From watching the video he did not come up with the code for this device, but used code someone else wrote. So it is not like he did this from scratch.

Kudos for this kid for completing the project, but it is not quite as impressive as the article made it appear to be.

about 4 months ago


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