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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Imrik Re:Rewarding the bullies... (769 comments)

Pennsylvania actually goes even farther, not only does it require all parties be informed, all parties must consent.

9 hours ago
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The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

Imrik Re:Problem (107 comments)

You mean allowing two terribly run companies to get government bailouts together.

4 days ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

Imrik Re:falling behind (223 comments)

Zhou's definition was predated by the GP's which developed in the 1950s. While Zhou's is the one that more closely resembles the modern world, it is not the one that people usually reference.

about two weeks ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

Imrik Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

Not psychotic, sociopathic, a significant portion of politicians (and CEOs for that matter) are sociopaths.

about two weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Imrik Re:Shifting thresholds (558 comments)

She was depressed that she was going bald.

about two weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

Imrik Re:Manufacturing will be decentralized (400 comments)

Unless the difference in efficiency drops to the point where the transportation costs are greater.

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

Imrik Re:Liberty Bah.. (400 comments)

While your argument may have some merit, using firearm related deaths as your statistic is ridiculous. Of course you're going to have more firearm deaths in a place that allows firearms, that doesn't mean it's less safe, just that a particular cause of death is more likely. A better comparison would be the intentional homicide rate plus the accidental firearm related death rate.

about three weeks ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Imrik Re:Want to write a kernel ? (392 comments)

What you're talking about is a Professional Engineer. Often there will be many engineers working on a project with only one PE to sign off on it. As for requirements on calling yourself an engineer, they are state based, not universal.

about a month ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

Imrik Re:The numbers game. (199 comments)

While I don't disagree with the overall idea, I doubt the government could provide the same benefits without greatly increased costs.

about a month ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

Imrik Re:Entitled Asshole Mentality (199 comments)

The problem is that if everyone pays the per-unit cost, movies can't be made, only distributed. For the system to work everyone has to pay the per-unit cost, a share of the overhead, and a bit of profit.

That said, I disagree that pirates only want to pay the per-unit cost, many would be willing to pay the regular price to get things in the format they want at the time they want. Since this is frequently not available, they resort to piracy.

about a month ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Imrik Re:I was wondering about that... (377 comments)

The download was probably quite a bit smaller as the audio was compressed for download, it then had to be uncompressed for the installation.

about a month ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Imrik Re:I was wondering about that... (377 comments)

And yet none of those problems are fixed by using uncompressed audio.

about a month ago
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Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You

Imrik Re:Won't do any good. (264 comments)

Your argument only works if police are required to use the device and the case goes to a jury. If they aren't required to use it there's no reason why people should expect there to be a recording. Without the recording, there's a good chance the case will be dismissed for lack of evidence as judges are prone to trusting the word of cops.

about a month ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Imrik Re: Why? (465 comments)

Now they just need to prove that the person that died is the person that owned the iPad.

about a month and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

Imrik Re:Easy (250 comments)

You left your car in a parking lot so I took it, it's mine now.

about 2 months ago
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LA Times: Snowden Had 3 Helpers Inside NSA

Imrik Re:How many others? (148 comments)

Just keep in mind, those are just the ones that get caught.

about 2 months ago
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LA Times: Snowden Had 3 Helpers Inside NSA

Imrik Re:Exactly (148 comments)

Nobody in government wants to reduce government powers.

about 2 months ago
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Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

Imrik Re:Then again, maybe it’s not the suits at a (357 comments)

As they only had the suits for a month, they most likely only trained against other people wearing the suits.

about 2 months ago

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