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Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages

Kreigaffe Re:factoid (442 comments)

That's what I'd heard as well. Whole thing's all kinds of nuts. On one hand, hi, I'm the radio.. Floyd's albums have been cut into singles for quite some time now and that's OK. On the other hand, when people buy their music, listen to the albums.. it's a different experience than just one song, they really did construct a whole album and not just a collection of songs one following another and it would be a real shame for someone to miss out on that.

about a year ago
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Another Study Confirms Hands-Free Texting While Driving Is Unsafe

Kreigaffe Re:This seems illogical. (286 comments)

Nope. Radios didn't have the stigma of causing accidents that cell phones have, because they're generally operated by truck drivers, police and other emergency vehicles, pilots, racecar drivers, that sort of thing. They tend to not gossip. Wait, no, truck drivers will sometimes ramble over a CB, but there's a difference...

Most people give their conversation their primary attention. Their eyes will move with what they're saying, that's just wrong and bad. If your sentence trails off mid-word because you noticed something off the side of the road and lost your train of thought while you were paying attention to driving over talking, well so what?

When you're driving, driving is the Primary Thing You're Doing. All other things must immediately yield to the needs of driving. You can talk while driving safely, and most people either can't or won't, but it is a Thing That Can Be Done. Proof: It's a thing that has been done by many people for a long time, even in some pretty extreme situations.

about a year ago
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Another Study Confirms Hands-Free Texting While Driving Is Unsafe

Kreigaffe Re:This seems illogical. (286 comments)

Stop tailgating and leave a safe distance between yourself and the car in front of you and that won't happen.

Texting, or talking, while driving is not the problem. Bad drivers are the problem. Texting and talking while driving makes bad drivers worse.

about a year ago
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USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

Kreigaffe Re:Someone start a defense fund (955 comments)

So, wait. I thought the super-secret surveillance was the bit that was betraying democracy? huh.

about a year ago
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World's Oldest Tumor Found In a Neanderthal Bone

Kreigaffe Re:Krapina, Croatia (46 comments)

If you're going to Krapina, you may as well Krapina bucket

about a year ago
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New All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion

Kreigaffe Re:...and device runtime with stay the same (322 comments)

First-world problems.

EVs are only going to be a novelty so long as they're only viable if you own two cars.

about a year ago
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Mars Explorers Face Huge Radiation Problem

Kreigaffe Re:To Boldly Go... (283 comments)

Well, long term, the sun's gonna turn into a bigger badder ball of red and eat the Earth, and if we haven't found somewhere outside the asteroid belt to live by then.. well, then all of human history will be forever gone (except voyager probes and whatnot!).

about a year ago
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Mars Explorers Face Huge Radiation Problem

Kreigaffe Re:To Boldly Go... (283 comments)

The things you say are true, but I still want to go to Mars. Even if being the first man on Mars means being the first man to die on Mars, that's totally fine.

We've gotta get off this rock eventually, let's go now.

about a year ago
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Mars Explorers Face Huge Radiation Problem

Kreigaffe Re:Okay (283 comments)

I don't care. Put me on that rock. Hell, I'll go tonight. Let's do this.

Get me there, let me walk on Mars. The rest is details, nothing that happens after taking a step on another planet could possibly ever matter to me ever again, and whatever was done, whatever was sacrificed, whatever the cost, it would be worth it. I don't care. Let's go.

about a year ago
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Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death

Kreigaffe Re:facebook is an american company (559 comments)

This is Italy we're talking about. Are you sure you want to keep the example of having sex with a minor, or is that only OK in Italy if you've paid for it and the girl was foreign?

about a year ago
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Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death

Kreigaffe Re:facebook is an american company (559 comments)

It exactly is that black and white, though.
Keep in mind -- this is *ITALY*. Their legal system is not the jewel of the world.
If content was reported and Facebook gave it the A-OK, that might make them liable.
If it was just shit going on that Facebook didn't see? They're not liable, but you can bet Italy is going to try hard as they can to make bank off this.

Facebook didn't publish the videos or comments, common carrier blah blah blah -- if I post some hateful speech right now, slashdot is not liable (in any sane world, keeping in mind this case is in Italy so the opposite would be true).

about a year ago
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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

Kreigaffe Re:Not true - hyperbole (590 comments)

They don't... I.. no. No, that's not what happens. The case down around Baltimore/DC, where their workers were caught dumping trash bags of ex-pet-corpses into dumpsters (that they didnt even own)?

Yeah came to be that most of the pets that PETA's shelter got in only managed to survive a scant few weeks before being killed. And then thrown in dumpsters illegally, because RESPECT FOR ANIMALS! And also RESPECT FOR NO-DUMPING LAWS!

about a year ago
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Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Kreigaffe Re:Ambivalent (278 comments)

the particular problem i'm referring to has to deal with the cali low-emissions vehicle standards, it might be different now tbh, but at least at one point it was impossible for a diesel to qualify due to particulate matter in exhaust (that is, even a diesel with less emissions than a gasoline engine had to meet a higher standard which was basically impossible to meet).

it may have changed though.. these days i just try to learn as little about that state as possible, it's just really a mess. the land's great, the people aren't bad, but the rest? ugh

about a year ago
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Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Kreigaffe Re:Ambivalent (278 comments)

That's actually shockingly bad for an American car, but it's a Nissan, which isn't an American car company. They're just putting a really shitty engine in the American version (the Europeans get a diesel that gets 54mpg, but thanks to California's fucked up emissions laws, diesels aren't something that can be called eco-friendly here).

about a year ago
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Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Kreigaffe Re:Bloomberg is a spoiled brat (278 comments)

Except Bloomberg actually HAS broken the law, he headed up an illegal gun-running operation (he called it an undercover sting, but as far as I am aware you really can't form up a private law enforcement club and wantonly break laws just because you say it's OK to do). Never been charged or arrested, never will.

What laws have the Kochs demonstrably violated?

about a year ago
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Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Kreigaffe Re:Sure. OK... (278 comments)

Maybe it's a rumor, but the thing is -- I'm pretty sure it's not. That's Bloomberg. Right there. That's how he is.

Do you forget this was the guy who headed up an illegal gun running operation under the guise of an undercover sting, despite having no jurisdiction or legal authority to run a sting, let alone a sting taking place across STATE lines? His little operation actually ruined the investigative work of REAL law enforcement.

He's King Asshat, that's why NYC seems to keep re-electing him.

about a year ago
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Ex-Marine Detained Under Operation Vigilant Eagle For His Political Views Sues

Kreigaffe Re:Except there are two standards of 'crazy' (279 comments)

Ted was talked to be Secret Service.

what's your next talking point hombre. Secret service takes their job seriously and will, yes, investigate any threat against the president that comes to their attention. Usually that means they determine it was hyperbole, exaggeration, hot air - and not an actual threat. Sometimes it means that the person may have meant it, but was/is mentally ill and needs treatment rather than jail time. Sometimes they arrest a guy who's driving to DC with guns in their trunk.

about a year ago
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Ex-Marine Detained Under Operation Vigilant Eagle For His Political Views Sues

Kreigaffe Re:no, it's politically charged bias (279 comments)

Ted was in fact visited by the secret service and after an interview they determined he was just blowing hot air and was not a threat.

The Occupy movement received a quite negative reaction because the Occupy movement was a pile of shit. I don't disagree with some of their points, but the way they conducted themselves was very unbecoming and only a fucking idiot would think you could sway public opinion to your side by shitting in parks and illegally marching and obstructing traffic.

They behaved like children and were treated as such, and that's perfectly fine by me. Compare that to the likely no less crazy tea party, who tended to follow the law during their rallies and not make violation of laws and ordinances part of their playbook. Occupy had no respect for anyone who wasn't Occupy, the Tea Party at least understands that they need to not actively act like shitheads if they want to be heard.

about a year ago
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Ex-Marine Detained Under Operation Vigilant Eagle For His Political Views Sues

Kreigaffe Re:Civil involuntary detention (279 comments)

This is not the thought police.

Let's go Occam on this shit.

This guy over a period of time becomes more and more unhinged with his facebook postings, more erratic with his language and more fringe with his beliefs. You knew him, and what he is saying now is quite different than how you remember him. That's worrisome, watching somebody slide into derangement. Then he starts posting things about heading out to start a revolution, and sharpening his axe, and... well, yeah maybe he's just posting things.
That's the problem, though. When someone becomes erratic like that, it's hard to tell how far off the deep end they may have gone.

Most likely a friend or family member alerted authorities, not to protect any generals or presidents but rather to protect this guy from harming himself, because they believed that he had become delusional and fundamentally disconnected from reality. That shit really happens, and it's really painful to see, and if you know anyone like that do try and get help for them because they will need it.

I've had a friend involuntarily committed several times. Going off meds is a bad thing. The things I've been told while visiting... it really is painful, I don't have another word for it. Here's someone you care about and they're just crazy. The radio is playing songs specifically for them, the meanings speak about them and their situation. Things in their personal life are happening (except they actually aren't). Convinced of things that haven't happened, that aren't true, but they have a memory of it and know it's true and you know it's not and they can't believe you, and hell, you're afraid to speak out and correct them because while they're receiving care (against their will, yes) they're convinced that the doctors are actually experimenting on them and it's all part of a conspiracy to keep them quiet, to keep them down, to dull their mind -- and if you try and disagree with them, you're suddenly all a part of that mess and if you just stay quiet and let the doctors help them at least you can still visit and make them smile so they have a bright part of their day while they're recovering.

This was NOT because of his political views, this was and is only about Raud's mental illness (or lack thereof, although I very seriously doubt that he is not mentally ill).

about a year ago

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