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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Mashiki Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (310 comments)

I have a problem with that because by ruining their lives, what we create is a bunch of criminals. That's much worse than a bunch of idiots.

Yeah, I really don't see a problem here. Even up here in "liberal canada" you drive drunk, you get your car towed and impounded, then you can end up anywhere between a steep fine, and a criminal conviction. In fact, the problem was considered so serious at one time that the RIDE program was given a defacto bypass on our new charter of rights and freedoms. Allowing the program to operate as an unlawful search.

While not so much of a problem in most of the country now, there are many areas where it is even 35+ years later after the DUI laws were put in place.

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Prosecutors Raid LG Offices Over Alleged Vandalism of Samsung Dishwashers

Mashiki Re: Vandalism unnecessary. (87 comments)

Newer fridges are much more energy-efficient and cheaper compared to those old models. If you bought an expensive one marked as reliable instead of the cheapest one out there then it would last more than 5 years. The stuff that wasn't as over engineered from the past hasn't survived so we only see the stuff that was.

Sure, energy efficent is about all the newer models boil down to. As for "reliable" and "expensive" yeah...just keep telling yourself that. It's just like at one point there was one company in north america making all fridges, and dishwashers. There's around 5 now. Said "quality" is "buying brand name."

yesterday
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Prosecutors Raid LG Offices Over Alleged Vandalism of Samsung Dishwashers

Mashiki Re:Vandalism unnecessary. (87 comments)

Hell that holds true with fridges among other things. I've got a 1940's style fridge that was my great-grandparents and it's still working. My parents are still using the fridge they got when they were married in 1977. On the other hand the new fridge that I bought 5 years ago has already died, the 3 year old fridge that I bought for my place in florida is already dead. And the same happened to my sister out in western canada, bought a new fridge 3 years ago...already dead. In all those cases, either the compressor died or the coolant leaked out somewhere.

2 days ago
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Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day

Mashiki Re:Most places I know start around 8am (157 comments)

Back 15-20 years ago it used to be all 9-15:30 in my neck of the woods. Now it's 8-14:30(highschool) and 9-15:30(K-8). Why you ask? Buses. That's the only reason they did it, so they could stagger the bus schedule. Then again the distance that kids get buses are pathetic, it used to be that I walked ~5km in g1-5 to head to school in the 80's. Anything over 1km(0.62mi) now can get a bus. It's similar to snow days, freezing rain, and fog. Merest hint of it, NOPE they either cancel buses or school altogether. And here I remember crawling up a damn hill to go to highschool 20 years ago...after we had 8 hours of freezing rain and the school was open for classes, buses only being called back to take bus students home when fog rolled in, snow? Haha...get to school.

2 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

Look out your window. See those people going around shooting cops, and wanting to kill them? That's your social justice.

3 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

Despite all of the BS that people like to claim that Fox as gospel, they're more authoritative on news then MSNBC. Remember it was last year that the news vs commentary bit came out from Pew research, and showed that nearly 85% of all programing on MSNBC was opinion/commentary, with 15% being factual reporting. Compare that to Fox, it was 55% commentary/opinion and 45% factual reporting.

3 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

Right because we all know that your view is the only correct one. How about this hint: I'm old enough that my grandparents are dead already.

4 days ago
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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

Mashiki Re:Welcome to foxdot.com (281 comments)

Nah /. is turning into gawker lite. Notice the amount of shit coming in from all the clickbait sites these days? Dice must be suffering as people continue to leave, hell even good articles or articles that normally would have had 1k+ 8mo ago are only pulling 300 posts now.

4 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

I know exactly what it wants to be, what it is now isn't what it actually is. Social justice as it is, as it's portrayed, is feels over law, feels over reason, feels over fact. Take any case where people are "protesting" something, and you quickly find they're ignorant of the real issues. That they're morally outraged because it appeals to their emotions, they don't reason it out, they don't think it through. Then again, these are the same people who tried to ban GTAV, they're now akin to Jack Thompson as well.

The sjw's against gamergate have their own pedophile problem these days, perhaps they should expunge their ranks. Or perhaps pick a new movement, after all with Dan Olsen posting CP and them running around trying to cover for them it seems that the entire segment has some serious problems.

4 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

Ignorance and/or poor education? People, corporations, politicians trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator?

So you're saying that the various people in say...san fran which is a mecha of sjw's are ignorant and/or have bad education? These aren't folks with a lack of education, many if not all are university grads. I believe the problem stems from a lack of real world experience.

4 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

This is the new Godwin. And in this case, you are wrong. This is the police being dumb fucks, as usual. They have been given specific advice about this sort of thing, but are ignoring it.

Gotcha, you can easily see the various flappy headed social justice folks out there throwing a hissy fit whenever something intrudes on their bubbles. And they want to ban it because "it hurts my feelings" but you'd rather pretend that it really doesn't exist. Perhaps I should just call them slacktivists that make a lot of noise and ruin society for the rest of us.

Then again, considering the stuff with "hashtag activism" coming out of the democrats these days, that sounds about right.

4 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

Really? Could you explain then why there's a sudden up swing in said "social justice warriors" trying to ban media, video games they disagree with, speech they disagree with, and censor content. I get that "feelings" are easier to make an argument with, but I don't live in a world of feels vs reality.

4 days ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Mashiki Re:WTF UK? (358 comments)

This is what happens when you have social justice warriors being perpetually offended, and little to no free speech laws. You get the march to authoritarianism, and it's happening in every western country. The difference between the UK and the US or Canada, is people are now saying "enough."

4 days ago
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Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

Mashiki Re:Oligopolies usually suck (86 comments)

I don't know where you live, but in Canada people get this at a premium rate. And .25 text messages(sending and receiving) was a thing here or may still be a thing.

4 days ago
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An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM

Mashiki Re:What's next? (188 comments)

Doubtful, since Canada is one of the largest TP makers in the world there's no benefit in it for us. We have an entire industry built around cutting down trees, planting new trees, and making TP from it.

about a week ago
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Major Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered At Frankfurt Airport

Mashiki Re:Missing the point (91 comments)

Airport security can be made better by requiring mandatory classes in kinesics. Of course some people see this as "racist" because it then becomes profiling. Many police constables here in Canada do so after they're hired on, many of the police colleges and DEPOT already have some form of it being taught during training. I have heard through friends that work for various forces that this is becoming a norm in the US as well.

about a week ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Mashiki Re: Who? (555 comments)

Considering that I know how law works, perhaps you should do some more reading on how it does actually work. See, when a group/individual/etc is named in an on-going investigation, even if innocent they're considered "part of the investigation" this is the standard MO in all FOIA/privacy IO/etc requests. Oh, there is most likely an investigation--after all, there's at least two people who attempted to swat someone...they individuals who attempted such are SJW's and anti-gamergate.

about a week ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Mashiki Re: Who? (555 comments)

Putting yourself in the shoes of the FBI, you'd want to eliminate GG from your enquiries first. Hence the open investigation.

That much if obvious. However, the original statement that "gamergate did it" boils down to FUD, much like the original article.

about a week ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 10 months ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 3 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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