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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

Ogive17 Re:Uh... (365 comments)

If they determined he wasn't drinking or doing drugs, they'd probably let him go. My dad is a retired cop so maybe (well, probably) there is some bias on my end.. I grew up around most of the guys on the department, sure there were a couple pricks but most of them were just normal guys when off-duty. Despite popular sentiment, they aren't out there looking to ruin someone's day just to get their rocks off.

The amount of paper work that needs to be done to write a speeding ticket is prohibitive to most cops to be frivilous. Maybe they'll pull you over for going 5mph over the speed limit at 2am just to verify you're not drunk. 9 times out of 10, if you are not drunk, you go with nothing but a verbal warning.

4 hours ago

The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Ogive17 Big Bang (473 comments)

I don't think the survey is very fair for the question about the Big Bang. I consider myself well informed and try to keep at least a layman's understanding of scientific breakthrough. I understand the concept behind the Big Bang but cannot understand most of the hard science behind it.

Am I willing to take someone else's word just because? I don't possess the knowledge to verify their research. In my opinion, most people should be uncertain because it's not something we're ever likely to prove.


Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Ogive17 Re:victorian clerks.. (311 comments)

We have 'L' shaped desks and the high traffic carpet. If someone comes to my desk to ask a question, I use the wheels to back away from the computer and the rotation feature to turn and face them.

It would be quite annoying if our chairs did not have these features.

about a week ago

Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Ogive17 Reasonable chance at survival (307 comments)

My initial reaction was to vote for the first option, anyone who is willing to go off to their certain death is more than welcome to. Then I started to think about it more and decided that I would hope there was a decent chance those individuals could set up a sustainable colony at their destination.

My reasoning is quite simple, if we can't accomplish that then maybe we aren't ready to send humans on missions like that.

about two weeks ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

Ogive17 Re:Amazon Prime (88 comments)

That is a silly assessment. To get the most out of any of the devices, a consumer must have subscriptions to external services.

It's not like purchasing an AppleTV or Roku gives you free subscriptions to Netflix.

about three weeks ago

60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Ogive17 Re:This is one thing I love about it (544 comments)

It's more fun for my 1 year old son when we pretend to be driving a race car and I make engine noises while shifting gears.

If I didn't make the sounds, he'd just stare at me with a look like "what the hell are you doing with my arm?"

about three weeks ago

An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw

Ogive17 Re:Dunno how to feel about this... (357 comments)

Yes they will, a change to the part drawing will result in a different part number. Any OEM that does not follow this practice is going to drive customers away with poor quality because their inventory system cannot purge obsolete inventory.

about three weeks ago

One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

Ogive17 Re:How is the no fly list legal? (286 comments)

This article is not about a US citizen getting removed from the list, though.

about three weeks ago

An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw

Ogive17 Re:Dunno how to feel about this... (357 comments)

I took two things from the summary (no, I did not RTFA)

1) GM modified the part but did not change the part number. I am not familiar with their part number structure but typically any physical change to the part changes the identifier. It makes me curious if the supplier had been buiding it wrong all that time.

2) Someone at Delphi and GM knew of the issue but either determined on their own that there was no threat or purposely decided to sweep it under the rug.

It's worthy of more investigation.

about three weeks ago

One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

Ogive17 Re:How is the no fly list legal? (286 comments)

I do not condone these types of lists

That being said, the US government can deny anyone entry for whatever reason they want. No foreigner has a right to enter the US.

about a month ago

Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

Ogive17 Re: How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

I believe the OP meant who only pays $20/month in the US, since the article is about the shortcomings of broadband in the US.

We all know there are dozens of countries around the world that have superior broadband connectivity. I pay $65/month for Time Warner (internet only).. it has been reliabile and bandwidth handles everything I tried to do.. but it's not cheap.

about 2 months ago

Rand Paul Files Suit Against Obama Over NSA's Collection of Metadata

Ogive17 Re:A Defeat for the Constitution (380 comments)

and while he's at it, restore the pledge of allegiance to the original as well.

about 2 months ago

How Online Clues Located North Korea's Missile-Launcher Factories

Ogive17 Article conclusion (71 comments)

From the article
"and the lack of any low-level windows indicated the building was either partially buried or blocked in"

That's quite an intuitive leap.. most warehouses and factories in N. America have this same feature except none are partially buried or blocked. It's done for security, secrecy and efficiency. They don't want anyone looking in or out.

about 2 months ago

Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

Ogive17 Re:Now thats a performance... (271 comments)

I think more than 5 minutes of Miley Cyrus and I would give up any information and admit to any crime wanted just to make them stop.

about 3 months ago

Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

Ogive17 Re:and the TSA exists because... (393 comments)

I flew a few weeks ago and got to go through the "express" line where I did not have to take anything out of my pockets, I was able to keep my shoes, belt and jacket on, and my laptop could stay in my bag.

I have also noticed TSA agents don't seem to care anymore which line you get in, I always avoid the rapiscan 2000 and go through the normal metal detector.

about 3 months ago

Chinese Moon Rover Says an Early Goodnight

Ogive17 Re:(insert bad lip sync here) (284 comments)

So Master Shifu (from Kung foo panda) is repetitive just like Mt. Midoriyama (yama means mountain).

I'll never be able to enjoy that cartoon again...

about 3 months ago

Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language

Ogive17 Re:headline fix (426 comments)

My knee-jerk reaction was an eye roll.. programming language counting as a foreign language?!? Then I thought about it a bit more and maybe it's not such a bad idea.

The 3 years of French I took in high school have long been flushed from memory. Without active use, it's a waste of time. Most Americans never leave the country... and the US is so big and diverse that many feel there is no need.

I'm not saying I agree with what they want to do in KY, but I see their point.

about 3 months ago

South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

Ogive17 Re:It must be nice. (138 comments)

S. Korea, Japan and the US are the 3 countries that are mostly owned by big corporations. Sorry to rain on your rant.

about 3 months ago

Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

Ogive17 Re:Worse than jobs, it's authority (323 comments)

My dad, now retired, was on the county sheriff's department. I rode along with him once, it happened to be a more boring night than normal. The only call we had was that a farmer found some pot plants in the middle of his corn field. We had to go get the plants, bag them, and log them in to evidence. As we left he was so mad the farmer just didn't plow them over.

My dad is conservative (not religous) but he thinks the pot laws are a waste of time.

about 3 months ago

How much of your media do you store locally?

Ogive17 Re:All of it (187 comments)

I would be worried the RIAA would go after those that store music in the cloud.

about 4 months ago


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