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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Ogive17 Re:For the cops that oppose (536 comments)

First of all, fuck off.

second of all, it was guys just being dickheads.. kinda like you.

12 hours ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Ogive17 For the cops that oppose (536 comments)

Just like everything else in this country, a few bad apples ruin it for the rest of us.

My dad is a retired cop, very honest guy (though maybe I'm a bit biased). Most of the guys on the force were genuine good guys, of course there was 1 or 2 jackass's that would do stupid shit.

If a chest cam is going to eliminate the contradictions between the cop and the suspect, so be it. A few thousand people died 13 years ago in a terrorist attack and now the rest of us who want to fly on a commercial aircraft are treated as potential terrorists.

yesterday
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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

Ogive17 Re:Poor material choice (162 comments)

Even though the mission was originally set to last just 90 days?

I spent my first few years as an undgrad studying aerospace engineering. You don't build a lander to survive a trip to Pluto if your mission is the moon.

about a week ago
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Adam Carolla Settles With Podcasting Patent Troll

Ogive17 Re:Dammit! Adam you rolled over... (63 comments)

Unfortunately he has absolutely nothing to gain from proceeding further with litigation. He fought the good fight and didn't cave in to their demands. He got them to back off and created the framework for others to suceed as well.

He is a businessman, not a saint.

about a week ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Ogive17 Re:Makes sense (144 comments)

If they used hiragana (phonetic) it would be quite simple. I believe there are just 71.

My wife is Japanese and her family name is so rare that almost no one would know how to pronounce it by reading the kanji. Common names like Yamamoto can be read literally, my wife must always include the hiragana with her name.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

Ogive17 Hoping for better solution (383 comments)

At work I have so many passwords with different requirements and different reset schedules that I had to turn to the low tech approach of writing every one down on a post it note and hiding it under my calculator on my desk. I do take my laptop home every evening.

Interesting enough, email is the only program we no longer have to sign in to each time, and it also does not time out after inactivity like every other program. That is the place where most sensitive business information would be located. All they would need to do is crack my windows password (while also knowing my login name).

I wish I could log in to windows and do one authentication to unlock every other program I use routinely.

about two weeks ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Ogive17 Re:You go girl (286 comments)

I bought a Samsung DLP tv about 8 years ago that advertised 1080p (and even had it printed on the plastic framing around the screen). The tv, however, could not handle 1080p and maxed out at 1080i.

about three weeks ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Ogive17 Re:Weakest US President ever (582 comments)

I didn't say Jews and Arabs have been fighting for 2000 years, I said the region has been consistantly in conflict for 2000 years.

about a month ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Ogive17 Re:Weakest US President ever (582 comments)

Mid-east fighting, 2000 years and going strong. Yes, clearly not having peace there is Obama's fault...

I just don't get this bravado from some Americans that think we should be directly involved in every conflict around the globe. Ironically, all these global conflicts are a huge drain on the national treasury. Can't cut the budgets and join a few wars at the same time.

about 1 month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Ogive17 2nd tweet (928 comments)

I would have made a 2nd tweet that Southwest threatened police intervention due to the 1st tweet then asked for the city police (not the airport police)

about a month ago
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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

Ogive17 Re:Apples and Oranges (186 comments)

Only the higher security prisons are private, I believe. The county jail where I am (somewhat rural Ohio) is still staffed by county employees.

about 3 months ago
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Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

Ogive17 Re:Project done? (178 comments)

You forgot one

4. It was a waste of time and money from the beginning and the sponsoring politician is now dead

about 3 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Ogive17 Re:They made a decision that's easier for them. (659 comments)

Honda's Clarity (which has been available through a special limited lease program for a few years now) uses the hydrogen to power an electric motor, not an internal combustion engine.

It's basically an electric car that replaces the battery stack with a fuel tank. As we know, electric vehicles right now are limited by battery technology. In my opinion, what Honda is doing could easily transition from hydrogen to battery stack if it becomes quite clear that battery techonlogy "has arrived".

about 3 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Ogive17 Re:Author of TFA is an idiot (659 comments)

I think much of the hydrogen comes from natural gas.

about 3 months ago
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New Battery Tech From Japan Could Supercharge EVs

Ogive17 Re: Eight years? Might work if... (81 comments)

And you are erring on the other side of the spectrum. If your car needs such an extensive repair before it hits 100k miles, you're doing something wrong (accident or not following standard maintenance protocols) or you got a lemon.

Most cars these days should hit 150k without any major mechanical failure. The Japanese forced US auto makers to step up their game over the past decade.

about 3 months ago
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Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans

Ogive17 Re:Brazilian kids and Elderly Americans? (147 comments)

I was in Japan when a group of school kids approached me. They had to ask an English speaking foreigner some questions as part of their school assignment.

When they asked me where I was from, I responded "United States". They had no clue what that was. After a few moments of awkward silence, my wife said "America" and instantly they understood.

We call ourselves Americans because United Stateians is rediculous.

about 3 months ago
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Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans

Ogive17 Re:Brazilian kids and Elderly Americans? (147 comments)

To out pedantic you - they should use 'North American' or 'South American' if they want.

Everyone in the world refers those of us who live in the USA as 'Americans'. Maybe you can buy some time to speak at the UN to propose a global change.

about 4 months ago
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Astronomers Identify the Sun's Long-Lost Sister

Ogive17 Re:Believe it or not (69 comments)

You forgot about the part about blowing up when exhausted.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

Ogive17 Re:Startup or frat party? (274 comments)

What they do during their off time is their business. The submitter is worrying about potential issues at a job he doesn't even have.

I'm not suggesting he needs to go out and participate in activities that make him uncomfortable.. but the guy is already making excuses to not fit in.

I am in my mid-30s.. got a wife, kid and house to all take care of. I can still hang out with friends/co-workers once in awhile. We don't do crazy activities.. but a round of golf or a beer exchange are quite common. Ages range from mid 20s to late 40s.

about 4 months ago

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