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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

Scutter Someone will always be butthurt (397 comments)

It doesn't matter what the mayor's office does to prepare for an emergency, there will always be someone there to say they were wrong to do it.

5 days ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

Scutter Re:Only 30 Grand? (426 comments)

But $30,000 is SO AFFORDABLE! Everyone can buy two..no, THREE! It's a golden age of car ownership! Unless you also want food and shelter, I mean.

about three weeks ago
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Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence

Scutter Re:I disagree... (181 comments)

You should actually read the ruling. The issue was that the defendant destroyed the hard drive before he was notified that he was being sued. He had no reasonable expectation that he would have to produce it for evidence.

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Scutter Re:Uh... what? (139 comments)

That whole summary is a mess.

about a month ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

Scutter Re:How to stop it? Just stop it. (515 comments)

They haven't needed a warrant to search your phone for a long time.

about 1 month ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

Scutter What can be done? It's obvious. (515 comments)

People keep saying "fire the officers", but this should be a criminal matter. Tampering with evidence, violation of civil rights under color of law, etc. Fire them, jail them as provided by law, make the settlement come out of their pocket (or, perhaps, the pension fund) instead of making the taxpayers foot the bill. HOLD THEM PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE. Then, and only then, will it stop.

about 1 month ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Scutter Re:cool (201 comments)

Maybe he typed it on an iPhone.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Scutter Re:What's your suggestion for intelligence work? (504 comments)

No, because I don't get my historical information from fictional films. I watched a fictional movie last year about giant robots landing on the moon but I didn't get upset at Hollywood for claiming that giant robots beat us there. Only a moron gets angry at a fiction writer for writing fiction. Now, if you had said "Ken Burns made a WW2 documentary and got the following facts wrong..." Then yes, I would say you had a legitimate gripe at Ken Burns (and not at "Hollywood"), but I would just tell you to stop watching Ken Burns films.

The whole argument that "Hollywood" always gets history wrong in favor of the Americans when making fictional films is just petty jingoistic whining. If it really bothers you that much, go make your own films and set the record straight.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Scutter Re:What's your suggestion for intelligence work? (504 comments)

>And when Americans make movies, three British sailors of whom two died getting secret materials out of a sinking German U-Boot suddenly become Americans!

You know that wasn't a documentary, right?

about 4 months ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Scutter Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

The Fifth Amendment would like to interject, please.

about 4 months ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

Scutter Re:What spam calls? (210 comments)

Scammers, by definition, do not follow the law. What makes you think they'd concern themselves with something as petty as a Do No call law?

And yes, you should consider yourself lucky. These kinds of calls are becoming more frequent and MUCH more aggressive. I had one scammer call me back over a hundred times in one day when I hung up on him. I eventually just routed all incoming calls to my fax machine.

about 5 months ago
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

Scutter Re:No more "Cloud", please (60 comments)

HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, Et. al. I'm seeing more and more call to implement ways to control data in the age of bring-your-own-device and mobile workforces. If a company can let a user work from the coffee shop but still keep the actual data inside the datacenter, then a thin-client solution becomes more and more attractive.

about 5 months ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Scutter Remember cable TV? (611 comments)

When pay TV was first launched, it was with the promise of commercial-free content. That didn't last long. When satellite radio was launched, it was with the promise of commercial-free content. That didn't last long. Subscription-based streaming TV shows (like Hulu Plus)? That didn't last long.

Once you're used to paying extra for the service, the money grubbers will be back. It's inevitable.

about 5 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Scutter Re:About a year late (215 comments)

I will sacrifice storage for RAM any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I cannot fathom why portables continue to be shafted with an anaemic 2GB (4 if you're very lucky) of RAM. Memory isn't that expensive these days, but holy crap does the OS run better with 6 or 8GB.

My last one was an 11.1" netbook with 8GB. I bought it because it was the only netbook with 8GB, which meant I could run Windows 7 and also one or more applications AT THE SAME TIME!. It has served me far better than any 15" laptop I ever had. It's going to suck trying to find an adequate replacement when this one croaks.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Scutter Re: What is a troll? (382 comments)

But that wasn't the question. The question was "Would you pay for a website without trolls?" and my response was that it's not possible.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Scutter Re:What is a troll? (382 comments)

Why are the only choices perfect moderation or no moderation?

Go back and re-read the whole conversation. People are astonishingly good at trolling. If you can't definitively identify them, they will ALWAYS find that rule loophole that enables them to troll. It's practically axiomatic.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Scutter Re:What is a troll? (382 comments)

100% perfect black-and-white rules are almost never possible for anything.

Yes, that was exactly my point. When you are trying to define and identify trolls, you have to be 100% or the entire exercise is pointless. If you don't believe me, try moderating a message board sometime.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Scutter Re:What is a troll? (382 comments)

If they can followup and support their arguments logically, then they're either not a troll or it doesn't matter.

Ok, so a troll always presents an argument? They never just "ask an innocent question"? And, by your definition, all posters must post at least twice since they must "follow up" or they're automatically a troll. Do you see why it's so hard to create a 100% black-and-white set of rules that is always effective in identifying a troll? You've presented one possible identifier of a troll but there are dozens or even thousands of ways that someone can troll.

about 5 months ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

Scutter Re:It's OPTIONAL! (232 comments)

If they asked you to CC them or if they're in a position where they're likely to need those CC's, then perhaps they'll opt not to use the optional system being discussed.

about 5 months ago

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New-Kyooler?

Scutter Scutter writes  |  about 12 years ago

It's pronounced "'nü-klE-er", dammit! Friggin' rubes. If I'm going to be vaporized, it's *not* gonna be by someone who can't pronounce the name of the goddamn weapon!

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