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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Si Re: It's about time! (1431 comments)

One day you'll realise that the problem with your assertion is that of who gets to define what acting like an asshole is, and why that really shouldn't be left up to the guy with the gun.

Today is not that day.

about 8 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Si Re: It's about time! (1431 comments)

Haha yeah, I used to think Heinlein was great when /I/ was thirteen, too! If you want to go kill everyone who's impolite and unapologetic, you'd better have a LOT of ammo. Here's a free hint: shooting someone teaches them nothing. If you want to convert people to your point of view (perhaps being unapologetic about being impolite is a bad thing), work to convince them of it, instead of thinking how much better would the world be if everyone but *me* were dead.

Oh, you're a jerk, and I'm not sorry. You gonna come shoot me now?

about 8 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Si Re:It's about time! (1431 comments)

Go back to your playpen, the adults are talking.

rudely texting

or just possibly NOT rudely doing anything at all, and in fact texting. During. The. Previews.

causing a confrontation

X tells Y to stop doing something. Y tells X thanks but no. Regardless of what happened later, who caused the confrontation?

clears his fucking hands

Really? Really? You really think throwing popcorn at someone is

readying up for physical violence

? You need to get out more. As if the presence of popcorn is going to prevent a punch being thrown.

 

about 8 months ago
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Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

Si Re:oh duh (301 comments)

As is usual with /., ignore the written-by-illiterate-simians summary and click through to the article/ website (I know, I know) and your concerns will be put to rest. The blog is less about 'code in movies is wrong' and more (and more interestingly) where did the code shown come from? Knowing that Iron Man's suit is powered by code written for a lego brick gives the concept more verisimilitude - at least if you've played been playing Lego Marvel Superheroes as much I as I have recently.

about 8 months ago
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US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"

Si Re:All the news that matters (894 comments)

which costs the company business and customers

Please explain how the actions of this employee do either.

about 9 months ago
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How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

Si Re:Not if you were sane. (894 comments)

I don't have young children. Why should I be forced to belong to a club to prevent something that's never going to happen in any case? Even if I had kids, why would I not educate them on proper gun safety - that's assuming I would leave my guns accessible, unlocked, and loaded (or with ammunition in easy reach)?

And let's take a look at your figures. Assume roughly 300m guns in the US. 80% of that leaves 60m, and 80% of /that/ leaves 12m guns still in circulation - that's assuming you can convince those 80% to give up their guns willingly, and then that 48m guns would be used in a crime subsequent to the ban. That's a lot of gun crime in those months - crime that would be unopposed because 240m people have willingly ceded their personal defence to their government.

about 9 months ago
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Gov't Puts Witness On No Fly List, Then Denies Having Done So

Si Re:Southwest.. (462 comments)

Get back to me when 45 years is a long time.

about 9 months ago
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How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

Si Re:As an Asshole, I support this (507 comments)

Did you reply with this in order to make yourself look smart? Or are you just starved for attention?

about 10 months ago
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Schneier: Metadata Equals Surveillance

Si Re:Metadata is the most important data (191 comments)

Until "Honey pick up some milk on the way home" becomes code for "the President will be at [X] on [Y]. Ensure asset [A] is in position.". At that point, even those conversations get handed over to Israel for analysis^W^W^W^W^W^Wstored as metadata "just in case".
 
Not that you're wrong about your final point. It's almost as if Snowden was intentional.

about a year ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

Si Re:God of the Gaps (1293 comments)

*by a woman.

1 year,1 day
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

Si Re:God of the Gaps (1293 comments)

As a synaesthete, I can tell you that the color red makes a triangular sound when spoken by a women, and a conical sound when spoken by a man. I'm not even kidding. If I heard your voice I could tell you the color of its shape by how it tastes.

1 year,1 day
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

Si Re:Why? Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

Given that unborn babies are fed via the mother, that makes little sense - the desired bacteria can simply be provided via the same delivery system as food and other nutrients. Unless you specifically meant rectal/ anal bacteria, in which case carry on.

1 year,1 day
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London Tube Cleaners Don't Want Fingerprint Clock-in

Si Re:On the fence. (351 comments)

Presumably you can see there is a world of difference between 'request a single time card' and 'request ALL fingerprints as they hit the server'. One is tracking a suspect; the other is a fishing expedition. I'll leave you to figure out which is which.

1 year,4 days
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NRA Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA

Si Re:Kinda batshit of the NRA (531 comments)

If the robbery followed the shooting, someone wasn't doing their job.

1 year,15 days
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Si Re:No one tell him... (856 comments)

Yes, but you can't sneak *that* gun past airport "security".

about a year ago
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Si Re:What about plumbers? (856 comments)

A fine sentiment, except many schools in the US have metal detectors. I know, I know "wontsomebodythinkofthechilluns", but before you spout "who cares" you might want to think "just because *I* don't care about or understand aspect X, doesn't mean others don't (or shouldn't)".

about a year ago
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Si Re:Terrorists? (856 comments)

Tis a pity you posted anonymously, since this is about the most insightful comment I've seen on /. in a while.

about a year ago
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Si Re:Gun control however... (856 comments)

If the only thing keeping you from having sex with children is a law stating so, then you're beyond all help as it is. Laws aren't made for the righteous, they're made so that *when a transgressor is caught* there's a system in place to apply punishment.

about a year ago
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Elon Musk Quits Mark Zuckerberg's Lobbying Club

Si Re:umm (71 comments)

Who said they had to be?

about a year ago

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Si Si writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Si (9816) writes "With ICANN about to lose government oversight, what prospects are there for the internet? Although this move has been planned since ICANN's inception, what changes might be seen once the government cedes all (or most) control to a private (and presumably profit-seeking) organisation?"
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Si Si writes  |  about 8 years ago

Si (9816) writes "The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, will use both conventional processors and the new cell chip as used in Sony's PS3, and promises to be 4x more powerful than IBM's BlueGene/L. But will it run linux?"

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