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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (458 comments)

There were several more specific cases cited in the Washington Post article, as well as statistics showing that 40% of people who chose to take the issue to court received their money back.

3 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (458 comments)

It's happened 65 thousand times according to this article. You can't assume that just because someone can't afford a lawyer that they're guilty.

3 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:Simple solution (458 comments)

The Washington Post article implies that the legal fees part is already true, and it clearly isn't enough.

3 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Skidborg Re:Maybe (256 comments)

But you can kill a guy with a hammer without violating parole...

4 days ago
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Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Skidborg Re:Bikes lanes are nice (211 comments)

It sounds like the left turn lanes was part of the bike project as well, eliminating the need for bicycles to sit stationary in impatient straight-through traffic while waiting for a chance to turn left.

5 days ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

Skidborg Re:Fuck You Canada (182 comments)

You do realize that the most this is going to result in is Canadians getting bunch more "this video is not available in your country" messages, right?

about a week ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

Skidborg Re:Enlighten me (167 comments)

So how does it get locked up in the rocks in the first place?

about a week ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Skidborg Re:Zoe Quinn vs. Internet (1132 comments)

These are the same game sites that will run full page background ads about a game right behind the review. Sex is the least of the ways they whore themselves out. Usually they're straight up accepting money for good reviews.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Skidborg Re:unlikely to be true (848 comments)

Alternately, all these things you've been claiming are lies are actually true, and this is just the logical conclusion of continued Russian involvement.

about two weeks ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Skidborg Re:Let's be fair (455 comments)

If you've ever worked as a cashier at a gas station, then every second that you are at the till is filmed. Nobody seems to object to this.

about two weeks ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Skidborg Re:The New America (207 comments)

When it comes to that I'm sure they'll be just as careful as the IRS is with their records.

about three weeks ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Skidborg Re:There is no public benefit (300 comments)

You do realize that the period of history where people were actually sensitive to this stuff was fairly brief? Go back a few hundred years and everybody went out to watch the public executions if they wanted to.

about three weeks ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Skidborg Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

The realistic scenario is that they will continue to behead people regardless, but with censorship we would have that ugly little activity swept away under a rug where we don't have to remember that it happens.

about three weeks ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Skidborg Re:Time? (180 comments)

At least Girl Genius has intentionally pulled out of nominations because they were afraid that repeated wins would devalue the award.

about three weeks ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Skidborg Re:Gravity isn't SF (180 comments)

Science fiction /always/ has fantasy elements. Otherwise it would just be transcribing what is happening in reality now.

about three weeks ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

Skidborg Re:Clothes (161 comments)

1. I am not a Republican.

2. I am Canadian.

3. There are several nice men in white coats who can help you with your problems.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Skidborg Re:C++ is not the language you start with (548 comments)

Medical school is still just an incremental learning experience based on things learned previously. In fact, you will /never/ get into medical school without building on a solid base of existing elementary and high school knowledge.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Skidborg Re:C++ is not the language you start with (548 comments)

That kind of psychotic elitism isn't helpful in any field. Imagine if doctors were trained with that philosophy. "You better buckle down and jump straight into brain surgery. Only losers learn how to deal with scraped knees and basic principles of infection prevention first."

about three weeks ago

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