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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

ThatsNotPudding Re:The death of leniency (617 comments)

I know that doesn't sound like a big deal but cops let thousands of people off per day on minor things where people just need a warning.

Virtually none of them being young black men, which is the exact problem typifying US LEO since the Jim Crow days.

5 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ThatsNotPudding Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (523 comments)

So that's the real end goal - to get religion - or more correctly, Christianity, back into schools so everyone becomes a "good little Christian boy".

more correctly, the Southern Baptist form of Christianity, which from science to women's rights, are in total agreement with Wahhabism.

about a week ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

ThatsNotPudding Auto-Qualification (133 comments)

A self-inflicted single point of failure to a mission-critical network? TWC, you are now qualified to be a government contractor!

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

ThatsNotPudding Downside (586 comments)

After she's well-hammered by 3 or 4 untainted drinks, will she still have the ability or memory to 'run the test' on the potentially last fateful drink of the night?

More to the point: stay the eff out of bars and never go to a frat party of any type.

about a week ago
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

ThatsNotPudding Obligatory (108 comments)

PC LOAD LETTER

about a week ago
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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

ThatsNotPudding Independence Day (131 comments)

What people fail to understand is that the government is *huge* and as easy as it is to find laughable examples of waste, abuse, and outright incompetence, that's only one end of the bell curve.

"Did you really think they were spending $500 on a hammer?"

about a week ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

ThatsNotPudding Ferguson (391 comments)

The white power structure in Ferguson (more of a norm than exception in Red states) would be glad to use such a system if someone had a video of the execution.

Apparently, Twitter has never heard of the hashtags Slippery Slope and Chilling Effect, let alone First Amendment.

about two weeks ago
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New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

ThatsNotPudding Strangely sensationalist (185 comments)

The was a strangely sensationalist article for NPR; one is left with a sense of hopelessness until the last paragraph or two about promising treatments. Not sure why they were so compelled to bury potential good news under a bushel of sorrow.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

ThatsNotPudding future infrastructure investment (338 comments)

Future infrastructure investment so far in the future, they cannot be seen without a time machine.

about two weeks ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

ThatsNotPudding Puritanism (233 comments)

No one on the face of the planet does Puritanism better than Americans. From birth, we're close-order drilled that work is the *only* ethic, to the point that by the second week of vacation (if it exists), the average American worker starts to feel twitchy, as if they're 'cheating' by not working, or they won't be missed and thus discovered to be irrelevant by the queen and drones.

And this - with a little help from the One-Percenters - is why there will never be a Star Trek style future, where one works due to passion and not subsistence necessity.

about two weeks ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

ThatsNotPudding Job Security (160 comments)

Working at Space X would be cool; just like Tesla, until you're part of the 6% summarily shit-canned and told it wasn't a layoff, you just suddenly weren't good enough anymore. I assume this would happen less often or at least far more slowly with far better protections at NASA.

about three weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

ThatsNotPudding Trojan Horse (457 comments)

"To have a more civil society, we must destroy privacy and anonymity. Except, of course, for the wealthy and powerful."

about three weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

ThatsNotPudding Blocktogether (299 comments)

There is apparently a new app (meaning only mobile?) called Blocktogether that auto-blocks any Twitter accounts that have been created within the last seven days. I'm sure it won't last, but it's a start.

about three weeks ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

ThatsNotPudding Pikers (158 comments)

I bet these rank amateurs don't shrink-wrap bales of hundreds onto pallets that then disappear as morning fog, like Bush / Cheney did.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

ThatsNotPudding A message is being sent (353 comments)

A message is being sent to the American public: stay compliant and keep your mouth shut, or your dirty laundry is next. I'm no fan of pederasts as their damage propagates to their victims, carrying the misery forward, but they are being cynically used to tell the norms in no uncertain terms: we already know what you've done: step out of line and we'll destroy you. What a free country.

about a month ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

ThatsNotPudding Re:40% of 680,000 is useless (256 comments)

It wouldn't surprise me if a goodly chunk of those 'unaffiliated' are wanna-be morons that wouldn't ever do anything - except for the prodding by their FBI groomers.

about a month ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

ThatsNotPudding Erin Edwards (120 comments)

I suspect they won't be getting an endorsement from Erin Edwards...

about 1 month ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

ThatsNotPudding J Edgar Hoover (266 comments)

There are now two J Edgar Hoovers (DNI & DCIA) that have far more power and intel than the original ever fantasized about.

Nothing will happen. Nothing, nothing, nothing.

about a month ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

ThatsNotPudding Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

How many people support DUI checkpoints, free speech zones, unfettered border searches, constitution-free zones, the TSA, the NSA's mass surveillance, protest permits, stop-and-frisk-type policies, unwarranted surveillance in general, or assassination of citizens without trial?

Soccer Moms with Precious Snowflakes.

about a month ago

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Wireless Meters Telex All Clear to Crims

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Wireless utility meters are rapidly being rolled out to make reading them easier / faster for the utility employees. Naturally, there is no encryption and the clear signals can be picked up at almost 500 meters away every 30 seconds, clearly showing ~=zero energy consumption = nobody home. Brilliant."
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Off-shoring getting much, much closer

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Business Plans Underway for a Visa-Free Floating Community off Half Moon Bay Coastline
The vessel will most likely be a used cruise ship for foreign entrepreneurs, converted into a co-working and co-living space where no visa would be required, just a passport.

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