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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Usefull Idiot Always ask for a Lawyer (291 comments)

If you are being officially questioned, there are only two things you need to say -
1. Am I under arrest?
2. I wish to speak with my lawyer.

Very simply because they think you were either involved with or the prime suspect in a crime, and -
1. The police officer is trying to solve a case/send something to the DA, and that is their first priority, the lawyers/court are there to determine what happened.
2. Even if they don't get a confession for a serious crime, they may charge you with whatever they can, to provide time to find more evidence.
3. They have no obligation to tell you the truth or provide any information they have.

The only way to get any view of what is going on is to involve a lawyer.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

Usefull Idiot Is it really a Better Career Opportunity? (263 comments)

You have to evaluate what that means for you -
1. How long will you be at the lower pay level? What is their evaluation process?
2. Do you believe in the companies product?
3. Will they require more time from you, and are you willing to put in that time, for less pay? Think about it as less time for everything else in your life.
4. Will this experience truly be better for you in X years?
5. What happens if the Company with the "Better Career Opportunity" runs into financial difficulties? I assume they are less stable, how do you handle situations without a sure footing?

about a year ago

Broadcasters Petition US Supreme Court In Fight Against Aereo

Usefull Idiot Great Advertisement. (229 comments)

If you weren't suing them, I may not have heard of their service. Now that I'm aware of it, I will most likely sign up once they are in my area.

about a year ago

IT Positions Some of the Toughest Jobs To Fill In US

Usefull Idiot Re:Two part problem (886 comments)

7. Outsource lower level tech jobs to India, but expect people in the US to somehow magically acquire the the experience without having the aforementioned job.

more than 2 years ago

Confidentiality Expires For 1940 Census Records

Usefull Idiot Silly Slashdot (311 comments)

"Get all 18TB of it while it's hot."

You know we only accept quantification by the LOC Standard.

more than 2 years ago

Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity

Usefull Idiot Logic... (805 comments)

I understand to motive is self-righteous vigilantism and not logic, but lets give it a go. Person A is annoying by talking on their phone. Person B does not like it, so therefore they decide that all people within X radius of them are screwed if they happen to be using a wireless or Wi-Fi device. Perhaps I would rather ignore Person A and use my wireless/Wi-Fi device for something important, but hey Person B could care less. So, Person A is wrapped up in their issue and could care less about how it affects other people, Person B is wrapped up in their issue and could care less about how it affects other people. How is Person B any different from Person A (sans the loud mouth)?

more than 2 years ago

Net Companies Consider the "Nuclear Option" To Combat SOPA

Usefull Idiot Better do it fast! (507 comments)

Before a law passes that would declare it terrorism! Unless they pass a law retroactively declaring discussing the option a terroristic threat, which I wouldn't put past the lawmakers... Uh oh, I should shut up, I'm giving them ideas.

about 3 years ago

China Telecom Mulls Entry Into US Telecoms Market

Usefull Idiot T-mobile (161 comments)

Am I the only one that T-mobile came to mind? I mean if AT&T can't make a deal with them, I'm sure China Telecom would have the $.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Should Pay For OtherOS Removal, Says Finnish Board

Usefull Idiot Obviously not in US (319 comments)

Sony should pay up 100 euros to a console owner

In the US they would either pay the federal entity directly, or be required to provide a $10 voucher to but another Sony product. If it was a class action suit, the customers would get no more than $2 a piece, because the lawyers had to get paid. That's the US for you though, suing culture, but only the lawyers get paid.

more than 3 years ago

Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Nears Chernobyl Levels

Usefull Idiot Inflamatory Headline, Incomplete Information (537 comments)

So, the daily average of releases of iodine-131 and cesium-137 are, according to certain measurements, comparable to Chernobyl. They base this on a 10 day total from Chernobyl. Basic Questions:
1. What 10 days did they pull the average from for Chernobyl and what day or days are they pulling from for Fukushima?
2. What are the totals over the entirety of each disaster (or at least the current estimated total at Fukushima vs Chernobyl)?
3. What other radioactive materials were released in Chernobyl and how do they compare to Fukushima?
4. How did the evacuation and response measures compare?
5. How do the long term containment and clean up processes compare?
6. How do the human exposure variables compare?

In the end though, even evaluating these two data points, they fail to indicate the overall meaning and affect of these values (ie: How does this apply to human health?).

more than 3 years ago

UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

Usefull Idiot Confused. (226 comments)

Google and the BBC already pay for the "pipes" they use, and end users pay for the "pipes" they use, where is someone not getting paid in this?

more than 4 years ago

2010 Election Results Are In

Usefull Idiot Meet the new boss. (1530 comments)

Same as the old boss. Tea Parties, Rallies, HAH!

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Throws Out Bilski Patent

Usefull Idiot Justice Stevens' Opinion (232 comments)

After reading the 5-16, I went on to read Justice Steven's Option, which makes a lot more sense. Imagine that, he tries to be consistent with the constitution, and history!

more than 4 years ago

British Man Becomes the First To Swim Under Mt. Everest

Usefull Idiot != Under (30 comments)

If that is what is meant by under, I work more than 20 feet under my basement all day, and drive under my basement on average more than once a day.

more than 4 years ago

Is That "Sexting" Pic Illegal? A Scientific Test

Usefull Idiot What!?!? (711 comments)

"A naive solution, from a scientific point of view, would be to poll a random sample of lawyers or other professionals in a police go-to database, and ask them to evaluate whether the picture is child pornography, without any information about where the picture came from."

So, in essence you would be purposefully distributing child porn to a random sample of people. That would solve the problem!

more than 5 years ago

Circuit City Closes Its Doors For Good

Usefull Idiot Re:Main mistake they made? (587 comments)

The main mistake Circuit City made IMHO was that their prices were always higher than their primary competitors (Best Buy, CompUSA, etc.).

Circuit City more expensive than Best Buy? It has not been like that in the last 10+ years, at least not in my area. I wouldn't be overly concerned, but now Best Buy is the only shop within at least 60 miles. Guess I have to go exclusively web.

about 6 years ago

88% of IT Admins Would Steal Passwords If Laid Off

Usefull Idiot This just in! (448 comments)

100% of douchebag security companies will manipulate data to sell you something!

more than 5 years ago


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