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Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room

amohat Re:Maybe the case will be dropped? (227 comments)

Wait, were you thanking me for the clarification that I have yet to post?

Or did you self-clarify my post yourself and then call me an idiot because your clarification sucked? I'm going to assume that you weren't confessing to being the self-identifying idiot, but that's not clear either ;)

Anyway, I'm saying that the FBI is not beyond reproach, and they enforce the law inconsistently and unfairly, and thus dishonestly. They have quite the sordid history, and often its not clear exactly who made the call or why. Of course, sometimes they get it right; this is the basis of their glorious stature in our society. But when they get it wrong, it's usually a fucking disaster, like with the supreme court...no more appeals.

In this case, you gotta be fucking kidding me if you think they got it right. Why won't they make a case? Are they so brilliant that they can accurately predict the case is so flawed that it would fail in court? Are they so cynical that they don't agree that it would be valuable to prosecute the case regardless of the outcome, in the interest of justice and/or accountability? Are they underfunded/understaffed and cannot mount a proper case due to an inadequate investigation? Would working this case threaten other cases, or (golly) national security somehow?

Give me a fucking break. I don't need to prove their motivations---or even fathom any guesses---to know when they are fucking up. This case is clear: the FBI has done a disservice to the American people here.

As far as your sarcastic "protect some random low level local government employee" theory...yeah, actually that is spot on. In another context, it's called the Blue Shield or whatever. Professional courtesy, from another point of view. The FBI is supposed to step in when the local authorities cannot be trusted to serve justice, which very much sounds like the case here. Is there pressure to keep the FBI from prosecuting local law enforcement due to apparent incompetence or corruption? Fuck yes, how naive could you be? That's like the nuclear option, and they use it about as often, for about the same reasons. I can only assume in this case, the FBI were like, "meh, we're busy, call us when you got a terrorist". Too bad, because lay people looking at this case are like "this is fucked up and represents everything wrong with government" and we are all losers as a result.

more than 4 years ago

GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

amohat Re:Sauce for the goose (926 comments)

Well, I don't even make a legal turn on a red light when there are "red-light" cameras...totally legal, but I'd be a fool to get mixed up in fighting a bad ticket if i could avoid the entire situation?

I also make sure to pull over whenever a cop is behind me. I'm not into that "tailing me for 20 minutes see if I make a mistake" game. If they want me, I'm ready, phone on record. If not, I continue on my way, usually right behind said cop. Which makes for a nice ride, actually.

It's like I have my own personal plea bargains, lol.

more than 4 years ago

Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room

amohat Re:Maybe the case will be dropped? (227 comments)

"Are you honestly saying the FBI will not prosecute..."


I am honestly saying the FBI is not honest. In this case, in particular, totally dishonest. And this is not new, it's just Tuesday.

more than 4 years ago

Denials Aside, Feds Storing Body Scan Images

amohat Re:Of course they can (560 comments)

Same old apologies, different president, same reasons.

I call bullshit. Well he's better than X? Yawn.

But what interests me is that maybe this time---maybe the betrayal of Obama is so great---people will finally commit to "wasting their vote" on a 3rd party.

Or are we doomed to the best of two evils, never anyone good? Is this really the government we deserve?

more than 4 years ago

School District Drops 'D' Grades

amohat Re:Will it really matter? (617 comments)

That crap comment got modded Insightful +4 ?

Lol, D+ at best. Aka FAIL

more than 3 years ago

Playboy Launches Safe For Work Website

amohat Yes, ONLY for the articles! (98 comments)

Playboy has better articles and features than it does naked models.

In fact, it makes no sense to get Playboy for the nudity. Sort of a ripoff, especially if you're not into big buxom blonde white women.

The articles are definitely worth reading, as far as magazines go.

Every issue has relevant and insightful political commentary, and one of the very rare publications that directly oppose police corruption and brutality. If nothing else, you ought to support them as a last bastion of sound and reasonable popular American politics...their platform very much aligns with the young progressive internet generation.

Should I go on? The playboy advisor is almost always spot on. They publish celebrity nip-slips, a fave of mine. Every issue has at least one serious non-fiction article, and usually a good fiction, too. Popular sports analysis and predictions...what the fuck do you want from a men's magazine?

more than 4 years ago

Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault

amohat Re:Mother... (417 comments)

It's called making the rent.

aka: i dont want to be homeless

more than 4 years ago

Google Bringing HTML5 To Gmail

amohat Re:Thats not new (112 comments)

No thanks, I wish we could go back to [some arbitrary time when the world was simpler and therefore better and somebody get those damn kids off my lawn]

more than 3 years ago

iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan

amohat Re:Not Just The iPad/iPhone - It's All Smartphones (670 comments)

You're so right...and lazy developers, too? Suddenly a category will shake out as they all compete on bandwidth efficiency?

Of course, Apple would never allow the likes of an "adblock" app?

more than 4 years ago

Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

amohat Re:If it bricks, it's their fault. (750 comments)

"Second, this is about the safety of everyone else sharing the road with you."


more than 4 years ago

AT&T Wins Gizmodo 3G Bandwidth Test

amohat Re:That isn't the problem with AT&T (156 comments)

I agree. Who cares about data speeds when you can't rely on your PHONE to make calls?

"dang, this is taking a little longer to download."

"WTF?!? HELLO? HELLO? ARRGH!!! I was on hold for a hour to talk to that rep!!!"

One of these scenarios irritates me, the other makes me want to murder death kill.

more than 5 years ago

Florida Congressman Wants Blogging Critic Fined, Jailed

amohat Re:The question, really, is this: (549 comments)

Why, are you named My Corporation?

I see your point but your analogy is bunk. Nobody is claiming ownership, and Grayson isn't going after the domain. He is accusing her of misrepresenting her Political Action Committee as some sort of grassroots organization when it's just a front for Grayson's opponent.

It seems inappropriate for Grayson to make a fuss like this...until you look into the shysty-ass crap the other side is pulling. Transparency is good and should be not only encouraged in politics but rigidly enforced.

I do not think Grayson is afraid of being exposed, that dude has Colbert-sized balls. Anyone who dares speak truth to power has my support, even if it's a wacko like Ron Paul.

more than 5 years ago

Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

amohat Re:Good luck with that (413 comments)

Nobody in their right mind uses Playboy for masturbation.

Pornography has evolved. I hope your jokes will, too, someday.

more than 5 years ago

Gigantic Air Gun To Blast Cargo Into Orbit

amohat Re:If this was useless, it would already be funded (384 comments)

$500 million might be the penalty for not building out BART properly in the first place. Waiting for a metropolis to mature before investing in public transit is a stupid and costly mistake. Which is what the Bay Area is facing right now...the new Bay Bridge is a good example. Why not extend to San Jose and Santa Rosa? What is wasted by sitting in daily, unavoidable traffic jams? What is lost by people unable to take a job across the Bay due to traffic?

Pretty absurd that you would take funding away from public transit projects and give it to a specious space program. At best, sounds like some kind of trickle-down economics. How much space exploration needs to be done for the Bay to get a decent subway system?

California can save $500 million just by reforming its penal code. Or defeating the price-fixing by energy suppliers. Speaking of collusion, even the most cowardly of health care reforms could easily save amount. There's a good place to use your imagination.

Also, pretty silly that you describe people who use public transit as lazy. I thought lazy people stayed at home.

more than 5 years ago

Has the Glory Gone Out of Working In IT?

amohat Re:Confusing IT (623 comments)

Bravo to you. Let it be known the moderation system sometimes misses the gold.

more than 5 years ago

ISP Mistakenly Emails Customer Database To Thousands

amohat Re:You gave me a business idea (259 comments)

They've been doing this just fine for years...why would they outsource the job to you?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Tax Dodge At Issue In Washington State

amohat Re:Dodgy statesmen (681 comments)

"It is either illegal or it isn't"

You clearly do not understand law. It is only illegal if somebody is willing to enforce the law, which is far from a certainty. Otherwise, it's pretty much on a case by case basis, depending on the level of wealth and prestige involved.

You could look at the so-called war on terror for plenty of examples. Or environmental law. Or consumer law. And basically the entire tax code. Not to get too ridiculous, but international law is running joke.

Suddenly Bernie Madoff was breaking the law? Nah, suddenly somebody had the nerve to enforce the law...that would more accurate.

more than 5 years ago

Universal "Death Stench" Repels Bugs of All Types

amohat Re:Great... (248 comments)

Try grinding up on the hipster, that usually works.

more than 5 years ago

Taking Showers Can Be Harmful To Your Health

amohat Re:Nothing to see here, move along... (431 comments)

"Hospitals do all kinds of disinfection..."

Let me fix that for you: "We hope that...Hospitals do all kinds of disinfection..."

Just like we hope that airlines do all kinds of maintenance. But come on folks, all we need to do is shake a lil corruption out of the FAA to find out everyone's cutting corners. But ain't nobody watching! Guess we gotta hope the magical free hand protects us?

By the way, have a safe flight and a speedy recovery!

more than 5 years ago



No way to remove Pandora link from Facebook?

amohat amohat writes  |  more than 5 years ago

amohat (88362) writes "So I added Pandora as an application to my Facebook account. Great, it posts all my Pandora activity to my fb. Now I want to remove it but apparently this is impossible. Anybody know anything about this? Good net companies going bad at a scary clip?"

amohat amohat writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amohat (88362) writes "So I have a little boom in the back, some bump in the trunk. Nothing outrageous, but enough to worry about the effects on my poor laptop suffering in pretty close proximity to serious vibration and sound pressure. Should I be worried? Assuming the unit is completely shut down, can/will it be rattled enough to damage? It would be in a protective, cushioned bag/case. What's your experience? Surely there are some slashdotters out there with some basshead tendencies."


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