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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

bradrum Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

What your saying is just a rationalization of manslaughter or vehicular homicide due to negligence. Its lawyers, people, or officials like you that make you totally degrade the mission of the Los Angeles Sheriff's dept which is to "Partner with the people we serve to secure and promote safety in our communities." If it were up to you it would read "Partner with the executives we serve to secure and promote our privileged position above the law in our communities."

about a month ago
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About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

bradrum Re:And what they did not publish (227 comments)

More confirmation bias crap. A ton of people just sit around waiting for something that fits their beliefs to post about or up vote.

Usually people that say this kind of shit get their money and claim that it is "wasted" on others. Because no one else has their genius right?

about a month and a half ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

bradrum Re:What a waste, who the hell are we protecting he (415 comments)

I understand that.

My point is that the as the
a) long arm of the law grows longer the potential for misuse grows larger as well
b) that the cops in this case are either
1) probably going after someone that there is very little evidence against or 2) that they have overlooked significant evidence against if they have rip the whole place to shreds and need to use a dog to find deeply hidden usb stick.

about 3 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

bradrum What a waste, who the hell are we protecting here (415 comments)

Are you telling me that they can't stop people from making child pornography by identifying the children in the films and finding the perverts who do that kind of stuff? There must be mountains of other forensic evidence they can use to connect the people that actually did these crimes than the sick people that view that stuff.

There must be all kinds of techniques they can use to uncover the equipment that the stuff is made on, identifying the children that are in the the stuff, and finding the perps. I am sure that a ton of children could be saved by basic investigation techniques. But they find something like this and get money from the feds for dogs that sniff memory on the chance that someone has ratholed a usb stick with illegal stuff on it. And the long arm of the law grows longer and longer as they get tools like this and need a purpose for them.

This has unreasonable search and seizure written all over it. To go to such lengths to find a usb stick with some pictures on it seems more like a justification for an invasive use of investigative powers than a legitimate tactic to protect children from abuse. Next it will be used on investigative reporters in the interests of "national security".

about 3 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

bradrum Re:Actually, it happens all the time (138 comments)

The internet is full of disinformation and lies, just as well! Quite a bit of internet information is free...a ton of it is free for a reason, it is untrue.

Searching the internet on Google is not a replacement for historians doing extensive research, having that research reviewed, then publishing.

about 4 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

bradrum Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

Otherwise history is going to look very different in the near future. Holocaust? Sorry, no records available. Khmer Rouge? Never happened.

You do realize that those events are documented by first hand accounts and historians right? How is being erased from Google's databases close to erasing the memories of witnesses or even the ability of historians to publish books? Not even close sorry.

Our prior actions do, and should, affect our future. Having paid ones debt to society is not the same as suddenly becoming trustworthy just because our past can be hidden...
 

People say this shit all of the time then something happens to them or they get sick or something. Then they suddenly become the one exception to the rule. What you saying is more of the same kind of talk that control freaks say that think that they control who they meet, what they see, and what they hear all of the time. Thinking that the more self selected information that they dig up will prevent anything bad from happening to them or their loved ones.

about 4 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

bradrum Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

Haven't you gotten the memo on this? Somewhere during the Reagan years people decided that rehabilitation is only for white collar criminals and government officials.

about 4 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

bradrum Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

Yup. So remember to collect all those tissues and send them into your local Google offices.

about 4 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

bradrum Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

That is what the justice system is for... to adjudicate and punish those that break the law. Google is just for nosy people that think they can avoid anyone that will ever commit a crime and never get sick because they can diagnose every sneeze they ever have.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

bradrum Designed for safety & performance (636 comments)

I find these two aspects interesting and wonder what the trade off is. Longer compiler times?

"Designed for Safety
Swift eliminates entire classes of unsafe code. Variables are always initialized before use, arrays and integers are checked for overflow, and memory is managed automatically. Syntax is tuned to make it easy to define your intent — for example, simple three-character keywords define a variable (var) or constant (let)."

" Swift code is transformed into optimized native code, "

about 4 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

bradrum Re:Tired of one year release cycle (411 comments)

Constantly evaluating wether a user likes the changes you have made makes for mediocre software. Apple has made some huge changes, System 7, OS X, iMac, and iPhone.all huge risks and has great success with those. Sure big failures are baked in there too, but they Apple has shone when they have taken big chances.

Microsoft dedicates itself to customers that don't like many changes.

about 4 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

bradrum Re:Off-topic Maybe (411 comments)

Lol unfortunately that is an apt metaphor. I would say it is also like making love while wearing full body latex condoms (the kind in the naked gun) smothering any of the uniqueness that different hardware and their APIs might give you.

about 4 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

bradrum Re:Its Killer Feature (411 comments)

I like the idea of free regular releases too. But the reality is that they don't seem to be able to break much technical ground with these. Like moving to ZFS or integrating virtual reality (kinda serious) .

about 4 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

bradrum Re:Off-topic Maybe (411 comments)

As someone who has worked on several cross platform toolkits I can say that

"cross platform...is the new platform" == marketing bullshit

about 4 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

bradrum Tired of one year release cycle (411 comments)

I am tired of this every year release cycle. Wish they would take a couple of years and swing for the fences on their software.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

bradrum The good thing about politics in space is... (291 comments)

It inspired a race between two great nations to reach further than each other towards the stars.

The bad thing is that this doesn't seem likely again as we move out of the basic science business. I would love to proven wrong on this, but it seems that the US public looks upon basic research funded by the fed as some kind of socialist program. George W was instrumental in sabotaging basic science programs, especially those that study climate and geology, because there research objectives and discoveries didn't fit his agenda.

about 6 months ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

bradrum Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

It is completely ironic that you suggest Putin won't take back Alaska because of the threat of nuclear war. The Ukrainians gave up their ICBMs so now the Russians are invading Ukraine.

The sad thing is that no one would make that "mistake" again. Say goodbye to any prospect of nuclear non-proliferation in the new century.

about 6 months ago
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Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

bradrum Re:Putin - Rusputin (498 comments)

Wow, I agree with Cold Fjord, who would of thought I would see the day.

Yes Putin is just inventing bullshit here to justify his invasion of Ukraine sovereign land. He is expressly violating the 1994 agreement and in the process you can pretty much flush any idea of nuclear non-proliferation down the toilet. In fact I think this short sighted illegal reactionary move Putin probably moves us significantly towards the prospect of nuclear war.

   

about 7 months ago
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SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA

bradrum Re:What exact laws were broken? (116 comments)

Specifically, the 4th amendment, to the US constitution protecting US citizens against unreasonable search and seizures. Normally this would involve anything searched or seized without warrant.

Where the federal government goes to a court and requests some case for the search or seizure of specific information. Anything that deviates from these requests and the specific information they obtain warrants for is forbidden and against the law. So anyone that is involved in any of the warrant-less surveillance of US citizens either directly or indirectly should be thrown in jail.

So this procedure has been shown to be exact opposite of what the NSA and FBI have been doing. They have been collecting information under blanket approvals issued by some secret kangaroo court and then using parallel construction to establish some kind of case against those that get caught up in the net.

about 7 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

bradrum Another translation (606 comments)

Whiny libertarian leaning suburban people who don't know about public transit or running a business in a big city tell guy who does that he is wrong.

about 7 months ago

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