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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

cygnwolf Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

I'm sorry, what? You're the one that made the equivalency between gun owners and strippers putting their neighbors at risk. My counter argument was that the gun is dangerous to the neighbors even if nobody knows it is there. It can still be found by a kid, an intruder, go off by accident, intentionally because someone has a mental break, etc. Even without any neighbors knowing it is there. Sure, the stripper is still there too, but If she has a mental break and 'goes off by accident' then you might have a few kids who saw some boobs early in life. Though I admit some would argue that could be pretty damaging too I suppose.
I should note that I'm still assuming in both cases we aren't dealing with 'lowlifes' showing up specifically because of the knowledge of what is in the house.
If we DO assume someone finds out what is in the house, I still see the following scenarios: 1- Lowlife shows up to steal gun. Low life either steals gun and uses it to kill someone, or gets shot by gun owner. 2-Lowlife shows up to accost/molest/stalk the stripper. There is danger to the neighbors, though mostly on the piece of mind front. The DANGER to the neighbors is greater in the first situation.
Not that I'm advocating that the stripper should be sacrificed because of their profession, they don't deserve that even though it is a risk of the job. The gun owner could also be a target, but the mind set of most of the gun owners I know is that owning the gun gives them a way to protect themselves.

tldr; I never once said that the licensing was the problem, I've been arguing against the public release of those records. It's the public release of that information that needs to be discussed and more than a little bit of sense applied to when/where/how it is used.

And finally, back to the alcohol problem. If bars are forced to stop serving at 2, and strip clubs are allowed to serve until 5, it sounds like to me the local laws about serving alcohol need to be addressed to get rid of the loophole. Again, it's not the strippers that are the problem, but the fact that their establishment is getting preferential treatment.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

cygnwolf Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

Still not buying that the fact that some people are allowed to dance naked in front of other people being the reason that she died. She died because some shithead got drunk and killed her. Just because he was able to go to the strip club and 'keep on chugging' doesn't mean that he wouldn't have stopped had the strip club not been there. Unless you're saying that the strip club served him the alcohol after normal bars are forced to stop. If that's the case, it STILL sounds like the problem isn't the dancers but the fact that the clubs are allowed to bend the rules on alcohol sales. I'm not trying to say what happened here isn't a tragedy, but pointing a finger at the dancers and saying it's their fault seems to be looking for a scapegoat instead of really looking for the problem.

about a month and a half ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

cygnwolf Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

Getting drunk at a strip club is the same as getting drunk at a bar, or getting drunk at a friends house. If you drive home after, you're still a drunk driver. Hell, in the part of the country where I grew up, the strip clubs seldom, if ever, even sold alcohol.
Also, your equivalency isn't. People KNOW where the strip clubs are, they have signs. People do not know where guns are stored. There are no signs. Just because someone works in a strip club doesn't mean that they take their work home with them. Their neighbors are not at risk, unless some 'well meaning' individual releases the dancer's home address. THEN their neighbors have the issues with the lowlifes you mentioned.

about a month and a half ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

cygnwolf Re:pics? (475 comments)

less than a day old at the time I'm writing this....

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

cygnwolf Re:They won't (126 comments)

Particularly since you're talking about Mint and not one of the more solid and robust distros like Ubuntu or Red Hat.

about 4 months ago
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Google Sells Maine Barge For Scrap

cygnwolf Re:Google should have built underwater datacenter (79 comments)

Do a web search for Thermal Pollution and you'll see a whole slew of sites devoted to the concept. Dumping excess heat into the ocean could have a very bad effect on aquatic wildlife. Heck, here's a wiki link for you Thermal Polution

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

cygnwolf Re:It's Intended (137 comments)

Pretty sure that's always been the MO for CCG's, even before they became electronic...

about 5 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

cygnwolf Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

Seems to me they would have to pay import tarrifs to bring the resources back planetside....

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Just because someone has a docorate degree doesn't mean they are an absolute authority. Scholarly papters demand a lot of citations and evidence to be excepted, not someone with a degree saying it is so.

and a doctorate of philosophy in biomedical sciences is such an expert on geology and material sciences.
Just saying, I've seen enough from other sources, the only thing that will convince me that gorilla glass is hardness 9 would be something FROM corning, or from soneone that says 'hey, we tested it, here are the results'. Otherwise it's regurgitated information who's accuracy is suspect.

about 8 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Further follow up, I have seen around the internet numerous times the claim that Gorilla Glass has an hardness of 9. Most of those claims, however, just like the page you link to, do not cite any references for this information.
However, nowhere in Corning's official literature do they ever indicate ANY Mohs rating for it. They only give the Vicker's rating, and they give it well below what other sources besides the one I linked to give for sapphire

I did some more digging for more places that site the vicker's rating of sapphire, all of them give the Vicker's hardness rating of 2000 for sapphire, still well over the manufacturer's specs for gorilla glass.
http://www.kevingalloway.co.uk...
http://americas.kyocera.com/ki...

about 7 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

They're not nobody links. ok, maybe the first one is, but the first two are directly FROM THE MANUFACTURER. hardly a nobody if you ask me.

about 7 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

According to some half-assed googling, it looks like a Mohs hardness of 9 (Sapphire) roughly corrosponds to a vicker's scale rating of 2035.
Contrast that to Gorilla Glass's listed 622 - 701, and there's a drastic difference in hardness that actually places gorilla glass around a 5-6 on the Mohs scale.

Interestingly, Gorilla glass 3 even lists a LOWER Vicker's rating, citing only 534-639.
Hardness does not always = scratch resistance apparently. The Gorilla glass 3 resists scratches a very different way.....

citations
http://www.cidraprecisionservi... - Mohs conversions
http://www.corning.com/docs/sp... - gorilla glass info sheet
http://317d462d97c0f60cc4a8-f8... = gorilla glass 3 info sheet

about 7 months ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

cygnwolf Re:Added benefit (104 comments)

You're also talking about one person's experience with a local farmer, who most likely was not a large commercial dairy operation where the one sick cow could easily be overlooked. Pasteurization isn't because it's common for the milk to be contaminated, but because a possibility (however slim) exists. And would only be amplified by gross capitalism where that one, slightly sick cow is still making milk after all.....

Look at all of the recent incidences of other contaminated foodstuffs (I'm looking at you, Spinach) that have made local news over the last few years. We could have seen just as many from milk if raw milk was still a widely available commodity. Possibly more, as with the spinach it's harder for the contaminate to move throughout the whole batch like it can with a liquid.

about 8 months ago
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Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

cygnwolf Re:Lame (108 comments)

I beleive you mean PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but I'm pretty sure loads of people think of them as Pains In The Aft region too....

about 10 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

cygnwolf Re:Can she fight crime? (41 comments)

Is it sad the first place I went with this was that show from the 90's M.A.N.T.I.S.?

about 10 months ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

cygnwolf Re:Just 1 Anonymous Coward (189 comments)

obviously you should stop browsing as AC, I don't see those sliders and I browse at -1 all the time. I don't have to do anything special to do this either. There's an option in your conversations settings called "Choose your discussion system" that allows you to choose the classic style view, and it's been there ever since the sliders were introduced, took me all of 1 minute to find it when the sliders came out.

about 10 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

cygnwolf Re:oh well (385 comments)

So, to correct GP's car analogy, This is like the Ford Motor Company having the service manuals in stock, but refusing to sell them to you unless you've been buying the extra-extra-extended warranty policy year after year

about a year ago

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Apple announces patent on Head Mounted Display - Like google glass

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cygnwolf writes "Another salvo is fired in the Apple vs Google war. Apple revealed yesterday that they filed for and have been granted a patent on a Head Mounted Display that bears a curious resemblance to Google Glass

From the article:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's application for a patent describing head-mounted display technology that is tangentially related to see-through, or augmented reality, units like Google's Project Glass."

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Chineese traffic jam hits the 10 day mark...

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cygnwolf (601176) writes "You think your morning commute is bad? Imagine being stuck in a traffic jam, not just for hours at a time, but for weeks. This pile up in China has been going on for 10 days now and doesn't show any sign of ending before the 17th of next month..."
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