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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re: fight it out in court (474 comments)

True as far as that goes, but not all police departments are afflicted with criminal cops or tolerate them. I knew a Baltimore COUNTY 911 dispatcher that totally hated dealing with calls about Baltimore CITY cops that lived in the county beating their wives or getting in fights off duty. The county cops hated dealing with violent offenders that assumed they were arrest-proof. They were not and not happy to find that out.

3 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re:fight it out in court (474 comments)

Advice for the real world dude. Dealing with an aggressive armed psycho one-on-one is a losing bet. Don't give Bufort T. Justice and Dirty Harry an excuse to go off on you. Sir I do not consent to search works jsut as well legally as fuck off. YMMV

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight Re:fight it out in court (474 comments)

The camera thing IS making headway in Baltimore. Also note the following: "Officer I am not consenting to a search at this time, as is my right" as opposed to "FUCK YOU PIG get outta my face you racist cracker shithead". Only one of these is going to impress a judge or jury later on ;)

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

deadweight fight it out in court (474 comments)

Advice I got from a cop: Most cops are great guys and a few are psychopaths with guns. The best place to fight it out is in court where they won't be able to shoot you and get away with it ;)

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

deadweight Re:Easiest way... (267 comments)

I think this is the OS version of "I loved that band when they played in Jimmy's basement, but now they have a van and go to clubs. Total loser sellout band now, no cool person would go see them". YMMV and all, but I am loving Mint. It does stuff I want without spending all day fsking with it.

about a week ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

deadweight Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (197 comments)

Like we all said, you want anarchy. If I sell you a car and refuse to hand it over, you will call the police and they will eventually use violence if I refuse to give you a car or your money back. There is *no such thing* as government or law if no one is willing to enforce it. So...you all spank yourselves silly imagining your alternative-universe libertarian self being rich and powerful and taking on all comers.

about a week ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

deadweight Re:Simple (222 comments)

I live on solar power on my boat sometimes. I get 4-6 good hours out of it. The panels did pay for themselves by saving me a lot of generator fuel. I ended up running a slight defecit and needed to run the engine about every 4 days instread of once a day.

about a week ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

deadweight Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (197 comments)

Libertarians *sort of* want laws and government. What they don't want is enough government to actually have a chance in hell of enforcing said laws. I think their idea of heaven would be like a 19th century territory where the US Marshall might come around a few time a year, but otherwise if you had the guns and the guts you could just go do what you wanted to and shoot anyone that didn't like it and didn't have enough hired guns to hurt you.

about a week ago
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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

deadweight Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (197 comments)

I think you are describing exactly the situation that led my forebears to leave England for the colonies that would become the USA. In the 17th century in England you got what the landed gentry allowed you to get. Sure there were some middle class merchants and such, but to a large extant the way up was owned by the aristrocrats and they weren't sharing it out.

about a week ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

deadweight Re:I don't know... Maybe... (299 comments)

If Ms. X is being paid by opponents of Uber, that is NEWS. If Ms. X likes purple vibrators, besides for her boyfriend learning what to get her for Christmas, WHO CARES! Trying to find dirt on a reporters personal life is vastly different than exposing a reporter being paid by your competitors. Reporter: Your taxi company is violating the law by ignoring rule number 7a.1 Uber: I saw you looking at porn

about two weeks ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

deadweight Re:Here's the deal (215 comments)

Many of us in the IT industry got "recruited" half to death back in the day. I got more calls about jobs that did not actually exist. I started out every call with "Is this an ACTUAL JOB and who/what/where details please or I am hanging up". I can see the value of a GOOD headhunter/agent/recruiter, but the space is filled with hacks that just throw everything against the wall to see if anything sticks.

about two weeks ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

deadweight Re:(Vorsicht vor den Vögel!) damn birds (150 comments)

I maintained a laser link once. The tree in front of it grew high enough to block it, so we hired a tree trimmer. He managed to knock the laser off the roof somehow.

about two weeks ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

deadweight Re:Waste (276 comments)

I am a MCP. You can pass the test and not know ONE THING about actually using a computer if you have good memorization skills and get one of the test prep guides. Even if you do know what you are doing, the memorization way is better because the common sense answer is not always the correct answer. At least when I took the test you had to parse the sentences to figure out WTF they were even ASKING and then keep in mind the MicsoSpeak. I think "cost effective network" was always 10BaseT back in the day.

about two weeks ago
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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

deadweight Re:No shit, (204 comments)

Here is the deal. My techniclly marginal-at-best bosses CANNOT sort out competing ideas. Everything turns into a 3rd grade popularity contest with bonus points to anyone who can "cloud" or "virtulize". The bosses are not sure what it means, but they know they like it.

about two weeks ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

deadweight Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (132 comments)

I am a commercial pilot. I can usually tell you what species of bird I almost hit. I *KNOW* the difference between living things and drones.

about two weeks ago
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US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Breach

deadweight Re:Telecommuting?? (50 comments)

FYI, not everone at the Post Office delivers mail. In other news, not all Delta employees are pilots and not all NASCAR employees are drivers.

about two weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

deadweight Re:And you get to live in Florida!!! (161 comments)

I went to flight school in Florida. Number 1 thing I loved about Flordia - by FAR - was I was one hour from the Bahamas! LOVED IT :) What I didn't like was every kind of nut, psycho killer, dirt bag, crack dealer, and every other kind of riff-raff seemed to migrate there. I very narrowly avoided the "Palm Bay Shoot Out" if you remember that.

about three weeks ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

deadweight Re:Add it to the list (68 comments)

I pay extra because I teach people to fly. I would pay more for flying experimental aircraft and I assume more again for spacecraft. Issue is I can look up the fatality per 100,000 hours for production aircraft, but not for experimental aircraft and REALLY not for rarely flown new spacecraft. Right now the fatality per 100,000 hours for Virgin Galactic is about the same as parachuting into an active volcano if you extrapolate it out. In contrast, the airplanes I teach in are about 1 fatality per 100,000 hours.

about three weeks ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

deadweight Re:Gawd. (68 comments)

If space travel were as dangerous as long distance sailing in the 1400s no one would go.

about three weeks ago
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Bats Can Jam Each Other's Ultrasonic Signals

deadweight Re: EVERYONE does this! (50 comments)

Also only some types of vultures have good noses. The other ones will watch the good-nose species and follow them if they see them head off for something smelly.

about three weeks ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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