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Sick of Your Local Police Force? Crowdfund Your Own

evafan76 Re:I believe that . . . (330 comments)

It depends on the Jurisdiction, but although both the Police Department and the Sheriff's Office are both Law Enforcement, their jobs are slightly different and they derive authority from separate branches of Government. The Police Department's primary job is to enforce Laws and Ordinances (i.e. Investigating Crime and Arresting/Ticketing Offenders) and derives their authority from a Jurisidiction's Chief Executive. The Sheriff and his Deputies' primary job is to enforce Court Orders and to protect members of the Court and derive their authority from the Court. Usually Police Departments are a function of the City and the Courts (and therefore the Sheriff) are a function of the County, but there are exceptions. Some smaller towns may choose to have the local Sheriff's Office act as their Police Department. Some urbanized Counties have both a Sheriff's Office and a Police Department. Many Sheriff's Offices get assistance from the local Police in performing Court actions (such as executing Warrants, delivering Subpoenas, etc). I hope this clears it up.

about a year ago

On Second Thought, Polaris Really Does Seem 434 Light Years Away

evafan76 Re:The most important question... (75 comments)

that pissed me off so much, universe was actually getting quite good....Someone needs to invest in a real scifi network that only show...oh i dunno....science fiction?

A good starting lineup would be stargate, a star wars tv series, A reboot of firefly, and some good old fashioned early 90's anime....

I think many SciFi and Anime fans have gotten to the point where they just download or stream or buy DVDs/BluRays (or some combination of the 3) of things they want to watch, which is why I don't think a new SciFi network could be successful. The consumers have moved on to other media.

That said, I wonder why SciFi producers in the west haven't tried to copy the OVA model used by some in the Anime Industry, where some Anime goes direct to DVD. They wouldn't have to deal with having to get their show on a network, and there have been successful OVAs that have multiple (albeit short) seasons.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Going Its Own Way On Audio/Video Specification

evafan76 Re:Good luck with that MS (215 comments)

No one use IE any more.

Except there are many corporate intranets that are IE only. Hell, I've seen SharePoint 2010 instances that don't even play well with IE 9...

about 2 years ago

Wikimedia Moving Main Data Center To Ashburn, Virginia

evafan76 As a Northern Virginia resident... (59 comments)

...I have absolutely no idea why anybody outside of the Federal Sector would want their data center in this area. We get Severe Weather (Tropical Storms and Snow Storms) on a semi-regular basis, and traffic tends to jam with a slight dusting of snow or a moderate rain to the point where it can take 3 hours to drive 2 miles, and the Utility Companies are not always the greatest at keeping the power running during these times. Neither of these things can be good for maximizing uptime and minimizing downtime.

about 2 years ago

Wikimedia Moving Main Data Center To Ashburn, Virginia

evafan76 Re:Huh. That doesn't raise any flags at all. (59 comments)

Virginia, huh? Hmm... What else could be in Virginia, I wonder...?

No one, really. Just the CIA, the Pentagon, a lot of the Federal Bureaucracy (although much of it is moving back into D.C.), The FBI Academy, lots of Military Bases, most of the Government Contractors, etc.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft-Built Smartphone Could Irritate Hardware Partners, Harm Nokia

evafan76 Re:Other Manufacturers Can't Complain (100 comments)

GOOGLE is manufacturing hardware??? SINCE WHEN???

They own Motorola Mobility, who does make Hardware.

APPLE is a software company???

"The big secret about Apple is that Apple views itself as a Software Company"-Steve Jobs

(See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEeyaAUCyZs)

Your comment is a perfect example of COMPLETE IGNORANCE

4/10. See me after class.

more than 2 years ago

Hurricane Sandy Nears East Coast

evafan76 Re:Amazon (281 comments)

I'm sure it will somehow take AWS down :)

As a DC area resident who works in Reston (where Amazon's servers are), signs point to YES. Especially since DC area residents have already settled into "PANIC!" mode which includes posting on Facebook on how everybody is going to die and how the Mayans were right, buying every roll of toilet paper and every tube of pimple cream in the grocery store, filling their Viagra prescriptions so they can die happy, hiding in their basements, and emerging 2 days later asking "Why was everybody panicking?" This process also includes everybody jamming on to I-66 at the same time (more so than usual). This response is the same whether it is a hurricane, or just a dusting of snow. Doesn't this make your confident about the people who run your government?

more than 2 years ago

Nintendo's Wii U Will Be Sold At a Loss

evafan76 Re:Why aren't people more hyped about the Wii U? (188 comments)

Which version of Halo?

Halo 3 was panned for its graphics at the time, and that was 2007.

Halo Reach is a couple years old now

Halo Anniversary, the latest game, IS an upscale of the original 2001 game, runs the original graphics engine alongside the new one, and as such is buggy.

I love the series, but its not a good example to judge the graphics capability of the console as newer games tend to find ways to suck every last ounce of power out of the console

more than 2 years ago

No Smiles At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

evafan76 Re:No smiles in Ohio (265 comments)

When I took mine, it kept locking on to Darth Vader on my t-shirt. So they made me put on my coat, which was a M65 field jacket I had modified to be a part of a cosplay (was wearing cause it was cold and I blew my entire paycheck on Caps tickets, manga, and DnD books instead of buying a coat). So now I get funny looks at cons when I get asked for ID and I'm wearing said cosplay.

more than 2 years ago

Magic: the Gathering Is Turing Complete

evafan76 Re:Magic? (135 comments)

Who in their right mind would play such obvious trash?

Surprisingly, lots of people.

People pull knifes on each other over Magic in my hood.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon's Winding Course Through the Patent Jungle

evafan76 Re:Fuck Amazon (13 comments)

You sir, made me spray Mountain Dew through my nose which ruined my keyboard... I hope you're happy...

more than 2 years ago

Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private

evafan76 Re:Cables (300 comments)

Is there ANY good reason to go into that hellhole of a store?

That one time when I can't find something at Staples/Office Depot, am too lazy to drive to MicroCenter, but want it NOW, so ordering it from Amazon or NewEgg is not an option.

This happens about once every 2 years

more than 2 years ago

Malware now infesting my primary computer:

evafan76 INB4... (197 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

evafan76 Re:Stop that. (550 comments)

Don't post a story to /. and end it with "Discuss". That is condescending and pointless, and removes much of my desire to actually participate in the discussion.

It makes it sound like a writing prompt in a Freshmen writing class.

more than 2 years ago

DNI Admits FISA Surveillance Violated the 4th Amendment

evafan76 Re:Too late (132 comments)

No, the worst part is that OUR OWN LAWMAKERS are being restrained in what they can talk about.

This is a direct affront to the principle of congressional oversight.

In this case I agree. This is complete crap. A Congressman having to GET PERMISSION from the Executive Branch to inform those he represents that the 4th Amendment has been breached by the Executive Branch makes one wonder about what he wasn't allowed to say, and why the hell he had to get permission in the first place. However, there are somethings I believe that politicians, no matter the branch, should shut up about, such as information that gives away a source, or puts the lives of those who have helped us in jeopardy. But even that has to take a backseat to the Constitution.

Go ahead, mod me down.

more than 2 years ago

Australian Sex Party May Sue Google Over Ad Refusal

evafan76 Re:There is no problem (183 comments)

No shoes, no shirt...

I have always wondered what would happen if you walked into an establishment with a sign saying that with a shirt, shoes, and no pants. They never said anything about pants.

more than 2 years ago

US ISPs Continue To Support DNSChanger Redirection Servers

evafan76 So... (87 comments)

That's why I didn't get a phone call from my parents asking me to fix their Internet.

more than 2 years ago


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