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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

iNaya Re:why start after the fact? (219 comments)

Good point.

But it's a bit more complicated than that. Many people refuse to believe that their friends have done something "wrong" and will water it down in their own minds. Much like when parents refuse to believe than little darling Johnny could ever have done something like that.

I agree, the police force as an organisation (in each country) needs to put more focus on their members behaving property, and expelling those who don't, but at the same time, it's hard for people to punish their own friends (which are usually the people who are with them on the beat, and know they've done something wrong). Or they'll even believe that the act wasn't wrong.

Also, many police who would otherwise dob in their comrades do not for fear of repercussion.

There needs to be organisational change, but to call 97% of them bad is either mean-spirited or naive.

about three weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

iNaya Re:why start after the fact? (219 comments)

All humans who let bad humans stay (in society) are themselves bad humans. Which includes you.

about three weeks ago
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Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself

iNaya Re:Not always Free Speech (88 comments)

From Wikipedia: "Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using one's body to anyone who is willing to receive them."

Merriam Webster: "the right to express facts and opinions subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to protect itself from a clear and present danger) guaranteed by the 1st and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution and similar provisions of some state constitutions"

Oxford Dictionaries: "The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint."

I am capable of communicating the entirety of my ideas and opinions without having to copy someone else's work. So despite ACs rudeness, I don't consider him/her to be wrong about free speech.

But I could be wrong under the Oxford definition because it really depends what entails a "restraint", and being restrained by not being able to reproduce someone;s work could count. But by uploading torrents of the latest movies, I'm not really expressing any opinion to begin with. To actually express something, one would need to cut and add commentary about the movie expressing an actual opinion, which would then fall under "fair use" for most purposes.

The Merriam Webster entry seems to say that freedom of speech can be defined by the government, which I consider absurd.

The Wikipedia entry specifically says "using one's body", so under that definition, breaking movie copyright certainly doesn't count. Doing a rendition of "happy birthday" could count as free speech that is stopped by copyright law imo.

about three weeks ago
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Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists

iNaya Re:Not Bad, but... (86 comments)

"Hao bu hao" means "good or bad". "Hao bu hao ma?" means "good or bad?", and could be translated as "Is that good for you?"

about 7 months ago
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Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists

iNaya Re:Shared written language (86 comments)

Yes they do. Which makes Chinese languages particularly interesting. There are quite a few differences in grammar between Cantonese and "Mandarin" (Standard Chinese) as well, so even in the written form, it's not EASY for Mandarin speakers and Cantonese speakers to communicate. I have also seen Japanese and Chinese communicate with each other using Chinese characters. Stunted, but it works.

about 7 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

iNaya Re:Yep. (649 comments)

So the U.S. is holding onto ideals that they learnt from the English, that the English have discarded because it's bullshit. Hmm. Thank you captain obvious.

about 7 months ago
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Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: Don't (Only) Focus On Profit

iNaya Re:[need YMMV] (284 comments)

He's saying they needn't work for money. Many do, many don't. It's about what you want out of your life.

about 7 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:Faster than the global average? (182 comments)

You deduced that the environment can change without humans! Well done. Animals can also be killed without humans! Therefore poaching isn't a problem. Trees can also be felled without humans! Chopping down the rainforest isn't a problem! People can die without other humans killing them. Therefore murder is not a problem!

about 8 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! (182 comments)

Except the Marshall Islands are in the same body of water that is on the shore of USA, Australia UK, etc. None of whom have seen any substantial sea level rise. The island is sinking.

about 8 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:The USA (182 comments)

Most of the emissions from vehicles come from shipping. Which is certainly capable of being nuclear run.

about 8 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:Is it even worth the time to RTFA? Seems flawed (231 comments)

So, you're saying that the guy that invented a naming system, and then named thousands upon thousands of animals, the names and system of which are used by every culture on Earth isn't influential and doesn't deserve a spot on the list?

about 8 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:I suspect Carl is top for the sole reason (231 comments)

Almost everyone who is influential has a handful of reasons why. Doesn't change the fact they were influential.

about 8 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:Carl Linnaeus? Here's why: (231 comments)

I'd consider the person that named every fucking species on Earth to be pretty influential.

about 8 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

iNaya Re:Finally! (222 comments)

In that case, I haven't met any of these 'most people' yet.

about 8 months ago
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The US Vs. Europe: Freedom of Expression Vs. Privacy

iNaya Re:The Problem Isn't "Free Speech vs Privacy" (278 comments)

You can have as much free speech as you like. Just not in MY house. It's impossible to prevent people preventing free speech. Do I have to let protesters into my house, just so they are allowed to say what they want to me?

about 8 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

iNaya Re: Because they can. (252 comments)

People like you who think we have to PAY TO DO SOMETHING are the reason why society is so fucked up.

about 9 months ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

iNaya Re:oh (306 comments)

Not really. Most of the MBAs I know have had great difficulty finding a job. There is a huge oversupply of them.

about 9 months ago
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The Net Routes Around Censorship In Turkey

iNaya Re:What a fool. (82 comments)

It's 140 characters, not 140 bytes.

about 10 months ago
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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

iNaya Re: Evidence (102 comments)

Even newspapers with a very solid reputation for good reporting sometimes put out stories which are embarrassingly untrue. Any investigator worth his/her salt would be able to tell you that one can never be 100% certain about anything.

about 10 months ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

iNaya Re:Funny (309 comments)

>> My university degree and the 22 books I've written are conclusive proof that I can express myself just fine Well they didn't teach you that starting off by insulting a group is NOT the best way to get them onside? I think you are incapable of expressing yourself in a non-arrogant manner.

about a year ago

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