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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

korbulon Re:Contact info for the relevant human garbage (700 comments)

She was well within her power (and right) to let common sense prevail and dismiss the case outright. Instead she took the spineless route and upheld this farce, summarily judging this child to be guilty of disorderly conduct.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." In this case she did more than nothing, she actually perpetuated this travesty - a chain of awful, mewling officials "just obeying the law" - and gave it a legal seal of approval in an official act of cowardice. That is what she did.

If someone runs across the street to save a child about to run in front of a car, would you then deem it necessary for hat person to be fined for jaywalking? Because I know just the judge. And people wonder why the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Because the legal system is plagued with officious fucks like this.

11 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

korbulon Contact info for the relevant human garbage (700 comments)

Here are the details of the relevant parties:

The "judge": Maureen McGraw-Desmet

295 Millers Run Road Bridgeville, PA 15017 phone: 412-221-3353 fax: 412-221-0908

The "officer": http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ro...

and then there's this piece of shit: http://www.southfayette.org/si... (smilburn@southfayette.org)

If ever there was a job for Anonymous...

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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

korbulon Re:Rewarding the bullies... (700 comments)

As for the action taken by the school, one really has to wonder as to what kind of cretins make up the school administration.

Those who can, do; those who can't, teach; those who're cunts, administrate.

yesterday
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

korbulon In other words (80 comments)

Karera wa watashi tachi no shigoto o totta!!!

-BREEP-BOP!-

2 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

korbulon Re:I got this beat (324 comments)

I have the very special CHP 11/99 "Gold" plate, gets me off for up to 5 vehicular homicides.

Affluenza claims another victim. Can nothing be done?!

5 days ago
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$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

korbulon That much? (111 comments)

I could fund a trip to Mars with that kind of cash!

5 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

korbulon Re:Or in legal parlance (147 comments)

Even though there's a name and history for it doesn't make the ruling any more satisfying: "we're letting him go, but don't get the idea that we want to, it's just because we're not willing to make any sort of actual decision about it." But IANAL and all that shit, so what the hell does my opinion as a concerned citizen matter? Best to leave these sort of things in the hands of experts and I will get back to being a tiny gear.

5 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

korbulon As much as I am loath to admit it (578 comments)

Bloomberg has a valid point. It's also the reason most people can't be fashion models ("he's so hot right now").. There is also something to be said for nerdly predispositions and interests, which goes a long way in determining whether someone can become a successful coder.

On a more general note, Bloomberg has struggled far more to "earn" his billions and has seen far more of the world than Zuckerberg, who in turn strikes me as an incredibly naiive, deer-in-the-headlights, I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing-here, I-just-won-the-nerd-lottery sort of person: his proclamations simply don't carry that much weight.

5 days ago
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NASA Setting Up $250,000 Mars Lander Competition

korbulon If this were a road trip (44 comments)

That amount wouldn't even pay for snacks.

5 days ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

korbulon A Natural Progression (476 comments)

New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails.

New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work.

New French Law Prohibits Work Emails.

New French Law Prohibits Work.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

korbulon Re:Premise for a movie (673 comments)

I really can't help but feel that you cast Michael Cera perfectly in this role.

[Awkwardly mumbles something into the collar of his highly ironic t-shirt which in some cultures could be interpreted as "thanks".]

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

korbulon Premise for a movie (673 comments)

A geeky guy suddenly find himself out of a jahb - victim of downsizing, outsourcing, H1B1-jeebies etc etc - and thinks up a plan to take advantage of this new program by dressing up as a woman and teaching inner-city girls all about the ins-and-outs of programming, and in the process learns a little bit about something called life.

"He taught them how to code, but they taught him how to live."

From the producers of Mrs Doubtfire and I Spit on Your Grave, this summer Paramount Pictures brings you a feel-good, down-on-your-luck, rags-to-riches, local-boy-make-good, shaggy-dog, fish-out-of-water, girl-meets-boy, boy-turns-into-girl story.

Michael Cera in Class Act.

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

korbulon Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

You're mostly right. But really I'm more like a sausage: 90% asshole (but 10% heart).

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

korbulon Re:Posts like these (146 comments)

Oh OK: Let me change that to -1 (Most people here don't care)

And yeah but no: I went through all that shit you're talking about : hooking up the phone to 300 baud modem and the sound of the KRGHGRAHIHZZZ DDRRTTT ... ding ding!, and mucking about in BASIC and DOS 3.3, 6502 peeks and pokes, and the scream of the dot matrix while printing out ASCII boobs. All that shit, and I still don't care. Just let it go, some things are basically not worth remembering.

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

korbulon Posts like these (146 comments)

lead me to think that slashdot needs a moderation system for articles.

-1 (Nobody cares)

about a week ago
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A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

korbulon Re:had to be said (53 comments)

Now someone has to waste more mod points modding you down, and modding the guy who replied to you down. Brilliant.

Mod parent up.

about a week ago
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Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Win Truth-Telling Award

korbulon Re:He should get the Nobel Peace Prize (123 comments)

No. The NSA (and various other TLAs) have shown, again and again, that there the "proper channels" for whistleblowing are dead ends. Nothing will be fixed or improved, and for your troubles you'll be subjected to endless legal and extralegal hardship.

Yes. The problem with established whistleblower procedures in large institutions (both public and private) is that they act more like honeypots than proper feedback mechanisms which result in the problem being addressed, the perpetrators removed and punished, and the common good being served.

about a week ago

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K9 Cop Filmed Shoving Police Dog into Suspect's Car Cleared of Wrongdoing

korbulon korbulon writes  |  about 4 months ago

korbulon (2792438) writes "Back in November, a North Carolina K-9 officer was recorded by a dashboard camera shoving a trained police dog into the car of DWI suspect after he had already surrendered (as the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HF4jnBSUsA) clearly shows, the suspect raised his hands immediately after pulling over). In spite of repeated viewings of the footage, a grand jury has just cleared the officer of any wrongdoing (http://www.wncn.com/story/24174059/video-shows-wpd-officer-thrusting-police-dog-on-drivers-lap-cleared-of-wrongdoing), citing that "case law has established 'a properly trained police dog is not a deadly weapon.'" Ironically, in spite of suffering extensive facial injuries from the dog attack, the suspect will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon."
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The Perfect Geekend

korbulon korbulon writes  |  about 8 months ago

korbulon (2792438) writes "I was having a heated debate the other day with my colleagues about what they consider to be their ideal weekend. Responses ranged from massive gaming sessions, TV show marathons, and hiking trips in the mountains to sleeping on the sofa. This got me to wondering: when the weekend rolls around what does the Slashdot community like to do on its downtime?"
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Congressman Wants to Repeal Patriot Act

korbulon korbulon writes  |  about 9 months ago

korbulon (2792438) writes "New Jersey congressman Rush Holt has submitted legislation to repeal both the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act in an attempt to curtail the expansion of government infringment of citizens' rights and privacy. In a press announcement Holt stated: "My bill would restore the probable cause-based warrant requirement for any surveillance against an American citizen being proposed on the basis of an alleged threat to the nation." In an interesting twist, Holt is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat, giving NJ voters have a chance to indirectly voice their opinion regarding NSA surveillance and eavesdropping ."
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