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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

nedlohs Re:He still plead guilty to something ... (206 comments)

Cases going through the court system faster, due to guilty pleas.

Which I suspect isn't worth it since that it results in guilty people getting lighter charges and innocent people pleading guilty to avoid the chance long jail terms (we all know innocent people get convicted - that people are later exonerated is proof of that).

2 days ago
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

nedlohs fuck off. (147 comments)

Filter error: You can type more than that for your comment.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

nedlohs Re:Aerial or underground ? (498 comments)

The costs of the outage is to the community. While the cost of buried lines is to the power company.

Gee, I wonder which the power company will choose?

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

nedlohs Re:The wrong problem (1087 comments)

So what?

Do you really think that the police will ignore a 911 call about a robbery because the caller wasn't an owner/employee of the store? How long do you propose they spend trying to verify that the caller is an owner/employee before sending police on every 911 call involving a store? And is that only for store robberies, should they wait until they've verified who the caller is on all 911 calls before doing anything?

2 days ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

nedlohs Re:Or (81 comments)

The problem is the worker who is using the tool as they should in their job taking it home with them rather than returning it when they are done.

"keeps you from losing tools" just sounds nicer than "stops you from stealing tools".

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

nedlohs Re:I'm always a lil amused .... (1087 comments)

grand means large. petit means small. It's not exactly a difficult concept.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

nedlohs Re:The wrong problem (1087 comments)

Are intentionally lying? Or are you just conveniently not checking your "facts"?

3 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

nedlohs Re:I just don't understand (1087 comments)

Of course not. Because the law allows the police to use force in situation that are illegal for non-police. And that continues up the scale to deadly force. So it can be legal for a police officer to use deadly force in a situation that would be illegal for a non-police officer to do so.

3 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

nedlohs Re:This issue makes smart people go dumb. (1087 comments)

We'll be happy that the accountability has stopped them from beating and killing people without cause.

And we know they have in the past since there have been actual convictions.

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

nedlohs Re:Education versus racism (474 comments)

As is hopefully obvious, drop those arrest percentages by a factor of ten.

Who knew you multiply by 100 to make a percentage and not by 1000.

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

nedlohs Re:Education versus racism (474 comments)

By the csv file for 2012 avalable at: http://www.nyclu.org/content/s...

57.9% of (black|black-hispanic) people who were stopped were arrested.
65.7% of the people whose race was recorded and it wasn't black or black-hispanic who were stopped were arrested.

61.7% of stops were of black or black-hispanic people.

So they stop the people who are less likely to be arrested more often. So where are your stats?

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

nedlohs Re:Obligatory (474 comments)

So the first order is "Tell me your name". Which of your "easy as" steps are you going to break first?

3 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

nedlohs Re:MPAA/RIAA will sue... (104 comments)

So that only the other guys will have them? The other guys having shown as little restraint as us in resorting to warfare to get their way.

3 days ago
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Ohio College Building Indoor Drone Pavilion

nedlohs Re:UAV (42 comments)

How did you think it would carry an AGM-114 Hellfire? Or maybe my impression of model airplane size is too small?

3 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

nedlohs Re:Nuclear chain reactions are just tools, too. (446 comments)

A loaded gun sitting on a table near me is a tool that is less dangerous than the combination of a crazy person and the loaded gun they are holding standing near me that makes an autonomous tool.

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

nedlohs And the problem is? (474 comments)

"It's unlikely that a high school student would come away with any other conclusion than the police are a fearful group to be avoided at all costs," says Eugene O'Donnell, a former police office

That's the current state of affairs, so it would seem they are teaching exactly what they should be.

On the bright side breaking the law is a good way to have contact with the police and hence one of those costs is to not break the law.

On the less bright side, that means not making contact with the police to report crimes and wanted people, since it isn't worth the risk of contact with police: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/...

And if someone needs medical attention, 911 is not the way to do so, especially if they they might have seizures or anything the police might interprete as not obeying their god like commands: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l..., http://www.nhregister.com/gene..., http://fox59.com/2013/02/05/ep..., http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l..., http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2...

So hopefully you have the number of a medical service rather than the generic let's send the police anyway 911 call.

And yes people lie, and some of those are probably people lying, but there have been enough cases to end in court with the one claiming they were having a seizure or similar winning.

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

nedlohs You started your comment in the body. (474 comments)

And finished it in the subject line.

Which is incredibly annoying but is nothing like the other way round.

3 days ago
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Another Hint For Kryptos

nedlohs Re:Why bother? (50 comments)

It doesn't give me joy. Which would be why I'm not working on it. That doesn't mean someone else won't find it rewarding and hence positive.

about a week ago
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Another Hint For Kryptos

nedlohs Re:Why bother? (50 comments)

The first fucking sentence was the positive aspect.

about a week ago

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