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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

ttucker Re: $1200+ for a 15 min trip! (111 comments)

I can't tell if you're joking, or you're as stupid as any random right-wing loon, like the folks that drove all the smart people out of the Republican party.

All insults aside, whoever pays for your healthcare commands your destiny. Currently my health insurance seems better than say, the VA hospital.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Flip Argument (1087 comments)

I made up my mind based on the facts that have been presented. I am open to having my opinion changed once presented with further compelling facts. Unfortunately, absent a trial, that's not likely to happen.

At this point, if you want to cite, "fact", that is contrary to evidence that was presented to the grand jury, it is incumbent on you to provide some justification for why the grand jury evidence is incorrect. Otherwise, you really only reveal your prejudice (as you have in this thread) and appear as a troll.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Flip Argument (1087 comments)

12 shots, 12 hits to the torso.

A thoroughy justifiable shoot.

Not.

This is not what four autopsies performed by four totally different agencies shows. It is so blatantly false, that I wonder if you are a troll, just ignorant, or maybe a little of both.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ttucker Re:Pathetic (1087 comments)

It's ok to be a murdering thug if you wear a badge, right?

Disgusting.

Fuck the judicial system when it does not reflect my personal prejudices, amirite?

2 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

From Wikipedia:

By 7 October 2011 the power generated by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 had dropped to 267.9 W and 269.2 W respectively, about 57% of the power at launch. The level of power output was better than pre-launch predictions based on a conservative thermocouple degradation model. As the electrical power decreases, spacecraft loads must be turned off, eliminating some capabilities.

Realize that these probes are operating decades after the completion of their planned missions, long after solar power would have failed completely.

3 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

so after a 10 year idle while travelling to the comet it would have lost a significant amount of fuel

It was just a stupid thing to say in the first place. Try, "it would have lost a small, predictable, amount of fuel (Pu-238 has a half-life of 87 years), that can be easily compensated for".

3 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

And the fuel depletes even when you're not using it, so after a 10 year idle while travelling to the comet it would have lost a significant amount of fuel, RTGs aren't always superior in every situation.

That is why the Voyager probes are not working 37 years later...

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

It's the potential for an aborted launch turning the Plutonium into what is effectively a dirty bomb that is the problem.

If only terrorists were stupid enough to use plutonium 238 in their dirty bombs...

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

ttucker Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

As will the people who it risks landing on if it doesn't escape orbit for some reason.

Plutonium 238 is really not that dangerous. It is an alpha emitter, and carried in a water insoluble form. Furthermore, an aborted launch would end up exploded on the launch pad, or in the ocean.

about a week ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

ttucker Re:Never Again (130 comments)

The Xbox 360 is just a Netflix machine to me, that happens to also have stripped down versions of Minecraft & Fallout 3 built in. Since consoles are all garbage compared to computers, it seems contentious to compare them based on hardware quality. All that really matters in the console world is what you are allowed to run on them.

about two weeks ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

ttucker Re:Never Again (130 comments)

people say that every 5 years. remember when they took linux away from the PS3? or the rootkit fiasco? Yet people keep buying them

I have not bought any Sony hardware since the rootkit fiasco.

about two weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

I have read some more of your comments, and I think perhaps your problem is inflation. Call everyone a liar, and pretty soon it means nothing even to call a genuine liar, a liar. In a way, you try to spray the word everywhere with innuendo and implication, hoping that it will stick on the people who actually are. Instead you appear as a boy who cries wolf, not quite a liar, but not a purveyor of truth either.

Try thinking of more intelligent insults for people, and I think your persuasion will be more effective.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

Sure you did. You deliberately asserted that what you had to say was more accurate than the information presented, and proceeded to do a classic slashdot bashing of the officer that busted the operators of the fishing boat for breaking the law, saying the cop made it up.

A lie is a false statement made with the deliberate intent to deceive. While my statement was factually false, it was made based on an inaccurate reading of the articles in question, and presented in good faith. It would seem that declaring all incorrect statements to be lies is a form of hyperbole to you (in true Slashdot fashion) certainly not to be taken seriously.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

Of course you can't be compelled to testify against yourself (Fifth Amendment), therefore anything you say (including your choice of plea) can't be used to lock you up.

That is my point, the constitution is obstructing to justice... there are probably some police officers and prosecutors who lament it for, "letting guilty criminals walk free".

Also, as a friendly reminder, your 5th amendment protections must be specifically invoked, and will in no way protect you from making a confession or otherwise saying something that you should not.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

More accurately, here we have a case of a fisherman being accused of keeping undersized fish.

No, that's LESS accurately, because that's not what happened. A crew member testified to the fact that that captain had him chuck the evidence of their illegal fishing. The "outlandish" claim here is yours. Why lie about it? What's your point?

I had not read the other article citing the interrogation of the crew, and subsequent confession. Why lie? I didn't. Consider the day that you might be presumed guilty of something.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

While fishing law does not, Sarbanes–Oxley frequently affects nerds at their places of employment.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

here we have a case of a fisherman keeping an undersize fish.

More accurately, here we have a case of a fisherman being accused of keeping undersized fish. The officer who accused him of doing so left the only evidence whatsoever of the crime with the accused. Upon discovering that the evidence indicated no crime had occurred, he made the outlandish claim that the evidence had been tampered with, having no evidence besides his testimony given as support.

about three weeks ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

ttucker Re:If they're going literal.... (251 comments)

Nevermind the consequences if they limit the meaning -- it will be legal to destroy most kinds of evidence in a criminal investigation. It's all A-OK if it didn't contain financial records right? Right?

The argument is whether select sentences from the, "Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act", should be allowed to be used to prosecute someone for a crime unrelated in any way to accounting reform, or investor protection.

The federal government, however, argues that the law was clearly written and intended to be a broad anti-obstruction-of-justice law that would fill gaps in the criminal code that had long existed.

A strong argument could be made that not simply confessing, when someone was very obviously guilty, would be obstructing to justice.

about three weeks ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

ttucker TLDR (415 comments)

Buy a Patek Philippe instead, it is probably cheaper in the long run.

about a month ago

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