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Comment Re: How about take away their guns. (Score 1) 369

I just watched it. The kid was waving it around and pointing it at people in the park. He aimed at the cops when they drove up. BB guns look too real, so there's no reason the cops could have known it was fake.

It does look like it was a dumb idea to drive up to point blank range if they wanted to solve it peacefully.

Apparently there is also a dash cam from the cruiser that shows them yelling at the kid to drop the gun before they got there. So it's not quite as ridiculous as the security footage makes it look.

So, is it murder? No. But it does look like the cops made some bad decisions. Unfortunately the kid made even worse decisions.

Comment Re:The corps are in danger as well here (Score 1) 319

Because if that's all 80 percent of humanity becomes... then 80 percent of humanity is expendable. I'm not saying I'd kill them off... I'm saying someone will do it though. And when it happens... those that do it will lose nothing when they do it because the people they're killing are of no value at all to the society.

So pray you're not as useless as some would suggest. Because if you are... you might just be the walking dead.

btw, you just described Rwanda.

Comment Re: The stock market (Score 1) 113

It's irresponsible for a newly growing company to issue a dividend. Once a company has established it's profit margin and can't use that dividend money to invest in itself to grow to greater profits in the future, that's when it should consider using a dividend. Otherwise it's use of cash is suboptimal. Think about what apple has done in the last 1 5 years.

Comment Re:MongoDB? Thanks., I'll pass (Score 1) 175

Not only because stuff like this, , but also because MongoDB performance actually isn't that great. I do care about my data, and PostgreSQL is actually faster in some scenarios (eg. if you actually know what you're doing), so thanks, I'll pass. And Apache HTTPD? Who's still using that on new projects?

Curious, if not Apache httpd, then what?

Comment Re: jury duty and double jeopardy (Score 3, Insightful) 82

I don't know the legality, but it seems shitty. Think about how it could be easily abused.

"The defendant has a history of abusing children and assaulting police officers. He has cheated on his wife and hadn't paid his bills. Consider all of this when you determine how he should be sentenced."

Utterly reprehensible if this is legal. This is what children do. If I were on a jury, I'd be inclined to give the most lenient sentence possible.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.