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Comment: Re:One word (Score 1) 223

by Adriax (#48670393) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Yeah, it would be clowns doing the announcing for that. "And xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx finishes his final round of Duck Hunt with a 360 Noscope Eyes Closed Backflip, downing the last duck and sticking the landing! Now we go to the judges.... PWN, PWN, L33T, PWN, and a Tryhard. One L33T, 3 PWNs, and one Tryhard for an average score of PWN. Which is enough for xXx_L33T_MSTR_PWNS_UR_M0M_xXx to take the gold for Canada, edging ==KILLA_KLOWN_KENNY== from USA down to silver and Sven96 from France to bronze."

Comment: Re:Mobile police stations (Score 1) 218

by Adriax (#48524617) Attached to: 'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

The NYPD has more than 34,000 uniforms and 8,800 cars across 77 precincts. Shifting even 1/3rd of a precinct into a mobile base would take a wee bit more than a couple RVs and some street side parking. Then you add in increased utility bills since RVs have a fraction of the insulation and much less thermal mass inside. And RV replacement bills from broken walls and whatnot (even the external walls are thin, and not exactly easy to repair).

No, I think structural anchors, massive ballons, and fusion powered thrusters to lift a building and move it would be cheaper than making the NYPD nomads.

Comment: Re:Don't you know? (Score 1) 107

by Adriax (#48420035) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

$8 USB stick doesn't fix email problems.
Or record keeping/attendance.
Or video calls.

Or spur of the moment media needs for that matter. Being able to go off on a tangent to answer good questions posed by your students is an effective teaching tool. Or are you one of those that believes the cold, rigid bootcamp style of reading directly from a pre-prepared lesson plan and squashing all unexpected/unapproved curiosity is the most effective means to teach children?

Comment: Re:My guess? (Score 1) 106

by Adriax (#48407995) Attached to: NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Not always about illegal shit.

Local upstart gaining too much traction at the polls with irrelevant shit like doing what the peons want them to? Have an intern track his movements through the AP access logs and find a pattern to exploit. Take a cameraman, and an actor, and Oh My Gosh, is that your opponent groping random busty pedestrians on 42 avenue?

Yeah it's all possible without the APs, but this would be cheaper and easier. Doesn't require hiring a person to shadow them, someone who could make a mistake, get caught, or confess. And the location search is easily passed off as an effective tool for catching pedophile kidnappers.

It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.