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Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 1) 233

by Adriax (#49156563) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

Now begins the stall tactics. "Grass roots" opposition on the basis of the project would be a huge waste. Officials who support the projects finding themselves target by cookie cutter *insert politician name here* attack ads on cable.
All so their lobby drones have more time to rewrite the laws and make it illegal again.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 2) 280

by Adriax (#49143935) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

So you honestly believe that employers who currently treat their workers like disposible slaves wouldn't keep doing the same thing if they could start paying them 1/10th what they currently do?
You have gone completely off the libertarian deep end. Dear god i hope you aren't in a position of educational authority.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 4, Insightful) 280

by Adriax (#49137399) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

Bullshit. Minimum wage is supposed to keep employers from abusing the desperate by making sure someone working full time or more can afford to survive without working themselves to death.
When people have to work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week just to afford a roof and food they find crime becomes an attractive alternative.

Comment: Re:Expectations of privacy (Score 1) 303

by Adriax (#48748263) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

Silly citizen. It only took a decade of engineering work with industry help to lift the veil of privacy on those conversations. You can't seriously expect privacy when circumventing it is so easy.

If you want privacy, don't use a method of communication so easily tapped into by multi-million dollar custom hardware and and 24x7 team of highly trained agents.
I mean, you might as well be yelling it for all to hear.

Comment: Re:One word (Score 1) 232

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.

All the evidence concerning the universe has not yet been collected, so there's still hope.

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