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Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 293

by Maxo-Texas (#49366923) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

The reverse is true to tho. Some attempt suicide- regret it then-- but then attempt suicide again later.

It depends on the reason. Is life shitty? Just lost your child? Just got fire?

Or is your brain just shitty? Constant suicidal impulses even tho life is going well? On a drug that enhances those impulses? Always in pain? Always depressed regardless of medication? Always feel like life is pointless even when nothing is wrong?

Sometimes the problem is chemical and there is little we can do to help the people. Sometimes, it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem and we can help those people.

And as you say, sometimes attempting and really facing death makes the person realize they don't want to die.

Comment: Re:Conditional recording (Score 1) 293

by Tom (#49366917) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

There could be streaming capability to the ground

Because never in the history of the world has any such capability been abused.

In the case of Germanwings, ground control would have been able to see what's going on once they detected the loss of altitude.

And then do what about it? Collectively praying that FSM picks up the plane with his tentacles?

t stifles me that in 2015, a young troubled copilot can end 150 lives in a way that can easily be prevented with simple technology.

Technology is not a panacea. Add one thing to make flying more safe (locked cockpit doors), create another problem without which a catastrophy could have been prevented (locked cockpit door).

Something I learnt in my first leadership position: When someone has an idea, ask them about the downsides and potential issues. If they can't think of any, they haven't thought it through enough.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 293

by Tom (#49366877) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

Follow the money. Who is asking for video cameras?

The last thing you would have seen would have been a smug face and a victory sign. Maybe not in this crash, but in the next. That, my friend, is headlines material. That's a breaking story right there. That picture is worth a hundred times its weight in gold, even if you print it on the most heavy paper you can find.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 293

by Maxo-Texas (#49365657) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

Also, a lot of suicide decisions are based on impulses. There are many stories of people who took a suicidal action and then regretted doing so. Like the one about people in the emergency room screaming they want to live after they shot themselves or the guy who jumped off a bridge and realized the second after he did so that he wanted to live.

For all we know, that day was like any other. The co-pilot went to work thinking he was handling it. The pilot left the cabin and the co-pilot was unexpectedly overpowered by the urge to kill himself and he locked the door. No planning necessary.

On the parent topic- yes I think they should video and that video should be checked when a plane crashes or has an incident but wiped otherwise when a plane lands without incident.

Comment: Re:Not going to stop determined downloaders (Score 2) 45

by Wycliffe (#49365299) Attached to: Australian Government Outlines Website-Blocking Scheme

After RTFA it's pretty obvious this legislation is only meant to stop lazy downloaders

It won't even do that. 85% of the shows that I watch, I watch pirated versions on youtube just by typing in the episode title.
This doesn't work for newly released movies but most older movies and almost all older tv shows are available for free
on youtube. If they can't police youtube then they are fighting a battle they can't win.

Comment: Re:Ikea (Score 2) 62

by Tom (#49364081) Attached to: Ikea Refugee Shelter Entering Production

That's a meme, but also a lie. As IT people especially, we can take a big hint from IKEA in this regards. Their documentation is short, mostly visual, always step-by-step and gives the user exactly the information he needs, with none of the unimportant blabla that many blow up many other documentations from the necessary 3 pages to the actual 30.

If the instructions for Windows were made by IKEA, thousands of IT support people would be out of jobs because users could actually do simple tasks by themselves.

Comment: Re:Ikea good points (Score 1) 62

by Tom (#49364073) Attached to: Ikea Refugee Shelter Entering Production

And don;t forget to put a price on convenience: instead of waiting 4-8 weeks for your new stuff, you get to take it home and use it right away


When my girlfriend moved in, we needed some new furniture. The huge wardrobe took three weeks to be delivered, and then one more week to exchange an (important) part that was broken in transport.

We both dislike IKEA a lot, but we went there to buy some dressers. Half of what they have on offer is trash and the other half ugly, but we went home with two pieces of the one dresser that's not a shame to have in your bedroom. Because we didn't want to have her clothes in luggage and bags waiting for furniture to be delivered. It's not the 16th century anymore where people had to go into the forest to chop down trees every time they wanted to have a table.

Comment: Re: Suck it Millenials (Score 1) 398

by Maxo-Texas (#49363747) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

100 day moving average. Some folks use the 100 day exponential moving average. Results are similar. They tend to get you out of the market for the worst dips - and get you back in before missing too much of the rise. But-- you should never get out 100%. It's more like reducing to 25% invested (maybe 20%). Very hard emotionally to put money back in if you go to 0% in. Scaling up an existing position is much easier.

Comment: Re:FTA (Score 2) 183

by kimvette (#49362551) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

No, when Best Buy goes out of business, very likely Fry's will expand.

Best Buy sucks because they never stock the items I want - be it a television, high end AV receiver (for which which I went to a small family-owned hi fi shop), keyboards, monitors, video cards, speakers- you name it, Worst Buy tends to stock the low-to-mid range items, not high end.

Comment: FTA (Score 4, Insightful) 183

by kimvette (#49362081) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

Best Buy joins other retailers that are feeling the pinch of more shoppers making purchases online and giant e-commerce rivals such as Amazon Inc. stealing business.

"stealing business?"


I want to buy certain items locally - like the Roccat Ryos MK Pro with blue switches, the ROG Swift monitor, and stuff like that. Best Buy doesn't stock them and I've got Amazon Prime, so why would I order from Worst Buy and wait 3-5 days for an item when I can get it next day for $3.99 shipping? (as far as why Best Buy doesn't stock the ROG Swift when they are among a very small handful of authorized retailers for that model, I have no idea.) I could drive 70 miles to Micro Center down in MA, but then I'd also have to pay sales tax. So, when I buy that monitor, I'm going to get it from Amazon.

Amazon sells MANY things brick-and-mortars don't any more. Want to find a good precision screwdriver set? I can't find a good set at Sears any more, nor Home Depot, nor Lowes, or smaller hardware stores, nor at Best Buy, or even harbor Freight. Sooo, where do I turn? Amazon.

Ass Kickin' ghost pepper hot sauce - I cannot find it anywhere local. So, where do I order that from? Amazon. Amazon stocks darn near everything you can imagine.

Comment: Google's attourneys should be kicked out of the ba (Score 3, Insightful) 56

by gurps_npc (#49357413) Attached to: Google Loses Ruling In Safari Tracking Case
They had the gall to say their illegal invasion of privacy was OK because their was no financial harm?

By that logic, some freak could put a camera in their shower - or worse their KID'S shower and not get punished.

Yes, I know that much of the Internet based business hates privacy and tries to pretend it doesn't exist, but that is the enitre reason why we put those laws in place.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990