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Comment: Re:If you point the camera on a politician.. (Score 1) 429

by CanHasDIY (#48609601) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Problem with body cams is the same as with dash cams - somehow they'll either be conveniently turned off, or facing the wrong way, when an officer is accused of wrongdoing.

What REALLY needs fixed is the cultural belief that law enforcement officers are above the punishments they dole out to others. Until that happens, the "commit a crime - get 2 weeks paid vacation - go back to work and commit another crime" cycle will never end.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 429

by CanHasDIY (#48609527) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

FWIW, the Constitution does make a distinction between citizens and non-citizens in regards to rights, evidenced in the Amendments - some of them only apply to citizens (ie the 2nd), whereas others (5th, 6th) specifically point out that the right belongs to everyone within US borders, citizen or otherwise.

Not sure if or how that augments the argument, just making a statement of fact.

Comment: Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (Score 1) 464

by CanHasDIY (#48607187) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Meh, I never cared for mindless jingoism.

Also, that generation of Americans murdered millions of innocent Japanese civilians, subjugated their women, forced a number of their countrymen into "detention camps" because they happened to be of Japanese descent, institutionalized (and violently defended) racial segregation... the list is extensive.

Point being, if you're going to bitch about "what's wrong with kids today," expect someone to point out that every generation, even the "best" ones, were pretty fucked up too. And I say that as a member of neither group being discussed, in case your the sort of person that matters to.

Comment: Re:Color me surprised (Score 1) 868

by CanHasDIY (#48600035) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Perhaps he has faith in all the bullshit security theater one goes through when entering or leaving a country. Surely the Aussie PTB wouldn't allow a known terrorist to enter their country, right?

Is your response here an indication that Slashdot's resident statists are changing their tunes when it comes to bullshit "responses" to national security threats? I'll bet not.

Comment: Re:Fucking Hell, Harper needs to go! (Score 2) 122

by CanHasDIY (#48593711) Attached to: Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

It's always boggled my mind how a person can say that toilet-scrubbers don't deserve decent pay because they aren't necessarily 'valuable,' in the very next breath after saying "someone HAS to scrub the toilets."

I know that's not what you were getting at, just making an observation.

Comment: Re:oh delicious irony (Score 1) 464

by CanHasDIY (#48589239) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

If you were trying to be funny, you did a very poor job of it. You're also doing a very poor job of trying to be reasonable - for one, no, "many many people" likely have not trod that ground due to it being a remote, sparsely populated area. Secondly, jamming a signpost in the ground is a bit different than simply walking across an area.

Perhaps you should consider using /sarc tags.

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