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Comment: Re:Tracking (Score 4, Insightful) 569

Yea, that's called an occupational hazard, not an excuse to not do your fucking job. Jesus, if underwater welders and fishermen (wo have far, far more life-threatening jobs than any LEO) were as whiny and pussified as cops, we'd have no oil or food.

Of course, if the detectives use their brains they can decrease their personal risk while still doing what they're paid to do. Of course that implies hiring people who actually have functioning brains... something many departments apparently have a policy against.

Comment: Re:Enlighten me please (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233869) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Just because YOU have wireless projectors doesn't mean that EVERYONE is doing the same thing as you. I've worked at Fortune 500 companies that not only use wired projectors, they also rent them rather than owning one.

'Granted I work for a company that install (wireless projectors)'

Well, you're a shitty salesman if your main pitch is 'but everyone else is buying them from me!'

Comment: Re:Too Soft (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233797) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

A solid gold casing would be too soft to be practical.

Apple claim to somehow have found a way around that. From the product page: "Each has a watch case crafted from 18-karat gold that our metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold."

Ceramics are blended in with the gold.

Thus making the gold less pure, and therefore less valuable. FWIW, all gold was 24k, until it got mixed with something else. 18k isn't 18k anymore when it's been diluted with non-precious metals.

Comment: Re:The moan of sour grapes (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233667) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Because very few people will buy the gold edition, it will occupy the same collector market as some of the other early Apples.

Very few people bought a Microsoft Surface RT, but I highly doubt that makes the tablet a collectors item. Very few commercially made, mass produced items hold value the way you're assuming this watch will.

Maybe if they made it a limited edition, bit that doesn't really fit Apple's MO...

Comment: Re:Split Shifts (Score 1) 301

Actually, the best method for avoiding union interference is to not treat employees like shit, thus removing incentive to join a union.

On the other hand, I hear Walmart does quite well with their "burn anyone who so much as mentions the word 'union' alive" policy, so I could be way off base.

Comment: PS4 Is Doing Fine (Score 1) 188

by CanHasDIY (#49100411) Attached to: Why Sony Should Ditch Everything But the PlayStation

I've been helping run the family pawn shop since about November - we have had all of ONE PS4 come into our shop, whereas I've taken in at least a half-dozen Xbones.

Take from that anecdote what you will, but it seems to me that the PS4 is doing pretty good without any extra focus.

Also Sony makes killer DVD players and televisions. I hope they don't stop making that stuff, personally.

Comment: Could Be Handy in the Gun Shop (Score 5, Interesting) 133

by CanHasDIY (#49100381) Attached to: Crystal Pattern Matching Recovers Obliterated Serial Numbers From Metal

This could actually be useful for gun shops, since we have to meticulously catalog the serial numbers of all firearms that come in and go out. We often get older (like, 150 year older), used firearms where the serials are worn down and difficult to read, even with a jewelers loupe.

Or rather it would be useful for gun shops, if the process isn't as cost-prohibitive as I presume it will be.

Comment: Re:We knew this in the 1970s (Score 1) 328

by CanHasDIY (#49073735) Attached to: Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates

Unlikely. As professional drivers they probably already knew the best line on the track. A theory would be that the marijuana intoxication relaxed them a bit, so they were calmer entering corners and thus, entered and left them faster, leading to overall faster times.

My question to you is, do you not understand this thing you're talking about because the only racing experience you have is playing Gran Turismo, or because you're attempting to demonize a different thing you don't understand, for some equally idiotic reason?

Comment: Re:But, but, you're using logic and science (Score 2) 328

by CanHasDIY (#49073623) Attached to: Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates

High drivers go right through red lights. I've been in the car with friends on a number of occasions where I had to yell at them to stop for a red light because they were either spaced out on their pot or they were paying attention the the next light over and not the one immediately in front of us.

So yeah. I'm calling bullshit on this "study". I know from first hand experience that pot affects people's ability to drive.

The alternative theory being that you hang out with inattentive morons. But that might say something negative about you ('birds of a feather' and all), so your mind automatically blocked it.

Comment: So... (Score 1) 154

by CanHasDIY (#49054427) Attached to: Trans-Pacific Partnership Enables Harsh Penalties For Filesharing

So if a media corporation were to steal someone else's art (like that YouTube rapper whose name escapes me), does that mean that under the TPP the board members of said media corporation would be doing hard time and paying millions in fines?

Or should I go ahead and create a craigslist ad for the Brooklyn Bridge?

Comment: "Linked To" (Score 1) 365

by CanHasDIY (#49054393) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought

"Linked To" does not equal "Definitely Causes." Cmon, this is slashdot, we're supposed to be smart and see through the weasel words.

Remember, these are the same people trying their damndest to convince the world vaporizers are just as bad or worse than tobacco, even with a complete lack of evidence.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.