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Comment: Re:suddenoutbreakofcommonsense (Score 1) 366

by Cat_Byte (#26835871) Attached to: Cambridge, Mass. Moves To Nix Security Cameras

Switching over to "guilty until proven innocent" would make their job easier.

I hate to break it to you, but it's been that way for over a decade now. Police are no longer required to show up at your trial if you contest a ticket so you lose your right to cross-examine the witness, contesting a ticket costs more than just paying the fine, public announcements are made about arrests including their names even before a trial has taken place, the list goes on and on. With these measures in place, you ARE guilty until you prove otherwise in court.

I received a ticket for speeding one night and it was for a section of road I hadn't even come close to. Apparently I turned right onto the highway just as a policement in "pursuit" came into sight. If they had traffic cameras I could have proved it.

Comment: Re:Different pockets, same taxpayers' money (Score 1) 1026

by Cat_Byte (#26550057) Attached to: What will Obama change most in the first 100 days?

"Let them eat cake" was the first words that entered my mind when Obama told a nation of unemployed "It's time to get back to work".

Sorry, but government spending by EVERY administration over several decades, bad business practices by the major corporations, and the exodus of jobs overseas to sweat shops are the issues. Bailout money was the worst thing that could happen. When a major player goes out in a blaze of glory, it creates a vacuum and that vaccuum WILL be filled by someone with better business sense that is probably #2 in the industry. It'd be painful in the beginning with the rotation of jobs, but it's a hell of a lot better than just handing billions to the guys at the top who haven't figured out debits are supposed to outweigh credits on the ledger.

I remember a time when companies like Iomega, Nike and certain clothing manufacturers caught major heat for using "sweat shops" overseas and things like "stay in school or you'll end up on welfare" meant something.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.