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Comment: Re:A tech gloss over racial profiling? (Score 2) 218

by CharlieG (#48527261) Attached to: 'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

As someone said - what percentage of crime is committed by blacks?
Further, even if you don't believe that look at this map...

Then do man ethnic overlay. Except for midtown, it strongly correlates with race, and if you stop and frisk in high crime neighborhoods, on even a proportional basis to the neighborhood, you will end up with a minority bias/ MOST crime in NYC is in minority neighborhoods...

Comment: Re:I smell a rat. (Score 2) 115

by CharlieG (#47380857) Attached to: Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

Well, How about (for real) a body was dumped in front of my house. They asked "Hey, we know that at 10:30ish this body was dumped in front of your house, did you happen to see the car?" (there were whiteness to the kidnapping a few miles away). Of course I told them what I knew "Nope officer, didn't hear/see a thing till I looked out the window and saw a bazillion flashing lights, sorry" "OK, Thanks"

Comment: Wouldn't it be SMART (Score 1) 346

by CharlieG (#47378349) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

If GS and anyone else for that matter who was going to send data that could result in ""needless and massive" breach of privacy." start insisting on encryption? I know my wife's company basically sends an email with a link, and you have to go log in to see the data.

They are sending this stuff over the internet where anyone along the line can read it

MAYBE, just maybe, if the financial companies started insisting on say a public key encryption method to send confidential data, ALL of us would be much better off (GPG anyone?)

Comment: SIGNIFICANT delays? (Score 4, Insightful) 129

Gee, the telescope size limit. Guy proposes that they shouldn't be bigger - everyone on the west coast ignores him, build bigger. It may have held back a small group of astronomers, but...
X ray Observatory. It delayed things 5 WHOLE YEARS! GASP. Yes, I realize that the /. crowd is heavily biased to young males, but guys, it is to the point the average college student doesn't graduate in 5 years. I've got bottles of booze that I haven't had a drink out of older than that, and projects sitting on my workbench longer than that. One of my dad's HOBBY projects took 3 hours a night, every night for 8 years.. The only one I'd call at ALL significant is the 30 years

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money. -- B. Franklin