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Comment: Re:And yet again terrorism wins (Score 2) 227

by DaHat (#48629363) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

You are forgetting the implications of tort law.

Even if a physical attack is very unlikely, the costs of the lawsuits which would occurs afterwards would make proceeding a rather risky thing either way.

Don't believe me? The lawsuit against the theater which didn't prevent the Aurora theater shooting continues: http://deadline.com/2014/08/ci...

Comment: Hurray for competing standards of nonsense! (Score 2) 87

by DaHat (#48591865) Attached to: California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

On the one side we have the entrenched and largely ubiquitous gasoline infrastructure trying to keep electricity from becoming the dominant (good luck)... the recent upstart of hydrogen which requires you to rather carefully plan your commute... and LNG sitting there in the corner saying "Don't forget about me guys!"

It's like Verizon vs ATT on pay-per-view side and Sprint in it's own ring waiting for T-Mobile to arrive on PBS.

It's pretty easy to guess which is going to get the bigger numbers in terms of revenue.

Comment: Re:Does anyone remember Amadou Dialo? (Score 1) 207

by DaHat (#48575483) Attached to: In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

So your solution to lawful violence is... lawless violence?

I'm sorry, but assaulting a cop tends not to be a good way to avoid getting shot... just as Michael Brown.

Resisting arrest... even over the allegation of selling untaxed cigarettes is not a good way to avoid being held on the with multiple bodies attempting to restrain you... just ask Eric Garner.

Waving and aiming what looks like a real gun around in a park, then reaching for your waist when police come to the scene is not going to getting shot... just ask Tamir Rice.

Now, when the cop sticks his hands inside of the vehicle and gets it caught in the steering wheel, and fearing that the driver is going to drive away shoots the driver... that's a great way to get yourself charged with murder... just ask Richard Combs.

Why do you assume that the job of a solider or cop is to die?

Patton would also disagree:“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”

Comment: Re:I'm not handing a cop my phone for any reason (Score 1) 207

by DaHat (#48575115) Attached to: In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

Even with a physical drivers license, they always try to grab your entire wallet before you can pull out the driver license from it.

Always? I've never had that experience, they have always waited for me to collect and hand over the requested items... granted I've not been pulled over that many times.

If true, I'd suggest finding a lawyer filing a report (and perhaps a lawsuit) about such incidences as their unwarranted entry into your vehicle would constitute trespass, taking your wallet from you would be theft, and any examination of the inside contents that are not in clear view without your permission would be an unlawful search (assuming there are no other circumstances that warranted such actions).

Comment: Free from captivity... for how long? (Score 4, Interesting) 341

by DaHat (#48525577) Attached to: New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

If freed... wouldn't a stolen bit of food here or there (as presumably it wouldn't be able to grow or buy it's own) or some public defecation get it arrested? If it dared resist arrest might get some additional charges of assault on a police officer and result in some jail time?

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 496

by DaHat (#48428211) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Correct, though career choice is also a major factor.

Back in college I'd noticed that my Computer Science program was probably 90% male... while the Elementary Education program was probably 90% female. While many will claim that teachers should be paid more, I don't hear many arguing they should be paid as well as your average developer.

Comment: Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (Score 1) 148

by DaHat (#48383371) Attached to: Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

The powers that be like to tout how background checks have prevented some untold number of bad guys from getting guns... often left out is the woefully small # of prosecutions of said people for their illegal attempts to acquire a firearm.

When the penalty on the books is rarely enforced, it quite easy to look for other ways to do what you want to do and know that you probably aren't going to get caught... a problem that has existed in the voting world for years: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Comment: Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (Score 1) 148

by DaHat (#48383037) Attached to: Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

Give me a single solid example - voter validation leaves a paper trail, so the evidence should be easy to come by.

Utter BS!

What paper trail? You walk in, say you are Joe Blow, live at a given street, make your mark and you get a ballot... the only way you know that this was done fraudulently is if the real Joe Blow comes in later to vote and told that he already did... which mathematically wouldn't always happen depending on how well a fraudulent voter picked their targets.

Want cases of people who were told they already voted? Here are a couple:
http://www.nbc12.com/story/199...
http://www.examiner.com/articl...
And even from Scotland: http://www.itv.com/news/update...

At the end of the day, so long as you keep your mouth shut (unlike this woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ) you probably aren't going to get caught: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local... as you don't exactly see many cameras in polling stations synced up to when given names are scratches off as having voted.

This all assumes it's hard to get someone else's ballot, (spoiler: it isn't): https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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