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Comment: Re:overturn murder conviction? (Score 4, Insightful) 141

by Dutchmaan (#49658947) Attached to: Prison Messaging System JPay Withdraws Copyright Claims

most incidents of wrongful imprisonment involve police investigators and prosecutors, both of which are heavily protected against any charges of wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and the like.

Maybe that's the part that needs to change. Take away some of those protections and then maybe you'll have prosecutors who will place the truth over their own careers.

Comment: Re:this is science, so you have to ask... (Score 1) 301

No he wouldn't be wrong, but a better question to be studied would be "Would two male scientists doing the same research have their paper challenged in the same fashion?" because if you eliminate enough variables you have a higher probability of coming up with the correct answer.

Comment: Re:Execute the fastest way possible (Score 1) 591

I am an opponent of the death penalty, but one minute of holding breath is not the same. When you are holding breath, you have stored oxygen in your blood. After decapitation there is no more blood flowing.

...but there is oxygen rich blood already in the brain....

Comment: SAD... just f#$%ing SAD (Score 1) 538

Politicians really live in their own little bubble worlds when 99% of the ignorant masses are more tech savvy than our own lawmakers. The words "out of touch" seem woefully inadequate to describe the kind of mind numbing ignorance that we've come to expect from our own politicians. What makes it even more depressing is that this doesn't even come remotely as a surprise.

If this doesn't make a case for term limits then I have no idea what would. Some of these people would be ill suited to even push a mop at a fast food chain. These career politicians NEED time in the real world.. and I don't mean some cushy consulting job. I mean real labor where you actually have to scratch a living under the policies they've created, without their "connections" or someone to pull strings for them. They're not of the people and they certainly aren't FOR the people. They're just (and it actually pains me to say this) COMPLETE AND UTTER DUMB ASSES!

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 1) 269

by Dutchmaan (#49364253) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate
I honestly don't care if they're getting paid or not... 99% of them are so easy to spot it's laughable. Always look at their history, if it's mostly Russian conflict stories then *ping* They'll refer to NATO or Ukraine as fascist *ping* They LOVE to use a basic western first name and claim to be American. Ironically when they're pretending to be American they're typically support a conservative stance politically.

Comment: Get a sense of humor! (Score 2) 765

by Dutchmaan (#49315391) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy
I was told a story of a technical draftsman, who specialized in farm equipment for a very well known company. He literally placed a scrotum (where's Waldo style) in all his technical drawings. The guy was so good that instead of reprimanding him or some other such punishment, they actually assigned a person to find and remove the scrotum from each drawing before sending them out.

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