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Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 5, Insightful) 437

well to be fair, im sure a civil case is going to happen. Its just sick. I wonder if there will be any riots over this one

Nah. It was wrong, but people generally don't riot over the death of a rich dude.

Rich white dude.

Anyway it is slightly different that shooting some guy with his hands up, or shooting some guy running away - a pretty standard cop thing. The guy is just as dead, and the point is that the cop was negligent yet being held to different - much lower - standard that a citizen. One expects cops to be held to higher standards, but we find that it just isn't so.

+ - Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."

+ - Experimental hypersonic missile explods four seconds after takeoff

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss (770223) writes "For reasons yet to be determined, a missile carrying the Pentagon's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon exploded four seconds after it took off from the Kodiak Launch Complex. Ground controllers blew it up remotely. Much of the launch pad and nearby facilities were damaged. This launch is the second test flight for the program, the first, in November 2011, successfully launched the hypersonic 'glide vehicle' about 2,500 miles from Hawaii to a test site in the Marshall Islands. The glider and rocket system were developed by Sandia National Laboratories, which is overseen by the Energy Department and managed by Lockheed Martin."

Comment: Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (Score 1) 240

by Frosty Piss (#47796169) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Shut the fuck up Russian troll.

Perhaps you might have the balls to log into your account and say that?

I'm not taking a political stance here, only pointing out the way that content complaints work on most social media platforms.

You need to get a grip and behave like an adult if you intend on adding anything of value to the conversation, which your childish comments do not.

Comment: Maybe, but maybe not... (Score 4, Insightful) 240

by Frosty Piss (#47795977) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Ah yes, only the most reliable sources at Slashdot...

But anyway, the more likely explanation is that like many social media platforms, Facebook uses automated systems to deal with thousands and thousands of content complaints every day. Usually, after a certain number of complaints, the system automatically blocks the content, and the original poster has to challenge the block. Keep in mind that due to the volume of content complaints that these types of services get, humans rarely get involved in the beginning, it is simply all automated.

It's possible and even probable that the complaints themselves are âoeorchestratedâ by people with political aims, perhaps even government employees. But that doesn't mean that Facebook is somehow âoecooperatingâ with the Russians because the head of their Russian office is, well, Russian.

Comment: Re:More accuratly "self preservation" (Score 1) 405

Only if those European Microsoft customers broke a US law and used Microsoft to house the data about such criminal activity on their servers.

Seriously? You don't read much on the FOnly if those European Microsoft customers broke a US law and used Microsoft to house the data about such criminal activity on their servers., apperently.

Comment: Re:More accuratly "self preservation" (Score 1) 405

by Frosty Piss (#47793589) Attached to: Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

No, it won't. Europeans will still have the same protections they do under their laws. However, US citizens committing a crime in the US won't be able to store their data on foreign servers of American companies and have it safe from authorities. In otherwords, if a US crime is committed, it doesn't matter where the US company hosts its server farm, it is still under the control of that company and subject to the authorities.

You are incorrect. the case would impact Europian Microsoft customers as well. Indeed, the account in question is almost certainly held by a non-American.

Comment: More accuratly "self preservation" (Score 1) 405

by Frosty Piss (#47793163) Attached to: Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

It is a rational self-interested decision that may be good for consumers.

Of course it's "self interest", and more accuratly "self preservation". Micrsoft is a business that ultimatly has to answer to their stockholders. If it comes to pass that US "law enforcement" can reach out and get personal data from non-US servers, it will completely destroy Microsoft's European business, due the the much stricter data privacy laws in Europe. It would be "game over" for Microsoft in Europe.

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