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Comment: Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (Score 1) 404

by AK Marc (#47440393) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One
If the police try to pull someone over, there's a non-zero chance they'll run, and keep running long after the police stop giving chase. So the *only* way to protect the innocents is to kill the driver if he fails to stop. So, do you want to protect the innocents? Then why do you allow the runners to run until they kill, even if they are not being chased?

Comment: Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (Score 1) 404

by AK Marc (#47440293) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One
So your argument is that police should shoot to kill if someone fails to yield. That's the best solution to these. The case here was someone who was not being pursued was still afraid of being caught, so they endangered others, until they crashed. "safer" is to shoot the car/driver until it stops. Is that really what you are advocating? Because it's either that, or abolishing all traffic stops.

Comment: Re:Flip, flopping.... (Score 1) 138

Actually, one of the essential features of our legal system is just that ability to flip-flop. I recall one murder case where the defense announced that it'd be using three arguments on behalf of the accused:
[didn't do it, self defense, insane]

I had heard that the insane defense is a plea. You must declare it before the trial started, and if you declare "not guilty" you may not change that to "not guilty, by reason of insanity". But maybe that's jurisdictional.

Either way, Aereo isn't changing a legal argument. It was found in court to be "rebroadcasting" like a cable company, so they are simply agreeing with the finding. They didn't change their definition, the broadcasters did by suing them.

Comment: Re:So what happens... (Score 1) 159

by AK Marc (#47434395) Attached to: Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body
The best plan for taking down the USA is to bomb the lines in 5 major airports at the same time. Denver is one of the largest lines I've ever been in. Kill dozens, injure hundreds.

After that, they'll move the scan further away from the old lines. About a week later, bomb them there, 5 more different large airports. Probably at the check-in counters.

Then, 3 more days after the last, go back to the original 5 airports, and car-bomb the line of cars stopping to drop-off/pick-up.

Air traffic would stop. For weeks at least, maybe months. The economy would collapse.

Comment: Re:Chen? Sounds Chinese (Score 1) 168

by AK Marc (#47433839) Attached to: Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted
What close ties and treaties do they have with the USA? None. Oh, there's your failure. Taiwan was founded by anti-comunistic capitalists. The US backed them, but unlike the White Army, the US didn't serve them up to be killed after false promised of help, but intervened in a civil war to create a new country.

The equivalent is if the English had backed the South, and the US Civil War ended with Louisiana being the Confederacy, under the protectorate of the English. Louisiana isn't going to win an "invasion" of the USA, but it's not worth a second Revolutionary War to finish them off, so you wall them off, and mostly ignore them, while keeping the "claim" on the territory. Though the LA governemnt is formed mostly of former US Senators and Representatives from around the country, so they "claim" to be the head of the government, but can't (and don't) do anything about it.

The Ukraine is like Somalia or Yugoslavia. We don't know. We don't care. We didn't start it, and we will try to not get involved, and when we do, we'll accuse the president of treason for defending non-Americans.

Comment: Re:Christmas is coming early this year (Score 1) 683

by AK Marc (#47433759) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Are you suggesting we should also take out all the safety gear in planes since there's only a .000001% chance you'll need it?

Does having a life vest under my seat add to my travel time? What's the additional cost, per trip, for having it there?

I'm only asking for sanity. You are preaching the opposite.

Oh yeah, lets also take out the airbags in our car because there's only a 0.00001% chance you'll ever need them.

Statistically speaking, they are a waste of money. Though the most in-depth studies were on the first generation bags. They were a complete failure. They "saved" less than 5% of the time, and killed about 5% of the time. The money wasted on them would have saved more lives if it were spent on rural medivac helicopters. Airbags kill. Statistics and actuaries say so. Why do you want things that are a waste of resources and don't save lives?

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