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Comment: Worse than ever (Score 1) 244

by BCW2 (#48969107) Attached to: Over the past 10 years, my TV-watching has..
In the U.S.A. they have gone from somewhat decently written and acted shows to so called "reality" shows, think Jerry Springer without the script. If the networks won't put any effort into production, why should I put any effort into watching? There are a few good shows but at least half are now done by cable channels. Other than sports and some news it is a wasteland.

Comment: Re:Why not as civilians? (Score 1) 223

by droptone (#48739717) Attached to: US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

If the enemy has breached the defenses of, say, Fort Gordon, GA where you are employed as a hacker/contractor, then the massive damage has already happened and the M16 (which wasn't assigned to the hacker anyway) isn't going to change the result.

By that logic, the marginal extra gun in Fallujah shouldn't have stopped the Coalition forces. I get why you're saying that, but the military simply shouldn't operate that way. If their goal is the security of a country, then every soldier should be at least able to shoot a gun. We're not talking about requiring their PT scores to be insane, or their grooming to be on point. But shooting a gun? Really? That's a trivial requirement.

Comment: Re:"suspected pedophile" (Score 2) 150

by droptone (#48513411) Attached to: UK Authorities Launching Massive Child Abuse Database

I think that is spending good money and cops that would be better spent on preventative work.

Hell, despite the fact that I share the Slashdot hivemind's distaste for police officers, if it reduces the mind-boggling trauma that surely comes from repeatedly looking at child porn, then it's worth it.

That's got to be immensely psychologically damaging.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.

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