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Comment Re:Or... just hear me out here... (Score 1) 1173 1173

So you follow the drone, remaining on public property and filming with your phone. If it lands on private property, like someone's yard, you call the cops to come to that location. If it lands on public property, like a park, you film the person or people that recover it and call the cops to come to that location.

Comment So a video version of Problem Steps Recorder? (Score 1) 203 203

This reminded me of a tool in Windows that's been around for a while. If you run "psr" from the Start menu or a Command Prompt, it opens up Problem Steps Recorder, a tool that can record where you click and type, what you type, and various comments. I've occasionally used it to record a series of steps to reproduce a bug so that I can send detailed instructions to the people who need to fix the bug.

Comment Re: First, do no harm (Score 1) 265 265

I just read through the bill. If the podiatrist is a physician at a hospital, mental health institution, or emergency medical care facility (section 573.005, subsection a and item 2 of subsection b), they follow the policy created by the governing body of that facility (subsection b), and they document their decision under that policy (subsection d, item 2)? I'm willing to grant them that authority, knowing that if they abuse it the facility is likely to smack them down hard. If the detention under the policy is in good faith and without malice, the physician and facility are not civilly or criminally liable. If not, like if the authority is abused, the hospital etc. may be sued and no hospital is going to want that.

I would not be surprised if hospitals required a second opinion as part of their policy, and required both physicians to document their agreement, so that it's no longer one person's opinion but a medical consensus.

Comment Re:Up Next ... (Score 1) 423 423

Cooking will be affected as well -- can you imagine the damage a chef's knife or cleaver could do to the human body?

Followed by sports, due to murders and assaults using baseball bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, etc.

Carpentry is the next activity to require a license, due to saws, chisels, hammers, etc. all proving dangerous in the right/wrong hands.

Comment Re:Responses (Score 1) 251 251

For the second example- so what? It's a one-time temporary password that you picked yourself. The risk of a compromise is minimal, the reward for a hacker is minimal. Is it poor security practice... maybe? But you have to weigh the cost-benefit ratio.

For someone who knows not to use the same password for multiple sites, it's a one-time temporary password.
For someone who DOESN'T know better, it's probably the same password they use for many or all other sites.

In this particular example, HOPEFULLY everyone applying for an entry-level IT position falls into the first of those categories. But if that site is used to collect applications for IT positions and other positions, the applicants for those other positions may fall into the second category and the sites shouldn't make it worse than it already is.

Comment Re:Goodbye free speech (Score 1) 210 210

(which is silly because you can yell fire in a theater if, you know, the theater is on fire).

Actually I don't believe you can legally. The law was created in the belief the panic from hearing fire yelled would do more harm than good as panic stricken patrons trampled over each other to get out.

I'm not sure how you notify them without striking fear into them but I'm sure the law addresses that in the details /s

You asked that with the sarcasm flag, but seriously if the fire alarm system doesn't sound, and only you noticed the fire, I would go to the movie theater staff and alert them so they can follow their emergency procedure. I'd imagine that procedure involves something like stopping the movie and asking patrons to exit the theater calmly and quietly, perhaps with the theater staff offering a partial or full refund or tickets to a later showing and implying (or outright stating) that the reason for the stoppage is nothing more than technical difficulties with the projection system.

Comment Re:Poor Scalia (Score 1) 1083 1083

In fact, is there anything in the law that requires the Nine to be judges or even lawyers? If Scalia resigns from that body of nine unelected lawyers, I put forth my name as a candidate for the post. I'm not a judge or lawyer (well, except when I'm playing a game, where I'm usually the one reviewing the rulebook when a rule disagreement occurs.)

Comment Re:How is this news for nerds? (Score 1) 1083 1083

You mean like the amendment banning slavery would have mortified the slave-owning authors of the Constitution?

The Founding Fathers got some things right. They got some things wrong. In hindsight there are a couple of things about which they probably should have elaborated (the Second Amendment is very concise, perhaps they should have spent a little more time explaining what they were thinking.) They were human.

"What I've done, of course, is total garbage." -- R. Willard, Pure Math 430a