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Comment: Re:You don't need to archive video. (Score 1) 193

by SuiteSisterMary (#47778469) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?
I disagree, but we'll go with that. The camera now has an off switch. Any time the camera is not recording, the officer is off-duty, and does not have LEO authority and privileges. Note that this would be retroactive; you arrest a perp, it's all righteous, you get back to the station, and oh shit, your camera failed? Perp walks. On the spot. In court, the cop does not 'testify,' he comments on the video. No video? The cop doesn't get to talk. Period.

Comment: Re: Send in the drones! (Score 1) 581

by pnutjam (#47777121) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
Appeasement doesn't work and it's a hard pill to swallow, but when you go to war, nobody wins. I don't think it's possible to find any war (or even fight) where either side was better off after then before, winner or loser. The only way to win is to convince your enemy not to play. Violence is awesome as a threat, not so great as a tool.

Comment: Re:Now ICP can finally achieve their teaching drea (Score 1) 505

by SuiteSisterMary (#47773589) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Science is not something that is "correct" or "incorrect"; it's a meaningful way of observing the world, reducing human bias of those observations, and making meaningful predictions.

To take this a step farther: "Science" is an epistemology. It's a way of coming to knowledge. Science will NEVER BE 'correct.' One of the basic tenants of a scientific hypothesis is that it needs to be falsifiable. Science just strives and strives to be *more* correct than it was. As opposed to faith, aka 'belief despite evidence,' aka 'pretending to know things you don't know, then making plans and decisions based on that.'

Comment: Re:You don't need to archive video. (Score 2) 193

by SuiteSisterMary (#47773079) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

a) You do need to archive it, and b) it cannot be something that happens if the cop wants it to.

Small device, 720p, two 64 GB cards (in case one breaks, happens to hit it's limit, etc etc.) They go in a rack at the precinct. Start of shift, you draw your camera, clip it on. The moment it leaves it's charging/upload rack, it starts recording. It continues to until it hit's it's rack again at night, whence it starts charging and uploading.

Camera 'breaks?' Radio in, and RTB for a new one. No working camera? Too bad, it's part of your uniform. You are no longer an on-duty cop.

Cop testifies about something where there SHOULD be video, but for some reason, isn't? His testimony is now considered unreliable.

Guess what? You, Mr. Police Man, get extraordinary powers when dealing with civilians. You have powers and authority above and beyond. Therefore, you should be scrutinized.

And yes, this is for your own protection, too. This eliminates any possibility of 'If you don't let me go, I'm going to scream that you grabbed my tits.' This reduces greatly IA's involvement in your life. "He was coming at me with a knife, and ignored my verbal warnings. Right, on the video."

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Journal: The Macbook Pro 4

Journal by stoolpigeon

I am getting more used to my Apple Laptop.

It still makes me crazy when I need to hook it to external displays. I wanted to show a video to some friends the other night and thought I would just connect the mac to my tv via hdmi. Couldn't get it to work. Crazy. I just switched to my PC that is always connected and downloaded the video there.

Comment: I would say... (Score 1) 16

by Bill Dog (#47772233) Attached to: VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

> Obama is a symptom, not the disease ...that Obama (and ilk, of course) are indeed the disease, and America's ailments are the symptoms.

And no doubt America was unhinged, war-weary and esp. after the supposed almost financial collapse, when we elected BHO in 2008, but TFAuthor conveniently omits BHO's flabbergasting (even to BHO) 2012 re-election. The problem is, like people my age and younger no longer expecting Social Security to be there when we're old, even though there's been no official pronouncement of such, I'll bet it's a widespread belief. Similarly I think is the belief that America today is the new normal. So the problem is, we probably won't ever go back to being hinged. How can we, when we as a nation hold BHO and Democrats and the Left blameless for America's woes.

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