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Comment Ted Cruz and Rand Paul (Score 2) 336

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul both oppose mass government surveillance and want the government to get a warrant - just as our constitution dictates.

Rand Paul, however, has dropped out of the race.

Many of the other candidates have the same stance on this as Rubio - Christie, Bush, Kasich, and I believe (but I don't know 100%) Carson as well. Not sure where Carly Fiorina stands on it, I hear so very little about her because she doesn't tell advertisements on the networks the way Trump does.

If this issue is important to you, then there's really only one candidate left who is on the side of privacy - and that is really, really sad. It should be all of them.

Comment Re:Let's see... (Score 1) 186

General public - should be free to view.

If you want the public to be able to view all footage, all the time, at no additional cost, then the police department is going to have to spend the money to make all of that video available.

That costs money.

So the city will need to:

A: Raise taxes to pay for the program
B: Cut other parts of the department (likely officers)
C: Cut other city services

There is no such thing as free. If nothing else, there's always opportunity cost.

You pick. Me, I'd rather pay for just the portions of video that are of interest. It's a hell of a lot less money than a blanket availability of everything.

Remember that these videos need to be reviewed and modified to remove the faces of minors and things like that. It takes time and resources. This ain't free.

Comment Re:Let's see... (Score 1) 186

It's actually not $200 an hour.

Reading the article, it will take about 304 hours, at $120 an hour.

This is for an office to review all of the video and make the proper privacy redactions (probably blurring children's faces, license plates, stuff like that).

$120 an hour does still seem excessive, though. Seems like you could hire 2-4 other non-officer people with the appropriate experience and education to do the work, and keep that officer on the street instead of behind the desk.

Comment Re:Does it use (Score 1) 137

Nope. That's not what I'm saying. The question is meant to b'e taken quite literally: "systemd seems to have quite a lot of flaws, so why are so many distributions accepting it so quickly?" I apologize if you ended up taking more meaning out of that than what was intended - it's really that simple a question.

I did a bit of searching around and found this, but it seems tin-foil-hatty and I don't have the deep, low-level linux experience to tell if it is true or not.

The whole open source thing is great, in that people can integrate new pieces as they see fit, but the whole systemd thing just seemed to appear one day and take everything over. If one man, or one company, is able to force this kind of change then perhaps Linux is not nearly as healthy or independent as we may think it is.

Comment Re:Yeah yeah (Score 4, Interesting) 562

No kidding.

Cry me a river, George, with your billions of dollars, knowing that you've had a huge impact on world entertainment, sparked imagination and wonder in millions of minds, and created many thousands of jobs because of one single piece of intellectual property.

If you wanted to keep such a tight grip on what happened with your stuff you never should have sold it. You sold it to DISNEY of all companies, you know that they only produce the most shallow of crap these days (but then again, so does most of Hollywood), you knew what was coming.

I don't want to hear you bitch and complain about what happens in an imaginary universe.

Comment Re:land of the the free ? (Score 4, Insightful) 563

I've heard about the Dabiq publication but I never really spent the time to look for it. Since you posted a convenient link, I decided to go take a look.

I gotta say - this is not some low budget, crappy publication. It's a very high quality production.

The most important thing to keep in mind: They believe that they're fighting a holy war. Yes, it may seem crazy to you and I, but it doesn't matter what WE think. What matters is what THEY think. What THEY think is what is driving their actions.

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