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Comment Re:Yes/No (Score 1) 191

Considering the security measures required to get into a stadium in france vs a group of protesters and someone wandering up with a suicide vest strapped to them. Well, there does appear to be a security risk to general people. Those protests would be a splody-dopes dream.

Before Fox would air a new episode of 24, would you put a new set of vinyl sheets on your mattress in preparation for a night of terrified bedwetting?

Comment Re:Why does gov't care about climate change protes (Score 3, Insightful) 191

Right, so the French government that recognizes climate change and agrees it is a major issue to be dealt with

Does it really agree, or is it just throwing around two-faced platitudes it has no intention of honoring? Like Obama when he vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, or Hillary now being against the TPP after she spent years drafting it as SOS.

Comment Re:or....GTFO with those priorities (Score 1) 803

It was HALF an hour, douchenozzle.

Times three, not including the initial freakout by the incompetent teacher and principal. Who's the dooshnozzle?

the family never allowed the school to release their records of the incident, because, SURPRISE, the family wants their narrative to be the ONLY narrative of it.

1) Irrelevant, we already know the record 2) no on would be more vested in claiming that Ahmed had come close to hinting at a joke of a hoax than the school district and the police department. But they aren't doing that.

So why are you wingers grasping at the same straws passed up by both the principal and the police chief?

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 1) 803

Only in that it spreads the same amount among multiple school districts in the form of future payments--plus a bit of overhead, etc.

If insurance companies could arbitrarily jack up rates without losing customers, they wouldn't wait for a settlement for a reason to do so. They'd jack up the rates and pocket the extra profit. Else the customer would move on to the next insurance company - supply and demand, market forces, the invisible fapping hand of capitalism, and all that.

So it's back to the districts/departments bad behavior. There's no reason this has to work any differently than with any other kind of insurance. You have no accidents or tickets on your record, you're going to have lower car insurance rates than a chronic speeder with half a dozen DUI's under her belt. You're a school administrator or a police chief that doesn't have his head up his ass, you have low insurance rates. You're an incompetent racist authoritarian - high insurance rates. Stick, carrot, and all that.

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 1) 803

ts reasonable to wonder why and what reaction he was hoping for. A childish joke is one possibility

We've been over this. No one would be more vested in hinting at a suggestion that Ahmed came within a 200 foot pole of making a "childish joke" than the school district and the police department. Yet they aren't doing that. Why?

Because there was no joke, there was no bomb, and there was no hoax. Period. Do you go into police brutality stories and argue that the cops were justified, despite all evidence to the contrary, when not even the cops in question are making that argument?

Comment Re:Taken to police station as part of investigatio (Score 1) 803

He was told not to show it to people by one teacher yet he kept doing so

Irrelevant. Hoax requires intent. No intent, no hoax.

This is something the police do every day.

They freak out over supposed bomb threats at schools, while not evacuating the school, every day? The district and the police were incompetent reactionaries no matter which way you try to polish this turd.

Comment Re:Step to the right direction (Score 1) 803

So no, you didn't leave your brain by the door - you stuffed it down the garbage disposal and flipped the switch.

Does it leave a permanent arrest record that he has to mention every time he fills out any government form?

He's a minor. He wouldn't have to do that even if had jumped up on his desk screaming 'it's a bomb, it's a bomb', then been tried and sentenced to juvie. Christ, you wingers are stupid.

Comment Re:USB port on iPhone (Score 1) 494

Then you must be doing something wrong - this has worked flawlessly for me from a 3GS to a 4S and now a 6. I've done it with multiple iterations for both myself and my wife, and replaced a broken phone as well. I've also assisted my parents with incremental upgrades mixing and matching devices as they were lost/broken, and hand-me-down replacements with 3G, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, and 5s. I myself have well over 100 apps and not the same ones that my wife or parents are using.

As I said, any specific apps where this failed are most likely because the developer explicitly used the APIs that save data in a non-backed-up location. I had exactly 1 app where it didn't carry over using the backup/restore process, and that app was pushing 3rd party cloud sync as an add-on service.

Wifi locations and passwords should not be saved on device - that would be a security risk. All my notes and reminders have worked fine. PDFs again depend on the app and what the app developer decided to do for data storage. I know none of my PDFs in iBooks were lost and I never have used cloud sync for that. My text messages go back to 2011 when I still had a 3GS. The only reason they don't go back earlier is because I hosed my backups at one point when messing around with jailbreaking. Again, no issues carrying it forward between devices.

Comment Re:Unbelievable (Score 1) 589

The United States was invaded by Japan during WWII.

Ok, Slugger, which State had foreign troops on it's soil? If Japan had landed troops in some part of India, that wouldn't have meant that the UK was invaded, just because India was a British Colony. So again, which State had Japanese troops on it's soil, threatening its government?

Comment Re:Taken to police station as part of investigatio (Score 1) 803

If recognized as a hoax there would be no reason to evacuate, yet as a hoax there is still a legal violation.

Or if recognized as the Easter Bunny. There was no hoax. If Ahmed had made the slightest crack about it being a bomb, you would have been hearing about that from Day 1. That didn't happen.

"Spock, did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes, Captain, a sort of vacant contentment."