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Comment: Re:Actually Slower than Walking to the Damn Thing (Score 1) 33

by Mr D from 63 (#47786679) Attached to: Robot Printer Brings Documents To Your Desk
We have to scan our smart card to print at my office. At first, I didn't like it, but it turned out to be handy because you can send several jobs to the printer at different times and they all print out together whenever you are ready. No more jobs laying around the room, no more people accidentally taking part of my printout. etc. Downside is the wait time at the printer.

+ - U.K. Terror Threat Level Raised to Severe->

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An anonymous reader writes "U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said the government was raising the terror threat level to Severe, the second-highest level, based on new intelligence from Syria and Iraq. "The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West," May said in a statement in London. "Some of those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have traveled there from the U.K. and Europe to take part in those conflicts." Prime Minister David Cameron is to make a further statement later today."
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Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1, Insightful) 168

by Mr D from 63 (#47770915) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste
Reid singlehandedly tried to undermine the NRC from the top by appointing (via BO) Jaszko as NRC chair. Putting an incompetent political appointee in charge of an agency as important as the NRC is its own form of willful negligence. Thankfully he was driven out when it became clear he was not fit to hold such a position.

Comment: Re: Will the video be available though? (Score 1) 599

by Mr D from 63 (#47770821) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
I've convinced more than one cop to let me off. You have to know what the line is and read the officer's demeanor. Sometimes nice guy approach, some times a tougher stance is needed, no guarantees either way. Thanks for your unsolicited advice though.

The point regarding privacy is not to make a case against using the cameras, its more to make sure the impacts and consequences are considered in advance. Doing so and taking steps to address them can help achieve a successful outcome a lot quicker than simply dismissing those concerns or rationalizing them away.

Comment: Re:Will the video be available though? (Score 1) 599

by Mr D from 63 (#47767873) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
A step forward or backward? Do you want every encounter you have with an officer to be publicly available? Lets say you bet pulled for speeding, but felt it was not excessive and challenged the officer. The next week, you are at that job interview and here they have video evidence that you don't respect authority.

A very hypothetical case, I know, but as someone who has gotten his share of tickets, I will say I typically accept that I deserved the ticket and treat the officer with the appropriate respect and tone, but one or two cases I was quite upset and it probably would not have come off on camera very well even though there was nothing disrespectful said.

Comment: Re:Not really new. (Score 1) 216

Of course, you forgot to mention that the actual levels/concentrations of the will be insignificant with respect to human health risk for almost that entire area in a relatively very short period. (Actually, it is already safe in most areas, but logistics, conservatism, and validation efforts all prevent a quicker return). And, have you ever even thought about the relative risks associated compared to the overall benefits we have gained from offsetting "mind-numbing" masses of air pollutants and greenhouse gasses. Or is your whole position based on your fear of radiation, lack of risk perception accuracy due to the ongoing anti-nuke FUD, which the oil and gas industry thank who wholeheartedly for supporting.

So, it seems you think its quite OK for those entities that decided tsunami walls were sufficient protection for towns and villages, and those that designated safe elevations for villages and told people it was OK to build their homes, not to worry, and turned out to be wrong.... to not be held to account, even though many lives were lost due to that mistake. And somehow, only the nuclear site presented a case of negligence and collusion. Despite the fact that the actual plant itself saved the lives of some people that were able to make it to the main plant structures in time. Yeah, its OK for thousands to die and lose their loved ones, but very small portion of land requiring remediation for a few decades is your outrage.

Your selective outrage is quite telling.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."