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Comment: Re:OMG that slut totally insulted me! (Score 1) 79

by MrLint (#49291019) Attached to: Twitter Adds Tool To Report Tweets To the Police

Considering that in the instances of 'high profile' individuals, for whom their treats actually got police attention, and when then deemed 'non credible'; there is going to be a vanishingly small percentage of times in which any action is taken by law enforcement for which the reporter will be satisfied.

What is actually a problem condition is that there is a low SNR and something actually happens to someone, and then police hyper react.

We can only hope that well-trained (larger?) law enforcement agencies know how to sift thru all the chaff, but some small town PD? No way to know what you are going to get there.

Comment: Leaving something out (Score 1) 467

by MrLint (#48988455) Attached to: Twitter CEO: "We Suck" At Dealing With Trolls, Vows To Kick Them Out

Odd however for someone who "left twitter", Looks like Zelda came back

Also, what is considered a 'core user'? Is the point of using Zelda Williams as an example mean she was a core user?

I have seen commentary from 'advocates' for better block tools. It consisted of feeding a program in which you fed precreated blacklist you got from a 3rd party.

If you are going to choose to let others decide who you communicate with on social media, you need to re-evaluate why you are using social media.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 323

Lets ignore that, its a TOS violation, which is if you believe the TOS laywers a contract violation, and teh school would also be in violation of illegal computer system trespass. But ya know anything extra legal means to avoid having to make a legal justification.

Its like institutional internet vigilantism.

Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 556

Yeah well the clickbait mentality has well permeated through both new and old media. "News articles" are just a different color of advertizing, they are designed to attract eyeballs to sell them to the advertisers. We may very well have entered a post journalism era.


Comment: I can't see the legitmiacy here. (Score 2) 461

by MrLint (#48346203) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

I cannot see how the argument for 'prayer' is legit on logistical or supernatural grounds. There is no clear public benefit here to release this information to this person for the purposes of his own (I guess) spiritual needs. I'd even be hard pressed to make the case if he wanted to do direct health outreach. The licensees can be reached via the places of employ.

Furthermore, one can readily presume that if you are prying for someone to an allegedly omniscient being, he/she/it would be able to work out the details.

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