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Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 720

by Rhywden (#48551809) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

You misunderstand. I'm not for prohibition. I'm merely proposing that driving under the influence of any drug is a very bad idea.

In my opinion, you're free to rock your boat with whatever drug you choose - as long as you don't endanger other people. And hurtling along with at least 1 ton of metal while being drugged is endangering others.

Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 720

by Rhywden (#48544495) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Well, I find it hard to sympathize - when you have drunk any amount of alcohol, you shouldn't be behind the wheels for any reason. Precisely because of crap like this. Additionally, counting the drinks is moronic - depending on what you ate and your current bodily constitution, your tolerance for alcohol may vary wildly.

Not to mention that alcohol impairs your judgment - it's like a drug-induced version of the Dunning-Kruger-Effect. You yourself may think that you have no problems driving with, say, a BAC of 0.04 - but how would you realistically know? Your judgment is already impaired...

Comment: Re:Thanks Momma Merkel! (Score 1) 55

by Rhywden (#48539021) Attached to: EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

I don't think that most of the industry understands the internet either. I mean, just look at the debacle with this moronic "Leistungsschutzrecht" where they tried to make Google pay them for advertising for them. And when Google refused to play ball (either by simply delisting them from search results or just returning results without snippets) they tried to get a law passed that would have forced Google to pay and list them.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 38

by Rhywden (#48456071) Attached to: Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson's

Indeed. There are also suits and goggles which simulate old age so that youngsters can better empathize with the needs of the elderly. I mean, at some point you'll surely have stood in line behind an older person who took their sweet time to get the spare change out of the purse. With such suits, you can experience for yourself why that took so long.

It's one thing to intellectually know about a concept and a completely different thing to have actually experienced it.

You can do similar stuff when it comes to educating about the dangers of alcohol. Simply put on a special goggle (which emulates your field of view when at about 1.0 BAC and also induces vertigo) and you'll see why driving drunk is dangerous.

Comment: Re:The technology exists and is used (Score 3, Insightful) 144

by Rhywden (#48134423) Attached to: Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

The same argument can be made about the death penalty. As the US justice system has shown repeatedly there are quite a lot of innocent people on death row.

Now the question becomes: Do you rather want to abolish the death penalty so that no innocent people are killed - or do you want to make sure that criminals are killed and accept the innocent victimes as collateral damage?

Benjamin Franklin stated: "It is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer". I find it interesting that the US have moved into the completely opposite direction.

Comment: Re:Reasonable (Score 1) 144

by Rhywden (#48134321) Attached to: Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

Riiight. Because US sex offenders lists contain people who made the mistake of drunkenly pissing against a wall in public... As long as you have those laws, your country doesn't get to be upset about anything regarding people who want to be forgotten.

Not to mention that US laws actually allows the prosecution of minors when their nude shot of themselves gets into the public internet. Because they created child pornography, or so the dubious logic goes.

Comment: Re:Good. How is uber any different... (Score 1) 312

by Rhywden (#47817979) Attached to: Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Please look up Fahrerlaubnis-Verordnung (FeV) 6:

Klasse B:
Kraftfahrzeuge – ausgenommen Kraftfahrzeuge der Klassen AM, A1, A2 und A – mit einer zulässigen Gesamtmasse von nicht mehr als 3 500 kg, die zur Beförderung von nicht mehr als acht Personen außer dem Fahrzeugführer ausgelegt und gebaut sind (auch mit Anhänger mit einer zulässigen Gesamtmasse von nicht mehr als 750 kg oder mit Anhänger über 750 kg zulässiger Gesamtmasse, sofern 3 500 kg zulässige Gesamtmasse der Kombination nicht überschritten wird).

If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary. -- Samuel Clemens