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Comment: Re:Things that make you go hmmm (Score 1) 143

by Sique (#49601797) Attached to: Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies On Baltimore's Rioters
No. There is no "both". There is that "innocent until proven guilty". And it's the task of a court, consisting of a jury and a judge, to determine his guilt. For the police, at the most he is a suspect. It's not the police's task to neither judge nor to execute their judgement.

Comment: Re:Things that make you go hmmm (Score 4, Insightful) 143

by Sique (#49601471) Attached to: Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies On Baltimore's Rioters

Was Mr. Gray really a victim or part of the greater problem? He was in fact a habitual criminal with past of selling drugs like heroin.

He is the victim. He is a human being with the constitutional right not to have his spine broken by someone. He still has his constitutional rights even if you think he is a bad person. And there is that thing about human rights. You have them as a human, completely independent of you behaviour. I know that some people dream of stripping other people of their human rights because they dislike them. But that's a thinking we usually call totalitarian.

Comment: Re:when? (Score 1) 179

The first question that comes to my mind is, "What the fuck is the point of 2 Gbps service for residential customers?"

For instance, it would be feasible to use off site storage even for often used data. You could upload your movies to some file service and stream from there. No need for your own backup concept. You could even have your office file stuff on a remote filer and wouldn't notice much of a speed bump.

Comment: Re:Bus Logic (Score 1) 278

by Sique (#49587291) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving
From the beginning of both the plane and the car.

You can always look at the options. Is it feasible to fly to the local supermarket? If you have a helicopter, maybe it is. Does it make sense? Except for the ego boosting factor, probably not. Is it possible to drive from New York to Paris, France? If you get your car on a freight ship, it is. Does it make sense? In most cases, not, except you want that car to be in Paris for some reason.

So yes, flying and driving by car are comparable. In many cases, there is a clear winner. But in a lot of other cases, there are several factors to consider until the best option can be determined.

Comment: Re:DAB/DAB+ is obsolete already (Score 2) 293

by Sique (#49503553) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017
I actually never listen to music in my car at all, except the radioprogramming is sending some. But I don't listen to music stations. So MP3s are a non-option for me. (In some way, I am a-music at all, as I don't listen to music in general). My preferred radio stations for long drives are news/information broadcasters, but when I was in the U.S., they seem to be missing in general, at least in the regions I was driving around.

Comment: Re:Read "Outliers" (Score 1) 385

by Sique (#49500789) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?
If you plot the personal wealth curve of people who "made it big", it does not differ from the personal wealth curve of people who won the lottery. For nearly all of them, there is a big jump somewhere during their life, and before and after that, it's no different than for anyone else in the same wealth range.

Comment: Re:uhh...warm oceans=wet land (Score 2) 173

The Atacama Desert is definitely at least partly tropical, starting at 18 degrees south. So is the Sahara, whose southern boundary is around 15 degrees north. The Namib extends to the 18 th degree south, it is also at least partly tropical. The only desert that is not in the Tropcis is the Chihuahua desert, but it is at least close to a tropical sea, the Gulf of Mexico.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll