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Comment: Re:Except they just turn the power off (Score 2) 274

Your honor, they were screaming at me, with guns pointed at me, to 'put your hands up! put your motherfucking hands up, or I will fucking shoot you dead!'

So I put my hands up. I wasn't about to risk death to explain to them that this would cause my computer to shut down.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 4, Insightful) 409

It's unreasonable search.

Say you get pulled over for a busted tail light, and the cop notices a corpse in your back seat. That's OK.

Say he says 'Ho-lee sheeeit, smells like dead body. Pop your trunk open.' And hey, there's a dead body in the trunk. That's OK.

But he can't say 'I done pulled you over for a busted tail light, but I'mma search your car for a corpse, even though I have no reason to believe there's any corpses.' Not reasonable.

Now, this guy gets pulled over for lane swerve. Fine. Cop can sniff his breath, look for signs of intoxication. Cop can eyeball the seats through the window, the ashtray, looking for booze bottles, roaches, whatever. But he can't say 'I have no real reason to, but I'm turning this traffic stop into a drug stop, *but first I need to call in extra equipment.* That's unreasonable.

If he'd happened to have had the dog with him, and decided to have the dog give the car a once-over, fine. Although I question the validity of dog searches; we know that animals can pick up on clues to what their owners want. See the Clever Hans phenomena. If the cop wants to search the car, the dog might just pick up on that and alert.

Comment: Re:Wow what a problem (Score 1) 591

Also, he should read a correct translation. The commandment is 'do not murder,' not 'do not kill.' The Bible is perfectly clear that there's a time and a place for killing. Both Testaments are pretty clear on that.

Lets not forget, Christianity is, above all, an apocalyptic religion.

Comment: Re:Valve needs to use their clout (Score 1) 309

by SuiteSisterMary (#49482299) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

Yeah, I remember. However, a) it still worked on NVidia, and b) it doesn't seem to have helped AMD's marketshare.

Witcher 3 is included with all sorts of NVidia cards, I noticed today. It's still going to work on AMD. It doesn't mean CD Projeckt thinks AMD needs better Linux drivers.

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson