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Comment: Why Transparency is Important (Score 2) 20

by eyepeepackets (#46775845) Attached to: FBI Drone Deployment Timeline

It should be clear by now that having anything less than complete transparency for these agencies is foolish, because we become the target of the tools when they are used in secret silence. Elected representatives are worthless in this regard. We need transparency via reporting requirements and guidelines that give full information to the public.

If we are expected to be responsible for what these agencies do, then we need to know what they are doing.

Comment: Define homeless.... (Score 2) 135

by Lumpy (#46775515) Attached to: GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

The hustling scammers, the druggies and drunks, the mentially ill, or the real homeless that are down on their luck and actually trying?

Because the first two I ignore completely. The mentially Ill I feel really bad for, and the onesthatare really down on their luck are not on the street corners hustling for money. Those people are helped by my donations to homeless shelters and to women and children shelters.

The fake hustler that is claiming they are a veteran standing there with a sign? Or the one guy I see push his wheel chair up to the corner then get in it with his hand out? they can stuff it.

Comment: Re:Yay for government!!! (Score 2) 98

by Lumpy (#46775329) Attached to: Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

It is a royal pain in the ass to get a IMEI blacklisted. I had to fight AT&T even though I sent them the police report and the phone was in their records as my property.
"But it's currently activated" Yes, by the thief, blacklist it.
"but that is one of our gophone customers", Yes the thief blacklist it.
"but but....." Do I need to get a lawyer involved?
"One moment please...."

99% will not force them to blacklist the phone but just let it go. To hell with who they sold the phone to, I was not going to stop until the phone was forever disabled from being a phone.

Comment: Parents fault (Score 1) 301

by Lumpy (#46771053) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Most parents today are horrible. They do NOT interact with the chile like laying on the floor and playing with them. Get your asses off the couch and lie on the floor playing with your kids showing them how to stack blocks, and play.

I gave my daughter a earfull having my granddaughter use the ipad at 2 to keep her entertained. No you play with her using physical objects, and interaction.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1236

by Lumpy (#46770809) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Cross bows and long bows are far more effective than a rifle. in fact an arrow will rip through body armor as it has a crapload more energy in it. Buddy of mine does demonstrations of medieval weapons and has a English Longbow that drops steel tipped arrows that were commonly used in the 1300's through modern US military body armor without effort. Most sink in 8 inches beyond the armor.

He then points out to the military guys, "it's not the arrow that will kill you, it's the pig shit it was dipped in before you were shot that will kill you"

1 Billion dollars of budget deficit = 1 Gramm-Rudman