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Comment: Re:Attempted murder by proxy (Score 3, Informative) 327

by bigdavex (#49007793) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas

I don't think it's attempted murder. More like reckless endangerment.

Reckless endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions. The charge may occur in various contexts, such as, among others, domestic cases, car accidents, construction site accidents, testing sites, domestic/child abuse situations, and hospital abuse. State laws and penalties vary, so local laws should be consulted.

Comment: type of assignment (Score 4, Insightful) 320

by bigdavex (#48368061) Attached to: Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

I'd like to know what type of assignment this was. If it's small and specific, there might be only a few basic working solutions. That is, the similarity stems from being correct.

If it's a larger project with creative design decisions, then I'm less sympathetic.

Comment: Re:Immigration is not the problem. (Score 4, Informative) 330

by bigdavex (#48294899) Attached to: Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

No USA base Muslim group of any statistical significance (or other group) is anti-democracy in the USA (and the USA is about 20% Muslim, so we would notice if it was a primary agenda).

According to Pew Research, Americans are 0.6% Muslim.

Where did you find 20%?

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"