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Comment Re:News for nerds? (Score 1) 467

Apparently a guy with a gun, on a train from Amsterdam (possibly still quite high) == terrorist.
Military guys (regardless of branch) are Marines, if they happen to do something interesting.

A homeless guy with a knife sleeping under a bridge == terrorist
Navy cook == Navy Seal (as long as seen outside of kitchen). ./ is dropping in quality not by day, but by the hour these days. Get a grip @timothy

Comment Re: What would Monderman say? (Score 2) 203


There was never free parking in any downtown area. There were just spaces that the government paid for but couldn't directly monetize. There's plenty of street parking in rural towns - move there if you want to park your car for free.

There were several building removed and space turned into parking lots. Some of these buildings were taken from their rightful owners through the abuse of the imminent domain laws. Some of these ex building owners even won their cases against the city, after their buildings and businesses had already been leveled.

Comment Re: What would Monderman say? (Score 2) 203

I live in San Diego. This is just another example of city officials funneling money to their buddies. It was the same with illegal hi-rise development and some other larger projects. The city is also a partner with ACE Parking corp and has effectively removed all free parking space downtown in exchange for ACE's paid parking and red 'no parking' curb. Bullshizzle.

Comment Re:About right (Score 1) 246

likely to turn them to harder, more violent crime/quot
Likely? I'm not a statistician, but I would be willing to be that such outcome has the highest probability out of all 'correctional' prison exercises.
The prison system is 'correcting' minor offenders to become crime.

Comment Re:No problem. (Score 1) 145

Your reasoning is very simplistic and flawed. Let me iterate over a few key issues with it.
I cannot predict what third party integrations a given site uses prior to visiting it. Even though I use a myriad of plugins that block third party origins, such as RequestPolicy, when I visit websites using googleapis and other $google_widgets, the content is not available, as it relies on Goog serving the content. There are multitude of other origins, such as *, without anything clearly identifying the content owner in the URL. Some of such sites are linked from /. articles every day. Including today's articles. Furthermore, there are sites that are completely unusable until you enable a dozen+ of 3-rd party origins and widgets. Are you suggesting I should stick to the few sites that do not attempt to feed my browsing data to the collectors? Maybe I'll just stick to my LAN and cut the cord? That would be 'safe', no?

Comment Re:No problem. (Score 3, Informative) 145

You are obviously clueless. The issue is cross-domain tracking, as in where someone uses one of the FB, Goog, or other 'widgets' or advertising integrations on their own site. Could be something as 'unrelated' as using Goog Analytics. You visit site X, the analytics code collects information about your visit and stores it on Goog servers. Then you visit site Y and code used to embed youtube video does the same. Rinse, Repeat.

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project