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+ - Scotus rules extending stop for dog sniff unconstitutional. ->

Submitted by bmxeroh
bmxeroh writes: The Supreme Court ruled today that a police officer may not extend a traffic stop beyond the time needed to complete the tasks related to that stop for the purposes of allowing a trained dog to sniff for drugs. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the majority (6-3) that police authority "ends when tasks tied to the traffic infraction are — or reasonably should have been — completed,". The case, Rodriguez v. United States, 13-9972, all started with Rodriguez was stopped in Nebraska for driving out of his lane. After he was given the ticket for that infraction, he was made to wait an additional seven to eight minutes for a drug dog to arrive which promptly alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. Upon search, the officers found a small bag of methamphetamine in his possession.
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Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 3, Funny) 599

by bmxeroh (#49126975) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
For some reason I had a chuckle at your last statement. At this point they literally are giving people turds. That turns out to be one of the most effective treatments for C. Diff, and I even seen a place in New England somewhere where they would pay you for taking a crap. Literally like a blood bank, but poop. How great a world we live in.

Comment: Re:real vs pretend (Score 1) 353

by bmxeroh (#47408759) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies
Pretend nothing. Last year it was a simple, "fill out this questionnaire and enroll in one of these quick online courses and save $30 bucks a month." This year we have to do the same questionnaire, same courses, "oh but also go to your doctor and have a physical and blood work done, and here send this form back with all the results while your at it. Don't like our end run around of HIPPA regs? Enjoy paying $35 extra a month."

Comment: Re:Not for Nerds (Score 1) 253

Since your peaked out on score, I'm just going to add a hearty, "amen to that" in regards to television just absolutely catering to the lowest common denominator. If you want a good representative example of just how stupid the average person is, watch "None of the Above" on NatGeo. I was excited when I first saw commercials for it thinking it was going to be a nerdy physics type show, but couldn't make it through the entire first episode as it turns out that it's basically 9th grade science class. I've given up on Discovery Network almost all together. TLC is a joke, THC is moronic 23.5 hours out of the day, and I can't quite wrap my head around what crab fishing has to do with the Discovery Channel. Thankfully some of the extended DN channels have some decent programming for at least an hour or so a day.

Comment: Tracks (Score 3, Informative) 42

by bmxeroh (#46698459) Attached to: Sony and Toyota Bring Real-Life Racing Into the Game World
And only available on three tracks in Japan. Certainly not my local circuit, and I would guess not most peoples local circuit here either. The article also mentions that other tracks are able to join, however I'm guessing this in only tracks that are in GT6, or at least could be in some future DLC. Ultimately it is neat, but being such a limited use case really not that exciting.

+ - Ask Slashdot: What's there to like about the BETA?-> 7

Submitted by Narnie
Narnie writes: I come to /. not for the nearly interesting pseudo-tech articles, but for the lively, self-moderated discussion. Today I'm bit surprised to see every discussion summarized to fuckbeta. Popping up all over the place there's discussions about beta and even alternatives being revived and created. As I tend not to RTFA, I haven't sampled the beta myself. So, I ask you guys, what's there to like about the BETA and what's there to loath?
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