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Comment: Re:Keep digging you own hole (Score 1) 166

by bradrum (#49419619) Attached to: The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

So the 5.6 earthquake in Prague was minor to who? you? What about the people who had their houses demolished, lets ask them if it is minor.

This whole story and response reminds me of the movie Outland. Its a Sci-fi movie where people start going crazy and killing themselves and the response by the mining company is "sometimes it just happens around here". But when the sheriff (Sean Connery) starts looking into it he finds increasing frequency of these incidents and they are caused by company supplied drugs to keep workers productive. When confronted people say "hey lets not make a big deal about the deaths, because business is good". Same here, with the wastewater disposal. "Its no big deal", "these earthquakes just happen" and now it is "there are unlikely to be big quakes".

Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 1) 463

What your saying is just a rationalization of manslaughter or vehicular homicide due to negligence. Its lawyers, people, or officials like you that make you totally degrade the mission of the Los Angeles Sheriff's dept which is to "Partner with the people we serve to secure and promote safety in our communities." If it were up to you it would read "Partner with the executives we serve to secure and promote our privileged position above the law in our communities."

Comment: Re:And what they did not publish (Score 1, Insightful) 227

by bradrum (#47647057) Attached to: About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

More confirmation bias crap. A ton of people just sit around waiting for something that fits their beliefs to post about or up vote.

Usually people that say this kind of shit get their money and claim that it is "wasted" on others. Because no one else has their genius right?

Comment: Re:What a waste, who the hell are we protecting he (Score 1) 415

by bradrum (#47397409) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

I understand that.

My point is that the as the
a) long arm of the law grows longer the potential for misuse grows larger as well
b) that the cops in this case are either
1) probably going after someone that there is very little evidence against or 2) that they have overlooked significant evidence against if they have rip the whole place to shreds and need to use a dog to find deeply hidden usb stick.

Comment: What a waste, who the hell are we protecting here (Score 1) 415

by bradrum (#47397267) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Are you telling me that they can't stop people from making child pornography by identifying the children in the films and finding the perverts who do that kind of stuff? There must be mountains of other forensic evidence they can use to connect the people that actually did these crimes than the sick people that view that stuff.

There must be all kinds of techniques they can use to uncover the equipment that the stuff is made on, identifying the children that are in the the stuff, and finding the perps. I am sure that a ton of children could be saved by basic investigation techniques. But they find something like this and get money from the feds for dogs that sniff memory on the chance that someone has ratholed a usb stick with illegal stuff on it. And the long arm of the law grows longer and longer as they get tools like this and need a purpose for them.

This has unreasonable search and seizure written all over it. To go to such lengths to find a usb stick with some pictures on it seems more like a justification for an invasive use of investigative powers than a legitimate tactic to protect children from abuse. Next it will be used on investigative reporters in the interests of "national security".

Comment: Re:Actually, it happens all the time (Score 1) 138

The internet is full of disinformation and lies, just as well! Quite a bit of internet information is free...a ton of it is free for a reason, it is untrue.

Searching the internet on Google is not a replacement for historians doing extensive research, having that research reviewed, then publishing.

Comment: Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (Score 1) 138

Otherwise history is going to look very different in the near future. Holocaust? Sorry, no records available. Khmer Rouge? Never happened.

You do realize that those events are documented by first hand accounts and historians right? How is being erased from Google's databases close to erasing the memories of witnesses or even the ability of historians to publish books? Not even close sorry.

Our prior actions do, and should, affect our future. Having paid ones debt to society is not the same as suddenly becoming trustworthy just because our past can be hidden...

People say this shit all of the time then something happens to them or they get sick or something. Then they suddenly become the one exception to the rule. What you saying is more of the same kind of talk that control freaks say that think that they control who they meet, what they see, and what they hear all of the time. Thinking that the more self selected information that they dig up will prevent anything bad from happening to them or their loved ones.

Comment: Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (Score 1, Insightful) 138

That is what the justice system is for... to adjudicate and punish those that break the law. Google is just for nosy people that think they can avoid anyone that will ever commit a crime and never get sick because they can diagnose every sneeze they ever have.

Comment: Designed for safety & performance (Score 3, Interesting) 636

by bradrum (#47151129) Attached to: Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

I find these two aspects interesting and wonder what the trade off is. Longer compiler times?

"Designed for Safety
Swift eliminates entire classes of unsafe code. Variables are always initialized before use, arrays and integers are checked for overflow, and memory is managed automatically. Syntax is tuned to make it easy to define your intent — for example, simple three-character keywords define a variable (var) or constant (let)."

" Swift code is transformed into optimized native code, "

Comment: Re:Tired of one year release cycle (Score 1) 411

by bradrum (#47149267) Attached to: Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

Constantly evaluating wether a user likes the changes you have made makes for mediocre software. Apple has made some huge changes, System 7, OS X, iMac, and iPhone.all huge risks and has great success with those. Sure big failures are baked in there too, but they Apple has shone when they have taken big chances.

Microsoft dedicates itself to customers that don't like many changes.

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