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Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 5, Insightful) 463

distracted driving is against the law. As well as hitting someone with your car. Just because he did it while reading an official email should not exclude him from the other laws. Ultimately he is the only one who can determine if the environment is safe for him to operate that computer and drive. He failed. It cost a life. He needs to pay a price for that.

Comment: Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 4, Insightful) 419

by crakbone (#47682047) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone
The headline is a bit blown out. He didn't take them quite so recently. It wasn't the full blow war zone it is now. He was a journalist and wanted to show his kids what the games they were playing were really based on. He showed them everything, refugee camps, idf soldiers. They even got to sit on a tank. They saw the wounded, sick, impoverished, and injured. They saw the effects of any war. That is valuable for people to learn. That when we commit troops and weapons to such a prospect, what the consequences are and who has to pay the price for that.

Comment: Re: An interesting caveat (Score 2) 216

by crakbone (#47186699) Attached to: $57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops
No, if the cop saw no evidence of him being drunk other than "only smelled it on his breath" he did the right thing. Maybe check on the guy after the accident and see if he shows signs but not because of one little item. Now the guy knowing he was probably over and drunk driving means he is an irresponsible dickhead that is willing to gamble with other peoples lives for his personal convenience and should be punished for it. But without more evidence the cop did the right thing. I don't drink, I am a designated driver all the time. I get drinks splashed on me and have had champagne explode all over me and still had to drive. I might smell like a brewery at times but that does not mean I have been drunk driving. It means my friends had a good time and later when they are sober I get to give them a dry cleaning bill.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 1) 711

by crakbone (#47159269) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
My wife has an Iphone. She has had quite a bit more lockups than I have had on my Samsung. What I noticed most about the Iphone and why I switched to the android is that the Iphone would slow down quite a bit before an new hardware cycle (i.e the release of new phones). So much so that I had to wait at least two months after an update was released to keep my phone performance (Apple would invariable patch the patch so I would perform again. I got tired of not being able to update my phone with the latest update and not worry about it being reduced by 30 percent on speed. I also wanted to keep certain apps on the my phone that apple locked out for no good reason. I had an app that would let me clean up my memory on my iphone and keep it pretty stable. Apple put in controls that pretty much made it non functional. It wasn't until three more releases that they put in anything that resembled it and I had to restart my phone once a week to clear out memory. My android lets me choose anything I wan't on it. I want my google maps to sound like a Scottish girl from Glasgow, no problem. If I want to change how my gui looks no problem. If I want to put in an app that lets me see what amp draw my battery is pulling from the charger no problem. My phone despite being two years old still has a better camera than the iphone 5s. My android experience has been far superior to my apple one.

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.