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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.

Comment: Re:All-party state (Score 1) 798

It was in a public place. There is no expectation for privacy. The bully was not whispering. He and the other teens were talking loudly for the whole class. "According to Love, as the teacher is heard attempting to help her son with a math problem, a student says, “You should pull his pants down!” Another student replies, “No, man. Imagine how bad that (c**t) smells! No one wants to smell that (t**t).” As the recording continues, the teacher instructs the classroom that they may only talk if it pertains to math. Shortly thereafter, a loud noise is heard on the recording, which her son explained was a book being slammed down next to him after a student pretended to hit him in the head with it. When the teacher yells, the student exclaims, “What? I was just trying to scare him!” A group of boys are heard laughing." What privacy is expected when you are trying to make a spectacle to an entire classroom? As well this was done in a public building. During public hours. As well I'm pretty sure that building was riddled with security cameras.

Comment: Re:sickening (Score 1) 798

No but a parent will have more control of how their child is treated. In a private school if a parent shows a recording of their child being bullied the principal will work to correct the issue or the child will move to another private school and he will lose income. If not this child the next one the bully goes after will leave. In a public school the principal does not have to worry about income as it is given to the school every year from taxes. He just has to worry about not spending it all or his budget will get cut back. The parent has no control.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 5, Interesting) 798

From what I remember from another article (several days ago) the teen recorded the incident to convince his mom that he was being bullied ( he had told her several times but she did not believe him). He had evidently requested help from teachers as well. When his mom saw the evidence she told him to show the principal the recording. The principal then called the police without informing the mother or talking with her about the incident. She was later called in. Mind you this recording was made IN FRONT of a teacher. In a full classroom. I would think there would be no expectation of privacy in a room filled with students and a teacher. In a building with security cameras, in a state that has had schools actively monitoring the students even at home (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbins_v._Lower_Merion_School_District).

Comment: Re:Generic vs. specific laws (Score 1) 367

by crakbone (#46602519) Attached to: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use
I have never understood why driver license divisions do not use technology to handle this. Having to take a driving test in a simulator that actually has road accident conditions randomly thrown at you that you would handle a ton of this. I have found myself reacting to conditions before they happen even if distracted by a person in the car. It was almost muscle memory. And it wasn't just hit the brakes. I have accelerated when almost run over by an SUV and swerved around a person turning wrong. All without even thinking about it. Instant assessment and reaction. That should be apart of driver training. I don't really care if you have a hard time parallel parking. I don't think it should be mandatory for you to memorize the blood alcohol levels if you don't drink. But I think you should know how to stop your car at 65 miles an hour when a deer walks on the road. Or how to slow down around parks because a lot of children are below hood level when walking around a car. Or how to speed up when the car right beside you starts to fishtail all over his lane. Or what to do when that mattress falls off the truck in front of you.

Comment: Re:Space travel (Score 1) 357

by crakbone (#46602005) Attached to: Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials
The times for suspended animation are short (in a scifi sense) but this has happened before and the research is close to 40 years old. Two boys fell into ice a while back and were dead for about an hour to an hour and half. http://www.firehouse.com/forum... As well back in 87 the the was an article about a Beagle that was down for for quite awhile with ice water for blood till they pumped the blood back. From what I understand the big danger is that the brain is sensitive to oxygen when in the suspended state and needs to have oxygen slowly brought back or it caused major damage to the cells. Not quite on the same thread there was a article a while back about a man in Japan that suffered a head injury in the snow and was found a month later and in a self induced hibernation.

Comment: Re:Never satisfied (Score 1) 323

People also used have to cook with what was only in their local area. true that might have been only potatoes but they could cook them any way they wanted. Now they get all "persnickety" when they can't choose what type of apple they want. And they want all that stuff fresh! Crazy. It's human to want choices and freedom to choose. I like that I can choose from a ton of books, hard, soft or ebook. Instead of what my local library has not banned or the bible. I like that I can choose what color car I want and not just the black one. I like that I can choose what radio station I can listen to and not just the one that the president is on. I like that I can change channels on the tv and not have to be stuck watching a show about puppets. I like that I can choose what type of soap I use and not just the one the grocer stocks. I like that I can try the music of 100's of countries and not just the 50 records at the local juke box. I like that I can see the news from other countries instead of being stuck with the local "Yellow Journalism". So you can continue to be satisfied with what you had in the past - I'd say about 1950 - 1960's there. I will continue to demand that technology advance to my demand for convenience. As far as passive experiences (like watching what was there, listening to the radio, playing a record, or reading abook, are not passive). Look at what is being done with video games , web series like h+, and the idea of movies for the Oculus drift. All very immersive, all very active in how the user works with them and not passive.

Comment: Re:Remove the middleman (Score 1) 323

R.I.P.D made about 100 million last year. Not including international DVD/Bluray sales or streaming. It cost about 150 million to make and distribute. It will pay for itself in about three years. However I am willing to bet that the production studio is going to list that film financially as a loss and get the tax benefit from that. Movies don't lose money, they just have lower profit.

Suggest you just sit there and wait till life gets easier.

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