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Comment Re:To Fight Car Theft (Score 1) 258

If you're only going to use it for those 3 purpose I'm ok with it. Provided you *FIRST* pass a law stipulating that only those purposes are allowed, and providing strong *CRIMINAL* sanctions for violations *AND* if the council should change the law then all data must *FIRST* be wiped. Anything else and you're not really serious about your promise.

Comment Re:Ya, right (Score 2) 277

Not every state requires you to present an ID any time an officer asks you to. Providing it when not necessary is absolutely submissive and I'm not being an asshat for pointing that out and not doing it when asked. Police ask you all the time to do things you don't have to that put you in a worse position legally then if you hadn't. I don't blame them for that, but when I say no, I'm not being an asshat either.

Comment Re:Parents should be liable (Score 1) 254

If your argument is that it won't fix the problem (Disneyland) but it might persuade then you're not trying to be fair you're trying to be punitive towards people that don't do what you want. When their are so many other better arguments you'll have to forgive me if I completely ignore your suggestion if that's the argument you want to make for vaccines.

Comment Re:Pinto (Score 3, Informative) 247

Yes, but I live in the San Francisco Bay area and, were I to try to keep this minimum safe braking distance, I would end up a traffic hazard as I continually brake hard to reestablish my minimum safe braking distance to the idiot who has just switched into the lane in front of me since they can get ahead one car length.

Comment Why not ask the review site to remove it instead? (Score 1) 106

I find it interesting that the court insists that Google no longer returns the page with the negative review. Rather the court should force the review site to remove the review then the links should disappear from Google (and I assume the Google cached copy too after a while.) It seems an unfair burden to me to force Google to take ownership for any of the content on site that it indexes using purely algorithmic processes.

Comment What is the legal theory here? (Score 4, Insightful) 140

One of the things that I really hate about some journalism today is a failure to ask the obvious question. Could someone please explain under what legal theory an agency (state or local police) can sign an NDA and claim the NDA allows them to fail to meet a provision of law. I would think the law trumps the NDA and that it wouldn't be legal or perhaps unenforceable to sign such an NDA when you are required to release records under state or local law.

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