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Comment: Re: News for nerds (Score 1) 308

by davester666 (#49376671) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

No, because that's not how it works.

It's not exculpatory if your car is elsewhere at the time in question, as you may not be driving it, so the prosecutor can ignore it, but if it shows you are at the right location at the time in question, then it is strong circumstantial evidence that you are guilty.

And remember, the concept that there is no reason/benefit for a prosecutor to imprison an innocent person is entirely false. Prosecutors/district attorneys are ONLY hired/voted in/given raises/promoted by prosecuting people and having them convicted. Any time or effort spent on a so-called "innocent" person is entirely wasted [same with police]. Once you are a suspect, they are extremely motivated to make sure you remain the suspect and are convicted.

Also, there is remarkably little downside for them to convict an innocent person. If the person's lawyer eventually gets the conviction overturned, that typically is years and years later, and evidence of who did what is easily lost or misplaced, people have moved on to other jobs or other cities. Normally, the city will pay some token amount and it's over. Only the MOST egregious case of frame job will result in some kind of penalty for the prosecutor or police officer.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 2) 442

by davester666 (#49365963) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

but if it were live streaming video, we could have dispatched a military jet to intercept it, and then with a special tube, connected the two planes together, and then some special forces guys transfer into the plane and then enter the cockpit through the floor. there was a documentary about how a team did this 10-15 years ago.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 1) 442

by davester666 (#49365951) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

Would it? the cockpit is pretty cramped, so it probably would not be that hard to jam the bathroom door shut. Or the copilot lays in wait for the pilot to exit and knocks his head with an iPad or against an edge in the cabin.

you can't stop everyone, everywhere from doing something bad.

no matter what the NSA says.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 2) 442

by davester666 (#49365923) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

That is exactly the reason for this stuff. To lay blame.

Same with the NSA keeping all your call and internet data. They know it is incredibly unlikely to aid in stopping something from happening in advance. But very useful in finding out who is connected to someone who just did something bad.

Comment: Re:Best buy (Score 1) 197

by davester666 (#49363895) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

Edmonton Northgate FS
Edmonton Skyview BB

It seemed that for a bunch of computer hardware I was looking for [networking/drives/printers] it seemed that they both had the same 'middle' models, but BB would have a higher end model that FS wouldn't have, and FS would have a lower end model that BB would not have [and by have, I mean stock in the store]. And FS has a larger space devoted to appliances [I've bought a couple of floor models from them].

Comment: Re:Best buy (Score 1) 197

by davester666 (#49362147) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

They aren't the dumps like the US stores are. The stores are well maintained and it seems the customers treat the store with more respect, vs say a Walmart.

But this is a little disappointing because BestBuy consciously made FutureShop have a different selection of products from their BestBuy stores [slightly cheaper models, more appliances].

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