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Comment Who Protects the Data (Score 1) 399

Since this will contain information on people who have not been tried or convicted, or even indicted, I'm curious what protections will be taken to safeguard the data? And, what happens when some idiot decides they all deserve to be made public?

Apologies if the article actually addressed this, I only read the summary.

Comment Re:Wait... (Score 1) 399

You're 100% correct in your point about rape investigations, like all criminal investigations, should be a job for actual police and courts with a responsibility to protect the right of the (potentially falsely) accused.


In some states, rape is a capital crime, punishable by death in the US.

is wrong. The only capital crime under any state law is murder. There's a few others at the Federal level (treason and the like), but rape isn't punishable by death anywhere in the United States.

According to this, you're incorrect.

Comment Re:Very different priorities indeed (Score 1) 87

and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good

Having not heard this previously, I wondered if you were trolling at first. But, it turned up at the top of my google search. I wonder how that's been working for him?

Comment Re:NASA did not get anywhere since Bush (Score 1) 87

Apollo as we all know was cancelled it in its 8th year, going massively over budget and producing nothing but non-functioning ICBMs.

Non-functioning in what way? Are you claiming they wouldn't work if used, or that they were unnecessary, or was it something else? If the former, is there any evidence? If the latter, the Cold War begs to differ.

Comment Re:Data data everywhere and not a drop to think (Score 1) 366

This seems like something the plane should be able to do all by itself. This is $50M aircraft. It should be at least as sophisticated as a hospital bed.

The first 737 was certified back in 1967, so a lot of the tech (unless it's been updated as most airlines do) is pretty old on some of these. There's a lot that planes should be able to do, but shit breaks, and pilots need to be able to deal with any contingency manually if possible.

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