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Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 4, Informative) 422

Or bleeding on the officer.

You jest, but... From: Sept 2009 in Ferguson, Mo: Ferguson Police Beat Up Wrong Suspect Then Charged Him For Getting Blood On Uniforms In 2009

...police officers allegedly slammed his head against the wall, hit him and kicking him in the head, .... Davis was eventually taken to the emergency room.

He was charged with property damage, ... with the charging documents stating that Davis "did transfer blood to the uniform."

The local prosecutor later dropped the property damage charges, ... because of conflicting reports from the officers involved.

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score 1) 525

What is this Cold War obsession with misrepresenting Marxism in as many ways as possible just to make it seem ridiculous (or evil)?

Okay. Not trolling, just stating a (possibly, to some) undesirable opinion...

The Koch brothers are old and are pandering to the demographic of old people who watch Fox News - who still vote - like (sigh) my mother (don't get me started). I wager that most youngsters forgot about Marxism five minutes after their high-school social studies final exam. The whole Communism / Socialism / Marxism is "evil" is nothing but cold-war propaganda used by people like the Koch brothers, Dick Cheney, etc... to try and scare / control the (older) unwashed masses - who might have actually been adults throughout the cold-war.

Comment: Re:The worrisome part (Score 1) 233

by fahrbot-bot (#47758541) Attached to: California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Oh no, they might killswitch a phone thought to be a bomb trigger.

Pretty sure bombers typically don't advertise the phone number of the trigger device. I'm more worried about the case where Siri gains sentience and decides to kill all humans. Then I might be in "“immediate danger of death or great bodily injury" from a cell phone.

Comment: Re:Which means... (Score 1) 251

by fahrbot-bot (#47758489) Attached to: New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

It will still be god awful for anyone with a keyboard/mouse, on a desktop PC, sitting further than 30cm from their screen.

Don't be silly. Every new OS install will come with a WiFi tablet for all your desktop I/O needs via a RDP connection. No more gorilla arm as the tablet will be in your lap and you can sit where ever you like.

Comment: Re:Won't work with new chips (Score 1) 78

Given that the newest credit/debit card I have doesn't expire until 2017, and none of mine have chips, it would seem to me that registers will still need to be accepting cards like mine for at least another 3-4 years...

Of course, your Bank (whoever) could send you new Chip and Pin cards before your old ones expire.

Comment: Re:$230 (Score 1) 610

by fahrbot-bot (#47721279) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

you do not need flashblock. just tell noscript to block flash on trusted pages as well and you have flashblock like placeholders.

Although, using both allows me to white list or temp allow a site and still have the Flash blocked, until I specifically select it. Sure it's then two clicks to see it, but many times I want to see the other content on the page and not the Flash.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.