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Comment: Re:As a lawyer--- (Score 1) 897

by johncandale (#39345005) Attached to: How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
it's not just the sentencing guidelines, it's the absurd laws. Every single person is guilty of at least 20-50 different federal laws at any one time. Before you know what happened, they have you stacked up threatening you with 20 to life. The jury trial is not supposed to protect just the innocent, but the guilty, and the guilty that did no harm to society, By making the process open. The DA is a political office, and some DA's once elected, want high conviction rates. How do you do that? By going after the poor that can't defend themselves. A lot of these people might not have been living upstanding uplifting lives. Might of had some gray areas, doesn't mean they did what they were accused of. ".I could get a jury trial for a speeding ticket if I wanted" Maybe you could, but I was refused one. And in some states they are defacto not done anymore. Why don't you lie some more you whitebred elitist?

Comment: Re:What is the cost of defense these days? (Score 1) 897

by johncandale (#39344759) Attached to: How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
It's got to be more then $5000 for a federal case. Cases involve much more then the jury trial hours. There is the pretrial, with evidence hearings, etc. this stuff drags on for months or years before you get a jury. Unless you are rich, you are hiring a hourly rate lawyer, and it's going to be $150 an hour at least. including office hours billed. If you are lucky you might get legal aid or a firm to take the case pro bono, but those are super rare. And most legal aid, or student lawyers are just not very good.

Comment: common durig the dark ages? (Score 1) 277

by johncandale (#39155283) Attached to: Interrupted Sleep Might Be the Best Kind
I note most of the historic references from the link were from the middle ages-pre Renaissance mostly. I wonder if in roman times if people got along better, and were apparently more productive for it, due to sleeping once? I for one, don't wish to replicate much of the post roman pre-enlightenment days in any respects. I mean if it was so natural, couldn't they find a a reference for it beyond homer in antiquity or biblical texts?

Comment: Re:Camera Vandalism? (Score 1) 189

by johncandale (#37464666) Attached to: Atlanta's Growing Video Surveillance System

centre schemes we have in the UK - they do actually provide a reasonable benefit in my opinion - especially late night at the weekends where police resources can be concentrated where they're most needed (ie around the bars and clubs) whilst keeping an overview of the surrounding area.

You are a tool. How can you support such a system which such great abuse of power possible?

Comment: This is what the modern stock market gives you (Score 1) 481

by johncandale (#37447794) Attached to: Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business

Fact is, even thou netflix only thinks it is only going to lose1 million of it's 25 million subscribers with the price increases last 12 months, meaning it actually is, or would have been INCREASING profits, sense the stock price took a 50% dive, the CEO is under huge need to make a change.

Does everyone see how retarded this is?

I know it's never going to happen, but we need to move back to a very long term only stock market investment rules view

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 88

by johncandale (#37374262) Attached to: Coming Soon to EA's Origin Store: Third-Party Titles
Steam is Digital distribution, so of course it's up to you to make copies of your hard drive for back up's like any DD system. 'Activate a product' What are you talking about? You have to log in to Purchase and download a product, so of course it's already activated at that point. But once it's on your harddrive you don't need steam to play any non-Valve game that you bought through steam, just launch the *.exe.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 2) 88

by johncandale (#37371228) Attached to: Coming Soon to EA's Origin Store: Third-Party Titles
Most steam games don't have DRM. Most you can play even after you cancel a steam account. and even the ones that do have drm (none that I own, I have 20+ steam games) it's not really the shitty kind of drm, relativity. Also steam lets you re-download your entire library to a new computer free of charge.

Comment: Re:Could Not Disagree More (Score 2) 359

by johncandale (#37371192) Attached to: Why We Don't Need Gigabit Networks (Yet)
or we could finally kill the redundant cable tv connection and have EVERYthing through the internet, as it should be. That way when the internet gets better, everything else does too. So much silly redundancy in infrastructure. Besides netflix+downloading computer updates while Skyping while your kids are doing the same thing in two different rooms. It adds up.

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