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Comment Re:Here we go (Score 1) 293

Poor choice of words on my part. I should have worded it: "Which I would understand."

In any case, I find the way you claim to be willing to write off your child's well being and/or life disturbing to say the least. This tells me either that you are a troll, not a parent, or your views are not aligned with USian cultural norms.

Comment Re:Here we go (Score 1) 293

I was mostly playing devil's advocate, but since you are so adamant I am going to have to call bullshit on that. While your rhetoric is noble, I would put good money that you would bring suit to anyone and everyone even remotely connected to the situation. As is appropriate.

If what you are saying is true and you actually do have progeny of your own, I am quite surprised at your willingness to accept the demise or disfigurement of your child.

Comment Re:Not crossing the border! (Score 1) 578

Strangely enough, "DWI Checkpoints" were ruled unconstitutional by the Texas courts in 1994. The busy-bodies in Austin have introduced pro-checkpoint legislation in every session since, but it has yet to become law.

The latest rage in the DWI industry down here is the "No Refusal" gig. You can refuse the field sobriety tests and breathalyzer. Pre-No Refusal you would get thrown in jail and battle it out, you vs. the cop, in court at a later date. This caused embarrassment to the county DAs and hurt the law enforcement ROI as the police generally make many mistakes and a subset of juries are hostile towards government in general.

With No-Refusal in effect, if you refuse the traditional tests you will be asked to give consent to allow your blood to be drawn. If you do not give consent, a judge will issue a warrant for your blood and it will be taken from you.


Civilian Use of Drone Aircraft May Soon Fly In the US 196

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from the Seattle Times: "Drone aircraft, best known for their role in hunting and destroying terrorist hideouts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, may be coming soon to the skies near you. Police agencies want drones for air support to find runaway criminals. Utility companies expect they can help monitor oil, gas and water pipelines. Farmers believe drones could aid in spraying crops with pesticides. 'It's going to happen,' said Dan Elwell, vice president of civil aviation at the Aerospace Industries Association. 'Now it's about figuring out how to safely assimilate the technology into national airspace.' That's the job of the Federal Aviation Administration, which plans to propose new rules for using small drones in January, a first step toward integrating robotic aircraft into the nation's skyways."

Comment Re:Redirect of effort (Score 1) 220

Sit on the shitter.
Grab phone out of pants pocket.
Check email.
Read all tweets/social media bullshit updates.
Play all turns on Wordfeud (or Words with Friends, if you like buggy, inferior shit).

Open Live Hold 'em for the free daily bonus.

Load up Angry Birds because there's nothing else to do.
Play until you're done shitting, AND you've gotten 3 stars on the current level.
Get off the toilet and wait two minutes for the circulation in your legs to be restored so you can walk again, having spent twenty minutes sitting on the toilet.

Never happened to me either.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department