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+ - The bane of restaurants - Smartphones->

Submitted by Strudelkugel
Strudelkugel (594414) writes "A restaurant in Manhattan compared video from 2004 and 2014 to see why service was slower than before. A few observations listed in the article:
2004:
Customers walk in.
They gets seated and are given menus, out of 45 customers 3 request to be seated elsewhere.
Customers on average spend 8 minutes before closing the menu to show they are ready to order...
2014:
Customers walk in.
Customers get seated and is given menus, out of 45 customers 18 requested to be seated elsewhere.
Before even opening the menu they take their phones out, some are taking photos while others are simply doing something else on their phone (sorry we have no clue what they are doing and do not monitor customer WIFI activity)."

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Comment: Re:No one cares, so why does it matter? (Score 1) 267

by sjames (#47438833) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

So then you agree with the NRA/2nd amendment supporters that it is not now time to use their firearms in a revolution. So what's your complaint about them again? We have no idea what they might have said through channels other than the NRA (which i specifically for gun related issues).

Comment: Re: Seems appropriate (Score 1) 347

by sjames (#47437549) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Did you read my responses carefully? Where I expressed doubt that the prosecution would even try absent physical evidence or witnesses to a discussion of guilty knowledge to back up the theory? For example, an accountant will certainly know if they keep 2 books. A written communication indicating state of mind in the case of the adviser or at least a repeated pattern of behavior.

Comment: Re: Seems appropriate (Score 1) 347

by sjames (#47437491) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

I argue there cannot be enough evidence to discount that a person cannot recall the password. It's just too common an occurrence and there are simply too many factors that contribute to forgetting going on.

As for the examples you mention: i) Did the adviser have a professional duty to get that information right? Would getting it wrong constitute professional ma[practice? Is there an email or other document that suggests they had the correct information? Did they give other clients the correct information? Did it happen more than once?

But in general, if that's all the evidence you have, one client given wrong information once, it'll never see the inside of a courtroom.

ii. Was the car obviously beyond the means of the driver? Did the driver offer anything like a plausible explanation? Even with that, it likely wouldn't be prosecuted. OTOH, if multiple people heard them talking about it being stolen, they might actually prosecute it.

iii) If he kept two books, they'll likely prosecute. If not, it's doubtful.

More realistically, for i they won't even look in to it unless the client is wealthy. In ii they'll 'find' a baggie. In 3, they might use that as probable cause to search his files.

Note now that i would have to involve incriminating communications or a pattern of behavior. ii would likely not happen unles the cops are crooked, and 3 would involve physical evidence.

+ - NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press->

Submitted by AHuxley
AHuxley (892839) writes "The http://thedesk.matthewkeys.net... reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden"
Remember how Snowden should have raised his concerns with his superiors within the NSA?
Remember how no such communication could be found?
Remember how one such communication was released but did not seem to be raising direct concerns?
Well some record of e-mail communications seems to exist but they are exempt from public disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act."

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