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Comment: Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (Score 3, Insightful) 220

by lagomorpha2 (#47201741) Attached to: NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

well, most likely the computers werent being used for anything else at the time. he was probably only running it in spare time.

Using close to 100% of processing resources would definitely increase overall power consumption for the computers in question. This would result in increased overall cost of operation.

And yet still less wasteful of money and resources than the vast majority of university administrators.

Comment: Re:An interesting caveat (Score 2) 216

I've personally sat through a case where a bystander's filming was manipulated and only pieces of it brought to court. Without the full context, the film was a lie. That sent a good police officer to prison. The laws are far behind these double edged swords... whatever happened to "the full truth"?

I'm also skeptical of your story without a source. Cops shoot innocent people and at worst get administrative leave, it's rare that dirty cops get sent to prison much less a "good police officer".

Comment: Re:An interesting caveat (Score 4, Insightful) 216

I've personally sat through a case where a bystander's filming was manipulated and only pieces of it brought to court. Without the full context, the film was a lie. That sent a good police officer to prison. The laws are far behind these double edged swords... whatever happened to "the full truth"?

If the bystander had the full tape then manipulating it is evidence tampering and laws already exist to deal with this.

Although I am not familiar with the particular case I'm skeptical that a 'good police officer' exists and if that officer had ever done the common police tactic of deleting inconvenient police car video recorder evidence then prison seems poetic justice.

Comment: Re:Because... (Score 4, Insightful) 325

by lagomorpha2 (#47181341) Attached to: Fixing the Humanities Ph.D.

There's no way most CS PhD students could go on to be professors. Most professors advise many PhD students, so the number of CS professors would have to double every few decades if that were the case. Most CS PhD students move on to do research in industry: Microsoft, Google, and so on. I just got my masters degree in CS, and I actually do know where the PhDs go -- overwhelmingly to the west coast to work in industry.

I guess it's unfortunate for humanities students that there is not substantial industry that requires their abilities.

Comment: Re:Snowden For President (Score 2) 72

by lagomorpha2 (#47180735) Attached to: Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

It brings up a troubling question, in this day and age of our surveillance state intelligence angencies - who'd want to sign their name on that list, which would obviously be passed over to the "watchers" as "potential troublemakers".

I thought of that myself, 2 points:

1) Anyone who would sign it is probably already on some sort of list
and
2) If we're to the point where that is a legitimate concern then it's even more important to do so.

Comment: Re:Embarrassing info, or are the feds just idiots? (Score 1) 272

Either that or the records will indicate that although they exist, a certain percentage of the time the stingray wasn't actually used and was just used as a way to search a home without a warrant.

Sort of like how even untrained drug dogs work.

"Ok we're going to have the dog sniff around your car/home because that doesn't count as a search, then if it alerts we have probable cause and can search you. Oh look it's alerting!"
"No it's not, it's licking its balls"
"Who is a judge and jury going to believe? Time to violate your rights!"

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