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Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 1) 279

by meerling (#48657365) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down
I rarely try to act like Conan the Grammarian (horrible play on grammar and barbarian), but I believe you meant to use "than" instead of "then".
Otherwise your sentence indicates that the police kill white people before they go out and kill black people as that usage of "then" is a reference to time and sequence of events. :P
You can blame autocorrect, I sure do. :D

Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 1) 279

by meerling (#48657315) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down
Anonymous is not the USA, even if many US citizens claim to be members.
If the USA wanted North Korea offline, they'd probably use some kind of long range weaponry (cruise missile for example) to take out whatever buildings host the critical backbone hardware. It's not like they have a multiply redundant system with lots of viable alternate resources.
Heck, a lot of NK doesn't even have proper access to electricity. With the government there doing their best to hide all problems from the few allowed visitors it's kind of hard to pin things down all that well, but if nothing else us general public plebes can at least see the vast swaths of darkness that engulfs NK at night.

Comment: Re:Sounds fine by me (Score 1) 198

by meerling (#48648471) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts
(ianal) That's usually called Identity Theft, and since they like to use those accounts to try and snuggle up to nasty criminals (drug dealers, gun runners, etc, definitely not jaywalkers or serial litterers) they are also pointlessly and needlessly putting someone else in danger without their knowledge or consent which is Reckless Endangerment. Both Identity Theft and Reckless Endangerment are crimes. So yes, it's already illegal, but guess what, who's going to arrest the cops?

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 2) 198

by meerling (#48648447) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts
Yes, but what they recently got yelled at for is making and using an account for someone else, thus committing identity theft and reckless endangerment but the only one doing the yelling is the public. In other words, they face no negative repercussions for their illegal and reprehensible actions.
Making and using an account for a non-existent person on the other hand would just be a violation of the user agreement.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 1) 198

by meerling (#48648401) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts
There has been a recent supreme decision regarding that, you can't be arrested for resisting arrest because obviously you must be getting arrested for something to resist to be resisting arrest. Basically if the only charge they have to throw at you is "resisting arrest" it is legally invalid and has to be thrown out. Of course there is the whole problem with cops and their buddies abusing the system and keeping you in jail for months or more while it slowly goes through the system with virtually nobody in charge being on your side. :(

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 265

by meerling (#48644841) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
Except there seems to be a very high and highly suspicious correlation of improperly timed yellow light durations at intersections with red light cameras. So yes, you can imply that the red light camera is at fault because the yellow wouldn't have been shortened to generate more revenue if it wasn't there.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 265

by meerling (#48644823) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
I have, but there's not much you can do when your brakes suddenly go out and you have the horrible feeling you are suddenly in a cheap ass hollywood action flick. Got stopped safely. Mechanic said it was a bubble or something in the brake lines.
I can work on computers, missiles, and a lot of other high tech or crazy things, but I don't work on cars because I know little beyond theories on their mechanics.

Comment: Re:Study financed by (Score 1) 265

by meerling (#48644781) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
I've been in both types several times as a passenger, and the T-bone collisions tended to be more painful over the next couple of weeks. The type of seatbelts they have in cars don't do crap for being thrown sideways. Now the 5 points in dune buggies and the like it doesn't matter which way you get bounced so long as your helmet doesn't fly off.

You see but you do not observe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"

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