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Comment: Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (Score 1) 415

by myth24601 (#47401735) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Since the dog can't smell memory, it must have been trained to smell something about the electronic components. That's bound to trigger a LOT of false positives in the modern world.

This might be a fun thing to do. Get a lot of old flash drives, sd cards, and the like, the old super cheap ones of course, and stick them everywhere. Under the carpet, taped to the bottom of the drawers, in the hem of the curtain, etc. After 30 or 40 of them, somebody is going to get sick of playing that game, and it might be the dog, If you're really mean, store a picture of a treasure map on each one, and maybe some lists of random hexadecimal numbers.

It'll drive them nuts. To really get the point across when they ask, just tell them the truth, that it's a joke, there's absolutely nothing of value stored on them, and yes, you want them back and undamaged. :P

They will completely destroy your house digging up every memory stick and then leave you to clean up the mess.

Comment: Re:Bigfoot doesn't exist (Score 1) 198

A new type of deer that to 99% of people might look similar to some other type of deer could escape detection but a bigfoot would be similar if they were all so similar to humans and simply blending in with us. Maybe that is the answer, tall people are bigfoots!

Comment: Re:Not for deaf/hard of hearing... (Score 1) 578

by myth24601 (#47370357) Attached to: Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

There is a crosswalk light where I work that beeps while the light is green for cars but once you press the button, it screams "WAIT......WAIT.....WAIT..." and so on until it changes. It is so loud that most people don't use it unless traffic is heavy but it isn't usually bad so I always wait for the upstream light to catch people rather than getting yelled at.

Comment: Re:Dangerous (Score 1) 345

by myth24601 (#47282207) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

High visibility is the best way to decrease the likelihood of a car violating the right of way of a motorcycle. Most motorcycle crashes involve cars turning left in front of motorcycles that they failed to see. The single best way to increase your safety on a bike is to wear a bright colored jacket.

Comment: Re:Nice looking bike... (Score 1) 345

by myth24601 (#47281261) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

My uncle had been riding a white BMW for decades, and one day he decided to paint it black. After that he noticed that people weren't keeping out of his way the way they used to. It may have been because people associate white BMW bikes with cops (NSW police used them for years before switching to Yamaha) and normally don't give a fuck about motorcyclists, or it could just be that a white bike is easier to spot.

I suspect the bright color over the more stealthy black has the biggest impact over looking cop like.

Comment: Re:Nice looking bike... (Score 1) 345

by myth24601 (#47281231) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

They uniformly tell me that they see loud pipes as a critical safety measure to make drivers aware that they're there.

I do not know if drivers in general (i.e., around the world) are uniformly bad at paying enough attention to notice riders (of bicycles or motorbikes), but certainly here (Brisbane, Australia) people seem to be pretty woeful at their situational awareness when driving.

Visibility is a much more important safety issue for bikes yet the Harley riders seem to revel in the lowest visibility colors for their riding attire and bike paint. If they really cared about safety, they would dress in bright colors that contrast with the road and other cars.

Comment: Re:But money is fungible (Score 2) 164

by myth24601 (#47281147) Attached to: US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

If the law says they can't spend money on a program then they can't spend money on a program right?

Also, isn't there a limit to how agencies can move funding around? If there isn't then why do we fight over weather to fund programs or not, just give them X amount and tell them to spend it how they see fit?

Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"