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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 3, Insightful) 468

by ne0n (#48910687) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App
It's not the cash-cow speed traps and Officer Dickweed hiding behind your neighbor's azaleas with a laser gun that I'm worried about. It's the mindless, shoot-first cops that are determined to become a leading cause of death to unarmed civilians despite supposedly safe weapons.

Maybe cops need a sensible, community-minded mission in a media friendly format? "Serve and Protect", maybe, or "We're tackling real criminals now instead of the harmless pot smokers".

We have plenty of reasons to hate cops, from racially-motivated shootings to blatant theft and rage murder, these incidents happen many thousands of times every year. If they want to change I'm all for it but in the meantime let me know where these trigger happy fuckers are so I can avoid them. I believe believe in personal safety, freedom to possess property and the inviolable rights of every human being. That's why I feel justified in helping highlight gang members with badges on Waze. Think of the children (AKA collateral damage) please folks.

Comment: MORE SHIT??? (Score 1) 177

by ne0n (#48809355) Attached to: Firefox 35 Arrives With MP4 Playback On Mac, Android Download Manager Support
You haven't used it. I know this because the latest FF is actually quite good. I switched from Chrome to Firefox on Lollipop and there's no going back unless Chrome gives me custom search engines (Yandex, Baidu, DDG at a minimum) and better privacy options like rejecting third-party cookies. And performance is roughly the same. Desktop-wise Chromium is slightly better but the extensions are worse, like Youtube downloaders and things that Google hates.

Comment: Re:Total nonsense (Score 1) 631

by ne0n (#48254449) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay
No customer wants to punch in a PIN but we do it anyway. Using a credit card vs debit card is no different. So there's Apple with a niche system that only works with a few iPhones, vs these CurrentC bozos with a convoluted scheme that should work with many devices yet requires jumping through hoops.

A handful of iPhone users vs an enormous base of merchants. I predict nobody wins this one.

Decaffeinated coffee? Just Say No.