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Comment Re:You can't take the pee out of the pool (Score 1) 312 312

You can dilute the pool to the point where it doesn't matter.

So to complete this analogy, simply release so much embarrassing stuff about so many people that stuff like this just blows over while the media finds another person to attack.

Comment Re:Here's a thought... (Score 1) 312 312

If you are a nobody, nobody will continue to care. If you are a somebody, everyone will find out anyhow.

The real question is, why does anyone care? Why do sites like TMZ, Gawker, and Buzzfeed exist? Why are reality show stars famous? You could say they are a product of our shallow society.

I don't have any solutions or suggestions. I guess I am just a prematurely old man ranting.

Comment Re:use this one neat trick (Score 1) 351 351

Photographers have been going through this for the last 10 years. Digital cameras are far easier to use than film cameras, and now everyone is carrying around a little camera around in their pocket. Some magazines and newspapers have fired all their in-house photographers hoping to cash in on "social media" and free content from their readers and users.

Photographers are dead! Everyone is a photographer!

Or not... an amateur with an iphone is not going to produce professional quality images. People pissed off that uncle billy did a shit job photographing their wedding get exactly what they deserve. Newspapers with shitty photographic content will die. (or continue to die)

Comment Or... just hear me out here... (Score 1, Insightful) 1164 1164

You could call the police and lodge a complaint like a civilized person instead grabbing your gun and shooting randomly at everything that you don't like.

Yeah, the drone pilot was probably being a douche. Does this give people free reign to go randomly shooting at things?

Comment Re:"Pocket dialed"? (Score 1) 179 179

How can you not know this. It used to be a major problem when phones had physical buttons that were easy to accidentally press. I always felt kind of sorry for my friend who's name starts with a "B". I had to add a bunch of "AAA" entries on my old fip-phone to prevent this.

Touch screen phones with unlock are much less susceptible, between unlock patterns and that a certain sequence of taps would need to be used in order to dial.

Comment Re:But did anyone hit reply-to-all? (Score 1) 58 58

Had one of those bouncing around several thousand employees at a company I worked for. I don't even know why they had the mail server configured to allow to send to so many people. Probably lazyness on the part of IT.

It was repeated rounds of "TAKE ME OFF YOUR MAILING LIST" and "STOP HITTING REPLY ALL" (which was reply-alled, of course) And then people ironically sending the same just to piss people off.

It eventually took threats from someone in senior management to get people to quit it.

Comment Re: They're not going to arrest him! (Score 1) 312 312

I am not talking about carrying a weapon in a car. I am talking about mounting one on top of the vehicle to be used while driving it. This is the better analogy to the drone in the article.

As awesome as it would be to have a belt-fed .50 on top of a truck... I think it should be illegal on public roadways, as there is no possible legal way to use it.

Now, if the vehicle is on private land out of sight (and range) of the public... go for it! I bet you could charge a fee and get some thrill seekers to have fun with it. As for transporting the weaponized vehicle from point A to point B... you would either need to store the vehicle in a trailer or disassemble the weapon from it.

I am sure there are more caveats that I have not thought of, but this is what makes sense to me.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)