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Comment: Re:What about the public? (Score 1) 126

So does this ruling apply to the public or only to government?

For example, could I legally collect Elizabeth Warren's "inadvertently shed" DNA and have it tested to find out if she really has a Native American ancestor?

Well, the case is about "a case that examines whether police should be allowed to collect and analyze 'inadvertently shed' DNA without a warrant or consent" which has nothing to do with any of those you are talking about. It is very specific on whether "police" or law enforcement can do that. Not about unspecific circumstances.

Comment: Re:Jail time (Score 1) 450

Because you do not like her, you categorize this as breach of security? Is there really any security in politics??? Whenever someone who is supposed to run for a position in politic, any knit-picking story will arise no matter what in order to "hoo-ha" those who are opposing the candidate (and hope the story will stick)...

Comment: Re:H-1B Visas Proving Awful For Americans (Score 1) 176

by parkinglot777 (#49120977) Attached to: H-1B Visas Proving Lucrative For Engineers, Dev Leads

I suspect that the survey is bullshit

Before thinking about survey, you should go to the direct source of how the "prevailing wage" is set - Then you could see that the "price" has been set. Engineer types get higher wage than Developer and Programmer. Nothing is secret.

Whenever someone talks about H1B, many people would associate it with "Big corporation" or "Cheap labor" which is stereotyping. The intention of the program has been good, but it is abused by big corporations; thus, these coporations give it a bad name. I hope that those who have negative feeling toward the program would open their mind and learn more about what the program really is for rather than close their mind and reject everything about the program.

Comment: Re: Cam-tastic (Score 1) 152

You need to understand that they must gather as much evidence as they can to do so. It is not as simple as catching someone or people with contraband in their house, and then put them in jail. You should know already that those people could say we don't know about this. When an operation like this is on going, I am sure that cops and DEA people have communicated and waited for the right time to deal with the issue. It may be frustrated to others around the issue, but ensuring that the criminal gets convicted is a different story...

Comment: Re:Build the whole plane out of the black box (Score 1) 95

by parkinglot777 (#48793039) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found
I think it needs battery to keep it on 24/7 in order ot keep broadcasting. Also, not sure about how different wireless signal goes through water (in this case). So it is possible to implement the idea you mentioned, but not sure if it is effective in both usability and cost in general...

Comment: Re:Are they good? No. (Score 1) 335

by parkinglot777 (#48704263) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

..., even worse if they are well marked and do cause people to slow down - a rapid slowdown is often the cause of accidents (as we see with red light cameras) and even if there is not an accident it can create a huge wave of disruption for traffic behind due to a wave effect...

I would disagree with this point. I would ask, why would you be speeding in the first place? I could understand that there are certain road that all the sudden drops speed limit (i.e. from 50 to 35 but many people still drive above 50), and those who are out of town wouldn't know. However, driving faster than speed limit in the first place is not an excuse to invalidate the speed limit drop. Also, the huge wave of disruption is another thing. I understand that people would try to keep up with the car in front. So why would the first car in the traffic drive so fast then? Or if you are following someone, you could easily reduce the speed to speed limit anyway. You will get to the destination and will not need to worry about breaking the law. If one argues that the one is in hurry, then blame oneself of not timing one's schedule right. There is no excuse of being caught red handed and as a result causes a disruption/accident from speeding.

Comment: Re:They said that about cell phones (Score 2) 386

by parkinglot777 (#48697819) Attached to: The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

Well, that's Google's mistake obviously. They shouldn't patent the driverless car and everything associated with it, they should copyright it, then it would be theirs forever.

Copyright has limited protection compared to patent. If you are going on a new invention, patent is the way to go; especially the implementation of the invention (copyright does not cover the implementation).

Content quoted from

What does copyright protect?

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected."

Anyway, it is better for Google to make it first, so that it will become prior art sooner. At some point when all technologies are ready, it wouldn't be many stupid patent troll out there for legal battles...

Comment: Re:It is not new. (Score 1) 349

Actually, regardless what wrong doing of airlines, it still does NOT give you the right to screw others who are involved in the flight, period. You may think that the airlines deserved what they do, but how about those who are in the flight? Do they deserve what you do to them? That's why it is selfish, and you should also apologize to other passengers. You should not justify your own behavior by thinking that A is bad and B happens to be tied to the situation, so screw both A and B. In the end, you are the only one who gets the benefit.

Comment: Re:Monkey Business (Score 1) 187

by parkinglot777 (#48654125) Attached to: Argentine Court Rules Orangutan Is a "Non-Human Person"

He's being released into a sanctuary in Brazil. I'm sure he will manage his day-to-day travails there.

That actually raises another question from me. Will he be able to survive in the wild? If he has been fed the whole 20 years, would he still be able to adapt to the wilderness? Which way would be more humane -- keep him in captivity or release him to the wilderness?

Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 1) 218

So you switched from nationalisation of certain industries to taxpayer-funded cronyism? Thats a huge step backwards in the eyes of every libertarian, ancap, capitalist, anarchist everywhere, ever

That's an assumption. There could be multiple reasons behind this and you and I do not live through the changes (or in the country). I wouldn't assume that is cronyism because that is a huge jump. Anyway, the GP hits the nail in the head.

Comment: Re:Actual Link to the video mentioned: (Score 1) 52

by parkinglot777 (#48608841) Attached to: Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

I laughed when the interviewer asked what happens if someone tries to steal a robot. The guy answering started off by saying it would be really hard as they weigh 92 pounds. Oh that's sooooo heavy.

Completely agree. Also, this is an "honest" system which may work only in developed countries. This type of technology would never be used in any third world countries because both merchendises and robots would be stolen in a heart beat.

But my first impression was that the robots were too short for the sales experience. The customers in the store would have had to stoop or bend over to be "face to face" with the telepresence operators. I'm guessing that the height was a compromise between a robot "sitting at a desk" and "walking around".

That may be the case. However, I don't see that it is a problem. Also, they could easily improve it and make the screen tilt up and down. By pushing from the bottom part of the screen to tilt upward, they could face a tall person, and leave it the way it is to face a shorter person.

Comment: Re:Why ? (Score 1) 59

by parkinglot777 (#48558247) Attached to: Royal Mail Pilots 3D Printing Service

Because they are seeing their traditional business model die and are trying to get in on the "future". Can you imagine if you don't need things shipped anymore, rather you just print it out? The entire shipping industry would collapse.

There are still many things (i.e. legal documents, art object, etc.) that will never be digitalized. These things need to be physically delivered. The delivery industrial may be shrunk, but it will never go away or collapse.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score 1) 280

by parkinglot777 (#48557835) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Guns == GOOD == Able to defend myself from assholes like you
Drugs == INDIFFERENT == My fucking body, I do with it as I please. If my actions ON drugs interfere with other people, THEN by all means, lock me up.

Hmm... You seem to be very simple minded when you look at any situation from only one side. Guns are tools and are good if and only if use to defend yourself. They are BAD when you misuse them (and that's what happened in the news), simple.

Speaking of drugs, I could careless and agree with you if you are nobody to me. However, if my children, parents, or siblings are addicted to drugs, that is DIFFERENT! You are looking at it as if you are the ONLY PERSON in the society. You DO NOT care for those who are around you even your own family. If you want to go down, please do NOT take others with you. If you do go down and someone who is close to you feel bad, then you are RESPONSIBLE.

Stop misinterpret libertarian and lump its meaning up with selfishness!

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.