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Comment: Prey (Score 2) 142

by pitchpipe (#47854467) Attached to: Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash
Anymore, when I am out-and-about, I feel like one member of a big school of fish because when I see a police officer I know that it is mostly random whether I get pulled over or not. This makes him like a big fish that eats us little ones. I try to blend in (stick to the middle of the school) because it is safer. Luckily I am a white guy (that makes it easier to blend in). I really feel for people with darker skin.

Comment: Re:Humans have too much (Score 1) 206

by pitchpipe (#47839615) Attached to: Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

"Humans have too many privacy rights as it is. Groups like ISIS happen because we're more concerned about doing all of our daily tasks in secret rather than being safe." - by Anonymous Coward

Of course, if I had said something as stupid as that, would want to maintain my anonymity/privacy as well.

Comment: Re:OK Another one (Score 1) 89

by pitchpipe (#47786183) Attached to: Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far
If the surface gravity were about the same as the Earth's, wouldn't that mean that its atmospheric pressure at the surface would be about the same also. After all, it's gravity holding the gas down, and technically the atmospheric pressure is the weight of the gas above that point. Assuming the gas is trapped to the planet by the gravity, then you might have about the same amount of gas trapped above a point by a similar amount of gravity.

I'm just speculating though.

Comment: Re: The problem with the all robotic workforce ide (Score 1, Troll) 304

by pitchpipe (#47679797) Attached to: Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

Get the power-hungry, comand-and-control collectivists out of office, elect free market proponents and the economy will sprint forward with increased job ops and increased income for just about everyone.

As usual, government (basic income, planned economy, etc.) is not the solution to the current crisis. Government is the problem.

I can't tell if this is satire or not. It sounds like a parody of a Foxnews host.

Comment: Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 5, Insightful) 419

by pitchpipe (#47679687) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Would you do it if they were reading comic books about war? Watching movies? Watching 50s movies with John Wayne about war? Reading novels about war? Playing war in the yard? If they started playing cops and robbers in the back yard with the neighbor kids, is it time to haul them off to a Scared Straight session at a prison, to impress upon them the harsh realities of a life of crime?

I think that every American should have to take a trip to the war zone to see what our tax dollars go to supporting.

This whole story is a tale of over-reaction that only seemed to have occurred, because "oh my god, video games!".

Or maybe it's just a father trying to raise his children to be good humans. Nah!

Wanting to expose your children to realities beyond those as depicted by popular media is a thoughtful thing to do. Not so much when it's a swift over-reaction to "OMG VIDEO GAMES!".

How do you know it was an over reaction? Were you there when they were discussing it? Maybe they're just a really thoughtful family. Also, what about the children who are already in the middle of the war zone? I don't see anyone wanting to try to mitigate that.

And, really, the truth seems more to be "freelance journalist does a freelance journalist thing and uses his kids as fodder for more freelance journalism". What do you figure the odds are he'd be doing this and documenting it if, say, he were a flight mechanic or a plumber and there weren't some other benefit besides that to his children?

A plumber or flight mechanic going there with their kids? Maybe. Documenting it? Doubtful, as they generally tend to not make documentaries.

I like how you stated it as "uses his kids as fodder." I'd put it more as "Family man sees opportunities to teach his children to become good stewards of the planet, and documents it to try to help others do the same."

I guess it all depends on your perspective.

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