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Comment: Re:Slashdot Deals? (Score 1) 58

by pla (#48467169) Attached to: Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita
If only that "close and dont show me this again" button...

...Fucking worked?

As far as I can tell, it works exactly once, per browser session. Close and reopen /. even on the same computer, and get the "deals" BS again.

Of course, I can't rule out the possibility that it would remember the setting for logged-in users. But - oh bother - it appears that I need to load Slashdot before I can log in.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (Score 1) 474

by pla (#48450223) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk
This is completely at odds with everything I've heard about US legal system, where the victims need to prove they didn't provoke the attacker ("stand your ground"), especially if the attacker is a cop, so citation needed.

Not quite sure what you need a cite on - That police in the US don't have the right to beat the shit out of you for no reason?


In theory, when cops give a lawful order, you need to obey it. When cops give an unlawful order, you can ignore it.

In practice, ignoring any order from a cop, lawful or not, will result in you having a very bad day. Resisting at that point will make your day even worse, from "bad" to potentially "dead".

If, however, you complied (note I didn't say "consented") fully, that drastically improves your chances in any subsequent legal proceedings, whether against you using illegally obtained evidence, or against the cop for abuse/assault/etc.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (Score 1) 474

by pla (#48449225) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk
What exactly do you gain by consenting to an illegal request of a power they do not have?

"Comply" does not equal "consent".

Make it absolutely clear that you do not consent to illegal searches or other orders, but remain entirely passive throughout the encounter. If Officer Friendly finds something in an illegal search, it makes it that much easier for your lawyer to get it thrown out. If Officer Friendly breaks your arm throwing you against a car to violently frisk you, it makes it that much easier for your lawyer to end his career and win you a nice chunk of change.

And if Officer Friendly caps yo axe, the grand jury doesn't need to deliberate for six months to decide to charge him with murder (or, if you have the opportunity, to decide not to charge you with the same for acting in self defense).

Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 495

by pla (#48434821) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
The ideology in question simply states that women are equal to men. That's it.

Do homeless white males still need to check their privilege?

Kindly explain "eye rape" to me, please.

Can misandry exist?

Does giving preferential treatment to any group, at the expense of another, meet your requirement for "equality"?

Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 495

by pla (#48434461) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
You are saying there is no hatred

No. He said "there's no hatred directed at women here" - A categorically true statement, given that I made no mention of women at all. None.

Disagree with my stance on the merits of basing your world-view on mock indignation, if you will. But do make an attempt to stick to the topic at hand, rather than whatever strawmen (sorry, "strawpersons") you'd prefer to attack.

Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1, Interesting) 495

by pla (#48427741) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
The first person to use the term "SJW" has probably just proven the point of the article.

Funny thing about using a group's identity pejoratively...

If retards didn't exist, we wouldn't call them retards. And if we considered retards a good thing, we wouldn't use that word as an insult. Similarly, much as "retarded" replaced "idiot" and "moron", "SJW" itself replaced "PC", once that older term had become too commonplace.

If you manage to make the actual use of "SJW" gauche, you can expect to simply see something else replace it - Of course, I suppose people could just start calling them the more accurate "indignation whores", but that seems a bit too blunt to adopt for common usage.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 2) 202

by pla (#48386429) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
Nowhere does it mention the Declaration. Go ahead, try citing it as legal authority in a courtroom and see how far it gets you, Mr. Constitutional Scholar.

Don't confuse "legal" for "ethical", Mr. Rules Lawyer.

All people have a right - An obligation - To resist an oppressive government to the greatest extent possible. For some people, that means voting. For some, it means running for office. For some, it means running issues ads. For some, it means stalling paperwork as a low-level clerk in some office deep in a government building. And for some... It means preparing for when, not if, all the lesser options fail to achieve the desired result.

FWIW, I don't think we've reached that point - yet. Getting harder and harder not to notice that the asshats in Washington seem intent on getting us there as rapidly as possible, however.

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