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Comment: Pacific Inst for Research and Evaluation Again! (Score 1) 783

by proctor (#45474743) Attached to: Texas Drivers Stopped At Roadblock, Asked For Saliva, Blood

Same exact beltway bandit company who socially engineered a Colorado Sheriff into forcing motorists into providing DNA samples at a roadblock.

Suggestion: Maybe the Maryland state police, out of sympathy for their Texas and Colorado fooled by this corporation might consider setting up a mandatory roadblock on the edge of that company's parking lot so the US public learn the percentage of crack cocaine users on staff. I see more Probable Cause for blood testing that company's executives than the Texas or Colorado officers had for testing random citizens.


Comment: security through obscurity. (Score 1) 197

by proctor (#44379883) Attached to: NSA Utah Data Center Blueprints Reveal It Holds Less Than Thought

The blueprints are at best a measure of those portions of the facility where they will allow low level clearance contractors, like vetted electricians.

Even the MCI headquarters in Ashburn has an off blueprints sub basement to intel use, so we should hardly expect less of a facility directly owned by a TLA.

Comment: Re:Not that hard to find the actual paper (Score 5, Informative) 364

by proctor (#27593097) Attached to: Is Your Mood a Result of Where You Live?

That's not it. That's an older article without the state breakdowns. I've not found a legal open link to this paper (about publicly funded research...mutter) but the site in which it resides is

The lead researcher is a Mathew M Zack, who is not listed in this older pdf.

On the upside, I did find that the CDC makes the data on which this new paper is based freely available here:
with a prettier but less depression specific version here:

Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe.