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Comment: Re:The death of leniency (Score 1) 432

by drinkypoo (#47769471) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

The problem with this is that if all cops feel like they're being audited all of the time, they're less likely to let you off the hook for a minor violation.

That's not a problem. Selective enforcement, or IOW cops letting people off the hook for minor violations, leads to a lack of respect for the law, and the proliferation of bad laws which always end up used to punish some classes and not others on the basis of prejudice.

If rich mofos were prosecuted for bullshit crimes, you'd see those crimes fall off the books.

Comment: Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (Score 1) 123

by drinkypoo (#47769445) Attached to: HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

And, once again, Martin demonstrates his learned discourse and debating skills.

You don't get to insult me and then bitch, piss and moan when I return the favor.

Are you really this much of an asshole, or is it just on Slashdot?

I usually only encounter people willing to act like as much of a lame as you have been in this conversation on slashdot, so it's pretty much just here.

Comment: Could have used this yesterday (Score 1) 168

by mspohr (#47769305) Attached to: DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Just yesterday, I was driving on I-80 in Reno. There was a lot of traffic backed up (Burning Man) at one exit that I didn't see and had to come to a screeching halt (fortunately stopped in time and they guy behind me was able to swerve into the next lane).
If I had had V2V, I theoretically would have had warning of the problems in time to avoid the panic stop.

Comment: Re:Irreversible? (Score 1) 377

by Obfuscant (#47767427) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Read the parent.

I read the parent. He said that those who are around today won' t be around long enough to see the recovery. As in, the recovery will take longer than a human lifetime.

Also read you, where you changed that to "kill all the humans" and asked who would be around. I told you: anyone who isn't stupid enough to stand still and expect the government to solve their problems for them.

Comment: Re:Irreversible? (Score 1) 377

by Obfuscant (#47766769) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Ah, you one of those kill all the humans types: "just by leaving it alone and waiting long enough." So, who is going to do the waiting around?

All the people who are smart enough to move away from the coast when the sea level takes a couple of decades to rise based on the couple of decades it will take for Greenland to melt.

The ones who won't be waiting around are the ones who are washed out to sea while standing in their houses surrounded by the incoming tide wondering when the government is going to do something about this problem. I.e., the true Darwin Award winners.

Comment: Re:just because the dept of ed.... (Score 2) 414

by Obfuscant (#47766503) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Also, fun fact: the republicans opposed the creation of the US DoED as well. Apparently they were of the opinion that federal control of education is unconstitutional because federal control of education is not in the constitution...

FTFY. Maybe you don't realize that opposition to the creation of a federal government department to control something isn't defacto opposition to whatever that something is, so you make your flamebait accusation...

Comment: Re:Be careful with those assumptions. (Score 1) 276

by Obfuscant (#47766075) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

Natural selection means some get left behind. Humans work very hard to avoid that.

And you believe that none are? When did the death rate for those under 80 reach zero?

When you can read "work very hard at" and a later comment about there still being infant mortality, and come up with thinking that I said that nobody ever dies, well, I know you're not here to discuss this honestly.

Bye.

Comment: Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (Score 1) 123

by drinkypoo (#47765839) Attached to: HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Out of curiosity, have you ever heard America referenced in conversation without it being a negative reference?

Yes. It always amazes me, but it seems to actually be the norm. Of course, that's because I discount all the outright hypocritical standards. For instance, I'm not going to bag on Pakistan for terrorism, because the USA is terrorist in many ways, if not most. We just call it something else because we're the biggest bullies on the playground. So when someone from the UK gets on me for free speech or criminal law, I laugh a lot but I don't count it as credible.

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