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Comment Re:Was he arrested by the school or the county? (Score 1) 770

Whether he was charged or not isn't particularly relevant. People are arrested all the time and not charged. In fact people are arrested all the time and beat up by the police and not charged.

People rarely win when suing the cops for arresting them. His lawyers need to prove there was discrimination and all the school and police need to prove is there was legitimate suspicion.

Comment Re:Bad choice (Score 2, Informative) 143

The population voted overwhelming to leave. You can claim the elections were fabricated but not the followup independent polls that showed better than 92% in favor of joining Russia.

They should have the right of self determination. On the other hand Ukraine should be under no obligation to supply Crimea with water, power sewer or any other service for which the people of Ukraine pay for. If I was the Ukrainian leader I would have cut the utilities ages ago without a significant and expensive payment from Russia to maintain them.

Comment Re:NYC taxi system could DESTROY uber (Score 1) 210

The government is under no obligation to provide a return on investment on ANY item. You bought that medallion as an investment, if your investment doesn't perform because the regulatory climate changes that is the risks you take when you invest money.

This would be no different than bailing out private investor who lost money in a stock purchase and it's equally absurd.

Comment Re:what good will this do ? (Score 1) 318

ISIS comes in two groups. Former Iraqi army officers and foreign fighters. There are occasional local supporters but they are vastly outnumbered by the prior two groups. Every single one of those foreign fighters was recruited through their external public affairs operation which runs entirely on social media sites.

If twitter wasn't a big deal to them they wouldn't have threatened to kill the twitter executives when they banned a thousand of their accounts earlier this year.

Comment Re:They were in the wrong market sector (Score 1) 161

Yea the Pinto that miraculously explodes when hit from the rear and the trunk is full of explosives.

In all seriousness the car did have a significant design flaw, a flaw that exists in a lot of cars because it's actually pretty hard to protect a tank of fluid that is more explosive than dynamite.

Comment Re:Time to short Manganese ? (Score 1) 129

I remember it too, and read the national geographic expose on the both the fake story and the real one.

The thing is, it was a great cover story because it was possible. The only reason it didn't really happen was the cost to extract wasn't worth it. Drones change that, it might be possible to pull all those minerals off the bottom if we have drones, the cost thing that killed the original was all the manpower and special submarines that would be needed.

If you have drones doing the mining and only need surface ships to sort and pull the minerals to port your manpower costs are significantly lower.

Comment Re:what good will this do ? (Score 4, Insightful) 318

Their entire PR and recruiting operation works on twitter, facebook and other social network properties. You don't actually think they are calling people do you? Sure they have facilitators on the outside spreading their message but 99% of their propaganda goes out via social networking and based on the people they've caught trying to join daesh they are their primary recruiting tools as well.

What do you think they are holding job fairs or some such nonsense? Their only way to communicate with people is through social media.

Comment Re:Separate issues (Score 1) 287

I don't disagree with what you said. The problem is determining it. Because you get it wrong and the person could end up dead. It's weighing those risks, an IMO that's something the patient should have a say in that's the hard part. You start putting blanket restrictions on stuff and people are going to start dying of completely curable diseases.

Comment Re:Separate issues (Score 1) 287

Waiting it out eh? Why don't you wait it out, maybe you'll get lucky the bacteria will make it to the bloodstream and you'll be dead.

Bacterial infections are a big deal, before antibiotics the survival rate for bacterial infections was low. If you didn't have a stellar immune system and good care you would be pretty much guaranteed a long painful death. Without antibiotics anyone 50+ that gets a bacterial infection is probably going to die, probably of sepsis and multiple organ failure which is one of the most painful ways to die.

I'll never forget a person I worked with that was so intent on getting the job done that they ignored being sick and it turned out to be a bacterial infection that progressed rapidly to meningitis. The person in question got late stage antibiotic treatment and luckily survived but is now mentally handicapped. Had they gotten those antibiotics early on there would have not been any meningitis.

Comment Re:Just to be clear (Score 1) 184

The video card is question is the series of Nvidia card that had 2G of memory but could only physically address 1.5G without a massive penalty to rendering. In the windows driver the last 0.5gb was basically turned off and only used as an absolute last resort.

Clearly the same optimization for bad design doesn't exist on the Linux side. Personally I think that was a stupid choice of GPU to test with, though it's sure generating the clicks they want.

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