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Comment: Re:Next target, please (Score 1) 626

by realilskater (#47052497) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

You example could be an unfortunate result of a technology grant. The school get a nice technology grant and they can't spend it on books even if it would be a better use of the money.

In governments and large corporations buckets of money often come with strings attached limiting the end use. In government, departments will fight for part of the capitol budget or even worse frivolously spend surplus because once the capitol sees a department has surplus it will be reallocated to another department never to be seen again.

The whole economic theory used for balancing government budgets is ridiculous. Spend at a deficit for years because the economic theory says the economy will swing back up and the budget will be in surplus and balance it all out.

Comment: Re: Please.... (Score 1) 321

by realilskater (#46475809) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

Really the gatekeepers shouldn't be the ones being sued. The applications in question often are set up to prey on children. Why on earth would you charge $50 or more for a stack of bobbles? In most cases the kid doesn't realize that they are spending real money. They are just pushing buttons to move along in the game. The endless stream of popups with a nearly invisible close button asking if you want to buy a stack of bobbles doesn't help the situation at all.

Comment: Re:Sorry, officer... (Score 1) 500

by realilskater (#46349429) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

All I am getting out of this ruling is that I should never let police into my house for any reason.

That should have been your stance from the get go. Law enforcement only has the power that we give them. Make them do their job without taking shortcuts.

Officers swear an oath uphold the law. Ideally, they do that in an honest and moral manner. If you innocently invite an officer into your house but you forgot to wipe up the ganja flakes off your counter and the officer notices they are bound by their oath, depending on local law, to investigate.

Comment: Re:Maybe this corn can be used for food again? (Score 0) 314

by realilskater (#45720399) Attached to: Lawmakers Out To Kill the Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

Try again. Cellulosic ethanol is made from cellulose(corn stalks, wood, etc.). Production of cellulosic ethanol in the US is very low compared to corn and other grains.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil