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Comment: Re:It's unfortunate. (Score 1) 110

by tsotha (#48882585) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

The FBI doesn't bring charges. That's the prosecutor's job. Didn't you ever watch Law & Order? With all the spinoffs in sindication it's on pretty much 24 hours a day.

But what you're saying is true. 98% of prosecutions are pled out, and you know lots of those people are innocent. But the way the system is set up now they can throw 100 charges that all bring 3-5 years at you and all of the sudden you could be looking at 500 years in prison. Orrrrrr, you could take the plea and get three years.

Objectively it's smart to take the plea, too. On average people who go to court get 20% longer sentences.

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1) 686

by tsotha (#48863185) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

This sounds about right to me. The only takeaway question I have from it though; is how does anyone give a shit about Zoe Quinn?

Nobody does, really. The anger, I think, really comes from the fact that these people got caught with their pants down, and instead of offering a mea culpa and moving on they decided to attack their customers... and it worked, to a certain extent. I mean, look at the slashdot headline! They've been successful at creating the GG = misogyny meme by visiting 4chan and chumming for some crazy.

I'm not sure how to read the larger picture except as another indication facts don't matter to SJWs, as if we needed more evidence.

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score -1, Flamebait) 686

by tsotha (#48861905) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Do all the reviewers in "the best presses in the United States" bang the same girl and give her pathetic game good reviews? This isn't about people "knowing each other", unless you're talking in the biblical sense.

Let's recap here. Zoe Quinn slept with all the major game reviewers and/or their editors. She gets rave reviews for a game people who actually bought have panned mercilessly. Literally caught with their pants down, they point to their customers and scream "sexist!". That's the point of the scandal. You can dress it up however you like, but at the root it's about corruption in the gaming press.

Comment: Re:its a drug bust (Score 1) 129

by tsotha (#48817391) Attached to: US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year
Meh. At this time illegal drugs are, well, illegal. The executive branch is not and should not be in the business of deciding which laws are stupid and which aren't. That's for Congress to decide. As long as what the Silk Road people were doing was illegal, the feds have a responsibility to arrest and prosecute them.

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