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Comment: We already do that (Score 1) 295

by wisnoskij (#48677475) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
"just by letting in a few thousand great programmers a year."
We already do that, and more. Immigration, right now, allows you to import some of the best of the best. Any argument to make it looser is talking about letting in large numbers of average workers, workers who are comparable to talent already available.

Comment: Re:I'm the app's developer. Happy to answer questi (Score 1) 124

by wisnoskij (#48670761) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"
Confused about how it works. 1. So first off, they are not all free, sometimes you just get a discount? 2. How does the actual registration of books work? You have to sign the books unless they are publicly freely available? 3. And it has to be done one at a time? There has to be way to do mass library registrations? 4. You have some algorithm to automatically detect the spine? the cover? of the books already in your collection, the rest will not be detected, and you will have to redo them if they become available?

Comment: Re:Don't tell me police doesn't abuse their powers (Score 1) 357

by wisnoskij (#48666983) Attached to: Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force
Storage/video capture are both pretty cheap nowadays. The only real issue I would worry about is too many non-police watching and commenting on too much of the footage. The public should know everything that police do in the line of duty, that said they are not qualified to quibble over the details. I am sure, with years of experience on the job, and training that has been evolving for thousands of years, there are numerous things the police are trained to do that to some amateur who knows nothing about police work would look wrong, but is in fact necessary and the best thing to do is said hypothetical situation. I can just imagine how much "help" having everyone at the office, from the manager to the janitor, look over your shoulder and offer advice on how to do your job.

Comment: Re:Don't tell me police doesn't abuse their powers (Score 1) 357

by wisnoskij (#48666933) Attached to: Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force
But if they only reduced their violence output by 60%, why the 90% fall in reports? Does that not imply, using your overly simplistic logic, that these cameras simultaneously stopped 30% of the claims of brutality, implying these were madeup to begin with.

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