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Comment: Re:"forced labor" (Score 1) 183

by disposable60 (#47935189) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

The South started the war owning exactly zero cannon foundries and had a disjoint rail system with multiple track gauges. The North had a unified rail system (one gauge) and enough industrial capacity to make arms.

The strategic incompetence of an agrarian 'country' starting a war against an industrialized opponent outweighed the tactical advantage of field leadership ... eventually.

Comment: Re:its the cops, not the cameras. (Score 5, Insightful) 170

by disposable60 (#47834529) Attached to: NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

Those cameraphones capture late-stage action and aftermath. The bodycams should capture the leadup and escalation that are really needed for an impartial/fair evaluation of the event. The events you cite do sound damning, but more footage would be helpful in evaluating the encounter. Knowing that footage exists helps, too - if only to slow the officer's reach for applied violence.

Y'know, if I've got that cellphone app that streams direct to the cloud for protection from abuse of power, can't the bodycams do the same thing? Local-only data is too vulnerable to loss or abuse.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.