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Comment Interesting Timing (Score 1) 409

Am I the only one suspicious of the timing? Friday before Labor Day weekend, with a Hurricane hitting Florida to boot. I can't think of a better way to bury something. I thought the FBI wasn't supposed to be partisan.

I assume when someone asks Hillary next week, the response will be, "that's old news".

Submission + - Mobile World Congress Starts Tomorrow in Barcelona With Metro Strike (

dkatana writes: This year the GSMA expects 2,100 exhibitors, more than 95,000 delegates, over 4,000 journalists and analysts, and 160 government delegations. Under the slogan “Mobile Is Everything,” the show will showcase the latest trends, devices and technologies for mobile, IoT, connectivity and networks.

Metro workers have announced a partial strike during the show. All efforts to reach an agreement and avoid the strike have failed. The metro will only work at 50% capacity on Monday and Wednesday from 6.30 to 9.30 h and from 16:00 to 20:00 h, and with 30% capacity the rest of those days. The metro will operate normally all other days.

Submission + - Small asteroid burns up over Atlantic Ocean

The Bad Astronomer writes: On Feb. 6, an asteroid roughly 6 meters across burned up over the Atlantic Ocean, exploding like a 10 kiloton bomb. Although this was the largest event since the Chelyabinsk superbolide in 2013 (which injured 1000+ people), there were no witnesses. It happened 1000 km off the coast of Brazil, and was reported by the military, though it's unclear how they detected it.

Comment Re:She lives in pretend land (Score 1) 572

While the impeachment was driven by political enemies, it was not a smear campaign, nor, as others said, was it about a blowjob.

Specifically, it was about perjury. While I'm quite happy that we did not remove a sitting president over this issue as it was unrelated to his role in government, I am also quite happy that he was later sanctioned by the Arkansas courts, paid a fine, and had his law license suspended. He also was forced to resign from the Bar of the Supreme Court in lieu of disbarment.

Comment Re: Science! (Score 1) 737

You need to go to jail for infringing my rights. I think your ideas are wrong and I am filing criminal charges against you.

You would think you would have learned with Galileo, witch trials, McCarthy hearings, but no, you're a bad person and need to be silenced. Perhaps a dose of government enforced irony will teach you about the right to free speech.

Comment Re:I hope he realizes he did more harm than good (Score 1) 332

The problem would be lying about the scope of the problem. Daisey said he stood outside the factory for a few hours and met all these people when, in fact, he met none of them.

The fact that one worker was once exposed to a toxic substance is an accident, if it happens all the time, it is a problem.

60 Minutes reported that Foxconn had installed nets to prevent suicides by workers after 10 workers killed themselves last year. They didn't take the time to point out that the factory had 400,000 employees in it's mini-city, and that the US suicide rate is 11.8/100,000 and that China's is 22/100,000. So the suicide rate at Foxconn is lower than that of both China and the US by a significant margin.

If you lie or exaggerate about the problem it makes it seem like the problem might not really be a problem.

Comment Re:Why the anxiety? (Score 1) 807

Same reason that I bang my head against the wall every time they upgrade. Newer isn't necessarily better. Firefox keeps introducing "features" that don't work right, use more memory, and run slower. Thunderbird broke IMAP in the new version and I cannot use it on my mail server - so happy it upgraded without asking me.

Comment Re:Blame the prosecutor (Score 1) 327

No, it is the judge who should have known better. That is why we require a judge's consent for a warrant. The judge is supposed to be the guarantor of our rights before the police and prosecutors. Our system of laws anticipated overzealous law enforcement - Judges are not supposed to be part of the prosecution, but the adjudicators of law. This is

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