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Comment Fire the DA (Score 5, Insightful) 703

"I'm not looking to charge any teachers, I've got enough work to do."

Bullshit. That's exactly what he just threatened to do by sending those letters.

Teachers are in a very tough position, especially now that they are being threatened with arrest if they do what the law requires of them. This guy has a political agenda that is in opposition to the law. He is intimidating teachers into violating the law because of it. He is corrupt and doesn't deserve to be a district attorney.

Some quotes from his letter (via TFA)

"If a teacher instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to utilize contraceptives under circumstances where the teacher knows the child is engaging in sexual activity with another child -- or even where the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child -- that teacher can be charged under this statute" of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. ...

"Forcing our schools to instruct children on how to utilize contraceptives encourages our children to engage in sexual behavior, whether as a victim or an offender," he wrote. "It is akin to teaching children about alcohol use, then instructing them on how to make mixed alcoholic drinks."

Note the second quote where he is clearly proselytizing against the law. This is completely inappropriate for a district attorney.

Comment wth? Get off his lawn!!!! (Score 1) 421

I know it's hard for some of the world to understand, but there are those of us in it that don't want fame, don't want to be in the public eye, don't care about money.

Dude did the challenge probably because it was a challenge. He didn't do it for fame, or money, he did it because he enjoyed doing it. He submitted what he did so it would help others. (I have no idea what the significant of what he did, i'm just guessing here).

So now he wants to be left alone, pick his mushrooms, take his lsd, smoke his weed, or whatever the fuck he enjoys doing.

oh ya, Get off his lawn!

Comment Re:As a maintenance programmer (Score 1) 532

Snapshot what you get - don't change it, don't even look at it. As soon as you get it, check it in, binaries and all, to a change tracking system (eg, CVS, SVN, etc).

This I agree with but for one thing: Verify that the binaries you are given correspond to the code you are given. I've seen it too many times where they release a binary, then go back and do 'minor' bug fixes and don't recompile before handing it off to you.

Save the binaries you've been given, then do a clean recompile and compare the two versions as well!

Comment There's only one needed comment (Score 1) 124

You make that comment by not consuming media from the entities backing this treaty.

Note: The word I used was consuming. You must not buy, borrow, rent, steal, duplicate, distribute, or or otherwise allow your time or money to be expended on interacting with a product of these companies.

Don't buy media from stores.
Don't go to your local cinema.
Don't rent a DVD.
Don't download rips from torrent sites.
Write to your local radio stations and tell them you've stopped listening in protest of this treaty, and write to their advertisers. They will listen, as they can't stay afloat with nobody hearing the adverts.

Most importantly, get your friends to join you.

Comment So the fault lies with the bullied child? (Score 1) 938

Because he can't recognise social clues, HE'S the one that needs more education?

How about you put the bullies into some remedial education? The classes where they teach them that violence is wrong?

Oh, wait, that might adversely affect the number of football players in your school, and army recruits when they're older.

And if there's one thing Imperius Novae Roma is going to need in the future, it's soldiers and gladiators.

Comment Re:Short-term CEO Bonus System (Score 2, Insightful) 346

You are lying. The worst chemical used in some types of solar panels is cadmium, which is toxic but hardly lethal. NiCd batteries have been used for ages without anyone being "instantly killed."

That said, there are recycling programs for solar panels so the cadmium is reused and does not contaminate the environment. There isn't anything more ecologically unfriendly with solar panel production, than with any other modern manufacturing process.

Comment Re:Blame Sony, not the hacker (Score 1) 296

The PS3 actually works amazingly well with Windows 7 media sharing ability, why someone would want to go to such lengths as to use a 3rd party app just blows me away. Microsoft sure went all out when it comes to the media sharing in Win7, its flawless IMO, there's no slowdowns, refreshing the media library and adding new files takes seconds in WMP12. Pretty much every format that the PS3 supports will play back with out any issues...I use mkv2vob for my mkv's and for anything that isn't an mkv and does not happen to play on the PS3, i just use RipBot264 and make a h264 MP4 file. I have found that 3rd party apps only use up ram, slow shit down and sometimes don't work properly at all. Win7+WMP12 seem to be perfect for sharing media to the PS3 and the 360 (i own both consoles).

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