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Comment Re:Its official, the FBI has become a joke. (Score 5, Informative) 1010

Mens rea is part of due process for imprisonable crimes. The only crimes without a mens rea requirement are strict liability offenses whose penalty is a fine, such as traffic violations.

Incorrect. There are a number of strict liability crimes that have significant jail sentences. The most common of which is statutory rape. A number of crimes relating to classified documents are strict liability as well.

Comment Re: never heard of it (Score 2) 264

If I remember the chain of events correctly... someone posted a parody of Rusty's wife/girlfriend, something offensive to him in some way. He locked down registration and that started a chain reaction that caused the site to spiral downward. Of all the things I miss from kuro5hin, it has to be LocalRogers that I miss the most.

Comment Highly Misleading Title and Summary (Score 4, Insightful) 309

" If college presidents were to divide up their pay and write out checks to all their students, the per-person payout would be fairly low, amounting to no more than $300 per student."

The article is about the cost of overall administrative overhead, not just college presidents. The summary itself is even more misleading, as it attempts to compare base salary's between two very disparate fields. A CEO of a normal "wall street" company makes on average 20% of there income as salary. The rest of there income comes from bonuses, benefits and incentives. A large percentage of which is in the form of stock, something a college will not offer.

Comment Re:Highest Profit (Score 1) 712

I love that idea. Although I think it should be a longer and more comprehensive course. Examples of other topics that could be included:

Teaching men and women how to dress if they don't want to get raped

How to never make a decision that turns out badly

I'm sure if we pool our heads we could come up with more useful ways to blame victims! I'd suggest "how not to be a minority" but I'm not sure that, that's teachable unless you think we could get the budget for makeup lessons as well?

Comment Re:Locality of self. (Score 1) 269

Really, what's the difference between making a copy of yourself, and going to sleep? It may seem like they're completely different concepts, but think about happens when you sleep. Your self shuts down, eventually you dream and than wake up, but for all intents and purposes it may as well be a new you.

Comment Re:You don't say... (Score 2) 606

That's not at all hate speech. Hate speech requires there to be a specific target. As well, I don't agree with your statement that no-one who says that believes it. The individuals who do believe that the Holocaust was a hoax may be disturbed, but they definitely do exist. True radicalism (as Neo-Nazi's and other Holocaust deniers tend to be), necessitates ardent belief. In the case of Antisemitism many feel such hatred and fear that they can convince themselves of beliefs or ideas that a normal person would consider completely irrational.

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