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Comment Re: HS diploma who failed geometry (Score 2) 436

As a patent lawyer, I can tell you that technology lawyers don't like engineers on the jury because they jury will give that juror's opinion inordinate weight. If that engineer completely misunderstands the technology, or doesn't like one of the parties, they can steer the entire jury one direction because they will use their outside knowledge to "teach" the jury. Rather than relying upon what evidence was given in trial, the jury will follow the lead of the one engineer, even if that one engineer is wrong.

Comment LOL, "true" Android (Score 1) 113

LOL, "real" Android. Android was created "open" by design so it would be adopted by phone manufacturers to save OS development money. Open, that's what all you nerds brag about; but then you complain there's only one Android made by Google that nobody even buys and we should ignore all the insecure, unsupported versions that 98% of people own? Logic fail!

Comment Marketshare is irrelevant (Score 1) 113

Of course if you give something away people will take it. Apple only cares about profit share - who wants the poor and the Luddites (and a few thousand geeks)? Apple commands 92% of smartphone profits. Game over, man.

And nobody cares about open other than a few thousand geeks who are statistically irrelevant.

Comment Nonsense, it's union greed (Score 1) 538

I know math is hard, but there simply are not enough administrators to account for all the money. This is the typical union canard.

The truth is, at many colleges, the full time faculty have gobbled up all the salary and benefits, despite teaching a small minority (~25%) of the courses. They limit the pay and hours of the part timers who teach 3/4 of the classes. So the part time faculty are limited to 60% weekly load hours, less per hour, and locked into a cycle of lower middle class or outright poverty.

Typical union greed: They accrue all the goods for a small minority, at the expense of the unemployed or underemployed.

The best part is, even the janitors have tenure. So what gets cut first? Classes - the ones taught by part timers.

Ask me how I know...

Comment What total BS (Score 1) 871

"Do not talk to the police."

So if a cop pulls you over asks if you have been drinking, and you haven't, you just remain silent? Even if you reek of alcohol because your girlfriend just threw up vodka on your shirt?

"One can never "talk" his or her way out of suspicion"

So if a cop sees you break a car window to get the keys you locked in your car, do you just say, "I want my lawyer" and remain silent? Bullshit.

More nonsense generic legal "advice."

Comment Re:Police and Judges. (Score 1) 871

Except that remaining silent might get you arrested. In a Terry stop detention, you have to at least give the police your name. If you really are innocent, it may be best to explain the situation. For example, if you locked your keys in your car and had to break a window to get them, would you really not tell the cop this and instead remain silent?

Comment Re:Police and Judges. (Score 1) 871

Except, FALSE. You are not entitled to an attorney when an officer is asking preliminary, pre-arrest questions, like in a traffic stop. So a cop pulls you over and asks you if you have been drinking and you just stay silent? That would be dumb in many situations. I've seen jailhouse lawyers go to jail because they were trying to outsmart cops, too clever by a half.

I know a guy who got arrested for trespassing because he was working out at his old high school gym after hours. Instead of telling the police, "I have implicit permission from Coach XXXX, just call him," instead he just thought he would be clever and say, "I'll just remain silent." Guess what happened then.

I've gotten out of tickets by admitting to a speed I know the cops clocked me at, but who wanted me to admit to a higher speed (I didn't). Had I claimed I was going 65 in a 65, or remained silent, when I damn well knew he had me at 74, I would have been ticketed. Instead, let off with a warning.

And in most states it is not a felony to lie to a cop. It is to lie to a federal agent.

Point being, generic legal advice worded in absolutes is worth roughly what you paid for it.

Comment As an educated professional... (Score 2) 871

I'm a lawyer, and I think the professor's generic, one-size-fits-all advice is clearly wrong. In fact, legal advice not specifically tailored to the individual and the facts of his case is arguably per se malpractice. Of course, this itself is an absolute. But in fairness, it is a maxim, not legal advice.

Disagree? OK, well I am a lawyer, and you are presumably not. So now you're going to give a lawyer advice how to deal with a cop? #

IAALBNYLSDNROTALA (I Am A Lawyer But Not Your Lawyer So Do Not Rely On This As Legal Advice)

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