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Comment Re: FB should did it (Score 1) 447

"Reasonable force" is the part that so many cops miss. (e.g. you can't shoot an unarmed suspect with no threat of imminent harm to another party).

That said, she had a gun, was endangering a five year old, and fired on officers...

I'll let the dust settle before making a call on this mess...

Comment Re: FB should did it (Score 2) 447

At most, manslaughter. I'd be very surprised if someone went for murder, as they have to demonstrate malice aforethought or depraved indifference.

And her crime, if not shot, would be attempted murder. For a felony murder charge for online inciting, they'd have to show a felony conspiracy, intent to incite an act, etc.

Probably saber rattling.

Nonetheless, egging someone on, in writing, to participate in a violent standoff with police is completely idiotic... Or presidential... Ask me again in six months.

Comment Re: security best practice? (Score 1) 924

The systemd folk seem dead set on returning us to the days of single-user focused computing (e.g. Windows 95), and they have inexplicably decided to wreck an otherwise perfectly functional system (nohup).

But, you know... When I'm not logged in, I want my system to be as idle as possible, even if I explicitly told the system otherwise...

Galling, but not surprising.

Comment Re: Hyperbolic you say (Score 1) 225

Wow dude.. You really don't get hyperbole, do you?

Of course there is a non-zero chance that murder will occur, though, given these guys were hanging around with their mom later, I feel quite comfortable placing a bet against their follow through.

And, remember, if you're going to call out someone as stats challenged, zero probability events do occur. Zero probability does not imply impossibility.

Seriously, dude... Hyperbole. Get some. The probability that you reply to this post without coming off like a douchebag is zero...

Somewhere in there, I have won/lost or lost/won some argument.

Comment Re: Hyperbolic you say (Score 2) 225

I was just in the children's book section at Target, and two guys were talking...

"That's fucked up. You gotta respond yo..."

Met by, "Yeah... That fucker is going to get murdered..."

Guess what? There is *zero* fucking chance that these guys are actually going to murder someone. This is San Francisco, and these clowns are just posturing. If that sort of casual idiocy was sufficient cause for subpoena and/or warrant, DHS would have to deputize every US citizen to serve court orders.

And even more importantly, this comment is not a direct threat of violence. It is a statement of likely outcome, which, like Trump's stupid "riots" comment, doesn't rise to the level of iminent threat.

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