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Comment Re:Why just guns? (Score 1) 264

All I am saying is your statistics are faulty. If Japan mislabels its murders you can't use that stat accurately. So therefore I wouldn't trust your statistics. As well 45 is the number of FOUND. Not the total number that are mislabeled as they really have no idea.

Comment Re:Why just guns? (Score 1) 264

I guess you didn't read the part where Japan has been listing murder/homicide as suicides so they don't have to investigate them? "According to the NPA, since 1998 there have been 45 cases of murder initially ruled by police to have been due to natural causes or suicide."

Comment Re:yet if we did it (Score 5, Insightful) 463

distracted driving is against the law. As well as hitting someone with your car. Just because he did it while reading an official email should not exclude him from the other laws. Ultimately he is the only one who can determine if the environment is safe for him to operate that computer and drive. He failed. It cost a life. He needs to pay a price for that.

Comment Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 4, Insightful) 419

The headline is a bit blown out. He didn't take them quite so recently. It wasn't the full blow war zone it is now. He was a journalist and wanted to show his kids what the games they were playing were really based on. He showed them everything, refugee camps, idf soldiers. They even got to sit on a tank. They saw the wounded, sick, impoverished, and injured. They saw the effects of any war. That is valuable for people to learn. That when we commit troops and weapons to such a prospect, what the consequences are and who has to pay the price for that.

Comment Re: An interesting caveat (Score 2) 216

No, if the cop saw no evidence of him being drunk other than "only smelled it on his breath" he did the right thing. Maybe check on the guy after the accident and see if he shows signs but not because of one little item. Now the guy knowing he was probably over and drunk driving means he is an irresponsible dickhead that is willing to gamble with other peoples lives for his personal convenience and should be punished for it. But without more evidence the cop did the right thing. I don't drink, I am a designated driver all the time. I get drinks splashed on me and have had champagne explode all over me and still had to drive. I might smell like a brewery at times but that does not mean I have been drunk driving. It means my friends had a good time and later when they are sober I get to give them a dry cleaning bill.

SpaceX Landing Video Cleanup Making Progress 54

Maddog Batty (112434) writes 'The fine people at the NASA Space Flight Forum are making good progress on restoring the corrupted landing video reported earlier. It worth looking at the original video to see how bad it was and then at the latest restored video. It is now possible to see the legs being deployed, the sea coming closer and a big flame ball as the rocket plume hits the water. An impressive improvement so far and it is still being actively worked on so further refinements are likely.' Like Maddog Batty, I'd suggest watching the restored version first (note: the video is lower on the page), to see just what a big improvement's been made so far.

Comment Re:It true !!!! (Score 1) 711

My wife has an Iphone. She has had quite a bit more lockups than I have had on my Samsung. What I noticed most about the Iphone and why I switched to the android is that the Iphone would slow down quite a bit before an new hardware cycle (i.e the release of new phones). So much so that I had to wait at least two months after an update was released to keep my phone performance (Apple would invariable patch the patch so I would perform again. I got tired of not being able to update my phone with the latest update and not worry about it being reduced by 30 percent on speed. I also wanted to keep certain apps on the my phone that apple locked out for no good reason. I had an app that would let me clean up my memory on my iphone and keep it pretty stable. Apple put in controls that pretty much made it non functional. It wasn't until three more releases that they put in anything that resembled it and I had to restart my phone once a week to clear out memory. My android lets me choose anything I wan't on it. I want my google maps to sound like a Scottish girl from Glasgow, no problem. If I want to change how my gui looks no problem. If I want to put in an app that lets me see what amp draw my battery is pulling from the charger no problem. My phone despite being two years old still has a better camera than the iphone 5s. My android experience has been far superior to my apple one.

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