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Comment Re:Why not name him? (Score 1) 121

If you assume an ex-prisoner will commit crimes again, your prison system isn't working.

At least in the U.S., it's a good bet that a criminal will re-commit. This may be a sign that the prison system isn't working, but it doesn't change the fact that we have a recidivism rate of over 50% in the first year after release alone.

That said, if we don't give "rehabilitated" convicts the benefit of the doubt after "paying their debt," we're pretty much guaranteeing that they'll have to return to crime. Convicts do need the ability to escape their criminal past.

Comment Re: Remember kids! (Score 2) 401

Maybe the newer machines are fairer, but ones that operate that way certainly are mathematically rigged because the expectation is that the player influences the outcome.

Where is it ever implied that the outcome is affected by the way the player spins? The different buttons (on the very few machines I have experience on) just tell the machine how much you want to spin on this play. When playing, I in no way inferred that there was a "winning" button vs a "losing" button. On the older machines, did people train to pull the lever "just right" for a jackpot? No - They just spun and accepted the outcome. I suggest that there is no expectation that the player influences the outcome beyond play vs no-play.

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