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Comment Nice, but cost to performance...functionality/form (Score 1) 116

I was looking at a nice rugged waterproof digital camera on sale today. I thought to myself, "Boy, will this case make this camera last a while." And then I remembered that I'd had two previous ruggedized cameras, and I'd gotten a new one every 3 or so years. Not because the camera broke, but because it was electronics, and they paled in comparison to the new stuff. Buying a super duper protective and nice case for almost anything electronics related is kinda like encasing a sandwich in a permanently sealed glass case- may make it look nicer, but you're gonna get a new sandwich tomorrow. And that case is HUGE. The benefit of a laptop is size and portability. Otherwise, build a desktop computer in a nice case. You can always upgrade desktop parts. So it certainly looks nice, no doubt about it. Functionality over form usually takes the win when I'm deciding on something.

Comment Re:Conspiracy Theorists much? (Score 1) 189

Where's your data? 700,000 cops in the United States. You could hear about a "bad" one on news everyday, and after a year that 365 "bad" officers would still only be .05% (not 5%, 1/20th of 1%) of them. And the news loves to show "bad" cops because it generates them money, even when the evidence later exonerates the cop of bad doing. Anyone who thinks there are no bad cops is naïve- there are bad cops. But anyone who believes that a few bad seeds represents the whole of 700k cops is a sheep, who gives their brain over to the media. Remember, numerators without denominators is pointless- as I said above, hearing "lots of cops are bad" is stupid unless you divide it by "but wait there are a ton and ton and ton and ton of cops." Also, most officers never fire a single shot in their entire 30 year career. If you think cop shootings are the norm, you're watching too much TV. In an entire 30 year career, on average less than 5% of cops ever shoot their gun ONCE at someone. Do your research. Don't be lead by emotion. Be more Vulcan and less Romulan.

Comment Conspiracy Theorists much? (Score 1) 189

I love Slashdot. And when it comes to Law Enforcement matters, there sure are a lot of conspiracy theorists out there. Why are we so afraid of and dubious of Law Enforcement? I can't help but think, like many things and with many people, that a lack of real familiarity with Law Enforcement is to blame. Befriend a cop or an agent. Pick their brain. See: Occam's Razor.

Comment "Get as many credit cards as you can..." (Score 5, Insightful) 1032

Proof this guy is a financial idiot, "You might want to follow these steps: Get as many credit cards as you can before your credit is ruined." Yeah- get as many credit cards as you can, because you're so awesome at paying back things you owe. Although I might agree with the sentiment behind the article- schooling can be cost prohibitive, and rich people can make tons of money off people just trying to better themselves, I totally disagree with the author's reasoning, logic, and their lack of responsibility.

Comment Re:A company has a right to track its equipmet (Score 1) 776

A company exists to make money for the owner and the shareholders. They are going to make the best deal possible for them. And yes, you can negotiate. Suing IS a form of negotiation, is it not? We're only reading her side of the complaint, which will, of course, be biased in her favor. "Intermex did not immediately respond for comment." She could have been fired for being a horrible worker, or being rude, or any number of other things- she's merely complaining that she was fired for this reason. Time will tell. Until then, a lot of people seem to be jumping on the emotional bandwagon of "work is mistreating or taking advantage of me" and (confirmation bias) thinking her story is legit and not missing other information. The truth always lies somewhere in between...

Comment A company has a right to track its equipmet (Score 2) 776

This is only an issue if the following criteria are met 1) she was required to have phone on her 24/7 2) she was not advised the tracking would happen and be monitored in her contract If not both of those, then it's a non issue as she could have left her cell phone home, and she was aware what she was getting into- and getting paid mighty fine for it. A company has a right to track the location of its equipment at all times. It's their equipment.

Comment Misleading information... (Score 2) 176

All the Level 1 offenses in the world can't make their prison stay LONGER than what they were originally sentenced for. It just makes their time in prison more boring- it's punishment because they shouldn't have access to phones in the first place, because inmates run their gangs and can make hits on officers and civilians from behind prison walls using the internet. So the comparison between an Inmate accessing facebook for 2 weeks getting more severe punishment than an inmate who murders people is ludicrous- because the person who murders people and then runs away will be charged with several different counts and will get MORE prison time, whereas the dude who accessed Facebook will keep his original sentence.

Comment Re: Did anyone watch the video? (Score 1) 515

Actually I had posted prior to his comment, my post detailing similar rhetoric. I was just happy to see that another person would have the understanding that, just sometimes, people are not entirely truthful, biased and *gasp* even (what!?) lie in their own accounts of an event. It's unwise to chose sides until all the details and facts, as all as all individual's accounts come out, lest we look like fools (old example- UCLA pepper spray incident, current example- teen who said he made $27 million in stock investments).

Comment Re:Did anyone watch the video? (Score 1) 515

Good post! I agree wholeheartedly. How the hell do you "+1" on Slashdot, or is it only editors that can do it? Finally, a person who can think for themselves and not be led like a sheep as the others on this thread seem to be doing, having read only one biased account of the incident and "assuming" that what was said was truth.

Comment Re:You are all failing to see something (that you (Score 1) 515

You ASSUME what she said is true- that the police deleted the video. Why do you assume that, because she said so? If she was looking to make an issue of this, hence all the shouting and drawing attention to herself to get their attention and get arrested, is it not possible she deleted the file herself and said they did it so people reading only one account of the incident (hers) would automatically assume that she was telling the truth, thus bolstering her chance of financial benefit? Do we not realize that she could have prevented the whole situation by not breaking the law in the first place, and legally recording from a parked position not blocking the flow of traffic?

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