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Comment People apparently forget how the system works.... (Score -1) 273

Innocent until proven guilty. What this means is that until he goes to court and faces the charges against him or makes a deal with the justice department he is technically considered innocent. Right now the only thing he is guilty of is running out on a warrant. Since he has not been found guilty of any crime and has not been sentenced to any crime he can't be pardoned. So even if President Obama wanted to pardon him he can't until Snowden comes back to the US and faces charges. That is how the system works...

Comment Browser Enabled Child Protections (Score 1) 208

I'm not a parent so I've never looked into this, but every time I hear someone like this woman ranting about ratings. This could be solved a lot differently if we added something to HTML specifications. A meta tag be it. A company who feels their website is safe for children could add the meta tag to their website that says it is for purposes of this conversation "GA", "PG", "R", "X". Mandate that any site that displays pornography rate their site. The browsers then have parental controls added that basically say this browser can only access certain material if a password is entered. If a site fails to put the tag it is treated as X by default.

It would be the responsibility of the parents to make sure the access controls were configured properly on their children's devices.

Google could then when it does searches get this setting from the browser and only return content with the correct tags.

No external rating board needed.

Comment Re:improve the world by gutting jobs? (Score 1) 91

You don't understand the situation here, and as someone who has visited the very rice fields this device is used in, I can tell you I've see this first hand. Japan is suffering a crisis right now where young Japanese want to live and work in the city. It is to the point where some small towns will give away houses to young families willing to come to the country side to live and work. There are job opportunities, but no one to fill them. A single person is doing the work of many. Not only are they doing more work, they are well into their 50s some even their 60s, and working all those fields as they age it is going to become harder for them to walk and work all those fields. With this technology it will help them do more with less.

Basically I'm saying... shut the fuck up about something you have no idea about.

Comment Happens to me all the time. (Score 1) 345

I live in Japan, but all my finances are US based. This happens to me a few times a year, and it's annoying because 1) the bank knows I'm in Japan, 2) I shop at the same 10 places. I'll get blocked for iTunes purchases even though I habitually buy stuff from iTunes. The whole thing is retarded. I could see if I suddenly made a purchase in India or Spain, but seriously WTF? At least now the bank I use allows me to clear it with the "app" so I just need to ask the cashier nicely to wait 2 minutes while I deal with the bank's stupidity....

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