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Comment No, sorry, shouldn't be a crime. (Score 1) 151

Intent or not, it should not be a crime to send such a graphic. Shouldn't matter if the recipient is an epileptic. It's just a graphic. There was no physical assault.

Maybe we should litter the internet with such images to keep the images considered part of everyday life. Just like my kid should be able to take peanut butter sandwiches to school.

For those with such issues... If it hurts if you touch it, then don't touch it. If the internet can harm you, don't use it. If peanut butter can kill you, stay out of places that will have it. Don't see me rushing to be a bee keeper with my bee allergy.

Comment It's because you can't right now. (Score 3, Insightful) 125

You have your documents up, half written, spread sheets with data you need for on-call, a long running backup in a window you forgot to run in Screen or tmux, and any other number of things that mean you can't reboot right now. Especially if it's going to be a reboot that says "don't turn off your computer, we're messing with shit for 30 minutes." We have boss' breathing down our necks for productivity, there's no time to reboot and wait.

Besides, it might make me lose my place when browsing imgur. Fuck that! :)

Comment Re:That's just too damn bad. (Score 5, Informative) 767

Whoa whoa whoa. Easy man. Don't need to go with the pay with your life stuff.

It's simple. If it's a public road, owned and maintained by the city / town... it's fair game. If it's not, and it's a privately owned and maintained road, we should stay off of it, and so should Waze.

Now if someone purposely causes an accident to re-route traffic, the law can already handle them. What they should do, is lobby and petition their local government to add stop signs at every intersection, and step up policing. That works pretty well, and when the cop shows up on Waze, people will avoid it, anyway. But short of that, if it's a public road, and people are driving legally on it, obeying the signs, you're just going to have to take it.

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