I have said since day one if they are going to persecute this woman for this than that should also prosecute the parents of the child who died.
Much like the idiot who leaves a loaded gun on the counter and a kid kills himself while playing with it, they left their daughter playing with a dangerous computer she was obviously ill equipped to handle. If this woman is guilty then so are the kids parents.
Oh come now, surely you jest! Why would anyone want to investigate a shady shell of a company with remote control of tens of thousands of security compromised systems? Why should anyone be concerned about that? Who's to say maybe this spam operation is funding terrorists? Then again maybe its funding the Easter bunny....
The flip side of all these stupid verification systems
The thing I hate about this is it punishes the parents too. My 6 yr old is very computer literate. She has her own and uses it in a public area of the house and rarely needs direct supervision. That said nearly every bloody offer out there requires she register and start the bloody mess of ID and PW that I just hate because now I have to not only remember 30 password/login combos of my own, but I have toe remember her My Littlest Pet Shop login her Buildabear login etc. WTF companies can you not do something nice without sucking marketing info out of everyone?!?!
Wow you're such a follower you don't even have enough gumption to follow the links in the story Mike put up. If you follow the link to my post on patentlystupid you will see a screen shot of the official notice from AT&T and pardon the hell out of me for giving a shit.
Some of us here in the southeast where AT&T is deciding to stuff the shaft up our back sides are already paying $4/gal for gas every day, if we can find it, on top of the BS everyone else in the country is putting up with. So forgive me if I find you lack of research uninspiring.
Regardless the whole thing could have been averted if there was two sets of tracks or computer oversight of the track switching needs versuses depenging on a human.
As for texting while driving heavy equipment, if they can use a cell phone jumping from tower to tower to calculate traffic flow then they can use the same method to disable all but voice communications on a cell phone when traveling over 35mph.
Yes Shoot the messenger! These are not the droids you are looking for...
RFID is a neat toy but it is not secure. Not the ones in credit cards, not the ones in passports, none of it. Of course most people dont realize that.
Shameful is it that Discovery channel buckled like a cheap hooker with a five spot dangled in their face! It just goes to prove one thing you cant discover on Discovery is a strong moral compass. Although the color yellow appears readily abundant.
In conclusion Discovery will happily show you any truth that doesn't go against a sponsor. Never forget through that the truth is less important to them than greed so take everything you hear from them with a grain of salt because after all....
Discovery is the best programming a corporate bribe can buy!
While your quite correct that handwriting isn't addresses by online activity, that point may be moot. Here in Georgia they are mandated to teach writing a bit different that when I was in school. When I went to school K-3 was learning how to block print, with emphasis in 3rd grade on neatness. In 4th grade we started to learn cursive. Not so now, now they teach D'Nealian. To me D'Nealian is a half assed mutation between block printing and cursive. Its not quite either. It's also not explained to the parents.
My wife and I fussed at our poor daughter on several occasions this year because her name has double L's in the middle and it looked like she was writing them in capital letters. She being in kindergarten didn't have the proper way to explain at first she was doing as she was taught (we had taught her block printing over the summer). Eventually she explained they were told to write that way (see http://www.first-school.ws/t/alpha1_dn/l.htm ), at the next conference we confirmed, they were being taught D'Nealian, by mandate of either the county or state and a child would get poor marks in Kindergarten by these rules if they block printed!!!!
They wont take the time to teach them in proper stages. So encourage wht evr u can!
...so willing to blame Lori Drew will be happy to point out its all the courts fault and they should be held liable for this heinous act! ../sarcasm
Is it just me or dont you love the spin the media is putting on this in some spaces "he forced his wife" yeah because a wife never does anything wrong for the man she married. Sick bastard, too bad he was given the opportunity by bleeding heart justice to be allowed to do this.
Ok if the girl had not comitted suicide nobody would be having this discussion. The way this woman treated her from what I have read was "not nice" however she didnt tell the girl anything that the girl may not have heard from her peers. In the end the lady was "not nice" but did nothing really illegal and I am fairly certain death was not her goal and even if it was the child chose to do it.
As I have said in other posts if Lori is guilty then so should the parents be, for neglect.
If I left a gun lying around and my kid picked it up and accidentally killed herself or one of her playmates I would be held responsible. Her parents provided her with knowledge and an internet connection, and didn't supervise her. Imagine, the girl could have gotten a hand on someones firearm and taken a lot of people with her too over this and who would be at fault?
I would agree with you except for one thing. The ticket I got nailed for I was in the middle of the intersection at .04 seconds into the light being red. In other words I entered on yellow and was on top of the exiting crosswalk at .04 seconds after the red. That ticket served no purpose other than to make Cobb County Georgia a little wealthier.
"That is a problem. I recognize the desire to punish someone for what happened to Megan " Whoa! lets stop there What was don't to Megan was not nice. She was treated poorly. However keep in mind the person ultimately responsible for Megan and what happened to her was Megan.