One thing this article doesn't touch on, that I know a lot of officers are concerned about, is straight up catching criminals. How many stories do you read about drugs being found on people after being pulled over for a minor offense? Well that won't happen anymore if they have an auto-car now will it. Don't know the exact impact on crime, but I know it will have some impact.
At what point will the courts step in and start actually reaffirming the 5th amendment? It is PLAINLY there!
"No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
IT IS FREAKING THE 5TH AMENDMENT! plainly there! obviously there! I mean I can sorta kinda MAYBE understand freezing assets in a court case when they can linked to criminal activity and you are trying to recover them. But to essentially steal property from somebody and not even charge them with a crime is outright plainly against the 5th amendment. How has the courts allowed this to stand!
Now 2k/Turtle Rick thinks it will nickle and Dime people to an Extreme. It is offering MULTIPLE "season passes". Remember when you paid a single surcharge of ~$30-$50 and it covered all the DLC for a game? Well apparently that wasn't good enough for them.
But the thing about the CFAA is that its punishment doesn't correct for technical proficiency, so a "low-level hack," as this is being called, is still a hack and still falls under the law's purview. Dumb sports team or not, this is a federal crime, and the fact that people are going to lose their jobs may be the least of those peoples' concerns. We could be talking about real jail time here.
Why is this a point of contention? If I steal money from a bank vault it is still breaking the law. It doesn't matter if I use a laser cutter to break in and get they money, have an assault rifle and hold the place up, or just have an employee leave the back door open. All of those are equally stealing money from the bank. Just like all methods of illegal entry into somebody else's database are illegal entries into their data.
My one friend has a large conspiracy theory that the large banks purposefully want the big ISPs as bad as possible. Think about it. They Steal Millions and BILLIONS from people. They do their best to screw with international currencies(and just got caught doing so). The big banks literally RUIN lives. But Comcast is so terrible they consistently get rated worse than the people who actually ruin lives and steal millions and billions of dollars. How? Never mind how a video game company, EA, could win most hated company in America over won who literally made people homeless and bankrupted people.
Just had Local Telco Cincinnati Bell set me up with 1Gig Fiber for $70 a month. The next week TWC sent me a letter begging me to come back with their "blazing speed" 15 Mb for $50 a month. Go suck lemons TWC.
That would be correct. And Civil cases are where lawyers make the REAL money. In fact in family courts lawyers have been shown to purposefully drag out cases for the sole purpose of dragging out fees. It is disgusting.
A lot of the Constitution doesn't really apply to family court(like the right to an attorney, right to a speedy trial, ect). It is completely amazing what people get away with in family court. Apparently this stupid judge forgot that the first amendment still does apply in the real world though...
I can see how changing some of the backgrounds in previous works might be "transformative". But how the eff is adding your own captions "transformative" to a picture? The actual picture itself was not at all altered.
Why are any of the stand alone voting machines connected to the net? My old Crypto Professor used to say "The only really secure connection is NO connection". Each voting station should be a stand alone box, not connected to ANYTHING. At the start of the day you load it with the polling options. At the end of the day you pull the flash drive for storage, syncing with the rest of the machines, and finally to upload the results. Secondarily every person should get a "receipt" print off of their vote as a backup.
Here in Cincinnati there is a local telco called Cincinnati Bell http://www.cincinnatibell.com/internet/ recently they started offering 1 Gbps Fiber for $70 a month! Suddenly TWC in our area started blasting the TV with 100 Mbps ads constantly for a reasonable price, even though as little as a couple years ago they wouldn't even offer 30 megs for a comparable price. Funny how competition works.
Where do people keep getting this widespread narrative from? I graduated in 2009 and never saw anything at all about "protecting students from uncomfortable ideas". Not in the slightest. We have a few spotty stories either from a few over reactionary Admins, or idiot twitter people, and suddenly that is representative of EVERY college campus and EVERY college classroom? That is simply a false and ridiculous narrative by people who read news articles and are not actually on a college campus.
The thing is the likely offered that off hand like "lets just say it is $60k to make him go away". Then suddenly when he accepted they had no idea what to do. Like "oh shit we never had anybody call our bluff and actually say yes to our ridiculous demands before. We have no idea what to do now! Lets just yank his chain around and then pull the rug our from under him to we don't actually have to do it."
In 2008, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) reported to the city council that after using just four LPR units for 16 months, it had read 793,273 plates, with hits on just 2,012 of them—a "hit rate" of just 0.2 percent. In other words, nearly all of the data collected is innocuous. Despite this, in that same report, then-OPD Deputy Chief Dave Kozicki (who has since retired) dubbed the LPR setup an "overwhelming success."
You can be snarky about the "0.2%" hit rate, but look at this from another perspective. 16 months is 1.3 years or ~486 Days. That is 2,012 hits over ~486 days or ~4.1 hits PER day that they may otherwise completely miss. When you are Tell Chief Dave Kozicki that the OPD catches 4 extra "bad guys" PER DAY because of LPR of COURSE he will say it is an "overwhelming success." And I, for one, will actually on that metric actually agree with him. Does LPR have problems? Of course it does. It needs checks and balances and it needs proper training for its users. But being snarky about the whole "0.2% hit rate" completely misses the point. And that point is that MOST people are actually "good" people, and LPR for quickly and efficiently helps officers find the actual bad guys.
Tenn. voters, just like almost every single state voters, tend to be single issue voters. That is just how our political system works, especially in our more extreme gerrymandered ways. And people DO NOT focus on the "day to day" things that ACTUALLY MATTER. They focus on the big scary things that Politicians sell them. Like "government taking away our guns" or "government trying to take your right to vote away". At the end of the day you can shout about "X party/person is screwing your whole state" but since that is the party of "X Issue" they support that is more important to them...nothing will change.