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  • Sep 11, 2020 @ 09:28am

    This is exactly why cops should have guns locked in their vehicles rather than on their belt. I want them to be safe absolutely and they are the vast majority of the time so yes when they feel the need to pull a deadly weapon it should be an event noted in the logs and even immediately, automatically reported to dispatch. They can carry tasers and basically everything else they always have with them but until a situation is escalated to deadly force they should not be able to employ it.
    Yes this will make many police upset and may no longer feel safe doing the job. They are welcome to leave. They are the 'bad apples' who feel the need to deploy deadly force immediately in order to feel safe and they are the ones who need to be gone so reform can start.
    A cop without a gun on their waist is not as intimidating to paramedics, especially when getting a gun out after the EMS arrives would be noted in the logs, would certainly make that event subject to scrutiny.
    However if an EMS is giving twice as much as required, perhaps they simply should not have the drug at all...? A drug that results in complications 1/6 of the time it is used (in this circumstance) is as dangerous as hardcore illegal drugs. Why would that be in the truck at all? If it really needs to be there perhaps a similar solution to the guns locked in cop cars is necessary, lock it up and notify dispatch and the hospital automatically of it's use and the dosage. That would make a lot of EMS hesitate to use it.

  • Jul 02, 2020 @ 08:41am

    We signed up for youtubeTV when the pandemic forced my young kids to be at home with me working but we typically watch it for a few networks and the kids never watch it. I have tried all the major streaming tv services and YouTube TV is the best but still not worth the same amount I pay for internet each month.

  • May 19, 2020 @ 06:33pm

    Maybe the final straw in my use of Android..

  • Aug 15, 2018 @ 03:49pm

    Reform. The goal of prisons.. at some point in the past. Any inmate who is released after this kind of (financial/pychological) abuse and still capable of believing that the elitest corporate class is capable of fair play is probably a saint. More likely, those released will only rebel harder against the 'system' creating more problems that utimately affect the majority with almost zero consequence for the elites. It's so neat and tidy, it almost seems as though it were by design.

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 02:27pm



  • Dec 01, 2017 @ 05:51pm

    Not that I think this is ok but she is a person and was in training.. from the trainings I've been in (not NSA training, just normal people training) the pace is way, way slow and I prefer to learn on my own anyways so I usually zone out once I can actually get into the system and learn on my own. The example numbers that the training text (hopefully) probably provided were going to be given out later and she just used the first number that came to mind.
    On the positive side: the system did flash red warnings presumably bc the number was either that of a US citizen and/or not on a 'watch list' or both. It is good to know that privacy invasion is not ok for just anyone to do at the NSA. You have to at least pass the privacy invasion training first. Safeguards.
    But seriously, this is more safeguards than I expected given what I've been reading about for years. And Trump.

  • Jul 25, 2017 @ 06:06pm

    Just dont buy the single irobot model that has internet connectivity and you're fine... Mine has no mapping tech or internet connection (880) so im not worried. And since there are now dozens of competing brands at a fraction of the price point of irobot, i wasnt considering buying another anyways. This guy just pulled the release on his own golden parachute.

  • Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:25pm

    So using a single data point is the equivalent of 'Surveillance' (as the buzzword is used here)? I honestly read the headline and thought i was still on the gawker portion of my feeds...
    Yes, this is 'ok'. For reference, You walk into any major department store in the whole USA and you are being legally surveiled by more than one 'data point' aka camera w/ image recognition software stalking you throughout your entire visit. Is that ok? Thats not even gubment surveylense but the law says it's ok.

    Personally i worked for a university that monitored students' federal work study stipends and awarded more money to those who used it all (when there was a surplus) and met the grading criteria to continue in the program. That's at least 3 'survelliance' data points monitored by a 'state' school. This was also done w/o a facebook post listing each student so it was 'china style' discreet i guess.

    SHUT IT DOWN!? No. Just make sure there is oversight so the program isn't being abused.

    Also, universities that are eligilbe to award work study grants are required to monitor the 'award status' (gpa and hours worked each week) of each recipient. It's a great program and China's sounds similar if not even more discreet.

  • Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:48am

    I recently called the police b/c an AT&T worker parked his truck on my property despite the clear no parking signs posted. i asked him to leave, he told me to call the police, so I (e.g. my wife) did. The police arrived and told me I had to get a court order or a letter from the city prosecutor before they would do anything, including ASKING the guy to move his truck off my property. They immediately sided with the AT&T worker despite our city code saying the opposite of what he told them. The cops then blamed us for calling 911 and told us to call the non-emergency # the next time, despite the fact that we had already explained that we called the non-emergency number first and we were told by the operator there to call 911. The officer matter-of-factly said 'No. Our people wouldn't tell you to call 911 for this.' My wife was on the phone with the non-emergency person for 10 minutes trying to get them to send an officer out b/c we didn't want to call 911. A few minutes after the police left, the AT&T guy left - he was done with his work about 20 minutes before the police arrived and told me he was waiting for the police to arrive.

    Moral of the story: don't call the police ever. If they don't get to use their fancy, read: deadly, toys, they don't want to do the work.

  • May 16, 2017 @ 07:46pm

    Re: Missing the Point I Believe

    Its not like the play store shows you the warning but if you tap install twice t lets you install it anyways... that would be the 'wink and the nod' you referenced.

    This move is more equivalent to laser eyes......... that restrict thousands of users who were not previously restricted from accessing a service they already pay for.

  • May 16, 2017 @ 04:41pm

    I'm pissed about this and I can't even root my phone anymore. I am one of the users mentioned in the article, i have previously rooted all my devices simply b/c i like the enhanced settings doing so provided. I am not able to root now b/c the app i use for work does not function on rooted devices. That also annoyed me initially but there are enough apps now that i can get the settings i want w/o rooting so its not an issue (other than the knowledge that i *can't* root my phone, irk). I figured netflix would stop being worth it once they get their in house content production % up to what they promised, something like 50% i think. Most of what they have put out since publishing their goal is crap, proving that they just want to meet the goal rather than produce a thousand hours of 'house of cards' quality television. I was gonna drop out at that point but i might do so out of principle sooner.

    However, I think i'll wait until trump is impeached.

  • Nov 10, 2016 @ 08:16am

    Perhaps he is trying to stop the reporters' automata counterparts from attending in their places?

  • Nov 09, 2016 @ 03:17pm

    All of this is especially hilarious considering the financial impact deregulation of ISPs and telecoms will have on the uneducated whites that elected Trump. "My internets is now only $35/month but them websites is sure expensive. Wait, porn ain't free no more?! That damn Hilary!?"

  • Aug 08, 2016 @ 01:53pm

    Maybe its just me but I don't really care for the ceremonies at all. After an event ends, if NBC doesn't cut to another event immediately, I usually change the channel or turn off the TV rather than watch the exact same medal ceremony AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. Once i know who won, why do i need to see them being given a medal? the after event interview is really all i need to hear and for events like swimming, their reaction in the pool is enough for me. One medal ceremony is just like the next so they are a waste of precious event time to me. In my opinion the medal ceremonies are the perfect thing to put on the website.

  • Aug 03, 2016 @ 03:07pm

    I get they wanted to make a fan game but when blizard first shot them down they shouldve parted from the starcraft story and gone kickstarter independently then released the game separately for sale. I'm not buying Starcraft 2 for this mod even though i want to. That said, i'll keep an eye out for other titles by the company. I would recommend they tackle some star wars games from the good old days if they insist on building off existing works. Those were my fav and would love the nastalgia coupled with some new content. Knights of the Old Republic port is currently on my phone for same reason.

  • Feb 08, 2016 @ 07:24am

    By his own logic, the detective should be charged with collecting and distributing child pornography (despite that fact that doing so was his job).

  • Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:25am

    i am ok with this b/c it will give the US some time to catch up with the rest of the school systems in the world. I hope China and Japan adopt similarly inept policies.

  • Jul 21, 2015 @ 08:16am



  • Jul 01, 2015 @ 12:31pm

    So wait, the person lost their money for good or once the 'investigation' is over, they will get it back? I realize that's probably not what will happen but is that what is supposed to happen?

  • Sep 30, 2014 @ 07:15am

    Is Instagram in the right on this? I thought registering a domain was fair game and it's the company's responsibility to register any domains associated with their company name first...

    If the guy had made a site of actual pictures taken from Instagram, i could see how they have cause for the C&D but simply registering a domain..?

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