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  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    I didn't watch the full 2:19:24, but any mention of fixing the laggy a s s audio in "modern" apps or do they still think they can be just like Apple without it?

  • Anonymous declares cyber-war on terrorists

    Well I wasn't particularly talking about Anonymous. It was more of a general statement regarding priorities related to whether we should be more concerned with the people being slaughtered or with the terrorists' free speech rights. It's not one or the other, we can do both, it's just about... priorities.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    No I think it is cause and effect. A lot of people seem to focus on the effect, and trying to fix it. Why not fix the cause and then see if the problem goes away?

  • Anonymous declares cyber-war on terrorists

    , cbae wrote


    These are people deranged by the promise of 72 virgins. You might as well talk to a wall.

    Until they get there and find 72 virgin guys just like themselves...

  • Anonymous declares cyber-war on terrorists

    Yea I get all that and agree in principle. I'm more concerned about the people being slaughtered by these animals right now, but that is just me I guess. I was thinking maybe we can stop that first and then try to have a discussion because AFAICT, talking to them about it hasn't been productive up until now.

  • C# 7.0 may bring some M# goodness

    , Blue Ink wrote


    Why use an OS at all in a router?

    Is it even possible to have a router that doesn't run on some form of OS, no matter how basic it is? If it has any IO I'm sure it will be classified as an OS. Even if you wrote it yourself from scratch, it is still an OS, right?

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , JohnAskew wrote

    @wkempf:Too often lone rangers police escalate situations into shootings (i.e. Mike Brown), other times they just shoot first (e.g. John Crawford and the 12 year old with a toy gun in a park). They CAN CALL FOR BACKUP and reign in their adrenaline, but they don't. They all need to be re-trained. It's an epidemic, backwash from Iraq and Afghanistan trained soldiers becoming police, many with PTSD.

    It's a case by case situation I think. I would like to get your suggestion as to what the cop should have done in the link I provided earlier. In that case, HE DID CALL FOR BACKUP [following your capitalization] before things got out of control.

    While being attacked with a shovel and getting his bones fractured, should he have:

    1. Waited for backup?
    2. Asked the guy nicely to put down the shovel?
    3. Pulled out his gun and defend himself?
  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    Maybe the existing cops are lost causes (because the idea is foreign to them), but if future cops go through training knowing that whatever interaction they have with the public is public domain and will be recorded and viewable by anyone requesting it, then maybe it will reduce the likelihood of cops turning bad in the first place. They are supposed to be working in public for the public so I don't see the problem with body cams.

    The only problem really is to control when the camera is on and when not. Obviously anyone with a body cam needs it to turn off when they take a pee, but at the same time it would be easy to forget to turn it on when needed. Some automated way of turning it on/off would be great. It is 2015, can't we figure out how?

    I have seen interviews with cops stating they like their body cams because it gives them something to fall back on in case their actions get questioned after the fact.

  • C# 7.0 may bring some M# goodness

    Ugh, M# is a web orientated language. Please no. We'll just end up with more of this.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    It seems you can classify people into three general groups wrt this discussion...

    1. The cops.
    2. Civilians who obey and have respect for the law.
    3. Civilians who don't obey or have respect for the law (often having criminal records).

    It also seems to me that if you fall into the 2nd group, you don't see the cops in a bad light since you see them as protecting you. If you fall into the 3rd group, you see the cops in a bad light because they are trying to prevent you from doing what you want to do.

    The cops are rightfully upset with De Blasio because he appears to sympathize with the 3rd group.