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by Dauric
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the case you describe has already diagnosed and an established history of mental health problems. If the person in question doesn't have a history or existing diagnosis of mental problems you have to establish that he does before you can intervene, and if they aren't willing to see a mental health ...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The mental health intervention requires a conviction, which requires a (successful) prosecution. You can't intervene in someone's life without the court finding such an intervention is necessary. To establish otherwise is to severely curtail freedoms we take for granted. I'm not sure that's true. I...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Sure... but even if they assume that someone broke in to borrow your car, the time and resources it would take to actually track down who did it would not be worthwhile for most departments. They simply don't have the resources. They could take a few hours to find a usable print, and then a few mor...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I mean, I've never seen a police department lacking the resources to enforce parking and traffic violations. Often with exceeding diligence. Somehow I sincerely doubt this. Seriously, on a daily basis I see some shithead driving on the road weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, unable to stay ...
by Dauric
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Back on topic. Holy shit the Boston police are goddamn idiots. Police caught on film punching Harvard student that was pinned to ground . I'm just going to ignore the whole human rights issue and ask the sociopathic questions. Did they think that harvard students couldn't afford cameras? Were they ...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm not sure what's the point of your post. You say sometimes business managers don't have a choice but to call the authorities There was a reason I quoted the specific passage from Natraj's post, It was the ...see "calling the cops" as something you just... do? I was responding to. It's ...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

BUT there is a different and i think far more widespread category of white people who, because they are insulated by their own privilege and ability to NOT think of the cops as murder weapons, see "calling the cops" as something you just... do? if you are annoyed and want Something Generi...
by Dauric
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:Hey now, some of the remedies contain ethanol as a preservative, which isn't free you know. Which probably makes the rabies saliva safe, kind of.


... so .. They're "liquoring down their water"?
by Dauric
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah, but someone still has to have presumably got it at some point in the industrial process... That's -if- anyone is actually collecting it. Homeopathy is such a playground for cons and cheats you could fill ampules with tap water, slap a label on them with anything you wanted, and the product wo...
by Dauric
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm guessing but from this line in the article: The rabid-dog treatment, called lyssinum (aka lyssin or hydrophobinum), is one of more than 8,500 homeopathic products approved by Health Canada, according to the CBC. I'm guessing that maybe it's commercially available??? Mind you, it's as likely as n...
by Dauric
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In doing some reading, does Starbucks even have a legal say in whether or not charges are laid? From what I gather they can tell the prosecutor "we don't really want to go forward with this" but its on the prosecutor themselves to determine if the people are charged. When the article says...
by Dauric
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2195003

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

jewish_scientist wrote:My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you.


There's some microbes at the door that would like to have a word with you.
by Dauric
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

New idea for a black comedy. A guy repeatedly tries to get on the news for a shooting and thus the 15 minutes of fame before death, only to constantly be upstaged by a bigger shooting. I'm not convinced that mass shootings are about "15 minutes of fame". Most often these incidents result ...
by Dauric
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2195003

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Can't say I disagree with that. The US is a mass of contradictions in so many ways. A serious distrust of government oversight and fierce defence of personal autonomy and right to free speech - and yet seemingly total apathy when it comes to private organisations restricting the personal liberty of...
by Dauric
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

...And again you're talking about this as a false dichotomy, as if one issue must be treated before the other, when both will achieve what people are interested in, and both can occur at the same time. Both can be done at the same time yes, but there's an important distinction in that you have to g...
by Dauric
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... but they see race immediately upon seeing someone's face, and class not so much. Class can be apparent to the officers from -where- the incident takes place. Income distribution can often be mapped geographically, as officers patrolling a low income area will generally have a predisposed opinio...
by Dauric
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Curiosity: Does the shoot/not-shoot dichotomy have more to do with affluence than race? Statistics aren't my field so I'd probably fark up the numbers looking in to it. My thought is that, for a variety of historical reasons, blacks and Hispanics often make up higher proportions of low-income neighb...
by Dauric
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5445
Views: 412188

Re: Trump presidency

Although my views are a bit... well... I'm not categorically opposed to expansion. In the past few years, we took in 1m Honduran immigrants/refugees out of less than 10m in Honduras itself. There's thousands more currently en route to the US, and I wouldn't say it was a stretch to say that of all H...
by Dauric
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Not to mention that (after the initial out-burst-fire) schools would become peaceful places to study free of the hormonal drama and noise that accompanies most school-age children/teens. </sarcasm>
by Dauric
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5445
Views: 412188

Re: Trump presidency

You're clearly ignoring the roving bands of pantsuit-clad thugs randomly attacking innocent white nationalists in cities across the country. You're ignoring the bands of masked Antifa thugs who were showing up at political rallies and college campuses, in most cases to prevent someone they didn't a...
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Zohar wrote:Apologies, your reply was posted while I was editing a different reply, so there were a few mixed messages there.

No problems, the internet loves us all in it's own way (and usually ignores our safewords).
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The police's moto is literally "to protect and serve". And police in other countries somehow don't have the same murder rates that police in the US do. It is not an obvious necessity of the world that police murder people, and you're treating it like it is. Did you even bother to read wha...
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I challenge you to find a paramedic who hasn't had (repeated) experience with aggressive, agitated patients who wish to do them harm. It's an interesting comparison, but it just goes back to the same point about training and workplace culture. Paramedics are steeped in saving lives. Professionally ...
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Also. you don't see firefighters going around axing people but they also have very high suicide in the workplace rates. Firefighters typically aren't asked to deal with other people who intend to inflict harm. It's not just the stress-in-abstract, but the specific source of the stress: other human ...
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

jewish_scientist wrote:...and by the 8th square the chess board is an obese diabetic.

And you still have 56 squares to go.
by Dauric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police appear to be MORE panicky than the average civilian. Perhaps it's contagious fire. Cop next to me fire, so I fire too. Everyone pulls the trigger until empty. Wild overkill. Panic alone doesn't explain it, even. Give a bunch of police batons, and you'll end up with instances of six police be...
by Dauric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hypothetical. What happens if we were to require every cop to carry a flashbang? Would there be fewer injuries or more? Cops making a no knock raid, and bang every room befire moving in. Owner doesn't get the chance to be a "threat to my fellow officers lives". But every person in the hou...
by Dauric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873868

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Dude... :| Yeah, yeah, I know, the heels are ridiculous. I replaced that mod with the SAS one anyway. What? You'd have preferred stills from bodycam footage of a real police shooting? I think it goes back to the "The police shouldn't be shooting in the first place." point made earlier in ...
by Dauric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

If you are in a bank, you should expect bank robbers to show up with guns. Recklessly being there without bullet proof armor, are you? If you are at a club, there could be rapists there. Recklessly being there without a nun's habit? Strawman much? If a pedestrian jumps out on to a 75MPH freeway wit...
by Dauric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The cyclist was crossing in the dark, without lights or reflective clothing, from a non-pedestrian median, far from any crosswalk, and appeared oblivious to traffic - she doesn't even seem to register that a car (with headlights) is oncoming, right up to the final frame of the video. Ha...
by Dauric
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

ABS is indeed a serious improvement as far as stopping power in bad conditions, but it is true that it can be hard to adjust to, particularly if you don't live in a climate where you regularly have to deal with slick pavement where it activates with some frequency. I actually learned to drive commu...
by Dauric
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hell, if we didn't have copyright protections then this problem goes away, since the only way to make money would be to show that you can produce quality content. The agencies that do the best job of vetting information would be the ones that get the funding. Consumers would subscribe to local news...
by Dauric
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Allow them to trademark the titles, for the sake of brand and reputation, but I don't think there should be restriction on derived works (except for attribution). Too easy to get around and abuse. I said the character was the Fluffy Bun Bun, not the title. The series of books could be "The mag...
by Dauric
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 130
Views: 45710

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

... Apparently the brain parasite spread it's larvae around and they ate the players...
by Dauric
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

They will pay for movies that their audience will want to see the most, and if they don't get it funded then it doesn't get released. This means we get a more diverse range of content, as you aren't going to get money from a community unless you make a film that is specifically for them. Since ever...
by Dauric
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I suspect that a lot of these claims about super-targetted super effective manipulation are just bullshit. It's advertisement people selling themselves, in an area where performance is notoriously hard to measure, with the added buzz of New Technology. An interesting take on the topic: Frontline: I...
by Dauric
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11960

Re: Thomas Fire

Frontline: The business of Disaster

Gets in to the details of flood insurance and how it's currently (at the time of publication in 2016) failing the victims of Hurricane Sandy four years after the disaster.
by Dauric
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

CorruptUser wrote:Nothing says the noise has to be fake engine noises. Now I'm imagining all electric cars playing classical music at low volumes.

Specifically the Jaws theme, that automatically adjusts the tempo depending on how fast you go. Dun dun... Dun dun...


Better still, proximity to a pedestrian.
by Dauric
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479827

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If advertising were banned from the 'net, about 4/5 of the sites would disappear, and 1/10th of the sites would retool into nothing more than propaganda machines being funded by "totes not advert dollars, bro". This absolutely. Without advertising for goods and services a lot of content s...
by Dauric
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1795
Views: 270800

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The accidents-per-mile ratios do NOT look good for the autonomous vehicles so far Citation? Everything I've read says the opposite, even including this accident - and it seems like this particular accident would have occurred with a human driver too. Maybe I'm just misreading their role, but...I me...

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