Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 10:58:Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) said it was time to stand up to terrorists and make "sure that we're doing everything we can to protect Americans from threats of people and a lot of organizations that want to kill us all, that would like to see us—see our heads on the chopping block."
Yeah, you already had that ability with the farcical FISA rubberstamp court. How does spying on Grandma Funk from Bumretch, Nebrahoma make America any safer?
Cutter wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 19:03:
I don't know why most people are so afraid of confrontation. As long as you are civil about it they should be too. And if not you can say you at least tried, then you call the cops. It's like kids, people have a way of tuning out their pets and kids when they're being loud/obnoxious and don't realize they're causing grief to those around them. Neighbor across from me had the same thing with his Jack Russel. So I had a chat with him when he was outside one day. He admitted as much - tuned it out without thinking - apologized and said he'd try to do better, and he has.
SimplyMonk wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 13:23:BobBob wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 11:33:
Until then, I express my apologies to the Earth for the growing and destructive parasite known as mankind.
The Earth doesn't care. It was here a few billion years before we got here and will be here a few billion after until the sun gobbles it up. Any destruction we cause, we only cause to ourselves. We might give it a little scarring and some bruises, but it will probably get itself back to normal in a billion years or so after we kill ourselves.
Well, unless we open up a black hole or something. Then the Earth might care, but really, we'd only be cutting its life span by like 20% and it is doomed anyways.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 22:04:
...Like I said, good people don't get fucked up by the police...The only person I've ever met in this city that talked so badly about police like you was a fucking drug dealer who I used to buy my weed off. Guess what? Criminal...
...Gun laws in the states are liberal to say the least. Everyone has a fucking gun, you probably have a gun right?
I was blown away when I was working down in Houston and every fucking person on the highway had a gun holster on their car. It's amazing..
Go into a Denny's and get approached by a guy wearing sweat pants with a hand gun sticking out the front asking if I can spare some change. It's like getting casually robbed...
Beamer wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 08:31:
You guys realize this isn't even remotely for you, right? Like, there's zero expectation you'd ever watch this.
And that's ok. Not everything has to be for you.
John Stamos wrote a great editorial a ways back about the hate Full House gets. He openly admits it was cheesy, repetitive, artificially saccharine sweet, etc. But it was made for people ages 8-14. What TV shows are really hitting that age group anymore? Even the stuff on Disney is less innocent and more sexually charged.
Bottom line, he asked, would you rather your 11 year old girl watch this (and it's enormously popular with 11 year old girls today) or flip channels and watch the Two and a Half Men repeat on?
I think he makes a good point. Fluff for 8-14 year old kids seems underrepresented. Disney and Nickelodeon shows seem to be about being cool to create pop stars. A show like this doesn't try to be cool.
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 13:35:Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 10:36:
Fuller House... No...
Yeah, is anyone asking for this? I could see it for Arrested Development (even though I don't think it turned out very well) but Full House? Really?
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 14:42:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 12:54:Necrophob wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 11:57:
Funny though, a white guy runs towards a cop, and doesn't get shot. A black guy runs AWAY from a cop...shot 5 times in the back.
Yeah, that's the salient point I saw from that video, WHITE assailant is afforded every opportunity to surrender, aka not really news.
Oh shut up both of you. You don't have any idea how nerve racking and dangerous being a police officer is.
Here's a video of failed Compliance which resulted in the officer being killed.
I personally think that cop was kind of stupid. If that guy had a knife the cop could be dead. Tueller's Rule.
I think he started off well by back peddling but the second he fell down he was in a very dangerous situation that he shouldn't have been to begin with.
Watch use of force demonstration scenarios
Elaborating, I think it's fucking ridiculous that it's gotten to the point that we're calling this officer "Heroic" for not shooting.
Basically it comes down to this fundamental:
Good people don't get killed by the police and if a "Good" person does, it's almost always because they were doing something very stupid like charging a police officer pulling you over.
You want to know the best thing to do when get pulled over..
Put your hands on the top of the steering wheel, Don't move until the cop taps on your window and then take one hand to unroll it.
Put your hands back on the steering wheel and only move when he asks you to.
You make the cop much more at ease and happier when he doesn't feel like he's going to have to pull his gun.
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 11:36:
No, we can't have a modern civilization without fossil fuels. That article - hell, that entire website - is just ridiculous.
How ironic is that? The one time a cop would actually be fully justified in shooting someone and he doesn't. Why not shoot him in the leg at least?
DangerDog wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 14:34:
So the SMB redirect glitch puts up a prompt to enter your user name and login password for windows?It doesn’t take much to prompt someone to enter their credentials, after all – just a legitimate-looking dialogue box.
and then what? Even if you're dumb enough to enter it into the prompt what could they do with it without having local access to the PC?