November 2007

hadesSo, the new computer is coming along nicely. The FM transmitter is installed. Two computers are now able to play music, meaning a lot of scripting. Most of my main programs are now installed, and I have a sense of which programs I’ll need next time. The computer has now taken over every function from the old computer, except for burning, downloading, and backing up some files. Which is what the old computer was originally purchased to do! (Basically, when Storm died, Hell had to pick up Storm’s duties. Now that Hades is fully deployed, it has taken those same duties, which can now be handled by both computers.) Warning: severe geeking out ensuing. (more…)

This is some scary shit. They are developing a flying drone that can remotely fire Taser stun rounds on criminal suspects or rioting crowds (see end of article) — just wait for protesters to be randomly tased regardless of guilt of a crime. Meanwhile, a Taser representative says that it’s “not real pain” and that it’s no big deal. Gee, no conflict of interest here, huh? (more…)

If you have a degree in Instructional Design, please contact me. I may have a job for you.

WOW: Larry Carlson. Tasers. (more…)

    Cop assaults woman, but gets away with itbecause he’s a cop; Arrested, charged, and convicted — he will ultimately end up with no criminal record. Cops are dicks because they are allowed to be, which is very obviously true in Virginia as well; cop broke the law and killed someone, but wont even be charged — because he’s a cop. And I love the double-think on sirens. Sirens were originally to stop the conflict between the burglar and the occupant by scaring him away sooner. But if a cop gets in trouble for breaking the law for not using his siren? Suddenly now, sirens create hostage situations! I call shenanigans. Either way, you better be careful, because even bumping a cop can result in you having to spend 6 weeks on a repirator with your open stomache exposed. They can also tase you for hanging out at Denny’s too long. At least, if you don’t show your id. (Recall that showing ID upon notice is not American, not American law, and is part of the “Papers please” example of fascistic culture.) And of course if the guys after being tasered, the taser will never be written down as the cause of death, because Taser International will sue a coroner who puts tasers down as a cause of death. So when the police taser someone to death, and then turn around and say “statistics show there are 0 taser deaths” — please be aware that is bullshit. Corporate-purchased doublethink.
    P.S. Today, the French are stupid. (more…)

    Cell-phones just got worse. Arrests for sex crimes falling. (more…)

    Do conservatives still tout that tasers are only used in place of deadly force, and that everyone being tased should be thankful that they weren’t shot? (more…)

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