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twylyght

Member Since 04 Dec 2008
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In Topic: LA Riots of 2015.... Time to call Al Sharpton and Jesse... Video is NSFW

Yesterday, 10:41 AM

If there is a demonstrable history of how hesitation/doubt can get yourself or your fellow officers killed, I would be less hesitant to pass judgement.  While most people are prone to look at an incident and view it in a vacuum, the normal facts are that life doesn't operate that way.  It makes is way messier and less attractive for the nightly news to boost their ratings with their usual firestorm for the masses to consume, but it is precisely why the phrase "rush to judgement" carries the pajorative weight that it does.


In Topic: LA Riots of 2015.... Time to call Al Sharpton and Jesse... Video is NSFW

Yesterday, 09:56 AM

Of all the investments that could bear good fruit, I am thinking the body cams could go a long way to affirming/dispelling problem areas for tons of these issues.  I don't see how more visual evidence could be a bad thing, unless the state decides which evidence to release would be deemed good/bad for the public.  I like the Russian model of dashcams for so many vehicles that they can be used like phone cameras.  They end up capturing so much visual evidence that more data can help to give us a bigger and more robust picture of what actually happens in day-to-day activity rather than the converse as that information doesn't have a choke point for dissemmenation for consumption.


In Topic: Season 5: The Walking Dead

Yesterday, 07:33 AM

I'm thinking that the video was not for posterity but for whomever is behind the curtain making the decisions.  Much agreed with several on this board that this episode was chocked full of symbolism.


In Topic: a thread where we talk about people who hate experts/professionals

02 March 2015 - 05:49 PM

And for the record, I just had some Microsoft experts citing a shitload of credentials calling to protect me from myself just now. Strange how that conversation went a lot like the ones in here when I asked a few simple questions.

In Topic: a thread where we talk about people who hate experts/professionals

02 March 2015 - 04:57 PM

What I want to know is when computer modelling became good enough in lieu of empirical testing. That is what set the scientific method apart from straight thought "experiments". Consensus (especially given the collective history of people) should not supplant testable, verifiable, and replicable results.