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Member Since 27 Aug 2003
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In Topic: Statute Of Limitations Justifications Making No Sense

23 July 2016 - 09:20 AM

There is another very important value in Statute Of Limitations: Costs and Logistics. Statute of limitation ensures that investigative resources can not be pressured into being 'wasted' on older cases with little to no chance of being solved or brought to trial, and it eases load on the judicial system by saving them from being pressured into trying to process old crimes of limited value. 


Just think of the administrative nightmare it would be if all crimes stayed legally valid to investigate and prosecute. Not the load on the actual investigative resources, but the 'front desk' workload of someone calling to see how the progress is going on solving the crime of someone breaking their window 30 years ago, and then dealing with the flak if you try to say "That case is closed because we've had no evidence/whatever." 

In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

20 July 2016 - 04:39 PM

US two party voting gets even 'more interesting' when you look the whole electoral college thing. "...these voters directly elect designated intermediaries called "electors," who almost always have pledged to vote for particular presidential and vice presidential candidates..." Because "Voting for a guy who then casts his vote without having to tell us about it before hand..." sounds so very legit and sensible. 



I also greatly prefer a Parliamentary style system, as it seems to be a system which "Sucks the least". Sadly Canada's system has become overly party focused, and too many people get overly focused on leaders, but our Prime Minister is still elected as only a minister the same as all the others, and then the minsters choose the PM. The beauty of this system is that if some horrible scandal comes out the day after the election and absolutely no one in the country likes whoever the PM is, then we don't need another election. The house just picks a new leader and we get on with business. 

In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

20 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Interesting how many Europeans ( and one Canadian ) are negatively replying to this post - I didn't know you's cared so much about the politics in the US !


Well US politics are kind of important to other parts of the world, so lots of us will care a great deal for stability and social progress in the states if for no other reason than for how bad for business things can be. This is especially true for Canada because of how geographically linked we are to the US. Trump isn't well loved by many around the globe for his habit of throwing gas on the fire of racism violence. "Not exactly helpful" would be putting things mildly. 

In Topic: Your Preferred Os And Why

15 July 2016 - 09:41 AM

One of the best things Macs have going for them as far as productivity goes is that there is so little to do with them that you're less likely to have 'distractions' close at hand... 

In Topic: Your Preferred Os And Why

14 July 2016 - 07:54 AM

My preferred OS? The one I'm currently using that isn't crashing or giving me headaches. 


I bounce between Windows 8.1 and 10, along with a few versions of OS X, and various installs of Linux. 


In my view they're all trash with nothing where it should be and randomly broken in so many ways, but my interest is in using computers as tools to get stuff done rather than spending my life building an OS that works as I envision one should.


There are things that I greatly dislike about them all, and features I enjoy that come baked into standard installs. The important aspect is whether or not they run the software I need.