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This looks like an interesting addition to my resume.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-transcribe-diaries-first-world-war-180950125/?no-ist

Transcribing war diaries from World War I. Volunteer work, entirely online, but an interesting way to be a bit more hands-on with world history while helping researchers.

That's kind of awesome, especially given that the 100th anniversary is coming up.
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The kid's stupid enough his later life is probably going to be a mess anyway.  He doesn't need the state to aid in that.

Shit, a fine and a public apology would be a sufficient punishment, IMO.  He was an idiot, but 5 years in prison?  Can't say I'd be comfortable in a society which deems that acceptable, even given the spectacular idiocy on show.

Meanwhile, we have a pack of crazy ranchers and "militia" idiots that are being given the kid glove treatment.

It's America, Cain.  We can't help it; we're pathogical punishment freaks and worshipers of firearm-shaped phallic symbols.  We're the bad emotard kids Europe kicked out at age 18 for being unmanageable punks who oughta be smacked.  I mean, shit, just look at the religious insanity here.  We give Pakistan a run for its money.  Take any radical Muslim from India and compare their comments on women to the comments our ELECTED OFFICIALS make.

And then some kid loses his shit and does something like this.  I WONDER WHY.

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I'm sure I've posted this before, but the first tale is rather relevant.

And believable.

http://www.b3ta.com/questions/worstsex/

 :lulz:
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The kid's stupid enough his later life is probably going to be a mess anyway.  He doesn't need the state to aid in that.

Shit, a fine and a public apology would be a sufficient punishment, IMO.  He was an idiot, but 5 years in prison?  Can't say I'd be comfortable in a society which deems that acceptable, even given the spectacular idiocy on show.

You underestimate the power of the American "Justice" System.
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They should have a specific sentence for BEING A DUMBASS.  You know, maybe a couple of years doing scutwork on a farm somewhere.  Nothing to fuck your life up, but something difficult that involves long hours.

I kind of like this.

2.5 to 5 years in prison and/or a $10k fine per Massachusetts state law for having a hoax device. Not to mention, he's going to be kissing any and all college career goodbye, no matter what he planned to do with it anyway.

That part is bullshit.  Preventing someone from having their life back once they've paid their debt does what, again?

I think her point is that, fair or not, that will be the outcome. It's probably true. Even if MassArt won't give him the boot, it's not a cheap school (11k a semester, and that's for MA residents- it says he's from Wakefield), and I don't see him getting any government grants to cover that from this point on.

I didn't expect she was endorsing it.  I was merely pointing out that the system is designed to recycle.

If he's convicted of a felony, he loses all eligibility for any federal financial aid. I don't think it's terribly fair, but this is what's going to happen. The system is designed to recycle, yes, but there's not a school in New England that's going to want to have him after this stunt. The kid's future is inevitably fucked. I've seen it happen to folks that did their time, worked their asses off and wanted to make amends, but nope.

If he really is mentally ill, I do hope he gets the help he needs, but for some reason, I'm seeing "DRAMA QUEEN" all over this.
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I'm sure I've posted this before, but the first tale is rather relevant.

And believable.

http://www.b3ta.com/questions/worstsex/
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The kid's stupid enough his later life is probably going to be a mess anyway.  He doesn't need the state to aid in that.

Shit, a fine and a public apology would be a sufficient punishment, IMO.  He was an idiot, but 5 years in prison?  Can't say I'd be comfortable in a society which deems that acceptable, even given the spectacular idiocy on show.
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Both dudes should have known better, but neither of those are mature acts. It's something that you'd think a teenager would think was a good idea.
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High Weirdness / Re: P3nT's deranged visions of the future
« Last post by hirley0 on Today at 02:12:41 pm »
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My next Question is what is a :"PiNG": ANYWAY?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_recorder
designed to emit an ultrasonic "ping" from an underwater locator beacon for up to 30 days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwater_locator_beacon
10ms pulse once per second at 37.5 kHz 1kHz
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They should have a specific sentence for BEING A DUMBASS.  You know, maybe a couple of years doing scutwork on a farm somewhere.  Nothing to fuck your life up, but something difficult that involves long hours.

I kind of like this.

2.5 to 5 years in prison and/or a $10k fine per Massachusetts state law for having a hoax device. Not to mention, he's going to be kissing any and all college career goodbye, no matter what he planned to do with it anyway.

That part is bullshit.  Preventing someone from having their life back once they've paid their debt does what, again?

I think her point is that, fair or not, that will be the outcome. It's probably true. Even if MassArt won't give him the boot, it's not a cheap school (11k a semester, and that's for MA residents- it says he's from Wakefield), and I don't see him getting any government grants to cover that from this point on.

I didn't expect she was endorsing it.  I was merely pointing out that the system is designed to recycle.

Ah, my mistake. It is bullshit. Everywhere has a college student that does something stupid enough to be newsworthy every year. Shit, last year some kid at Harvard called in a bomb threat because he didn't want to fail his midterm. Well, he succeeded in that, but he didn't think the whole thing through. Why would he? He's a kid.
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