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crabsno termites: Why are we concerned for making life convenient for those assholes?
semiotix: crabsno termites: Why are we concerned for making life convenient for those assholes?Short answer: because the effect of that "convenience" will be to increase the payment of court costs and criminal fines. Dude, if you're getting off on how someone had to wait in line to pay their court costs on top of the six months they spent in County, you're just messed up.More answer: because having a machine do this will mean they can replace the staff that normally counts the money. I'll prove it by quoting from the article: "'We certainly don't see this as a way to replacing people," he added."Admittedly, many Farkers would want to see both criminals and municipal employees take it in the shorts, but you can't have everything.
SinPiEqualsZero: Couldn't we have just made a web site (that didn't depend on someone being at a specific time and place) to more easily and cheaply take their money?
Tr0mBoNe: Some laws of Systems Engineering:1) Complex systems always fail when you demo them for upper management.2) All bugs go away when you show it to someone smarter than you.
ciberido: crabsno termites: Why are we concerned for making life convenient for those assholes?Because it will save taxpayers dollars?Or are you into the whole "cut off your nose to spite your face" flavor of "tough on crime"?
wildcardjack: I got popped urinating in public in Deep Ellum
crabsno termites: "week" " boat"
crabsno termites: So, add a machine, don't reduce staff = savings?
CalamitousCrasher: It'd be way cooler if you could order up some crime from it instead. Larceny with a side of grand theft, plz.