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  • I've heard about this before somewhere....
  • Murder isn't a moral choice, it's a disease.

    Same with alcoholism, drug abuse, stupidity and anything else that makes you less than an equal customer.

    You're the victim.

    You deserve pity, and probably a fat government check.
  • You are Eligible Too.

    I once read a report from some FBI analyst that said 65% of all homicides involving guns are the result of the victim basically daring the perp to shoot him.

    /an hero
  • Back in the 70s, the local police were able to pretty accurately predict high crime area rates based on the economy going up or down. That same model is still holding pretty true, just adjusted for where the population spots in the area have increased or decreased over time. Being able to narrow it down to particular types of crime would be a pretty interesting improvement.
  • All the trimmings that go with the tasty meal of economic despair. Now figure out how to get people to strive, and more importantly, the impossible task of leveling the playing field. It wouldn't hurt to teach people how to experience the world outside of their own personal experiences so that they can understand others strife, gonads.

    After that maybe we can recognize mental illness as a community and get those people help.

    Maybe we should all just be issued tasers.
  • I knew obamacare was useful somehow.
  • Has anyone ever noticed how there's not minorities in Minority Report?
  • kbronsito: Has anyone ever noticed how there's not minorities in Minority Report?


    Well yeah, they figured out where the majority of the crime came from and locked them up.
  • kbronsito: Has anyone ever noticed how there's not minorities in Minority Report?


    There's the asian guy Tom Cruise gets the replacement eyeballs from... Although he's just a name.
  • I remember reading Hari Seldon's paper on this...
  • Murder is a disease.

    And, like all diseases, it spreads. I see it all around me: I see men glorifying murder in videogames, I see women instigating murder with their lustful eyes and sinful bodies. I see their filth, and then I look at me: Tarnished, and dirty. But God has spoken to me. Even a lowly sinner as I am, He called my name and gave me a mission, to cleanse murder from their bodies, and to bring them to His flock.

    Sure, it's no easy task, speaking to these people. The drug addicts, the drunks, the whores, all dirty, sinful, and murderous. That is why you need to to put them in a place so they can focus on our conversation. My cellar is best. It's also sound-proof, so they are not distracted by any noises from the outside. I talk to them, very sternly, but yet they still resist. And then, when all else fails, I cleanse their sinful and bloody bodies in hallowed flame, and I rejoice, for in their screams they repent, and I see their souls joyfully go to God's grace, and I cry tears of joy, and God rewards me with a climax, and a job well done.

    For you see, murder is disease. And I am the cure.

    /creepypasta much, right?
  • Ok, maybe I overdid it too much, and honestly, it scares me O.O.
  • sodomizer: Murder isn't a moral choice, it's a disease.

    Same with alcoholism, drug abuse, stupidity and anything else that makes you less than an equal customer.

    You're the victim.

    You deserve pity, and probably a fat government check.


    That's not what this is saying at all, nice try though.

    What they are doing is taking a modeling technique used for the study of one natural process and seeing if it can be applied to another.

    It is similar to applying a statistical analysis to traffic patterns. As an individual driver you have a unique start point and destination and you may not think it plays a part in any statistical trend. But if one were to look at your car as just one among the thousands that may pass through a particular section of town during a portion of the day, predictions could be made about how many may take a particular exit or how changing a traffic signal may affect the overall traffic flow.

    And that's what they're doing here. It has absolutely nothing to do with excusing people from their actions. They are examining trends and looking for correlations that appear to be influencing them.
  • do I want to choose Choosey or Candy?
  • If you shave the corners off the square peg, it will fit through the round hole...but that doesn't make it a round peg.
  • Third time I've seen this in 24 hours.
    I think somebody at NPR was reading slashdot yesterday.
  • Clemkadidlefark: Short answer ... no.


    Long answer... fark no.
  • Pre-cogs will never be a reality.

    They are, however, one of the world's oldest and most well-developed con games.

    /lots of people have been killed for beliefs that have nothing to do with reality
    //looks like the left is hoping to add a few million more to their body count again
  • Well, well, well, sounds like Chairman Yang will have his Self-Aware Colony after all.
  • sodomizer: Murder isn't a moral choice, it's a disease.

    Same with alcoholism, drug abuse, stupidity and anything else that makes you less than an equal customer.

    You're the victim.

    You deserve pity, and probably a fat government check.


    See, some of us care more about results than vengeance (sorry, "justice").

    I'd rather there were fewer murders than we got to feel self-righteous about how much we made the few murderers we caught suffer. 

    But please, by all means, enjoy your smugness. Just don't get injured climbing off your high horse.
  • sodomizer: Murder isn't a moral choice, it's a disease.

    Same with alcoholism, drug abuse, stupidity and anything else that makes you less than an equal customer.

    You're the victim.

    You deserve pity, and probably a fat government check.


    You are totally missing the whole sum and substance. Unsurprisingly.
  • Tatterdemalian: Pre-cogs will never be a reality.

    They are, however, one of the world's oldest and most well-developed con games.

    /lots of people have been killed for beliefs that have nothing to do with reality
    //looks like the left is hoping to add a few million more to their body count again


    You deserve nothing so much as you deserve a good, old-fashioned GFY.
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