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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10410 on: March 29, 2017, 01:51:15 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

It's the same in the UK.  Thing is forced jury service is the only way to get anyone to do it, whereas the military seems to have little trouble finding volunteers for some reason.  Personally I'd prefer to do neither, and I think the judicial system and the country are better off without my involvement quite frankly lol.

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« Reply #10411 on: March 29, 2017, 02:58:54 pm »
Meanwhile in Finland military service is kinda compulsory while jury duty is a profession.
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« Reply #10412 on: March 29, 2017, 03:11:00 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

There's no exception for being a student? Jeez.

Granted, I'll probably never have to serve on a jury, since all I'll say is that I have an M.Sc. in Math, and the Crown attorney will say, "Thanks but no thanks."
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10413 on: March 29, 2017, 06:50:24 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

In civilized countries being a full time student is grounds for being excused from Jury Duty.

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« Reply #10414 on: March 29, 2017, 08:23:12 pm »
Yeah, Sleeps agrees that its bullshit, too.  Fuck's sake, I HAVE SHIT TO DO.  I'm not in danger of failing, but god damn it, I'd take fucking computational theory over jury duty.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10415 on: April 09, 2017, 06:32:33 am »
Finland 100 years: Neo-Nazis are posted in front of voting places.

Not right where I am though, a buddy of mine saw them at a different city when she was going to vote.
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« Reply #10416 on: April 24, 2017, 06:24:09 pm »
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« Reply #10417 on: April 26, 2017, 08:12:04 pm »
HOW THE FUCK HARD IS IT TO CLEAR A DOUBLY-LINKED GOD DAMNED LIST?!  I keep getting segfaults no matter WHAT I do, and I'm about to god damned kill someone!
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« Reply #10418 on: May 03, 2017, 11:43:38 am »
My NEW computer crashed repeatedly before it had managed to start up properly.

This is an issue that comes and goes but hasn't been this bad before. Now it has run or 3 minutes in row and I wonder if the worst has passed.
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« Reply #10419 on: May 03, 2017, 01:35:27 pm »
Do you have multiple RAM sticks installed?  If so, try running the system with just one of them at a time; one might be faulty.  We had a similar problem when we first built our desktop: frequent blue screens and general cockups til we read that it might be RAM-related and, whaddya know, it was.

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« Reply #10420 on: May 03, 2017, 02:08:36 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

There's no exception for being a student? Jeez.

Granted, I'll probably never have to serve on a jury, since all I'll say is that I have an M.Sc. in Math, and the Crown attorney will say, "Thanks but no thanks."

Twice when I was in college, I got hit with jury duty.  Both times I sent them a copy of my schedule, and both times, it was accepted.  If you're in college, they shouldn't be able to force you to go to jury duty, especially if you're paying for the classes.
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« Reply #10421 on: May 03, 2017, 07:41:51 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

As a law-person, I am obligated to tell you that "jury duty" is one of the most foundational aspects of due process that every American citizen should take pride in contributing to.
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« Reply #10422 on: May 03, 2017, 08:16:21 pm »
When it interferes with critical aspects of my life (if I want to get a proper job in my field, I NEED a fuckin degree), it and anything else that does so can go straight down the shitter.  Besides, I prefer to take pride in my own, willing accomplishments.  Taking pride in things that are forced upon you is just dumb.

(I realize you were likely being tongue-in-cheek, but I've found more than a few folks who honestly felt that way.)
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« Reply #10423 on: May 03, 2017, 08:30:32 pm »
When it interferes with critical aspects of my life (if I want to get a proper job in my field, I NEED a fuckin degree), it and anything else that does so can go straight down the shitter.  Besides, I prefer to take pride in my own, willing accomplishments.  Taking pride in things that are forced upon you is just dumb.

(I realize you were likely being tongue-in-cheek, but I've found more than a few folks who honestly felt that way.)

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« Reply #10424 on: May 03, 2017, 09:00:51 pm »
Actually serious question Queen because you know about law stuff.  I know a guy on another site who argues that regular juries should be replaced by ones run by trained professionals who's job is to sit on juries because regular people are too easily confused and manipulated by skilled lawyers to ignore evidence because they don't have a strong enough understanding of forensic science, law and critical thinking.  He came off rather convincing, especially after I watched that TV show about the OJ Simpson case.  But I didn't completely buy it because he's a fanatical anarcho-capitialist who I know to be a giant Dunning-Kruger about nearly every topic I know much about (ie Climate Change, History).

So is he being a Dunning-Kruger about this?  Is there some reason that's actually terrible or could that work?