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Drunk Driving Suspect Demands Source Code

Hits: 17688 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Technology | Added by: buddy
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Hellknight10
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 405 Posts
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:05:30 AM
lol D0Ze, i wouldn't be surprised if it was like that >.>

Disco_Stu
Male, 18-29, S. America
 597 Posts
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:46:46 AM
Good because it's an original idea, bad because he was probably drunk and he's just trying to get away now.

patridiot
Male, 30-39, Western US
 120 Posts
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:02:02 AM
Having spent a day of my life on jury duty for a drunk driving case, I have to say the lack of source code wouldn't have changed the guilty verdict. Still, just give up the code and get the dangerous driver off the street. I'm shocked by the number of responses who actually want the public menace to "win".

xxminglexx
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 761 Posts
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:39:16 AM
I remember when the school security cop came in to our driver's ed class and made me do all the demonstration crap. He made me do a breathalizer thing, and he was pressing a button so the numbers kept going up and up and up and was showing it to everyone. Made me question if they could really do that to people.

larajunky
Female, 40-49, Western US
 2243 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:07:49 PM
I think its a great idea! I have always wondered if they do maintenance on those kind of machines. I mean, he/ll, if a computer can go wacky than why can't a speedometer or breathalizer too?

spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:19:29 PM
good for him.

dimriver
Male, 18-29, Western US
 41 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:03:16 PM
hmm I say blood tests for all

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:27:17 PM
I'M PRETTY SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE NOW WILL FIND THIS EXCUSE HANDY.

KimonoThief
Male, 18-29, Western US
 127 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:23:14 PM
"If he was Drinking and Driving he needs to go to Jail. Exploiting a loop hole to avoid punitive action incurred by one's stupidity, denies society an effective system of regulated justice."

Likewise, basing a person's guilt or innocence on the readout of a potentially flawed device could send thousands of innocents to prison or let the guilty walk away scotch-free (no pun intended).


SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3369 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:41:59 PM
If he was Drinking and Driving he needs to go to Jail. Exploiting a loop hole to avoid punitive action incurred by one's stupidity, denies society an effective system of regulated justice.

Powernuke
Male, 13-17, Canada
 108 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:17:42 PM
Look out for the newest series, "When Drunk Nerds Attack!"

ieatbunnies
Male, 30-39, Western US
 917 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:47:32 PM
I prefer Thomas Jefferson's quote, "When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master! "

ieatbunnies
Male, 30-39, Western US
 917 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:44:49 PM
They dont need to see the source code, just the audit logs from their quality assurance department. Assuming they have a good QA depoartment, they need simply look over their scripts to determine if the machine needs its source codes checked.

Then both sides win.


i-am-emo
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1267 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:40:40 AM
"People should never live in fear of their government, a government should live in fear from it's people."

V FOR F*CKING VENDETTA prolly not where it originated but still a good movie/comic


i-am-emo
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1267 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:38:03 AM
sueing a breathalyzer..... sounds like a drunken mistake

i-am-emo
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1267 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:37:12 AM
ok uh sure a possible theory could be that they needed a trusted unopionated emotionless source for proof of drunk..en..ness just to make the officers claim a little more believable. ie creating a this-things-as-digital-as-your-calculator device and raising the metre to suit wether they think theyre drunk or not.....

... but saying that its randomized.... if that were true theyv been pretty damn lucky so far


Marram
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 316 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:27:27 AM
Boo at old news. This was funny when it first came out, now it seems just plain stupid. I really hope they give him the source code and the prorammers really wanted to f*ck with people by making about ten pointers that point to the same variable and using a complex algorithm to choose the correct pointer needed in verifying the legitimacy of the alcohol content...yeah...something like that...

R_U_Kidding
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:30:42 AM
I'm inclined to agree with jjcruiser13, but with Zeritel also. (I dunno what the hell custom_hobo is talking about. 911? ) Besides, the article even says the code could *potentially* screw up somehow; who's to say it didn't screw up that time?

I had to LOL when I read this part: 'His attorney told the paper, "The problem is, the manufacturer of the thing thinks they can hold it back and not tell anybody how it works. For all we know, it's a random number generator."
That seems... unlikely'


Dragonfirexz
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 211 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:29:40 AM
Man everything is happening in minnesota now.

custom_hobo
Male, 13-17, Europe
 6786 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:27:25 AM
lol. HaXXing teh 911.

D0Ze
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 148 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:32:26 AM
you want the source code? ok here it is.

1 print "being test"
2 IF alcohol_level < 5 THEN GOTO 4
3 IF alcohol_level > 5 THEN GOTO 6
4 alcohol_level + 1
5 GOTO 2
6 print "Suspect is drunk"


Zeritel
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:29:40 AM
In a situation like that it doesn't seem like there would be many ways out, this guy has a very good point though, and I fully support what he's doing.

Sulu - you asked if you should question authority, of corse you should. You shouldn't break rules just because you don't like them though, you always however have the right to ask why and challenge an idea. That is a right preserved by our US Constitution.

People should never live in fear of their government, a government should live in fear from it's people.


sulu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 988 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:02:25 AM
Looks like he's just trying to buy time.

But it does bring up a point. Are you allowed to question authority?


jjcruiser13
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 711 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:09:46 AM
it sounds like some dick trying to grab any random loophole to get out of driving while drunk. Woot.

WDanC
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 418 Posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:23:17 AM
lol, That would still be neat to find out that it doesn't work properly. Imagine how many lawsuits might ensue from people in jail from DWI because of those things. It would be complete chaos!!

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