neuronightmare got a reaction from penguin2254 in For the die-hard enthusiasts...
Call the Cops "is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted [t]here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact."
It's like The Onion for emergency services. That's why it's America's 27th Most Trusted Source for Public Safety News. If only FedSig would do something like this.
neuronightmare reacted to landonw in Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
On the evening of February 26, 2012, Zimmerman observed Martin as he returned to the Twin Lakes housing community after having walked to a nearby convenience store. At the time, Zimmerman was driving through the neighborhood on a personal errand.
At approximately 7:09 PM, Zimmerman called the Sanford police non-emergency number to report what he considered a suspicious person in the Twin Lakes community. Zimmerman stated, "We've had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there's a real suspicious guy." He described an unknown male "just walking around looking about" in the rain and said, "This guy looks like he is up to no good or he is on drugs or something." Zimmerman reported that the person had his hand in his waistband and was walking around looking at homes. On the recording, Zimmerman is heard saying, "these assholes, they always get away."
About two minutes into the call, Zimmerman said, "he's running." The dispatcher asked, "He's running? Which way is he running?" The sound of a car door chime is heard, indicating Zimmerman opened his car door. Zimmerman followed Martin, eventually losing sight of him. The dispatcher asked Zimmerman if he was following him. When Zimmerman answered, "yeah," the dispatcher said, "We don't need you to do that." Zimmerman responded, "Okay." Zimmerman asked that police call him upon their arrival so he could provide his location. Zimmerman ended the call at 7:15 p.m.
Now, let me point out several facts:
Trayvon Martin was a 5 foot 11 hooded male with his hands in his pockets, walking around looking about. He was actually high on marijuana, based on the toxicology report - regardless of your opinion on marijuana, it is illegal in the state of Florida. He decided that he would run when there was no present danger. Trayvon Martin did not call 911 to tell them a man was following him, while Zimmerman DID call 911 and tell them he was following him. He also did lose George Zimmerman, but he decided he would double back around rather than getting home and telling his father of it. He allegedly told his girlfriend that there was a white cracker following him. Now, since people love to play the racial card and say that GZ racially profiled Trayvon Martin - I'd like you to remember that Zimmerman did not call him any racial names, however Trayvon Martin did. I understand this does not change anything, but just to be clear incase someone would like to pull the racial card.
ABC News reported that a medical report compiled by the family physician of George Zimmerman showed that, following the altercation with Martin, Zimmerman was diagnosed with a closed fracture of his nose, two black eyes, lacerations to the back of his head, a minor back injury, and bruising in his upper lip and cheek.
This also makes it clear that George Zimmerman did take a beating before shooting Trayvon Martin.
On June 26, 2012, the prosecution released the results of a voice stress test performed on George Zimmerman the day after the shooting. A voice stress test is a type of test used to measure deceptive or psychological stress in the human voice in response to questions. Zimmerman was asked, "Did you confront the guy you shot?", to which Zimmerman answered, "No." Zimmerman was asked, "Were you in fear for your life, when you shot the guy?", to which Zimmerman answered, "Yes." The examiner concluded that Zimmerman "told substantially the complete truth" in the examination, and Zimmerman was classified as "No Deception Indicated (NDI)" according to the report.
What I want to point out here is that he did not confront Trayvon Martin - it was the other way around, which would make sense given Zimmerman's recollection of the events that took place. Trayvon Martin appeared "from nowhere" and said "You got a fucking problem Homie?" to which Zimmerman replied "No" - Trayvon then stated that he did now. It was also stated that Trayvon spotted Zimmerman's gun and said "You gonna die tonight", at which point they fought for the gun and George Zimmerman was able to grab it and shoot him.
I understand this is simply a one-sided report as we do not have Trayvon's side of the story, it is also my understanding that when the prosecution told Zimmerman there was video footage of the events, he said "Oh, thank God!" which would indicate he was indeed telling the truth.
I also believe that the Judge was very unfair and biased, allowing the prosecution to present a lot more than the defense was allowed. If the jury had said he was guilty, it would have likely been appealed. I also find it sick that people compare this jury to that of the Casey Anthony jury. There was a lot more evidence pointing to Casey Anthony being guilty, while there is very little evidence that George Zimmerman is guilty.
If you cannot accept the facts, you have the right to live as a sheep knowing only what the media has told you. It is sad that people have been manipulated by the media to believe lies - remember when ABC (or NBC, I forget which) edited police surveillance to make it appear as though George Zimmerman had no injuries?
It is also very sad that unpeaceful protests are continuing to take place, even after the Martins asked people to be peaceful about it.
This case should have not been a worldwide thing. I originally saw it on my local news the night it happened and did not think anything of it. Next thing I know the President of the United States is telling people "Trayvon was like a son I never had" and "justice will be served", Mike Tyson suggesting George Zimmerman should be killed while stating he didn't know much about what happened.
neuronightmare reacted to johnclark1102 in Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
Maybe it's because I proudly exercise my concealed carry permit, or maybe it's because of my interest in law enforcement, but people need to calm down for a second and acknowledge some basic facts about this case and the law in general.
Drop emotion from the equation. Emotion is not law, and it never will be. Also, forget the race issue. If you are concerned with the color of either the defendant or victim's skin, you are part of the problem with this country.
If you examine the case without emotion as a matter of law, George Zimmerman was in fact innocent. He did not commit murder as defined by law, so no reasonable jury could convict him without making a mockery of that court room and setting a horrific legal precedent. The law is clear, and that's what our courts are for. At the time Zimmerman used deadly force (if the testimony from all parties is true), he was being assaulted, he was pinned to the ground, and was having his head slammed against the concrete. He sustained documented injuries to his head. Any reasonable person would be in fear for their life at that point, which under Florida law justifies a response with deadly force. It's called self defense, and it is not a crime. That's why the jury couldn't find him guilty of murder.
Zimmerman should not have been in that situation however, he should have remained on his property, he should have followed the instructions of the 911 call taker. But, he wasn't charged with menacing, or assault, or trespassing, or any other charge for the laws he actually did break. He was charged with murder; a crime he did not commit as defined by the law.
Also, it's not illegal to disobey a 911 call taker. They are not police officers or sworn public safety officials. They do not have the authority to issue lawful orders, and you are under no obligation to do anything a 911 call taker says. Was he stupid, yes. But sadly, "criminal stupidity" is not yet a valid charge in American courts.
If you want to be upset at the verdict of this case, then be upset at the prosecutors office that filed worthless charges against Zimmerman. It almost appeared that the prosecutors office was trying to make a show, and thought they could play the race card to get emotion involved and get a "win" for their resumes. The media played right along and provided the stage for the show. This whole case is just another example of the joke that our legal system has been corrupted into.That's the real "injustice" here.
neuronightmare reacted to c13 in Zimmerman Trial Judge
First of all, there is no requirement to follow the instructions of 911 dispatchers. They have no legal authority, and they can't tell you to do anything more than I could.
Next, Sanford Police Department initially ruled that Zimmerman acted in self defense. It had nothing to do with race, but evidence that could be found. The only reason Zimmerman was arrested was because of of the media frenzy and the pathetic but scarily too effective effort to divide Americans. The city council was on a witch hunt for Zimmerman to appease certain groups of people, the media would only show pictures of a sweet innocent looking 12 year old instead of a 175lb 6"1 17 year old, the president put political pressure on it by referring to Trayvon as a son he never had, and the Department of Justice even got involved in rallies for Trayvon. Because of this pressure, the Police were forced to arrest Zimmerman, despite having insufficient evidence to prove him guilty of murder.
One of the many things people fail to understand is the difference between murder and manslaughter. Under Florida law, Murder, what Zimmerman has been charged with, is having the intent to kill a specific person. In order to be charged with it, it would have to be proven Zimmerman had intent when setting out that night to kill Trayvon. Manslaughter, which is killing someone without intent, is what they are trying to drop it down to.
The prosecution in this case would be almost laughable if people didn't believe it. The star witness against Zimmerman has nothing but hearsay, which is hearing from a different source other than yourself about what is going on. I was listening to the closing remarks this afternoon, and the main thing pointed out was that Zimmerman didn't know the street he was on. I don't know how many here have been under severe stress, but reliving that night, an event that has caused Zimmerman to be diagnosed with PTSD, and remembering basic details is incredibly hard for those people.
Probably the scariest thing about this is what it has been spun into. Despite this being an incident of a fight between a black man and a hispanic man, it is being used to fuel racial tensions in the US. Comments like threatening to kill Zimmerman after the trial is over if he isn't guilty, a $10,000 reward by the Black Panters to kill or capture Zimmerman, and most of all, the threat of violence against innocent people unrelated to the case. The worries of a riot are so prolific, the Sanford Police are going door to door to warn about the potential for riots after the verdict and Broward County Sheriff's Office is calling for voices being raised instead of hands.
If there is a guilty verdict in this case, it will have nothing to do with facts or evidence, but instead to prevent a full blown riot.
http://www.infowars.com/sanford-police-chief-fears-violence-in-response-to-zimmerman-verdict/ (Before someone says Infowars isn't reliable, I know, but it has a video from CNN)
neuronightmare reacted to Monty0112 in Why does time go so fast?
Although it might seem unfortunate now to leave highschool behind, you'll gain new friends and take on new challenges in life. With age comes experience and knowledge. I'm nowhere near the man I was four years ago and honestly, I wouldn't want to go back. I for one can't wait to graduate at my university in a few weeks time after four hard years of studying. There's no doubt I'll miss the life on campus, the partying and living independantly. However, starting my police academy training is something I look forward to and wouldn't want to miss for the world. I too have lost many friends on the way but it's this dream of mine that has kept me going. I hope to make many new friends in the academy.
I'm sure there's a future you dream of as well. Always try to set goals in life and work towards achieving them. It will make your time/life far more meaningful and rewarding.
As for slowing down time, I'm afraid that's not really possible. As wmai said, time flies, especially when you're having a good time. Try to make the best out of everything and always try to follow your dreams. Too many people out there are doing jobs they hate because they dropped out of school. Remember that you'll spend most of your life working. I sure as hell want to do something I enjoy doing and take great pride in.
neuronightmare reacted to alexks101 in Free Tools for GTA IV Tweaking
I don't know if it will help a lot of people, but as I saw some members asking "how do you..." or "what do you use for..." in topics, maybe this list will interest a few beginners.
If you have suggestions, feel free to tell me. I didn't put all the tools, because some of them are crap or because another tool does the same thing, better.
Finding alternatives easily : go to this website for generic tools or this one for GTA IV specific tools.
Notepad++ : forget the good old Windows Notepad, this one is powerful, adaptative, and full of options. Perfect for modifying data files or coding.
Gimp2 : if you want to make textures or other graphic stuff, here is the champion.
Download - Plugins
Alternative : Paint.NET
Audacity : cut, add effects, and fix your audio files. Useful if you are modding GTA IV audio.
7zip : please, get rid of this awful WinRAR, 7zip is 100% free and as effective. You'll need a tool like this to extract or compress files.
Alternative : PeaZip
VisualStudio Express : if you want to create C# or Vb.NET scripts. Need a lot of learning !
Download 2010 - Download 2012 (I find 2010 way better)
ScriptHookDotNet Dev & Docs : necessary for GTA IV .NET scripting. Look at GTA forums in IV Coding section for tutorials, samples, and help. Need a lot of learning !
- GTA IV Specific
OpenIV : import, export, edit files. Full of options. A must have for car or ped mods and other things like that. Plus, you can use OpenFormats.
SparkIV : same as OpenIV without OpenFormats. Choose the one you want. I use both, following my needs.
IVneedle : it can edit a lot of data files. I mean, a lot, really. Handling, Timecyc, Peds, etc...
X GXT Editor : if you need to rename a car, a street, or whatever. Useful if you have replaced your police cars and want a coherent name for example.
GTA-IVaud : open, extract, replace audio files. It's why Audacity was listed above ;) Be advised that some audio files like loading theme can't be edited for the moment.
About 3D modeling : I thought of Blender as a free alternative of Zmodeler. Yeah, it doesn't support GTA IV formats, but maybe you can export in an open format supported by OpenIV.
I didn't test it, so if someone knows or is gonna test, I would like to know if it's possible and I'll add it in this list of course.
Abstract Fonts / Dafont / FontSquirrel : download free various fonts for your textures.
Go to AF - Go to DF - Go to FS
LCPDFR Development Resources / GPM Development Support : download 3D modeling objects, templates, and misc other things.
Go to LCPDFR-DR - Go to GPM-DS
DeviantArt Resources & Stock : download Photoshop/Gimp brushes, texture filters, logos, and other graphics stuff.
Go to DA-RS
FreeSound : the name says it all, here you'll find a lot of sound effects for your scripts/audio mods.
Go to Freesound
- Hosting Websites
if you need to host some testing files or other stuff that can't be uploaded to lcpdfr.com
Dropbox : free account : 2GB, can be extended a little for free. Size per file limit : web : 300MB / client : none.
Google Drive : free account : 5GB, if you have a gmail/google account, you have a GoogleDrive account. Size per file limit : 10GB.
Mega : free account : 50GB. Size per file limit : none.
Servimg : image hosting only, useful for screenshots or other illustrations.
Skydrive : 7GB, if you have an hotmail or live or outlook mail account, you have a Skydrive account. Size per file limit : web : 300MB / client : 2GB.
I don't include 4shared because downloaders need an account and MediaFire because it deletes files after a month without downloading.
About image hosting, I don't include Imageshack or Ompldr because sometimes images are deleted.
Don't forget to read / watch the helpful tutorials of our beloved website too !
neuronightmare reacted to GreenAid in Skins for Original Police Cars?
It wasn't so hard ;) & also check Lt. Caine GPM DL page, he has nice original models mapped with template
neuronightmare reacted to Ekalb in Skins for Original Police Cars?
If you want them to have full LAPD skins you'll need UV-mapped ones which will be slightly higher in file size than the originals but still relatively low. Look for vehicles by Lt. Caine on the GTA Police Mods forum. You might also be interested in some default vehicle conversions by myself or ITO
neuronightmare reacted to XBR410 in Great Job, NYPD!
God that crowd was annoying, what is yelling at the top of your lungs going to solve? arguing with police isnt going to stop them from arresting a person who broke the law thats just common sense yet they continued to be ignorant... i wish people just let police officers do their job..
neuronightmare reacted to Sam in The road ahead: 2013 and beyond (LCPDFR, ELS.Net and more)
So, I was thinking that after a day of April fools jokes and such that perhaps a few people would appreciate some real news regarding our community, LCPDFR and our plans for the future. I used to do something like this at the beginning of the year however we were a little sidetracked and honestly didn't have much news that we were ready to share - something which has changed considerably.
The first thing that I want to say is that right now, as I speak, we're actually in the middle of a huge surge in popularity, traffic and activity and although the numbers are still a little rough, I can quite confidently say that the past few days have been our most active ever. Yesterday alone we saw over 400 registrations - a phenomenal number for one day. Today, we've had 414 so far. Put simply, we're doing our biggest numbers ever and as the guy that sat for years and watched this project grow slowly, the past few days have been really exciting for me.
We have now surpassed GPM in total member count, which I'm pretty sure was the only thing that was left to surpass them on. Indeed, just a year ago when we really started to expand and grow I don't really think anyone expected that we'd do so well in the long term. Back at the time, we understood the surge of traffic, all the new content and our sudden boost in popularity, but we didn't really think that it would continue that way - we thought of it as something that would come and stay, or even go, but certainly not come and then keep coming and coming (don't read that the wrong way please!). Back in late summer 2011, all I could hope for was that we could be a viable and progressive alternative, and now I feel pretty silly for setting my expectations so low.
On the subject of all this development and activity, 2013 is shaping up to be quite a big year for us. Aside from the blockbuster release of GTA V later on in September, there's a lot more going on closer to home with the recently announced ELS v7 coming out, for the first time ever on LCPDFR.com, in a little bit and also with LCPDFR and another project I've been working on for the past couple of months in close collaboration with Lt.Caine and LMS. Basically, as a lot of you will know, I've always wanted to make a lighting system that's a decent alternative to ELS. Years ago I put out a small and unfinished script called Illumination which used GTA IV's native method to draw light coronas in the game world, making a decent LED lightbar and an absolutely horrible traffic advisor. This didn't really go anywhere because of how bad it was, the complications of the whole thing and the popularity of ELS at the time. A while back I decided to revisit it, and didn't really get much closer although I did come up with some ways of making things look a whole lot better but nonetheless it was scrapped and forgotten about. The real breakthrough came early this year, however, when Lt.Caine sent me a message after something like 2 years of being away. After a few days, we had a basic plan put together, which brings me to the first announcement I have for everyone:
Emergency Lighting System (ELS) Dot Net
ELS Dot Net is a special version of ELS, running on the .Net Framework and being developed primarily by myself. It is a corona based system, like a few of the ones that have been shown of recently, although it has several key differences:
Fully customisable and distributable patterns and vehicle configurations The ELS interface everybody knows and loves Several different light types, such as LEDs and halogen bulbs Realistic rotator lightbar emulation (with rotating beacons and environmental lighting) Built-in visibility checks for coronas shining through solid objects and such AdvancedHook integration for flashing headlights and taillights (agan, these are customisable) I hope to get some video of some of the cool features of ELS.Net released in the next week.
The next thing I want to address is LCPDFR, and where we're headed with it. For the past few months, LMS has been really hard at work with the mod, doing his best to write a whole host of new systems for it which I'll talk about a little later on this year - most likely in a couple of months. All of our development energy and focus as far as LCPDFR is concerned has, however, been directed towards these improvements which I suppose you could describe better as a complete rewrite, because that, to be quite frank, is what they are. We wanted to go further with the mod in the sense that instead of adding new callouts or pursuit features, we wanted to make the very core of it much more powerful and easy to build on. After many months, we're finally almost there with almost all of the features of the ever elusive 0.95 RC3 ported over and re-worked for the new engine. I thought that instead of waffling about the things LMS has been doing, it would be better to briefly list some examples of the new functionality present:
PedIntelligence class - it handles AI for peds, meaning that now instead of people not giving a damn that you're pursuing a highly armed suspect right in front of them, they'll actually notice and care about it! Pursuits - We have some really powerful stuff for all sorts of chases, both in cars and on foot. Instead of using ranges and distance checks, officers can now lose sight of the suspects, and if they do, will spread out and search a perimeter like in real life (helicopters are really useful now). Drastically improved Police AI - Suspect with a gun? Cops will start shouting at him to drop it. Misc. Improvements - New tasks for things like pulling over (they do it a lot better now), ability to get the side of the street that a vehicle is on (useful for traffic stops) and full support for controllers. All in all, we're trying our best to make the next version of LCPDFR (which is most likely going to be 1.0) as powerful as we can given our limited resources not to mention all of our other commitments. I'm sorry that it has taken this long for us to provide some concrete information about the state of the project - we've just been incredibly busy with all sorts of other things and only a few weeks ago were we anywhere near certain of what direction we were headed in with it. That being said, the one thing I can say with confidence is that you will see a release of LCPDFR this year, unless of course LMS gest run over by a bus or something and my screen spontaneously combusts sending highly charged lethal glass shards through my body, but that won't happen hopefully!
To conclude, I'm feeling really optimistic about the next 8 months. I think we've got a lot of exciting things on the way and from what we can tell, we're obviously doing something right on the community side of things given our recent statistics. I think we've all proven that LCPDFR, both the mod and this awesome website, has been nothing short of a total game-changer.
On behalf of the entire team here, I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support, even after 3 and a half long years. We've really made something special here, and it's not going to stop anytime soon.