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Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Kazzy
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    Contempt of court quite literally.Report

  2. Avatar Damon
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    “Hopefully this will a step towards both Bonds’s re-entry into the world of baseball and reining in prosecutors who abuse their power in such blatant ways.”

    If you believe that, I got a bridge in NY to sell ya.Report

  3. Avatar Will H.
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    the idea that giving a rambling answer instead of a direct one is a felony is idiotic.

    Not quite.
    In the federal system, there are three perjury statutes: 18 USC 1621-1623.
    1621 is the ordinary perjury statute. 1622 is suborning perjury. I forget exactly what 1623 is called, but it deals with false oaths and statements (so does 18 USC 1001, and, arguably, 371, and a few others in specific contexts; e.g., 1519).
    Functionally, the big difference between 1621 & 1623 is that 1621 requires proof of falsity, where 1623 does not. A prosecution can be sustained under 1623 where two statements are given where one rules out the possibility of the other.

    CRS: PerjuryReport

  4. Avatar Dave
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    Hopefully this will a step towards both Bonds’s re-entry into the world of baseball and reining in prosecutors who abuse their power in such blatant ways.

    That’s as likely to happen as getting the sports purists types to live with the fact that performance enhancing drugs aren’t going away. It’s a joke that they’re illegal anyway.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Dave
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      I doubt he’ll make it to the Hall of Fame, sportswriters being what they are. But two springs ago Bonds worked as a batting instructor for the Giants, and now that the idiots can’t call him a felon anymore, that’s more likely to happen again.

      And this past off-season Bonds worked with ARod on his swing. Admittedly, that was reported as ARod deliberately pissing off MLB by associating with the anti-Christ, but given that so far he’s hitting .265/.419/.571, maybe the idea that the best hitter of the past 40 years has something to contribute will get some traction.Report

  5. Avatar Kolohe
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    Ok, good, you are serious. I more or less agree, but as you’re often dryer than the Atacama, I wasn’t entirely sure I was getting Poe’d.Report

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