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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

Br00se Re:Why (203 comments)

... Who's to say he didn't offer to write a nice post himself and the officers laughed and said "sure!"?

The judge and jury.

The better question is who IS suggesting that he made such an offer?

about a month ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Br00se Re:Imminent Threat (249 comments)

Off the top of my head, I can only imagine a situation where a phone is strongly suspected to contain information relating to a kidnapping, bombing, etc where the information may lead to the rescue of a victim or victims. In other cases they can collect the phone while they wait for a warrant from a judge.

about a month ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

Br00se Re:Censorship (199 comments)

Then how do you justify the statement, "as soon as you take data from public record and make it searchable then it's not public record any more." ?

I don't follow your reasoning. How does anything that becomes a part of the public record stop being public? I can understand correcting the record if there are errors, corrections add to the record. But, I don't see how subtracting data is ever a good thing.

about 2 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

Br00se Re:Censorship (199 comments)

Google takes data and makes it searchable - that's not public record, as soon as you take data from public record and make it searchable then it's not public record any more. That's why Google lost this case, and quite rightly so.

You don't "take" data from the public record, you "share" data from the public record. It doesn't stop being part of the public record just because it gets republished.

about 2 months ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Br00se Re:The Last Lonely Man ? (976 comments)

If this were true the first amendment would make copyright void.

1 year,18 days
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

Br00se Re:There are already lawsuits over this practice (1103 comments)

There are several key issues with this case.

One, she made minimum wage, any loss of pay due to unavoidable fees on top of taxes, etc. would reduce her pay below that legal rate.
Two, the state she worked in has a requirement that “The wages shall be paid in lawful money of the United States or check."
Three, there appears be have been no notice given that she would be paid in a non-standard way.

I hope she wins and this predatory practice ends before it gains too much momentum.

1 year,26 days
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The Text-Your-Parents-Your-Drug-Deal Experiment

Br00se Re:All iPhone screenshots? (267 comments)

Maybe Android phone users have better things to do.

about a year ago
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Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School

Br00se Re:Wrinkle (295 comments)

I'm am also 46, and it was required reading for my 6th grade daughter this year.

about a year ago
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Companies Getting Rid of Reply-all

Br00se Can we get rid of long sigs as well? (248 comments)

I welcome this trend, a few extra confirmation boxes would help.

Can we also get rid of excessively long sigs, embedded graphics, comic sans and outlook stationary too? Or at least made them more difficult to automate.

about a year and a half ago
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Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints

Br00se Re:Can't he sue? (288 comments)

She's a Christian. No surprise there; those types are always quick to judge...

So by that definition, I guess you are a Christian too.

about 2 years ago
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'Seeds' of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered

Br00se Re:IBMH (37 comments)

Intermediate Black Masshole? Sounds racist.

about 2 years ago
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Wil Wheaton: BitTorrent Isn't Only For Piracy

Br00se Re:A slightly extreme example (354 comments)

He should have compared blocking BitTorrent to closing freeways because people might exceed the posted speed limit.

Sure a lot of people do it, but we only care about the ones that really abuse it.

more than 2 years ago
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Wil Wheaton: BitTorrent Isn't Only For Piracy

Br00se Re:Not quite (354 comments)

I agree the analogy does not quite fit. He should have compared blocking BitTorrent to closing freeways because people might exceed the posted speed limit.

Sure a lot of people do it, but we only care about the ones that really abuse it.

more than 2 years ago
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Senators Ask Feds To Probe Facebook Log-in Requests

Br00se Warn them your profile contains off-limits info. (396 comments)

I don't know about other countries, but in the US, employers may not ask about the following.

        Race
        Color
        Sex
        Religion
        National origin
        Birthplace
        Age
        Disability
        Marital/family status

Let the person asking the question know that by asking for the Facebook information, they are using a back door approach to gather information they are not entitled to ask and that you object to giving that information.

Any reasonable employer would not want that legal liability.

more than 2 years ago
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NYSE Sends Cease and Desist Letter To News Organization

Br00se Re:Take it to court (131 comments)

Their only option would be to ask the photographer to leave and put them on trespass notice. They would not gain any control of the images taken, those become protected property of the photographer as soon as the image is recorded. Malls are restaurants are treated the same way.

It sounds like they are trying to Trademark the floor itself in an attempt to prevent photographers from photographing it. That is BS, even if the Trademark is upheld, using it in a news story is an acceptable use of the Trademark.

Other trademarked structures are photographed all the time, there are guidelines on how they may be used, but news organizations are given a lot of latitude.

Remember that Trademarks are primary designed to protect consumers and to prevent confusion in the marketplace.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Denied Swedish Residence On Confidential Reasons

Br00se Re:I feel for ya... (260 comments)

You get what you pay for.

more than 3 years ago
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George Lucas C&Ds 'Lightsaber Laser'

Br00se Re:OMFG (481 comments)

But the Star Wars props aren't original designs. The early ones were Graflex flash guns with very minor modifications. They evolved slightly over the years, but the design didn't originate with Lucas.

Basically George is mad that someone ripped off a design that he ripped off already.

about 4 years ago
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George Lucas C&Ds 'Lightsaber Laser'

Br00se Re:I have to say it but (481 comments)

Actually it's not. According to the story, they make no mention of any Star Wars property. Third parties have gotten on the bandwagon and made comparisons, but not the manufacturer.

Besides, the props in the movies were just modified Graflex flash guns. I don't know if Lucas licensed those are not, but his designs are far or original.

about 4 years ago

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