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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

FuzzMaster Re:Battery (174 comments)

If it included the battery then that might mean something.

The 85 kWh battery is already warranted for 8 years and unlimited miles.

about a month ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

FuzzMaster 1st Amendment (163 comments)

Freedom of speech and of the press guarantee the right to publish FACTUAL reports regarding events, current or historical. In the absence of misrepresentation of the facts, there's no reason that these articles should be "erased" from Google's search index. Of course, even with the erasure, other sources will rise to provide this information, e.g., this new site.

about 2 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

FuzzMaster Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

. . . It used to be a "right" to shout "fire" in a theater, but that "right" was not permitted under the 1st Amendment. . .

That is a common misconception. That decision has been overturned and you're free to shout "fire" any time you want. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

The First Amendment protects us from people like you who would abridge our rights. I'm thankful that SCOTUS agrees with me.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

FuzzMaster Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

Instead of arguing this point, we need to make it very clear that anyone making or distributing 3D gun models should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If there isn't a law, make one - make TEN! I don't care.

Any such law would be blatantly unconstitutional. The right to publish 3D models of anything is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This is not a Second Amendment issue. Would you make publishing a book with the plans to build a gun illegal, too?

about 3 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

FuzzMaster Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

. . . nor was it referring to anything but 1-shot muskets.

Nor did the founders anticipate digital media, yet the 1st Amendment protects speech on the Internet. Are you suggesting that only the technology available at the time the Constitution was written should be protected?

about 5 months ago
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NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

FuzzMaster Sorry to say, but (173 comments)

. . .cops lie. They will lie to secure a conviction, but crowd-sourced photographic evidence is what will counter their culture of concealing misbehavior. Dash cams might help, too, but not as long as cops are in control of the on-off switch (see here and here).

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

FuzzMaster I, for one, am looking forward to the new options (194 comments)

I recently purchased a 2011 model-year GM Lambda-platform vehicle with the in-dash navigation unit. It has 2011-era bluetooth support (i.e., hands-free profile only), and a really craptastic USB implementation that doesn't easily allow third-party music apps to play over USB. Considering that model-year implies 2010 at best, we're talking tech that's at least four years old.

The map data is also from the 2011 model-year, so it is really old and the UX is terrible. Updating the maps requires a $200 DVD. WTF?

So, for around $500 more than the DVD upgrade, I can get all of the modern conveniences and map data that updates at Internet speed. I am at the edge of my seat waiting to see the options once they become widely available.

about 5 months ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

FuzzMaster Re:Apple head unit? (194 comments)

How ignorant can you sound?

Where does it say "Apple head unit"? The head unit is branded by the component manufacturer and provides an interface to allow display and interaction with an Apple device.

Where do you come up with "super expensive'? The NEX devices from Pioneer are receiving firmware updates for existing installations. How is that expensive?

Not only did you not understand the article, but you don't understand CarPlay itself. I have no idea how you got mod points for your response.

about 5 months ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

FuzzMaster Re:Details on the exploit? (148 comments)

It's very clearly explained in the opinion PDF linked in the summary.

about 5 months ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

FuzzMaster Proper venue is a fundamental constitutional right (148 comments)

From the opinion, the court got this part right:

“Though our nation has changed in ways which it is difficult to imagine that the Framers of the Constitution could have foreseen, the rights of criminal defendants which they sought to protect in the venue provisions of the Constitution are neither outdated nor outmoded.” ... Just as this was true when we decided Passodelis in 1980 — after the advent of railroad, express mail, the telegraph, the telephone, the automobile, air travel, and satellite communications — it remains true in today’s Internet age. For the forgoing reasons, we will reverse the District Court’s venue determination and vacate Auernheimer’s conviction.

about 5 months ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

FuzzMaster Where to begin (292 comments)

There are so many things left for us yet to discover and so many questions about our universe that are still unanswered. I can hardly believe that this is getting media exposure. But then again, it seems that just about anything can get exposure on the Internet these days.

about 5 months ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

FuzzMaster Re:Showed me the way (1037 comments)

And yet you are alone... So very alone...

I find this statement to be one of the best examples of the condescension that many religious people feel the need to express toward atheists. "Oh, my. I'm so sorry for you."

Atheists don't need an imaginary friend in the sky to make them feel that they are not alone. Instead, they surround themselves with friends and family, and enjoy this life because they know there won't be anything else.

If anything, I think atheists in general cherish the one life we have better because of the knowledge that this is all there is.

about 5 months ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

FuzzMaster Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

Furthermore, it might a violation of copyright. If the victim did know that she or he was being filmed, there is no guarantee that victim was not in fact the one who made arrangement for the film to be made and in fact the person with copyright. The person who releases the film may just be an participant who did not own the camera, or set up the production, and therefore has not right to communicate the film to the public.

If it's a copyright issue, the DMCA already empowers the copyright holder to have the violating images taken down. So, no new law is needed to address this.

about 5 months ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

FuzzMaster Re:mass in motion (262 comments)

You are right, but according to TFS, the KER is mounted to the "undriven axle" which suggests it is mounted in a perpendicular orientation rather than parallel.

about 6 months ago
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Florida Judge Rules IP Address Can't Identify a BitTorrent Pirate

FuzzMaster Red light and/or speed cameras (158 comments)

The cameras are similar. Unless there's a clear view of the driver in the photo, there's no way to be sure that the registered owner of the vehicle was driving at the time of the violation.

about 6 months ago
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WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease"

FuzzMaster Expected (150 comments)

Every encryption scheme will fall at some point. Once quantum computing fully arrives, I guess encryption will be mostly moot.

about 6 months ago
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First Gear Mechanism Discovered In Nature

FuzzMaster Re: B effing S (136 comments)

Spouting unscientific nonsense in a crowd of nerds is, by definition, trolling.

1 year,5 days

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Weev's conviction vacated by federal court in the 2nd district

FuzzMaster FuzzMaster writes  |  about 5 months ago

FuzzMaster (596994) writes "Andrew Auernheimer, also known as Weev, had his conviction under the CFAA vacated on venue grounds. From the opinion,

“Though our nation has changed in ways which it is difficult to imagine that the Framers of the Constitution could have foreseen, the rights of criminal defendants which they sought to protect in the venue provisions of the Constitution are neither outdated nor outmoded.” ... Just as this was true when we decided ... in 1980 — after the advent of railroad, express mail, the telegraph, the telephone, the automobile, air travel, and satellite communications — it remains true in today’s Internet age. For the forgoing reasons, we will reverse the District Court’s venue determination and vacate Auernheimer’s conviction.

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