top New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate
It's not that Sony haven't used that certificate to sign malware before
You are referring to
the rootkit fiasco? Or something else?
top Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing
Reproducing doesn't start with F. Whatever could the fourth F be?
:) It's ok, we're all adults here, you can say it.
about a month and a half ago
top Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals
Whether it's cops sitting off the side of the highway at night with their lights turned off waiting for someone to speed by
I'm not sure that counts as deceptive. Dangerous sure. There have been a few times where, if I would have needed to swerve to avoid something, I would not have known to
not swerve left. But deceptive?
top UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws
I love how everyone always says whatever "the hell" you want, like there's something intrinsically aggressive about this axiom
I don't follow. How does adding "the hell" imply aggressiveness?
top When Beliefs and Facts Collide
You may find it fun to repeat yourself on things you've already been proved wrong on
they haven't yet been proved wrong. Yes, the things they bring up have already been proved wrong time and time again, but they personally were not aware of it.
I forget the exact details, but during the 2008 presidential election, I responded to a thread that I think was about Barack Obama's birth certificate being no business of ours, saying that if the constitution requires the president be a naturally born citizen, then for any presidential candidate, their birth certificate is our business. And the replies I got figuratively bit my head off. I did not know why my post elicited such anger, because at the time I did not know about the large group of people trying to get Obama disqualified on the grounds of his not being a naturally born citizen, and of their dismissal of his birth certificate, or whatever.
Like I said, I don't remember the exact details. But the point is, if I was a different person, then instead of trying to figure out why this hatred got directed towards me, I might've immediately sided with the "birthers" and ignored any future attempts at "proving" me wrong.
It may get annoying debunking the same myths again and again, but please remember that for the person bringing the myth to your attention, they may have just heard about it and are legitimately curious about why this thing they just heard about does not debunk AGW.
top U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
and that said view predates whatever is being "forced" on you.
What about converts to a religion? If someone were to convert to Pastafarianism, does that mean we can continue to forbid them
from wearing their colander, just because they were not raised as a Pastafarian?
top Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data
Electronic information is directly analogous to paper. Information is information regardless of how its stored.
Correct. And it is not my responsibility to teach the police the made-up language I used when writing on that paper.
top Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss
Aside from "because it suits them" there's no way the government can argue that twitter use is both within their jurisdiction and also that using twitter is 'external'.
Not saying it's right, but prosecuting a UK citizen for what they said on Twitter is not saying that Twitter is within UK jurisdiction, it is saying that regardless of where a UK citizen is, the UK citizen is within UK jurisdiction.
Now, when the UK government demands that Twitter do something about the offending post, that is them claiming that Twitter is within UK jurisdiction.
top US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles
My 2006 buick detects if someone is not wearing a seatbelt and
turns off the passenger side airbag if no one is in the passenger seat
.....WHY??? Sure, it might be unnecessary if no one is sitting there, but what possible benefit is conferred by disabling an airbag?
top Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order
If you're gonna be rude, you might want to check your facts first. Amazon Prime for students is $4
9 per year.
But perhaps NotDrWho simply mistyped the price. I hope not though. I was hoping to learn about other alternatives to Amazon Prime.
top Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order
Does Barnes and Noble give me free 2-day shipping and a huge library of free streaming movies and TV shows for
$40 a year?
Since TFS is about Amazon, one would expect that the unnamed company you are referring to there would be Amazon. But since Amazon Prime is $99, I have to ask, what other company are you talking about?
top Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny
People who oppose the death penalty on the grounds that it kills innocent people are making the implicit claim that it's somehow not just as bad for those innocent people to rot in prison forever, which is a horrifically barbaric ideology in and of itself.
Um, killing innocent people
is worse than imprisoning innocent people. Don't get me wrong, imprisoning innocent people is wrong, and I support the idea that it is better for 1000 guilty men to go free than it is to imprison a single innocent. But to say that the killing of innocents is equally as bad as the imprisoning of innocents implies that, if someone were to ask you to choose either life in prison or execution for yourself, you would respond with something like "I don't care, flip a coin, they're both equally undesirable".
top Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?
Is it? I don't actually know, which is why I am asking the question. Can "locked in" people feel the pain associated with not breathing?
top Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?
Put up a beware of Doug sign
The only thing that sign will do is make burglars nostalgic for The Far Side.
top Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs
revenge is a deadly sin (as in: "cannot be forgiven") for a reason.
While I agree that what happened is wrong, basing ones argument on religious reasons will never work. Because seven simple words will completely deconstruct your argument.
"My religion does not have that concept."
top Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test
Since what tastes good varies between people, I think the results of any such study would merely be able to conclude that they taste different, not that one tastes better than the other.
I had a similar experience the first time I tried organic milk. I didn't know it wasn't the normal milk I usually drink, but I did notice that it tasted different. Not bad different, but not good different either, just.. different. It wasn't until several weeks later that I actually started to have a preference, but that preference is not static. Some days I prefer the organic stuff, some days the regular stuff.
top Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand
As I understand it, Overrated/Underrated give no specific label. So someone who starts at 0, with one Troll mod and 6 Underrated mods, would appear as +5 Troll.
top Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered
That is assuming that the second/third wave colonists are even capable of stopping along the way to pick up the first wave. And that they are capable of pinpointing the first wave's exact location.
top Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
You could always pull out the Knife of Exact Zero and make some cuts to the piece.
By the way, what's a wedge shaped wing ramp?
top Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Do you think there are ANY weapons which should be restricted in terms of private ownership?
Under the current laws, yes. Because if you allow an exception for one amendment without going through the proper procedure to change the constitution, you have just created a loophole that can be used to circumvent
I see the need for SOME limits.
I see the need for some limits too. I just don't see the need to circumvent the constitution to implement those limits. If it is dangerous enough, surely there will be enough support in the various government bodies to follow the proper procedures that are in place for amending the constitution.
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