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Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid

JoeSchmoe999 Re:I donâ(TM)t suppose... (622 comments)

I don't suppose that you noted that the files in question were (believe it or not) on dead plants. Every tried encrypting dead plants?

about 9 months ago
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Ed Felten: Why Email Services Should Be Court-Order Resistant

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Good model (183 comments)

Citation Please.

about 9 months ago
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My favorite brand of snake oil is ...

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Citation, please. (291 comments)

Explain (Precisely, please) what YOU will accept as evidence of a dream remember Randi has a 2 way street here, both sides agree on the protocol and what is considered as proof.. Please provide PROOF that you have said million dollars available to give me, sorry but as you said above.. "If you can't offer any evidence, then just say so."

about 10 months ago
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First Few Doctor Who Episodes May Fall To Public Domain Next Year

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Although I must add... (216 comments)

But didn't the first Doctor die in 1966? Therefore his last episode should be coming off of copyright in 2016, right?

about 10 months ago
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Pastafarian Wins Battle To Wear Colander In License Photo

JoeSchmoe999 Re:OK, it's moderately amusing, but... (535 comments)

Sorry, but you're wrong, the correct theory is that after killing Tiamat, Marduk cut her body in half and formed the universe.

about a year ago
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Judge Rules In Favor of Volkswagen and Silences Scientist

JoeSchmoe999 Re:If hacking is outlawed (254 comments)

From TFA: "...Volkswagen's parent company, which owns the Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini brands ", if those are not "rich peoples cars" then I'm not sure what is.

1 year,2 days
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Good ... (1073 comments)

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." The 9th amendment to the Constitution.

about a year ago
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Senators Seek H-1B Cap That Can Reach 300,000

JoeSchmoe999 Re:negatory, cut them back, hard (605 comments)

I like that idea, hey there must be a shortage of "C" level executives since they make so much, lets H-1B a bunch of them in from 3rd world companies. We should be able to drop the median CEO salary from ~500 times the average employee to ~50 times the average employee.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

JoeSchmoe999 Re:OK, 35 years, then... (390 comments)

Just mention Jury Nullification in a courtroom and see what happens. We'll be talking about you next.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA's Ion Thruster Sets Continuous Operation Record

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Um, they used what? (165 comments)

Approximately 1/2 trillion kilograms give or take

about a year and a half ago
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ISP Data Caps Just a 'Cash Cow'

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Corporation makes profit (353 comments)

Oh, I was hoping for something a little better than that from you, sir. A man of your education.

about a year and a half ago
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Instagram Wants To Sell Users' Photos Without Notice

JoeSchmoe999 Re:There's no free lunch? (313 comments)

So what you are saying is that the "ad supported" business model fails and Instagram shouldn't have started up in the first place?

about a year and a half ago
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Text Message Spammer Wants FCC To Declare Spam Filters Illegal

JoeSchmoe999 Re:First spam! (338 comments)

A much better analogy would be someone grabbing your newspaper and gluing their ad over the headlines. You have to look at it just to remove it so you can read your paper.

about a year and a half ago
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Apollo Veteran: Skip Asteroid, Go To the Moon

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Source? (191 comments)

For some services, we have found pervasive documentation errors. For example, we found that 60 percent of Medicare claims for rehabilitation power wheelchairs did not meet all documentation requirements. These claims accounted for $112 million in improper Medicare payments over a 6-month period. We have also found significant rates of documentation error for certain types of pain management services. We recommended that CMS take actions to address these errors, including improving controls, educating providers, and clarifying guidance. From: http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/2011/07/t20110728a.html

about a year and a half ago
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Obama and Romney Respond To ScienceDebate.org Questionnaire

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Vaccinations (608 comments)

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” Isaac Asimov

about 2 years ago
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AT&T Defends Controversial FaceTime Policy Following Widespread Backlash

JoeSchmoe999 Re:Does not compute (220 comments)

Says the AC

about 2 years ago
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Used Game Penalty Escalates With SOCOM 4

JoeSchmoe999 Re:I call BS! (325 comments)

BUT... the original owner gets a refund on unused parts of his service contract. Which btw is only sold in 1 year contracts. Will Sony give back the original seller the unused portion of his 1 year of online when he sells his game? They are, after all, getting that money back from the second user.

more than 3 years ago

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Mafiaa is at it again

JoeSchmoe999 JoeSchmoe999 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JoeSchmoe999 (782579) writes "This apparently will give RIAA/MPAA the ability to take your computers etc. after a conviction for "piracy", aarrgh. This is in addition to doubling the fines for such acts. http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h4279_ih.xml#toc-HB41876A68A4F4691B40440333D9895A7 (Thomas.gov)

"(1) Civil forfeiture proceedings. —

(A) The following property is subject to forfeiture to the United States:
"(i) Any copies or phonorecords of a live musical performance described in subsection (a) (1) that are made without the consent of the performer or performers involved, and any plates, molds, matrices, masters, tapes, and film negatives by means of which such copies or phonorecords may be made.

"(ii) Any property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of a violation of subsection (a).

"(iii) Any property used, or intended to be used, to commit or facilitate the commission of a violation of subsection (a) that is owned or predominantly controlled by the violator or by a person conspiring with or aiding and abetting the violator in committing the violation."
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JoeSchmoe999 JoeSchmoe999 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JoeSchmoe999 (782579) writes "Robert Santangelo who is the 16 yr old son of Michelle Santangelo (who succesfully fought off a RIAA lawsuit) has filed counter charges against the MPAA and all of the associated recording companies claiming that they are in colusion to violate anti-trust laws.

Click here for more information."
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JoeSchmoe999 JoeSchmoe999 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JoeSchmoe999 (782579) writes "Scotty Richter is being sued again, this time by MySpace.
The "Spam King" has been using phished MySpace accounts to spam 'bulletins' to MySpace members.
MySpace is looking for a permanent injunction barring Scotty, his company, and any affiliated companies from the online community as well as monetary awards.


This article has more information on this suit.
Could this be in violation of his settlement with NY Attorney General Spitzer seen here ?"
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JoeSchmoe999 JoeSchmoe999 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JoeSchmoe999 (782579) writes "A bill radically redefining and expanding the government's ability to eavesdrop and search the houses of U.S. citizens without court approval passed a key Senate committee Wednesday, and may be voted on by the full Senate as early as this week.

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,71778-0.htm l

Call your senators and ask them to vote against this bill.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/ senators_cfm.cfm"

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