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Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts

Maniac-X Re:So? (451 comments)

I'm not sure how big of a secret Obama being "dumb" is. Some of us had that figured out for a while now.

Hard to imagine just how someone who supported Bush has the gall to call anyone dumb.

It's because they're too dumb to realize how dumb they are.

about 5 years ago
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Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts

Maniac-X Re:first amendment (451 comments)

Well, the thing is, it DOES protect you from that. What it does NOT protect, however, is "hate speech" (which would fall under libel). It applies to everyone, not just to the government. Criticisms are very different from insults.

about 5 years ago
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Ubisoft Working On a New Anti-Piracy Tool

Maniac-X Re:Spend your money right (377 comments)

I am not saying your current games are bad

I am. Pretty much everything released recently aside from Assassin's Creed has been downright horrible. Ubisoft, your sales are down because your games lick taint, not because people are pirating them.

about 5 years ago
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New iPhone Apps Help Drivers Beat Speed Traps

Maniac-X Re:Sergeant Stronginthearm says... (330 comments)

The problem isn't so much whether or not the laws are unjust themselves... but the fact that those who are supposed to enforce them do not uphold them themselves... and are not nearly often enough held accountable for that.

more than 5 years ago
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Has HavenCo's Data Haven Shut Down?

Maniac-X Re:Sea Boundaries (287 comments)

If you recall, the US military defeated Iraq's military within a couple of weeks. The only people fighting anymore are guerrillas, and you could argue that they're not so much "standing up to" the US's forces so much as attempting to annoy them to the point that they leave. In a "fair fight" (if you could call it that) they would never last.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

Maniac-X Re:IP and Hardware addresses (516 comments)

another one for ips: /^\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}$/

remove single-line C-style comments:
s;//.*$;;
s/\/\*.*\*\///g

multi-line C-style comments:
/\/\*/,/\*\// { d }

more than 5 years ago

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Hard Drives Should Meet Rated Capacity

Maniac-X Maniac-X writes  |  about 7 years ago

Maniac-X writes "A recent petition directed toward hard drive manufacturers telling them that consumers want more accurate drive capacity ratings.

Rate capacity in binary, instead of decimal. We want to take a hard drive home and format it to rated capacity. We're all tired of taking home a rated 320GB drive, and having it format to 298GB. This margin of error is simply unacceptable.
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Maniac-X Maniac-X writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Maniac-X writes "With the Military Commissions Act of 2006 passed in Senate, America has now become an essentially fascist regime of government.
The bill, in short, "accomplishes" the following things:
— Revokes Habeas Corpus (which allows detainees to seek release for *unlawful imprisonment*)
— Creates a secret committee appointed by Bush and Rumsfeld that has the power to declare any person (even a US citizen) to be an enemy, instantly depriving them of their legal rights. Right to appeal will be limited.

Emphasis mine:
(1) UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT- (A) The term `unlawful enemy combatant' means —
`(i) a person who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its co-belligerents who is not a lawful enemy combatant (including a person who is part of the Taliban, al Qaeda, or associated forces); or
`(ii) a person who, before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal established under the authority of the President or the Secretary of Defense.

— Allow police to search through your home without a search warrant.

— Ends protection of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.

— Gives George W. Bush amnesty for any war crimes he has committed.

— Allows people to be put on trial in front of a kangaroo court military tribunal, even if they aren't in any military, and have not engaged in military attacks against the USA.

— Allows the government to convict people of crimes on the basis of secret evidence that the accused never sees.

— Makes it legal for the government to use testimony extracted through torture coersion. (supposedly for aliens only)

— Ends the legal right to be protected from forced self-incrimination.

— Allows the government to imprison people without telling them what crimes they are being charged with.

— Allows for the records of trials to be kept secret from the American public.

— Enables trials to begin even before a thorough investigation of the alleged crime has taken place.

— Takes away the right to a speedy trial, allowing people to fester behind bars without being charged of any crime.

— Essentially gives the president unchecked, unlimited amounts of power & much, much more.

Not a SINGLE American major news network (FOX, CNN, CBS, CW, etc) aired a report on the passing of this bill. Furthermore, it's very difficult to find any information on the bill. Which means — the VAST MAJORITY of Americans DO NOT KNOW that this bill even exists!"

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