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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Nimey Re:Quite logical reaction (700 comments)

Says the Internet Tough Guy who'd apparently like to shoot up a school to prove something, yeah. Fuck off.

5 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Nimey Re:It's crap (1228 comments)

As I posted elsethread:

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution reads in part:

The Congress shall have power...
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
[...]
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

In other words, it was intended that we have no standing army[1] and that instead we have a militia of armed citizens that could be quickly mustered to "execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions", and for this militia to be governed and regulated by rules promulgated by Congress (but ultimately under the command of the President as commander-in-chief).

The bit about "suppressing insurrections" is particularly damning of the idiots who think the intent for the Second Amendment was to give us the ability to overthrow the government. Even in George Washington's presidency the militia was used to suppress an insurrection (the Whiskey Rebellion), so it's quite obvious that the intent was to have the "well regulated militia" be our primary fighting force at least until a proper army could be mustered and fielded, and so the right for people to keep and bear arms was meant to make sure we had a militia capable of fighting.

Since we now have a permanent standing army, there's no longer any reason under the original intent for citizens to have an unrestricted right to keep and bear arms.

I am not making any arguments as to whether relying on a militia rather than a standing army is a good one, I'm just going for the "original intent" argument that gun-rights people have such a huge boner for.

[1] which is why we have the biannual vestigial fig-leaf of the National Defense Authorization bill.

10 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Nimey Re:Militia, then vs now (1228 comments)

Bullshit on anyone getting 12+ rounds a minute from a single-shot muzzle-loading anything. You're just wanking now.

10 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Nimey Re:Quite logical reaction (700 comments)

Oh my. You really have no idea how hilarious your posturing is, do you?

10 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Nimey Re:Quite logical reaction (700 comments)

For the record, your mother is simply delightful.

10 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Nimey Re:Quite logical reaction (700 comments)

Sure you would, tough guy.

11 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Nimey Re:Militia, then vs now (1228 comments)

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution reads in part:

The Congress shall have power...
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
[...]
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

In other words, it was intended that we have no standing army[1] and that instead we have a militia of armed citizens that could be quickly mustered to "execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions", and for this militia to be governed and regulated by rules promulgated by Congress (but ultimately under the command of the President as commander-in-chief).

The bit about "suppressing insurrections" is particularly damning of the idiots who think the intent for the Second Amendment was to give us the ability to overthrow the government. Even in George Washington's presidency the militia was used to suppress an insurrection (the Whiskey Rebellion), so it's quite obvious that the intent was to have the "well regulated militia" be our primary fighting force at least until a proper army could be mustered and fielded, and so the right for people to keep and bear arms was meant to make sure we had a militia capable of fighting.

Since we now have a permanent standing army, there's no longer any reason under the original intent for citizens to have an unrestricted right to keep and bear arms.

I am not making any arguments as to whether relying on a militia rather than a standing army is a good one, I'm just going for the "original intent" argument that gun-rights people have such a huge boner for.

[1] which is why we have the biannual vestigial fig-leaf of the National Defense Authorization bill.

12 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Nimey Re:Quite logical reaction (700 comments)

Internet Tough Guy detected. You wouldn't do any of those things, cupcake, you're just a talker.

12 hours ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Nimey Re:Trust No One (164 comments)

In other words, don't use any technology unless you developed it yourself, smelted the raw materials yourself, &c.

How much do you trust the evidence of your senses?

yesterday
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Nimey Re:Whonix is another alternative (164 comments)

Note that the above Whonices are vulnerable to Heartbleed, so you'll need to do an apt-get update/apt-get dist-upgrade once you've imported the VMs into VirtualBox.

yesterday
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Nimey Whonix is another alternative (164 comments)

https://www.whonix.org/

Magnet links:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:A031805E690BB0E03114A8FEB52485517218D3CE&dn=Whonix-Gateway-8.1.ova&tr=http%3a%2f%2fannounce.torrentsmd.com%3a6969%2fannounce&ws=http%3a%2f%2fwebseed.whonix.org%3a8008%2f8.1%2fWhonix-Gateway-8.1.ova

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:AB89247534553946C500EDF3A78E9C30F9C956ED&dn=Whonix-Workstation-8.1.ova&tr=http%3a%2f%2fannounce.torrentsmd.com%3a6969%2fannounce&ws=http%3a%2f%2fwebseed.whonix.org%3a8008%2f8.1%2fWhonix-Workstation-8.1.ova

And here's the magnet link for Tails v0.23 for good measure:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B7EE06A2568630EED830CFFBF45B6BFD5DE796D4&dn=tails-i386-0.23&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftorrent.gresille.org%2fannounce

yesterday
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

Nimey Re:Well, If the NSA Can't Crack It, Ya Right (164 comments)

I've been seeding the 0.23 version since it came out. Here's the magnet link:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B7EE06A2568630EED830CFFBF45B6BFD5DE796D4&dn=tails-i386-0.23&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftorrent.gresille.org%2fannounce

yesterday
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Nimey Re:My 2 cents (842 comments)

Do you always stick up for people who can't argue their way out of a wet paper bag? The fallacies themselves made the argument too stupid to be worth responding to.

3 days ago
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The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

Nimey Re:Just out of curiosity (106 comments)

This place has more than its share of doctrinaire libertarians and anarcho-capitalists, so I guarantee you'll be hearing from somebody.

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Nimey Re:My 2 cents (842 comments)

Which of course excuses Americans from changing anything, amirite?

4 days ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Nimey Re:Terrible article (720 comments)

It was a /great/ article for Slashdot, though, because it let nerds get their rage on for nothing, again, and drove page clicks.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Nimey Re:Misleading title... (641 comments)

Pffffft. It's not even Dice, this place was like that before Dice.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Nimey Re:Misleading title... (641 comments)

You must be new here. It's posted blatant and sensationalist FUD many times before, just not necessarily Linux-oriented.

about two weeks ago

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CrunchBang repository and tracker DDoSed

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 6 months ago

Nimey (114278) writes "CrunchBang Linux's package repository and BitTorrent tracker have been DDoSed.. Per the announcement on their forum,

The #! repo server and torrent tracker are currently the targets of a DoS attack and are offline. The attack is being monitored and I hope to have normal service restored soon. Apologies for the inconvenience, but this is somewhat out of my control. The repository being offline affects the cb-welcome post install script, so please don't run it until this is resolved. If you have a new install, please cancel out of the script. Thank you!

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Adobe introduces the paid security fix

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Adobe has posted a security bulletin for Photoshop CS5 for Windows and OSX. It seems there is a critical security hole that will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Adobe's fix? You need to pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS6. For users who cannot upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe recommends users follow security best practices and exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources."
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Inside Amazon's warehouse

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Over the past two months, The (Allentown, PA) Morning Call interviewed 20 current and former warehouse workers who showed pay stubs, tax forms or other proof of employment. They offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it's like to work in the Amazon warehouse, where temperatures soar on hot summer days, production rates are difficult to achieve and the permanent jobs sought by many temporary workers hired by an outside agency are tough to get."
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Microsoft's Win7 Student Edition fiasco

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "It seems that many people who have bought the $30 student edition of Windows 7 have received a broken installer that will not create a bootable DVD image. The problem seems to be related to extracting a 64-bit version of 7 on a 32-bit version of Windows.

In other news, the Pirate Bay has several editions of Windows 7 available in .ISO format, which need a license key (which we paid our $30 for) to work anyway."

Link to Original Source
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Anatomy of a malware scam

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "The Register has posted an in-depth story analyzing the all-too-common malware XP Antivirus 2008. It's a very professional scam, and I've had many users taken in by it. Essentially the program masquerades as a legitimate anti-malware program, pretends to scan your computer for baddies, wants you to buy the full version to remove what it "found", and imitates portions of Windows XP."
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Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Gosh, imagine that. US Attorney General Michael Mukasey will not prosecute the former Bush Administration officials who improperly hired career Justice Department officials based on politics. The Bush Administration continues to protect its own at the expense of the country."

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