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Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

NoxNoctis Re:Easy answers (251 comments)

Years of my life have been spent dealing with it. I would love to get that time back.

about 10 months ago
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Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

NoxNoctis Re:Easy answers (251 comments)

This couldn't be more true. Paris, France threatened to sue me if I didn't turn over my domain to them. Somehow they won the UDRP complaint when the requirements include not having threatened to file suit. Thankfully some rather fantastic lawyers helped me keep my domain. It's a scary world and the people with money don't make it any better.

about 10 months ago
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Michigan Police Could Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

NoxNoctis And the simple solution is... (525 comments)

Don't get stopped by the police in Michigan. If that's not possible, phone out of view. They may be trying to skirt around the 4th Amendment by slurping the phone data, but they can't search your car (for your phone) with PC or a warrant. And I'm sorry, but "most people have a cellphone so I'm going to find yours" is not PC for a search.

more than 3 years ago
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4chan Has Been DDOSed

NoxNoctis Re:Don't worry (710 comments)

When in doubt, nuke it from orbit.

more than 3 years ago
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Georgia College's New Policy — Reporting All P2P Users To the Police

NoxNoctis Re:GNU/Linux, *BSD, etc. (421 comments)

I am well aware of this. What I was pointing out was how ludicrous it is for the school to assume that all P2P is illegal when some people pay at least one company to use their fully legitimate and legal BT-based updater. I apologize if you missed that.

more than 3 years ago
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Georgia College's New Policy — Reporting All P2P Users To the Police

NoxNoctis World of Warcraft-- (421 comments)

Yes... It uses BitTorrent for updates (yes, you can disable this but most don't). Suddenly people who pay month-to-month to play a game are considered criminals by the school. Um, what?

more than 3 years ago
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BSG Prequel Series Caprica Canceled

NoxNoctis Re:It could also... (602 comments)

"...between the first half of the season and the second..."

more than 3 years ago
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BSG Prequel Series Caprica Canceled

NoxNoctis It could also... (602 comments)

It could also have to do with HUGE break between the first half of the season and the second... Just sayin'

more than 3 years ago
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Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police

NoxNoctis Re:Oh if only... (485 comments)

The consent rules only apply for communications where there is an expectation of privacy, like a phone call. In a public place there is no such expectation so the consent rules do not apply.

more than 3 years ago
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Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police

NoxNoctis Oh if only... (485 comments)

Aside from this seriously being a sudden outbreak of common sense, it only affects residents of Maryland. In order to affect the whole of the United States this would have to be a decision made by SCOTUS. Should this go to them? It shouldn't have to. Our state and local governments should be bright enough to figure this out on their own.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

NoxNoctis Re:Mothers (271 comments)

So if guns cause crime, do cameras cause child porn?

more than 4 years ago
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In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

NoxNoctis Re:Good thinking! (582 comments)

There's a shortage of donors as it is where too many are dragging their feet when it comes to registering. This new rule seems to make the "game" fairer.

I've never really seen it as a game myself. To me it is just a way to turn your own grief in to someone's joy. Is that really so bad? While I do not possess a donor card, I've made my wishes perfectly clear to those who would be making decisions on my behalf should something happen.

But how I understand it, orthodox who explicitly refuse donating organs apparently want to dictate rules for matches they don't even participate in. What's it then? Do they want be in front of the queue for accepting organs? Play the game or leave the table. Another fine example of religious representatives imposing themselves, interpreting the word of God.

Yes, yes, and yes. You have to remember that the religious leaders in biblical times were the law. Even if how they interpreted the word of God was horribly inaccurate and plainly only for their benefit, people went with it. Even in modern times, these "leaders" still seem to be nothing more than a cleaned up version of a mob boss.

more than 4 years ago
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How Packing a Gun Protects Valuables From Airline Theft

NoxNoctis Re:the gun (52 comments)

The gun laws for Clark County are a bit odd, but they have provisions that we forced on them by Nevada that allow people to not register their firearms for 60 days IIRC. This keeps people who are visiting from having to jump through hoops.

more than 4 years ago

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