Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!



The Science of Solitary Confinement

Nukenbar Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (326 comments)

But human contact and external stimuli in a physical separation situation would required a greater cost. Spending more on prisons is not high on anyone's radar but the ACLU.

about a month and a half ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

Nukenbar Significantly more??? (270 comments)

Who can say this? Someone that is 14? I'd say for most people, gaming peaks when you are in your early teens. You just have too much stuff going on later in life.

about 1 month ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Nukenbar Re:Complete Bullshit (500 comments)

Nobody else can give someone permission to search my domicile. Period.

Not if you are married. It is no longer just YOUR home and YOUR stuff. Now it is, as we would say in the South, Y'ALL home and Y'ALL stuff. Your wife would have just as much of a right to consent to the search.

No the new law seems to apply to a GF or any resident in the home, which I'm thinking goes too far.

about 1 month ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

Nukenbar Re:Sheriff (467 comments)

It is pretty routine to ignore these types of warrants until they land in your face.

When they first received the warrant they may have rolled by her home, and if she was not there, put it in a pile of unlocated warrant suspects and log it in the computer. Now the next time she had an interaction with law enforcement, say a speeding ticket or a proof of insurance checkpoint, the warrant would pop up and she would be arrested and taken to court to clear the warrant.

about 2 months ago

Google Earth's New Satellites

Nukenbar Re:Resolution (118 comments)

most close in google photos are taken via aerial photography.

about 2 months ago

Cameron's IP Advisor: Throw Persistent Copyright Infringers In Jail

Nukenbar Stealing vs. copyright infringement; not the issue (263 comments)

I think most people by now understand the difference. The real question is do we want (what I will call) common copyright infringement, which is already against the law as a civil matter to be criminal fineable or jailable offense.

But now, do we want common copyright infringement infringement to be a crime?

I think most hear can agree that using someone's copyright against their will is wrong. But is it a moral wrong, a civil wrong, or a criminal wrong? Clearly those who own the copyrights don't want others using their copyrights without their authorization/compensation. But is this a battle that we want the government involved in, criminally? Some copyright infringement already is criminal. Remember all of those FBI warnings at the beginning of DVDs? If you start selling copyrighted materials as your own, you could be going to jail. And I think we call all agree that this is a crime. Clearly in large scale infringement cases, for example Microsoft using some Apple copyright, a civil proceeding is warranted and suitable.

But what do we do with individual offenders? The Pirate bay types. What type of crime is is? A moral one like adultery? (used to be a crime, but is not anymore **exceptions noted**) or should it rise to a punishable offense? What is the line between the two?

These are the questions we should be asking ourselves and as a society and not allowing special interest groups to drive the discussion.

about 3 months ago

US Government To Convert Silk Road Bitcoins To USD

Nukenbar Re:Yeah. Good luck with that. (408 comments)

Almost certainly they will just auction them off like they would with a seized car or house. Someone will probably pay 97 cent or so to the dollar on the spot exchange rate of bitcoins to dollars on that day and it will be his problem to convert them on an exchange.

about 3 months ago

Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC

Nukenbar Is that a lot? (292 comments)

It a city that size, that doesn't really seem like that many to me.

about 3 months ago

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

Nukenbar Re:I see a logical problem with this... (599 comments)

Everyone that has a Ford has given his consent by signing on of the 300 forms that you sign when you get a new (to you) car.

about 3 months ago

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

Nukenbar If They know, so does the government (599 comments)

I assume that if it is ever stored, I can be retrievable by the government through court order or NSA subpoena.

I assume the next stop would be to be used by private citizens in traffic accident lawsuits.

about 3 months ago

Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

Nukenbar Re:A promise only goes so far (351 comments)

If they were serious about this, Why not fork into two separate pools?

about 3 months ago

Pirate Bay Founder's Custody Extended to February 5th

Nukenbar Re:Solitary Confinement? (127 comments)

Not really. Pretty much anyone who is currently in the press gets held in solitary confinement because the corrections department doesn't what their name in the papers if something happens to him.

about 3 months ago

How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

Nukenbar Re:Best Buy (385 comments)

This reminds me of an old Monty Python clip where a couple guys are pushing a cart and asking people to bring out their dead. A guy comes out and is carrying a guy on his shoulder and says this guy is dead but the guy on his should replied I am not dead.


Um, this is that.

about 5 months ago

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Vanishes, Taking £2.5m of Coins With It

Nukenbar Re:What the hell did you expect? (346 comments)

Returns. Bitcoins are up about 100% over the past month. Even smart people start to lose their minds when they see returns like that.

about 5 months ago

Judge: No Privacy Expectations For Data On P2P Networks

Nukenbar Re:They just pled guilty (230 comments)

This is correct. The first stage of any criminal prosecution after arraignment is decisions on motions to exclude different type evidence that the prosecutor is required to disclose that they intent to use at trial. This could be 1) physical evidence, like the smoking gun, 2) statements such as interviews with the police or other admissions 3) or electronic evidence such as this.

about 5 months ago

Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations

Nukenbar A few are still around (419 comments)

My sister still likes going to the store and browsing. This is crazy to me.

about 5 months ago

10-Year-Old Boy Discovers 600-Million-Year-Old Supernova

Nukenbar Re:A great example for kids (214 comments)

I think most people understand you can be intelligent coming out of home schooling, but that the relative lack of social interaction with peers has to hamper your interaction with others in the college atmosphere.

about 5 months ago

Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

Nukenbar Dressing up... (273 comments)

and hitting on girls a decade young than me in short skirts.

about 6 months ago

Facebook Testing Screen-Tracking Software For Users

Nukenbar They don't already do this?? (115 comments)

I figured that they already knew I liked checking out all of the hot chicks in the Match.com/online dates.

Maybe some other algorithm already knows that I'm sad and alone. :(

about 6 months ago



Nukenbar has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account