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WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter

ReAn1985 Re:This just in: Fails all around. (212 comments)

15K-20K Hours of playing Morrowind? You've dedicated 1.71-2.28 WAKING YEARS to playing morrowind? Not Impossible but I'm calling bullshit....

about 10 months ago

Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0

ReAn1985 Re:Enough already. (159 comments)

D does!. But D also has so many neat features.

D is wonderful, and it can interop with C / C++ or write inline ASM for you micro-optimists out there.

about 10 months ago

GIMP, Citing Ad Policies, Moves to FTP Rather Than SourceForge Downloads

ReAn1985 You realize.. (336 comments)

You realize that IDs don't necessarily stamp the age of a /. reader, just the age of the account.

I've been reading /. since 1998 but I only got around to making an account in 2005. It's very possible that someone at 1mill ID could have seen the "Good Ol' Days" of /.

But now you can feel good about yourself Mr. AC, you've managed to look like an ass while attempting to discredit someone's comments. Good for you.

about 10 months ago

Tool To Allow ISPs To Scan Every File You Transmit

ReAn1985 A Matter of Context.... (370 comments)

You know what really bothers me the most? There's a lack of context.

I can send you off to and plastered on there can be a blacklisted pic. I can advertize it as a funny pic, you don't know, you wont know until you see it. Now obviously a SITE like that wont stay up for long, but posted on a big site quick enough you can frame many many people who had no intent.

Additionally with sites like 4chan. I'm sure a lot of 16-17 year olds go through that site but they look like they could be 18+, you can't really tell, and there's no way to be sure. If one of the pics posted on there is blacklisted, bam that's a lot of people who though they were looking at an 18 year old and soon are pegged w/ this problem.

The real issue is INTENT, did the offended INTEND to see kiddie pron? 9/10 cases, probably not. The difference is, did you close the page? or save the pic? and no level of government bullshit shy of tapping your pc is going to come close to detecting that.

It's like buying shoes, and then later the police come to your door and arrest you for buying shoes that were stolen. You didn't buy them BECAUSE they were stolen... but the govm't isn't willing to make the distinction.

more than 5 years ago


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