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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (290 comments)

If Congress wanted to regulate cars, they'd have to move the 50 state databases of car information into one national one.

Regulating cars is tough to do from Washington, DC because weather is different in the 50 states.You never have to deal with snow in California.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Facebook, provide more parental controls (319 comments)

You really don't understand what goes on at school... boy-girl teams get more power than any all-girl or all-boy team.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Responsibilty: It's bundled with control! (319 comments)

You're responsible for kids FOREVER. If you kill your kid on their 18th birthday, you go down for murder.

I'm part of the reason why Oran family kids survive... you can't announce you're going to kill your kid on their first birthday and get away with it on my watch.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (319 comments)

Uhm, kids who make money try to keep it away from their parents unless they have a really good relationship with them. I still haven't been able to enjoy the money I made from the CBS Latenight News.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (319 comments)

So if I post a stock trade on the internet, am I not liable if it looses money?So if I post a stock trade on the internet, am I not liable if it looses money?

If you say "I think this is going up..." you're playing along with sites like Fool.com and MotifInvensting.com where users share ideas, but aren't liable if it doesn't work.

If you shout "This is going up!" and then sell into the sea of users following you, then that's "pump and dump" and you get banned by the FTC.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Facebook, provide more parental controls (319 comments)

Kids need a private channel to communicate with other kids that their parents can't monitor. "Dating" is the process of trying to escape control to find out if the person on the other side of the table really wants to be with you more.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Facebook needs to be like Slashdot (319 comments)

-1 is for unpopular speech, deleted is for things that can't be said in public.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:I don't get it. (319 comments)

Judges sometimes have trouble getting their rulings enforced. If a judge local to Facebook says "Uh, you can't make me pull that..." the judge local to the complaining person has to demand the password holder of the account pull it.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (319 comments)

There's such a thing as illegal speech. You can't post libel or slander on the Internet. You have a right to say anything true, but you don't have permission say bad things about a person or company that aren't true.

3 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (290 comments)

State laws can shut down a store, even if the products there are from out of state.
State laws can say a type of car can't be operated on roads in the state.
State laws can prevent a type of car from being registered.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The New Guy 2.0 Responsibilty: It's bundled with control! (319 comments)

When parents insist on parental controls being added to things like Facebook, they become responsible for what their kids do. When you have control, you're responsible for when it goes wrong.

3 days ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

The New Guy 2.0 Can we talk about two things at the same time? (38 comments)

There seems to be two disjoint discussions on the same thing around here...

When we talk Net Neutrality we talk about giving every node on the Internet an equal chance to speak.
When we talk about Netflix/Google/Amazon buying fast lane access to users, we're violating the rules of Net Neutrality to give people what they're paying for faster.

Do you see how when we celebrate one side of this, the other side loses?

3 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (290 comments)

It's hard to bribe all 50 legislatures... just getting the Congress to support you is sometimes not enough...

4 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

The New Guy 2.0 Telsa's lobbiest crashes (290 comments)

Telsa... you're being banned state by state, what's wrong?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

The New Guy 2.0 Speed limits... (279 comments)

First, even if you've got a gigabit around town, you don't really have an ability to fill it. If you were going to use that whole thing, you have no way of viewing anything that fast. It's multiple movies in a matter of seconds.

Second, you can only go as fast as the server on the other side is willing to send to you. If they've got a gigabit on their side, you'll fill their pipe too, disabling the site to other people.

In other words, a step down to 600MHz because that's you're local speed is good enough for most uses. Only a datacenter needs to go that fast.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Too big to complain about (741 comments)

He was allowed to complain to customer service. He was fired for calling the accounting office.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Lawsuit in 3...2...1 (741 comments)

"If he was telling the truth" seems to have evaluated to "False".

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

The New Guy 2.0 Re:And what's the problem ? (741 comments)

We seem to be reading a one-sided story... why didn't he call the police when the installer tried to give him equipment he didn't want. In-home sales laws exist.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

The New Guy 2.0 Re:So, it has come to this. (741 comments)

Nope, he was fired for interference by calling someone he shouldn't have. Even accountants must take their complaints to customer service.

about two weeks ago

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Is We-Care really a tool or turning you into a tool

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 4 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "My ESET Smart Security package seems to have missed a spot. Somehow without me knowing, We-Care.org's flagship "product" was installed. It's a bit of a spyware product that intercepts affiliate site links, and claims to donate to "charity" despite no proof it actually works and no credible brand at risk... we stopped that site down before here on Slashdot, so why is this thing still online?"
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Deleted Slashdot: TV series Small Wonder

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 5 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I tried today to post comment to a story about fictional robots mentioning the TV series Small Wonder but it was deleted. "Controversial" means we have to talk about it, but some people want it to mean it should be banned. Yep, Small Wonder was syndicated, but in no places did it ran until the end. Parents, if you think you can treat your kid like that title character, you really don't know how that ends. I guess if the story was a book, it would have been in the Left Behind series. My girlfriend at the time wore a Halloween costume as that character, and she really didn't know what a discussion she was starting that day. See, she was offered the title character's role on that show, but we (the students and teachers, and even the rest of the school's staff) really told her not to do that. We all had too many other jobs at that time. She already was working on three other shows at the time. I think only she could name which three shows I'm talking about."
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Judge Shot by Own Bailiff

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 7 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Mental hospital officials are mourning the loss of their favorite judge. Massachusetts Judge Janet McGovern has been shot and was refused service by UMassMemorial, which means she will likely be dead soon. Apparently, a higher court ordered her killed, and the bailiff in her own court room took action without warning her. From what I can tell, Governor Patrick (D-MA) will need to introduce a new judge to the community of Worcester."
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SCotUS rules against Lexmark in ink cartrige chip case

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 7 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against printer company Lexmark and in favor of ink re-filler Static Control in a case over Lexmark's anti-refilling microchips. Looks like there's still no way to block ink re-fillers from working, as usual."
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Um, that's not a court order that counts

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I've got some serious problems with a "court ruling" that is forcing me to take medicine. First, they didn't tell me where the court was, and denied my abilty to drive to the Worcester District Court courthouse. Second, they claimed they had a court order without showing me the paperwork. Third, the document was "form letter" (with unchecked options) therefore, it could have been a "fill in the name" form. Fourth, they showed me an unreadable judge's signature, which is sometimes okay, but the name was not printed. All I know is that there's some judge named "Janet" who should have found me. Can I get a better hearing? Where is the appeals court in this area?"
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No bandwidth + untrustworthy people = tax problems

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Usally, I would have filed my IRS/State taxes by now, but there's a problem. With no access to a trustworthy computer in a private space, I'll end up sharing my tax data with people who shouldn't see it. I'd trust the employees of H&R Block or Jackson Hewett, but not this hospital's staff. Why did I call them "untrustworthy", because they keep breaking laws. See, I can trust my computer with this Slashdot acount, but don't forget, I'm still LostCluster writing on a account name suggested by somebody else."
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Status of the LostCluster account

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Status of the LostCluster account

I seem to have a lack of Internet bandwidth lately because the "hospital" doesn't provide WiFi to patient rooms and my cell phone is not connecting to much other than 911... why can't I call 611 to find out why my service isn't working. Anyway, if this posts from the public Internet room here, that's why I won't use my LostCluster accounts there. Right now, the account is blocked with no password correct at all. I eventually will ask CmdrTaco or someone on Team Taco to renable the account, but that's why I'm posting on backup account "The New Guy 2.0"... which should be a wake-up call to some of my friends."
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Hey NYCL, are you still here?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I know a lot about the history of SlashDot. One of my favorite shared group accounts was the NewYorkCountryLawyer and NewYorkCountyLayer, both commonly called NYCL. They really did a lot of work in cleaning up the Internet from troubling projects like P2P shares of copyrighted works and attempts to hack critcal systems such as major websites and power grid systems. It originally started as law students working with their professors, and went on to create a catchphrase of IANAL (I am not a lawyer) for people who wanted to talk law without actually being a lawyer. We seem to need some law edits in Massachusetts, so please organize here and then stand by."
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Kiss 108 Boston could go news at any moment.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Okay, that's a statement that could scare a lot of people. See, Kiss 108 Boston is not just Boston's Number #1 for Today's Hit Music, but a vital entry ramp into the world of pop music worldwide. But, here's the catch. Due to Kiss 108's successful clearing of emergency news programs, that station ended up with a right to simulcast any DirecTV channel. If you want out of that agreement, you have to get your channel off of DirecTV entirely. This is very rare, but if there is a disaster in any part of Kiss 108's coverage range, or even world wide... if it is a threat to the Boston area, Kiss 108 can simulcast any credible newscast.

Okay, so you're wondering, with DirecTV so secure hacking efforts common in the early 2000s no longer come even close to working... how does Kiss 108 technically work it when they have to? See, at the master control location, there is a link between DirecTV and the Kiss 108 broadcast chain powered by Analog Hole Technology. (When I used to mention this on Slashdot, a group of cute girls logged onto an account called analog_hole and explained the situation. Is anybody still speaking for that account? If so, find the girls who started it and call roll!) The Analog Hole Technology is too simple, but too dangerous. See, if you use it without permission, it's a major copyright violation. When Kiss 108 does it, it's okay, they have a license."
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Trademark violation? Definitely not.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "If you think there already was a "The New Guy" you're most likely right. In fact, I'm within the coverage range of WXLO.and actually listened to that show. Turns out, I was living way too close to that show's production facility and actually contributed some story elements that weren't broadcast. See, if there really was a memory-forgetting gas leak at that house.... if it made it to mine I'd be in serious trouble, and if caught without a safe place to live or dead it would have put thousands of people who work for me out of work. If it traveled further down the street we would have lost a sports expert who can call the difference between real and fake sports teams quickly so shows like "SportsCenter Beta" are impossible.

I'm gone from there. People who are mentioned in this post... please get out if you haven't already. It's official, there's nobody credible left at 40. I'm not sure what was left at what we called 42. People of 44, are you still there? I know both of you have the ability to post on Slashdot. Please find some way to prove to me you're okay."
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This is LostCluster. This really is LostCluster. How do I prove it?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "This is scary. I really am the only writer of the LostCluster account here on Slashdot. But, I'm living in a insecure situation and can't risk false reports coming from that account. At this point, there's no way to log onto that account without the help of CmdrTaco or a current Slashdot root user. (Was Slashdot sold? Who's in charge here?) Looks like we have no lead commenter at the moment. First lead commentator grew up to become a tech babe. (OMG, is she alive? I haven't seen her anywhere lately... she an I used to date! We once produced 16 hours of "unacceptable Slashdot" because we were too romantic.) Second lead commenter was me... but I've been hospitalized too long and out of touch. I at least have enough bandwidth for this post to work but am unsure if there's going to be an attempt to fake me or censor me. Okay... this has been on my screen too long without anything going wrong. Game on! Welcome to The New Guy 2.0!"

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