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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:What happens now? (147 comments)

One has to wonder then, whose idea it was to charge him in New Jersey at all...

If there's a precedent already in the state court that it's not unauthorized access if there's no code or password stolen... and there's a pretty clear argument that the case doesn't even belong in New Jersey, how did we get here? Some three years of incarceration later!

(Obviously, the answer is that it's not a crime if a cop does it.)

4 days ago
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$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

Yebyen Re:LOL (111 comments)

But you could get $50 and a pizza party... with a chance to win an iPad!

Spin the wheel! Weeeeeewwwow!

4 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:What happens now? (147 comments)

Which is just what he didn't do, according to the opinion. I agree, this fact wouldn't be helpful to his case if he was tried in probably any other possible state, other than New Jersey.

4 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:Not Odd At All (147 comments)

I'll try a car analogy. If you're trying to drive to New Jersey and you're starting your trip in Ireland, it's not important that you don't have EZPass or any American money to pay the tolls. There's too much water in your engine by the time you reach the shore, assuming you didn't just run out of gas on the bottom of the ocean. You didn't fail to pay the roadway tolls in Jersey, since you never were in the state of New Jersey. So you don't go to jail for that.

4 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:Not Odd At All (147 comments)

It suggests (by way that no evidence was offered) that he is not guilty of unauthorized use of a code or password, which means he's not guilty of violating the precedent for the statute in NJ. It gives no opinion on whether or not this has any bearing on the federal charge under CFAA. The precedent cited is another NJ case, where the person on trial was a police officer who had a password and used it for reasons against internal policy. There was no password, but I believe the standards of the federal CFAA are actually much lower.

4 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:What happens now? (147 comments)

I haven't read the judgement (I am a good armchair lawyer though, have read lots of opinions and regurgitation of other peoples interpretation of the facts) but I am pretty sure that was a part of the New Jersey law, so in any retrial it would be irrelevant, since the standard is lower.

It would have probably been better for Weev if AT&T's servers actually were in New Jersey, since then this judges would be forced to say what they think about the NJ law as it applies to this case, which is pretty clearly what you said. The password or code - there was no such barrier to access, so no illegal access through forged authorization occurred.

This barrier requirement is part of the New Jersey law, and the threshold for abuse in the federal statutes is lower. Ah. Here, found it:
See State v. Riley, 988 A.2d 1252,
1267 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 2009) (p12 of the ruling)

4 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Yebyen Re:Not Odd At All (147 comments)

...except that the situation you just described is the opposite of what happened.

The judges declined to give an opinion on whether or not any law was violated, they vacated the verdict in NJ because of a procedural violation that had taken place -- the venue the case was tried in was NJ, even though the events and parties (AT&T was not a plaintiff, so technically not a party... but the servers in question) were not any of them in NJ.

4 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Yebyen Re:On the other side, a bit looming problem (1109 comments)

Almost. You can quit, of course, but it's illegal for your company to let you put pressure on others to quit by threatening to quit. It would seem.

about a week ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

Yebyen Re:Read your lease... (319 comments)

Not just that... even renters whose leases do not forbid sublet, or actual property owners, are not allowed to rent for terms less than 30 days because they likely have not obtained the permit. It's said that this permit is onerous or expensive to obtain and so "is usually ignored."

about a week ago
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Is Weev Still In Jail Because the Government Doesn't Understand What Hacking Is?

Yebyen Re: No. (246 comments)

If you can go to the store and buy one, and put it on your network, and your network monitoring software can show you what it's doing, and it's unambiguously doing something that's easy for you to do, and makes it easy to get something that arguably ought to be a secret without your having performed any heavy duty rocket surgery...

It's public! Any of your customers can gain this knowledge without anything you didn't just plain give over to them! If responsibly disclosed and the company won't do anything about it, then they ought to be exposed. Now what is it that was exposed again? "Private" e-mail addresses?

Come on!

about a month ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

Yebyen Re:Facebook email incredibly useful ... (149 comments)

As if I don't already get enough spam on Facebook... no thanks!

(Actually, my facebook feed consists mostly of updates from The Onion, it's honestly a joy sometimes to visit the News Feed.)

about 2 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

Yebyen Re:Beta violates ADA guidelines (77 comments)

Psst... you actually put ADA in the subject of your post.

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Yebyen Re:Slashdot death rattle (250 comments)

That's odd. For me, I can click on Valdrax or (32670) to get to /~Valdrax

On Beta, clicking your username would just expand/fold your comment.

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Yebyen Re:Slashdot death rattle (250 comments)

Holy shit it's back. I must be right on the threshold. The nexus of the universe. I can see my house from here!

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Yebyen Re:Slashdot death rattle (250 comments)

Try using it for a while. You can't link directly to comments, you can't click a username to visit somebody's profile, it seems to delete whole posts (for me at least) whenever that person tries to thoroughly exercise Unicode, instead of just deleting the Unicode characters like Classic. It has really got nothing at all positive over Slashdot Classic in my opinion. It should be clear what the users want, since every single article is crapflooded with comments about "FUCK BETA" and they are actually getting modded up.

about 2 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

Yebyen Re:Slashdot death rattle (250 comments)

Hold on a second, you still have the disable ads checkbox?

My karma is still 'Excellent' but I don't have the checkbox anymore. What am I doing wrong?

about 2 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

Yebyen Re:The bigger issue... (293 comments)

Is that true?

I have two rooted tablets, one running CyanogenMod and the other running KATKiss (both on 4.4/KitKat), and there are sometimes problems running Netflix, but by and large I'd say it works. The problems I've had most often were that videos would start playing, then the audio would continue but the video would freeze frame.

I have a TV/BluRay player that does Netflix, so I don't really care. But last time I tried to watch a show on the tablet, it worked. (And I'm definitely still rooted.)

about 3 months ago
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India Cautions Users On Risks Associated With Virtual Currencies

Yebyen Re:Meh banksters (121 comments)

Then if you lived in Norway, at least, from what I've read you'd be a tax cheat. A lot of countries in Europe are declaring BTC as asset which means that buyers and sellers are required to participate in VAT collection on every transaction.

about 4 months ago
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Enlightenment DR 0.18: Improved Compositing, Wayland Support

Yebyen Re:Why I don't use Enlightenment. (62 comments)

I was joking, but I can tell you, since E16 stopped being a thing that people cared about, E17 was either not viable or not ever included in any Debian Stable release. Maybe things have changed in Wheezy. I don't think so.

Now that you called me out, I call bunk on the GP's whole story though, I just checked and Debian Stable still today does not package Enlightenment 0.17x, it's only available in Jessie (testing) and Sid (unstable). MouseTheLuckyDog either tried compiling from source and missed some (important but not mandatory) dependencies, or used third-party packages that were not good enough, given his poor experience. The software is actually very good. (says the Gnome Shell user)

They always seemed to get it packaged right in Unstable, sometimes even in Testing, but for some reason that never seemed to successfully "trickle down" to a stable release. I don't know why. You can (honestly) have Enlightenment 17 even with Debian Lenny, it just requires some careful attention to the packages you provide it when compiling (or use elive, which is actually built out of Lenny/Wheezy.) Maybe they will do better in the final release of Jessie.

That says something about the concept of allowing any person to "call it" deciding when the quality of all software is good enough for a stable release once every two years, more than it says anything bad about Enlightenment developers or Debian policy. Thanatermesis (the steward of Elive) seems to get it right, but his work does not filter back into Debian Stable because they have more serious things to concern with than the proper configuration and packaging of Enlightenment, apparently.

about 4 months ago
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Enlightenment DR 0.18: Improved Compositing, Wayland Support

Yebyen Re:Why I don't use Enlightenment. (62 comments)

You really are at fault here, how can you expect the Leading Edge windowmanager to have a viable release at all, for the Two Years Ago is New Enough debian stable?

When I learned to use Enlightenment, the first step was ./autogen.sh

Go back to KDE :)

about 4 months ago

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