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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

ZombieBraintrust Re:Easy Militia States (1542 comments)

It would be hard in places like Chicago or New York. Basically you would need to break the law or move if you want a gun for self protection.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

ZombieBraintrust Easy Militia States (1542 comments)

States that want lax gun laws would just create State Militias that were mostly unreguluated. These would be sepperate from the national guard. These would basically be gun clubs. In places like Kentucky a 14 year old would be able to join. The only service requirement would be taking a NRA gun class. I guess you would also need to say the pledge of allegiance.

2 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

ZombieBraintrust Re:To the point... (147 comments)

Doesn't matter. If I rob someone in Alaska who happens to own a house in New York the crime still occurred in Alaska. These people had assets in CA. If they want the protection of NJ law they should keep their assets in NJ.

about a week ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

ZombieBraintrust Re:Wait What??? (594 comments)

I suggesting they are name dropping Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to make their claims sound more plausable. I bet the following statements are just as true/false.

Newtons First Law of Motion allows a small region of empty space to come into existence probabilistically due to quantum fluctuations

The Pythagorean Theorem allows a small region of empty space to come into existence probabilistically due to quantum fluctuations

about a week ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

ZombieBraintrust Wait What??? (594 comments)

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle allows a small region of empty space to come into existence probabilistically due to quantum fluctuations

I don't remember that in the principle when I took physics. I think they are skipping quite a few steps in the summary.

about a week ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

ZombieBraintrust Re:Added benefit (104 comments)

With raw foods it is about the low quality food that poor urban people consume. Raw milk might not kill you at a French New York Restaurant. But it has certainly killed lots of urban poor people. Raw milk was banned as a way of limiting TB. In 1815, one in four deaths in England was due to "consumption". Anti-biotics and a vacines have reduced the risks of eating raw foods. (but only if you have good health care)

about a week ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

ZombieBraintrust Re:Rev Numbers (301 comments)

I think that might scare people from upgrading. Going from 7.10322 to to 8 is scarier than going from 7.10322 to 7.10322g It suggests that upgrading will break things.

about a week ago
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A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

ZombieBraintrust 4k (135 comments)

I don't think this headset is first. I think I recall palmer or cormack talking about 4k when they discussed the headsets they tried prior to developing the rift. That 4k was one of the requirements for some defense application. I suppose this might be the first prototype 2.5k display whose parts cost less than 10 grand.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ZombieBraintrust Re:Use a Dictionary (1109 comments)

I regret replying to this. Feeding my inner Troll. Can I mod myself down?

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ZombieBraintrust Re:Use a Dictionary (1109 comments)

Not sure how California law defines it but in my book, politics is people and corporations, organizations, laws and policies are not people.

and

Politics is people, my friend

I think read you post just fine. You define politics twice.
I'm being a bit of troll but dictionaries tend to define single words. So you would take the adjective political and apply it to the noun campaign.

a series of activities designed to produce a particular result

a series of military battles, attacks, etc., designed to produce a particular result in a war

So a referendum on goverement laws is a political campaign. Of course this is all meaningless. We are being used in a few people's private squabble over who runs Mozilla. Someone leaked dirt on thier boss so they could be the new boss.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ZombieBraintrust Use a Dictionary (1109 comments)

When your not sure what words mean you should use a dictionary. That way you can understand things when people communicate to you. If you make up your own definitions people will think your ignorant.
Politics: noun plural but singular or plural in construction

activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government

the work or job of people (such as elected officials) who are part of a government

the opinions that someone has about what should be done by governments : a person's political thoughts and opinions

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

ZombieBraintrust Enforcement (273 comments)

I don't see how you could enforce the priority lane. Suppose someone stubburn pulls into the lane without the proper plate. What do you do? Push their car into a ditch? You either have big argument while one of you lanes is closed, use violence, or have it work on a honor system and hope the cheaters don't cause a pile up.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

ZombieBraintrust Too Sober (465 comments)

That only works when you get the people drunk first. The contestants were way to sober and strung up from drinking Mountian Dew.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

ZombieBraintrust Re:Non-divisive "reality" competitions can be fun (465 comments)

The backstabbing reality show is a different beast than the skill based reality shows. Iron Chef, American Idol, Project Runway, and Star Search don't emphasize that kind of drama. If they do it at all they use the judges instead of the contestants. They balance out a mean judge with a nice one. Instead they focus on the drama created by stressfull live performance.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust Re:Not their job (192 comments)

The law they wrote made it easier for business method patents to be thrown out and challenged in court. They had the oppurtunity to overule SCOTUS and get rid of Bilski. Instead they made it easier for Bilski to used. That kinda implies the opposite.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust Re:It's not software patents (192 comments)

Apparently the PTO doesn't allow patents with code in them because no one understands code.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust Re:Not their job (192 comments)

It is their job to settle disputes between the federal circuit judges. With this case went before 10 judges their was 7 different opinions. No majority opinion. They could not find 6 judges who could agree what the law was. No one has any clue what Congress meant by process. So they sort of don't have a choice but to interpret the statute.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust gets better (192 comments)

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Well, but I mean, you know, it in different directions. And I understand him to say that in each of those places, that's where the computer is needed.

MR. PERRY: Mr. Chief Justice, Figure 16 has nothing to do with the invention asserted against my client in this case. There are two inventions in this patent. One invention involving multilateral contract formation is not asserted against my client. And all of these drawings pertain to that. The only drawings that pertain to the asserted claims are 25 and 33 to 37. And that was established below, and it's established in this Court. And Mr. Phillips has never disputed it. So the claim he's pointed the Court the figure he's pointed the Court to has nothing to do with the invention. It's for a different invention that is not at issue in this case.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust Re:The best the SCOTUS could do is wipe software p (192 comments)

You can challenge it with the PTO. But that has next to nothing to do with the lawsuit they bring. The judge will assume you plea is going to fail and you will have to litigate things in front of a judge or in front of a jury.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

ZombieBraintrust not quite nothing (192 comments)

which has nothing at all to say about patents

Article One, section 8, clause 8

The Congress shall have power ... To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

about two weeks ago

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Huge pumice rock 'island' seen floating in South Pacific

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ZombieBraintrust (1685608) writes "Pumice, the lightweight stone used to smooth skin, is usually found in beauty salons, but on Thursday sailors from New Zealand's Royal Navy found nearly 10,000 square miles of the lava rock bobbing on the surface of the South Pacific Ocean."
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Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ZombieBraintrust writes "An analysis of more than 676,000 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index interviews conducted in 2011 and 2010 finds that Americans who are the most religious have the highest levels of wellbeing. The statistically significant relationship between religiousness and wellbeing holds up after controlling for numerous demographic variables."
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Sony Offering Free Identity Theft Protection

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ZombieBraintrust (1685608) writes "Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost to PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.

The details of the program include, but are not limited to:
Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement.

Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists.

A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an customer becomes a victim of identity theft."

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