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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

andreMA Uh... (254 comments)

Isn't this properly a matter for the ITU, FCC and analogous bodies to deal with?

about a year ago

Tor Usage More Than Doubles In August

andreMA Re:..or (186 comments)

I doubt that Silk Road is a significant factor in increased Tor usage, but if it is Bitcoin being in the news recently (and the attendent running in circles like chicken little by law enforcement) might be a factor..

about a year ago

Internet Sales Tax Vote This Week In US Senate

andreMA Shipping companies will love this (434 comments)

Folks are just going to drop-ship to sales-tax free states by having a friend or relative there order for them.

about 2 years ago

Defendant Ordered To Decrypt Laptop Claims She Had Forgotten Password

andreMA Re:This is why... (1009 comments)

Make the encrypted data a bunch of information on jury nullification while you're at it.

more than 2 years ago

I prefer my (non-technical) books to be ...

andreMA Re:Missing option (390 comments)

Bound in Cowboy Neal's skin.

more than 4 years ago

Federal Judge Orders Schools To Stop Laptop Spying

andreMA Re:It gets worse. They've been harrassing students (359 comments)

So the lawsuit can be amended to include slander, and the entire student body are potential witnesses.

These people shouldn't be employed as janitors, let alone school administrators.

more than 4 years ago

Federal Judge Orders Schools To Stop Laptop Spying

andreMA Re:But where's the fines? (359 comments)

We don't actually know for sure whether the school did anything wrong.

We're pretty sure they did, if we take at face value the statements of the district administrators.

Assuming the only activations were in the case of laptops being misplaced or stolen. as claimed publicly by the District, by pursuing it themselves rather than turning it over to the police department, they were acting as private investigators.

Pennsylvania, like most states, requires licenses for PIs. I strongly doubt the persons activating the cameras were so licensed.

That's the most generous reading of events I can come up with at this point.

more than 4 years ago

USB-IF Slaps Palm In iTunes Spat

andreMA Re:apple - the most anti-open company (600 comments)

If I were a judge [much ranting]

Please allow me to correct your comment and shorten it a bit:

If I were a judge, I'd be promptly impeached for gross incompetence

There! Wasn't that simpler, without all those extra words?

more than 5 years ago

Montana City Requires Workers' Internet Accounts

andreMA Re:WTF (836 comments)

Even better, since I don't use illegal drugs I'll go ahead and give them the sample, wait for the tests to come back negative, and explain to them very clearly why I'm declining their employment offer at that point.

That "prevents" them from dismissing my refusal as "oh, a druggie who didn't want to get caught"

more than 5 years ago

Study Links Storm Botnet's Growth To Illegal Drugs

andreMA Whew! (207 comments)

What a relief... it's pharmaceuticals, so I can go on buying my marijuana, cocaine, heroin and LSD over the interwebs. I'd hate to support hackers.

more than 6 years ago


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