Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze
Marta sucks. If you're using Atlanta's public transit, it's probably because you can't afford a car. To a minimum-wage earner, it's not hard to imagine that $5 a day is worth cheating.
Amazon Censorship Expands
I doubt it, because they're catering to the majority. Most will never notice that some incest-related books are missing from Amazon. A lot of the people who do find out about the ban will probably approve of it. Very few will make any connection whatsoever to the fundamental nature of digital restrictions management systems.
Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?
I don't know what you're talking about, because I've never seen anyone use "resources" as a rationale for deleting an article. Either you've got something wrong, you're trolling, or more likely, you've just talked with a few dumb Wikipedians. Deletionism is generally about keeping article quality high. If a subject isn't "notable" enough to have sufficient secondary sources of information about it, you end up with no way to verify disputes. The idea is that no article at all is better than an article that has no systematic way of ever becoming factually correct.
Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release
Stop mentioning these things, damnit, I'm not allowed to read about them! I'm just here for the drama.
Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
Is isn't legal to distribute The Bible anyway, is it? It incites prejudicial action based on gender, beliefs, and sexual orientation, so I'm pretty sure it's hate speech.
Fourth Amendment Protects Hosted E-mail
Just a guess, but I'd wager that you agreed to let Comcast comply with any law enforcement requests when you signed their contract.
US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct
Does that happen? The only time I've been called to serve, I sat in a courthouse with 100+ other responsible citizens for about 4 hours, and then we were all sent home. How the hell can you go for weeks without finding a jury?
A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy
How does a sentence copied out of TFA end up +5 insightful?
House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill
In that case, it's just the consumer who's getting screwed over by this legislation, then.
House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill
If commercials were a product then your 'free market' quip might have some meaning but when they're pretty much being shoved down your throat by the idea and design of marketing, your selection choice is instantly removed. ... Government regulation was the only way to combat this.
My approach was to switch to Netflix, no government regulation necessary. Seems to me that if anyone is still paying to watch tv with loud commercials, it's because it's worth it to them.
Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'
The same reason they keep airing professional wrestling. We know they're actors. People watch it anyway. Media is all entertainment.
Wikileaks DDoS Attacker Arrested, Equipment Seized
Maybe because he wasn't actually arrested... Isn't this the Twitter account in question? http://twitter.com/#!/th3j35t3r
- www.wikileaks.org - TANGO DOWN - for attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, 'other assets' & foreign relations #wikileaks #fail
- th3j35t3r For sake IMPOSTER >> (@th3j3st3r (www.th3j35t3r.net)) I plead you to STFU and vanish.'He knows not what he does.' Heed me now.
- << PS FOR the record I have not been lifted, and do not require any finances or donations - dont be sucked in by @th3j3st3r <<< imposter.OUT
- << requires no cash. I will not have blood of a money-grabbin opportunist (@th3j35tsr) on my hands. Consider urself dusted. (thankyou).
- <<< really wanted to TANGO DOWN - www.th3j35t3r.net The raid story = fabricated by the imposter (@th3j3st3r - www.th3j35t3r.net) to facilitate him capitalizing on the name, or to draw me out.
- <<< the real Jester thanks all with common sense and the ability to research, while at the same time never begging for money. (EVER). OUT.
WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack
I'm assuming that this DoS can't continue indefinitely, so whatever is being covered up will be revealed as soon as the attack ends, right?
US Government Seizes Torrent Search Engine Domain
Awesome. Imagine if real-life justice worked like this. The cops discover that you're selling drugs from your home. They decide that arresting you would be too much hassle, so instead they just pull the numbers off of your mailbox. No one can find you anymore, problem solved!
Wikileaks Vows Release '7x the Size' of Iraq Leak
If I were paranoid, and I am, I wouldn't believe that the USPS would let an envelope leave the United States with that address on it.
Senate Panel Approves Website Shut-Down Bill
So other Internet stuff like FTP is still safe?
Proposed ADA Requirements May Affect Public Internet Use
Well, as a GWT developer, I don't write much of any HTML or CSS. I do my best to keep most of those details abstracted away from me. But I know most of it isn't HTML at all, but is done by editing DOM objects. So I don't really know if I'm using anything "as it was intended to be used".
Every browser that you add support for adds cost, and the less mainstream, the worse it is. Hell, just supporting all of the IE versions is a huge pain in the ass. You really think it's cheap to cater to screen readers?
Americans Less Healthy, But Outlive Brits
I'm pretty sure that's a matter of preference. I've tried some of what France considers good cheese, and it is absolutely repulsive.
Why 'Cyber Crime' Should Just Be Called 'Crime'
Personally I'm not much interested in someone's motivations for committing a crime
So you don't care if someone's motivation for killing is self-defense?
Is that a crime?
Is the ISS Really Worth $100 Billion?
Yeah, when you have absolutely no qualms about being trillions of dollars in public debt, there really is no such thing as a dichotomy when it comes to spending.
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