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Lavabit Loses Contempt Appeal

brainboyz All it takes is one criminal now? (128 comments)

One potential suspect on a network and the cops suddenly want the capability to spy on the whole network unimpeded? That sounds like a GREAT idea. Oh, wait...

4 days ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

brainboyz Re:Let it die (509 comments)

It's not the culture, it's the supportive society and power they're lamenting the loss of. The more deaf there are the more pressure they can exert politically for support, the more people the deaf have with which to share something in common, and the more they can feel special/different/unique/etc. It's 100% selfishness on the part of the deaf community; particularly for those which cannot utilize the implants for various reasons. They're attempting to use political correctness to equate handicap to beauty instead of individuality to beauty.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

brainboyz Re:Do you need a database? (272 comments)

Gah, the day I don't have mod points.

about two weeks ago
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Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

brainboyz Re:Huh? (257 comments)

But if you rule out a reasonable amount of everything else, attempting to treat depression may give results.

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

brainboyz Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Agreed, double dipping on "private" profits and public funds seems a little...what do they always call the private sector?...Oh yeah, greedy.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

brainboyz Re:Politcs vs. Science (291 comments)

Minimal casualties. It wasn't bloodless.

about three weeks ago
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Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

brainboyz Re:Can't change her spots (242 comments)

Yet, somehow, no one else needs that same right?

about a month ago
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Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

brainboyz Re:It's a she, not a he (242 comments)

I think he got it right. She wants freedom from CIA snooping. I think that's good for all of us.

about a month ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

brainboyz Re: In before... (321 comments)

1st Amendment acknowledges a right. Suppressing the video is suppressing the right.

about 2 months ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

brainboyz Re:In before... (321 comments)

But how long until they're ordered to scrub any page containing it from the search results?

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

I defend it, but I'm not a user. Several departments around here are known for less-than-above-board tactics to uphold the status quo.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

Be careful with strictly answering "no." They'll ask questions like "do you mind if I...?" to get around that. Sometimes full answers like "I do not consent" work best.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

Nope. I was young, and every bit of the money I had at the time went to defending the bullshit misdemeanor charge against a falsified report (ended up being reduced to a no-point infraction because I had no money to actually go to court). I brought it up to my lawyer and her response was lackluster.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

It wasn't for safety, I was sitting on a squad car hood 20' away. It was "for inventory purposes."

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:Define Occupant vs. Owner or Tenant (500 comments)

Which could be proved in court to be false, thus poisoning the evidence.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

Posted answers above. Yes, he falsified the report.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving.

The reason for the stop was a tight turn in a parking lot caused my tire to squeal. He trashed the inside of my truck, then magically decided he was no longer placing me under arrest and let me go. On the falsified report, he stated that I passed within 6' of a structure thus threatening the occupants. The problem was at 11 at night everything was closed and in order to pass within 6' of that building I would have to be on the opposite side of the 30' wide road, thread between palm trees in a 5-6' wide planter, and drive on a 5' sidewalk.

Sadly, I was an idiot kid with no money to press the issue after getting the misdemeanor dismissed.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:Define Occupant vs. Owner or Tenant (500 comments)

Don't have time to do their job correctly? It's as simple as asking "do you live here?"

Some people really should check how easy they make it for cops to trample rights.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

brainboyz Re:So... (500 comments)

I have. Cop asked if he could search my truck during a traffic stop. I was arrested so the truck would be "unattended" thus could be towed and he could "inventory" it.

"I would prefer you didn't."
"Why?"
"Strictly on principle. I don't agree with that and not a fan of people digging through my stuff."
"Sir, I'm going to have you step out of the car and place your hands behind you back..."

about 2 months ago

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