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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

buck-yar Re:Go Ahead ... Cam Me (431 comments)

You say this, but judging from the responses Surveillance Man gets, I bet you'd tell a different tale IRL.

2 days ago
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Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

buck-yar Re:My proposed Constitutional Amendment (127 comments)

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized"

Even in 1700s, this wording protects your papers if you're carrying them horse and buggy over public roads on public property. Original intent is the key here, not translate it into whatever floats your boat.

Also you should look into "reasonable expectation of privacy."

about a month ago
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Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance

buck-yar Re:Um... (131 comments)

Wow, did you even try and read "the study itself?" Its pay-walled.

about a month and a half ago
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Secret Policy Allows GCHQ Bulk Access To NSA Data

buck-yar Re: Yes, what are YOU going to do? (95 comments)

Translated:

"However, I do like other people paying for things I can use. You know, good roads, schools, a health service, mass transportation and so on."

about a month and a half ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

buck-yar Re:good (331 comments)

What you say did happen, and it wasn't considered treason. Presser vs Ill., an important 2nd amendment case.

From wiki...

        The indictment charged in substance that Presser, on September 24, 1879, in the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, "did unlawfully belong to, and did parade and drill in the city of Chicago with an unauthorized body of men with arms, who had associated themselves together as a military company and organization, without having a license from the Governor, and not being a part of, or belonging to, 'the regular organized volunteer militia' of the State of Illinois, or the troops of the United States." A motion to quash the indictment was overruled. Presser then pleaded not guilty, and both parties having waived a jury the case was tried by the court, which found Presser guilty and sentenced him to pay a fine of $10.

Basically, Presser,

        In December 1879, marched at the head of said company, about four hundred in number, in the streets of the city of Chicago, he riding on horseback and in command; that the company was armed with rifles and Presser with a cavalry sword; that the company had no license from the governor of Illinois to drill or parade as a part of the militia of the State, and was not a part of the regular organized militia of the State, nor a part of troops of the United States, and had no organization under the militia law of the United States.

about 2 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

buck-yar Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

You're forgetting the 4 people in Texas who tested positive for ebola in 1990 who never had symptoms.

about 2 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

buck-yar Re:Ebola is airborne (487 comments)

by infected, I mean tested positive for ebola

about 2 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

buck-yar Re:Ebola is airborne (487 comments)

If I remember my documentary correct, several of the people who worked there were infected by the airborne ebola but never demonstrated symptoms.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There an Ethical Way Facebook Can Experiment With Their Users?

buck-yar Re:Everything is an experiment (141 comments)

That would be like pushing an experimental kernel as a stable one. Public policy should be the result of experiments, not the experiment. Though I don't think this happens.

We all know (or should know) public policy is written by issue specific think tanks with an agenda. An experiment presumes a curiosity about the outcome. People writing policy know which way they want "the experiment" to go. When HCI/Brady group write gun control legislation, they have no desire to see the net effects of their legislation (if they truly did, they'd abandon their gun control stance).

about 2 months ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

buck-yar Re:Who would have thought (194 comments)

Not quite. Chernobyl was caused by operators not understanding the reactor's function in low power situations which happened to be during a test to see if the cooling system would work in the time after the core shut down but before the diesel generators were back up. They brought the power levels too low to where the reactor was nearly shut down, then to raise it back up they brought the control rods all the way out creating hot spots. Then when the power came on too strong, the response was to lower the control rods, which in a very hot reactor actually does the opposite- causes a huge reaction.

about 3 months ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

buck-yar USSR (188 comments)

At least the folks in the Soviet bloc knew the media was state controlled and was lying to them.

about 3 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

buck-yar How about this (448 comments)

... Not giving them weapons? As an American Citizen, I'd be serving perhaps 10 years for possessing an M16 machine gun that we were just giving to the Iraqis. When 2nd amendment debates pop up, few people say citizens should be allowed to own tanks, MRAPS etc, but are ok with giving it to a 3rd world country (where many of the Iraqi Army soldiers turned on us as soon as we armed them).

about 3 months ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

buck-yar Re:Why would anyone go willingly to the stadium? (216 comments)

Also there's people that don't like how cameramen video the event. Worst is the NBA. The camera gets caught following the ball around and its tough to see the other 9 players. Or when they zoom in on the ball at its being shot so it fills the screen, but the cameraman isn't good enough to keep it centered and it moves all over the screen.

about 4 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

buck-yar Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

I bet half of ar15.com is on that list.

about 4 months ago
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EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA

buck-yar Re:Positive news (78 comments)

While that is true, the federal govt doesn't have police powers beyond regulating commerce among the states. General police powers are left to the state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

But NSA doesn't seem to abide by any law, according to this reddit article, they ran a child porn server for quite some time, to catch pedophiles. http://www.reddit.com/r/TOR/co...

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

buck-yar Re:Sue them for all they're worth (495 comments)

He is correct, doesn't matter who appointed them. A liberal is a liberal. Right wing is quite disappointed in their picks.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

buck-yar Re:I think it's fine (219 comments)

I think they didn't go far enough, more experiments like this should be done. Never before has such a database been compiled (other than NSA). Much can be learned.

about 6 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

buck-yar Pay for yourself (597 comments)

how about you pay for your own **** freeloaders. I worked 50hour weeks at a mail sorting facility to put myself through college. Through hard work and saving every penny I made, I paid off my loans in 3 years. Folks in this country.... always wanting someone else to pay for their crap

Govt isn't supposed to have any part in any of this http://www.constitution.org/jm...

about 10 months ago

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