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NASA Confirms Discovery of Organism With Phosphorus-Free DNA

captnbmoore Re:Not phosphorus free, not just DNA. (380 comments)

well, we should be calling it ATAs, shouldn't we?

They figured out how to grow old hard drives?

more than 3 years ago

Tattoos For the Math and Science Geek?

captnbmoore Re:Before you do it (1186 comments)

If you get it done in the Phillipines then it will probably be correct if they laws do change.

more than 4 years ago

Phishing Education Test Blocked For Phishing

captnbmoore Netcraft (113 comments) was running Apache on Linux when last queried at 24-Apr-2010 17:15:46 GMT - refresh now Site Report

Try out the Netcraft Toolbar! FAQ OS Server Last changed IP address Netblock Owner

Linux Apache/2.2.14 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8g DAV/2 SVN/1.6.9 mod_fcgid/2.3.4 24-Apr-2010 EGIHosting

more than 4 years ago

Phishing Education Test Blocked For Phishing

captnbmoore Whois shows (113 comments)

That it's registered to some place in George Town Cayman Islands. I would say that is a phishing scam since they want all pertinent info. Of course IE8 does not block it so if you really want to test it and not get a scam alert just use IE8.

more than 4 years ago

ACTA Draft To Be Made Public Next Week

captnbmoore Re:Is it real? (95 comments)

I would have said pirated.

more than 4 years ago

Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Out

captnbmoore Re:How does it compare to Ubuntu? (267 comments)

There are no more multi cds for Mandriva.

There are One cd's KDE or Gnome
Free dual arch cd
and free x86_64 or i586

Or if so inclined you can net install using a
floppy or a mini cd using your closest mirror.

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Counterfeiting Deal Aims For Global DMCA

captnbmoore Re:Ratification. (380 comments)

Only after it has been ratified. The president can sigh a treaty but it cannot go into effect until ratification by the Senate. until then it is not law.

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Counterfeiting Deal Aims For Global DMCA

captnbmoore Ratification. (380 comments)

This can be signed but until the U.S. Senate ratifies this it is not law. Also remember that no treaty can supercede our laws or Constitution. If the treaty is not in linewith our lsaws then it canot be placed in effect no matter how much the *iaa want's it to.

more than 4 years ago

California Requests Stimulus Funding For Bullet Train

captnbmoore Re:Fly Southwest (567 comments)

I do believe that southwest is the only airline to not do a bankruptcy. All the rest file like clockwork it seems.

about 5 years ago

Electric Car Nano-Batteries Aim For 500 Mile Range

captnbmoore Re:300-mile range? (650 comments)

I squeezed 900 miles out of a ford excursion on 1 44 gal tank.

about 5 years ago

Console Makers Worry Over Growing Competition From Apple

captnbmoore All boils down to Money (281 comments)

Not everyone can afford 300+ for the console and then 60 for each and every game they make. My kids want an XBOX can't afford it plus the games they want at the same time.

about 5 years ago

MIT Project "Gaydar" Shakes Privacy Assumpitons

captnbmoore Re:I beg to differ (508 comments)

never a blip.

more than 5 years ago

Professor Posts "Illegal Copy" of Guide to Oregon Public Record Laws

captnbmoore Re:Remember (318 comments)

Still most people don't want their taxes going up even more to pay for the ones that don't want insurance.

Here is a quote on the new health bill.

"The plan would be paid for with $507 billion in cuts to government health programs and $349 billion in new taxes and fees, including a tax on high-end insurance plans and fees charged to insurance companies and medical device manufacturers."

Whom do you think will end up footing the bill. a small minority of people cause you damn well that the ins co will not pay the fees out of the kindness of their heart.

It's just one vicious cycle. soon you'll be working to pay just ins prem. and taxes. What's left won't be enough to feed much less house yourself.

As far as car ins. It is only mandated by certain states. Not all states have mandatory ins. I have car ins to cover any loses to the lien holder. and uninsured motorist. because there are people who drive without insurance. around here it's mainly Mexican's from Mexico.

more than 5 years ago

Professor Posts "Illegal Copy" of Guide to Oregon Public Record Laws

captnbmoore Re:Remember (318 comments)

Until you get pulled over or have a accident I guess it works out ok for lots of folks. I don't pay taxes. I'm 100% disabled via the fine gov-run heath plan called the VA.

more than 5 years ago

Professor Posts "Illegal Copy" of Guide to Oregon Public Record Laws

captnbmoore Re:Remember (318 comments)

Yes your absolutely right. Now show me in the Constitution where the Gov can force me to have to pay for something that I don't want.

more than 5 years ago



Congress at it again.

captnbmoore captnbmoore writes  |  more than 4 years ago

captnbmoore (911895) writes "Looks like Congress is going to blame File sharing software for the problems instead of the monkey between the keyboard and the chair. "However, it appears that nearly two years after your commitment to make significant changes in the software, LimeWire and other P2P (peer-to-peer) providers have not taken adequate steps to address this critical problem," Towns and Issa wrote.""

URAA Held Unconstitutional

captnbmoore captnbmoore writes  |  more than 5 years ago

captnbmoore (911895) writes "

We're thrilled to report the Court has upheld our challenge to the constitutionality of the URAA's
restoration of copyrights in public domain works. Today, the Court granted our summary judgment motion,
holding the URAA violates the First Amendment insofar as it suppresses parties' rights to keep using
works they exploited when those works were in the public domain.

From the Order

This case--as now presented--concerns the validity of Section 514 of the Uruguay
Round Agreements Act ("URAA"), 17 U.S.C. 104A. Section 514 restores the United States
copyrights of foreign authors who lost those rights to the public domain for any reason other than
the expiration of a copyright term. Plaintiffs filed this suit in September 2001, asserting claims
challenging Section 514--as well as the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998--under the
Copyright Clause and the First Amendment.


Congress has a legitimate interest in complying with the terms of the Berne Convention.
The Berne Convention, however, affords each member nation discretion to restore the copyrights
of foreign authors in a manner consistent with that member nation's own body of copyright law.
In the United States, that body of law includes the bedrock principle that works in the public
domain remain in the public domain. Removing works from the public domain violated Plaintiffs' vested
First Amendment interests. In light of the discretion afforded it by the Berne
Convention, Congress could have complied with the Convention without interfering with
Plaintiffs' protected speech. Accordingly--to the extent Section 514 suppresses the right of
reliance parties to use works they exploited while the works were in the public domain--Section
514 is substantially broader than necessary to achieve the Government's interest.

On the basis of the record before the Court, I conclude no evidence exists showing
whether the Government's two additional justifications for implementing Section 514--Section
514 helps protect the copyright interests of United States authors abroad; and Section 514
corrects for historic inequities wrought on foreign authors who lost their United States
copyrights through no fault of their own--constitute important Government interests, or whether
Section 514 is narrowly tailored to meet those interests.
Accordingly, the Government's motion [Docket # 147] is DENIED; Plaintiffs' motion
[Docket # 148] is GRANTED. Dated: April 3 , 2009."


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