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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

cfsops Re:Makes Sense (225 comments)

While I agree in principle that someone should be responsible for what they post, I agree much more strongly with the notion that, if you don't want nude pictures of yourself distributed across the net, then don't fucking take nude pictures of yourself. And certainly don't act the butt-hurt "victim" when they get loose.

about 2 months ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

cfsops Re:the solution: (651 comments)

From Article 1 of the Constitution:

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

While the Constitution did not explicitly "allow" slavery, it did implicitly recognize it's existence (the 3/5ths clause) and it could be argued thereby tacitly allowed it. With the 13th Amendment slavery was abolished.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

cfsops Re:Don't say it... (195 comments)

I see nothing that suggests this software was "intended for nefarious purposes". going to their website, all I see are descriptions of legitimate use.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

cfsops Re: Case on Shaky Ground (195 comments)

except in the RARE excpetion where a minor is tried as an adult for something serious like murder

I don't know how rare it may be, but I don't care. there is something fundamentally flawed with people who say out of one side of their face that a 15 year old is too unsophisticated to decide that they want to suck cocks, then from the other side of their face say that an 8 year old knew exactly what he was doing when he killed someone. it's perverted and obscene.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

cfsops Re:Not sure about this. (195 comments)

I think they are trying to "make a point", but it seems the point is on top of their heads.

Perhaps since the software was being hosted over AWS, they'll next go after Amazon for selling surveillance systems.

I would say this is one of the silliest things I've ever heard, but I've only just started reading ./ this evening. :)

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

cfsops Re:Or put another way (195 comments)

interesting. when I was in a volunteer fd many years ago, we just used spring-loaded center punches for car rear windows. for larger glass, like a plate-glass door or window, we used the pick end of a pick-axe.

about 3 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

cfsops Re:Not sure about this. (195 comments)

weed in most states, cocaine, heroine, people.

about 3 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

cfsops Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

I seem to recall a newspaper picture at some point that showed missiles on the roof of the building, but I think that the secret service has always declined to comment on the defense systems in place. I'm not sure that it would make the most sense to put missiles at the WH; there may be other locations in the vicinity that would offer better protection.

about 3 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

cfsops Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

Where I live, there are clever signs on the road that say:

Hang up and drive!
$124 fine


So I'm sitting at a light and a local cop in an SUV drives by and he is... wait for it... talking on his fucking cell phone. If those charged with enforcing the law, (and traffic laws are laws after all), are incapable of abiding by the law, then I'm not sure there's a good answer to this "problem."

about 3 months ago
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Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work

cfsops Re:War Engines (406 comments)

12 MILLION people died in WWII.

I think it was more like 50 million, but who's counting.

1 year,12 days
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Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?

cfsops Begin by communicating. (361 comments)

As a new developer at a young-ish software company, I've been told my communication skills need some work.

Is your manager telling you that your communication skills need work, or is it your co-workers?

If it's your manager, then part of his/her job is to help you improve; he/she needs to suggest how you can improve your communications skills.

If it's not your manager, then talk to (communicate with) your manager, tell them you're concerned that your communication skills may need some work and ask them for suggestions. It's part of their job to help you improve, so they should have no problem offering advice.

If your manager isn't willing to offer any help, then think about looking for a new job and moving on.

about a year ago
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EFF Sues NSA, Justice Department, FBI

cfsops Re:fourth amendment vs. first amendment (333 comments)

Unless you really believe the nutball theory that evil UN men in black will use those databases to swoop in and start confiscating guns indiscriminately then it's pretty implausible that holding gun sellers and owners accountable would violate anyone's rights.

It was exactly that "nutball" confiscation of guns, perpetrated by James against Protestants, that led to the assertion of the right in the British Bill of Rights and which in turn led to its inclusion in our Second Amendment.

I'm sure I don't know what you mean by holding gun sellers and owners accountable. Hold them accountable for what? Are you suggesting that gun sellers and owners are, by definition, guilty of some crime for which they must be held responsible? If they've done something "wrong" and have been judged guilty, as you seem to suggest, what's the point of a list? Why not just punish them?

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Judge Rejects State Secrets Claims: EFF Case To Proceed

cfsops Re:Judicial control is what was missing (146 comments)

It's little to do with soldiers. Everyone's a fucking hero any more here. If a cop or a fireman or heaven-forbid a mail person just does their job, they're now a "hero". If someone walks down the street and doesn't fall into a quivering mass at the corner, pissing itself over the cars and shit driving by, then that someone is a fucking hero.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Judge Rejects State Secrets Claims: EFF Case To Proceed

cfsops Re:Judicial control is what was missing (146 comments)

The Pentagon just argued that Seal Team 6 was on loan to the CIA when they went after Bin Laden,

It was my understanding from the beginning that it was a CIA operation with JSOC people temporarily assigned. IOW, I don't think this was ever a "secret". I think this is not unusual and sometimes works in reverse, (CIA/SOG temporarily assigned to JSOC units), as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Malcolm Gladwell On Culture and Airplane Crashes

cfsops Re:but, back to root cause (423 comments)

especially for a person landing for the first time at a given airport.

This was not the flying pilot's first time landing at KSFO. It was his first time landing a B777 at KSFO. Though the training pilot had only 40-something hours flying the B777, he's been an airline pilot for nearly 20 years and, therefore, has many thousands of hours flying jets, including the B747.

I'm not trying to apologize for the guy; he (and the others in the pointy-end) fucked up huge and two people died and others are probably permanently injured because of it. Let's try to get it right for their sakes, if nothing else.

It could be that the pilot flying lined up on the edge of what they saw, which was the seawall, instead of lining up on the runway edge, fifty feet further up.

Which is why you don't "target" the edge of the runway, but rather the excessively clearly marked TDZ. This airplane was not coming down "a few feet" short, it was coming down many hundreds of feet short.

about a year and a half ago
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Malcolm Gladwell On Culture and Airplane Crashes

cfsops Re:but, back to root cause (423 comments)

Yes it can be landed in that manner. However, to do so requires a working Instrument Landing System for the runway on which the plane intends to land. In this case, it appears that at least part of the ILS system for runway 28L, the glide slope part, was not working, (due to maintenance). This part of the landing system tells the pilot how high the plane should be at a given distance from the runway. It creates a sort-of invisible slide (usually 3 degrees) that the plane flies down, with the bottom of the slide being near the end of the runway, (specifically in/near the touch-down zone or TDZ). In this case, the pilots apparently were flying the approach manually, so they had to judge for themselves how to descend to the runway. All pilots are trained to do this, so it's not some mysterious procedure that only a few know how to do. The problem in this case is that the plane was descending to a point well short of the runway, a point in the water, and the question is why did the pilot(s) flying the approach not realize and act on the error until about 7 seconds before impact, which was too late to do anything about it. In terms of the appropriateness of manually flying the approach, the weather conditions at San Francisco on Saturday are probably the most suitable.

about a year and a half ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

cfsops Re:I answer... (976 comments)

Right. But you might be tortured, burned at the stake or have your vestigial head removed from your body by a "properly managed" religion.

about a year and a half ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Gun Owner Geotagging Application

cfsops What could go wrong... (10 comments)

I expect those who advocate this despicable app will soon discover it's far more beneficial to the criminals in pointing out where the people who can defend themselves live and consequently where the sheep live. Why would the BadGuy fuck with me when he can mount the sheeply, mewling quim, (to borrow a phrase from another post), that bleats next door. Great Idea!

about a year and a half ago

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The vision for Xbox One and the character of a company.

cfsops cfsops writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cfsops (2922481) writes "Here’s an interesting article on Windows IT Pro about the Xbox One along with comments by Don Mattrick. From the article:

“Case in point: When asked about Xbox One’s controversial and Draconian “always on” Internet connection requirement, Don Mattrick, the president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, this week recommended that those gamers stick with the aging Xbox 360.

“The Xbox One is the future-proof choice,” he said. “We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of [Internet] connectivity. It’s called Xbox 360 If you have zero access to the Internet, [the Xbox 360] is an offline device. Seriously, [when I saw the complaints about Xbox One] and thought about who was really most impacted [by the always-on requirement], it was a person who said, 'Hey, I’m on a nuclear sub' I can empathize, if I was on a nuclear sub, I’d be disappointed [too].”"
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