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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

damicatz Re: Moral Imperialism (470 comments)

The bill of rights is a myth. The very people who they are supposed to limit are the ones in charge of interpreting said limits. As soon as the supreme court gave itself the power of judicial review (despite no such power existing in the constitution), it was over. The US constitution was an interesting experiment, but it failed.

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

damicatz Moral Imperialism (470 comments)

Similarity to child pornography? Is there really someone so stupid that they cannot tell the difference between a cartoon drawing and a real child?

4 days ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

damicatz Re:If I own the car (269 comments)

It depends on the contract I enter with the hotel. If I book a hotel room without a contractual guarantee of privacy, then I have no expectation of privacy because it is not my property. If I book with a contractual guarantee of privacy and they violate that, then they have committed fraud by taking my money and not fulfilling their end of the contract.

about a month ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

damicatz If I own the car (269 comments)

I'll record whomever I want while they are inside it. There is no natural law obligation to get consent from someone who is driving *my* car.

about a month ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

damicatz Why is this on Slashdot (478 comments)

Unless they bombed a data center, I fail to see the relevance.

about a month ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

damicatz This is why I no longer use Linux (385 comments)

I switched to BSD a while back and I couldn't be happier. All three are written by people who actually know how to program as opposed to amateur primadonnas like Lennart Poettering.

about a month ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

damicatz Liberal Thought-Police (1134 comments)

I'm getting tired of these indie hipsters and their SJW bullshit infiltrating the video game world. Anita Sarkeesian is not a video gamer. Zoe Quinn is not a game designer (no, a point-and-click webpage is not a damn video game). There is no "rampant" misogyny (which is defined as dislike for, or contempt for, women). There however, is rampant misandry coming from outsiders.

I'm also getting tired of video game websites and so called "journalists" who are more interested in spouting off moon-battery then actually reviewing games (e.g. Rock Paper Gloria Steinem with resident moonbat John Walker, Kotaku with resident moonbat Patricia Hernandez (http://kotaku.com/a-game-that-wants-to-teach-women-how-to-masturbate-511971045)).

about 1 month ago
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The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

damicatz UWindows (122 comments)

I hope they bring back UWindows. That, IMHO, was the pinnacle of interfaces for games and the consolized interfaces of the later versions are crap by comparison.

about 6 months ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

damicatz Taxation (632 comments)

I always make sure I never have a refund and that I "owe" taxes because the thieves that run the federal government simply cannot be trusted. All it takes is some pencil-pushing bureaucrat to decide that you were "overpaid" and they can steal your refund without so much as a trial, a hearing, or a chance to defend yourself.

about 6 months ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

damicatz Transcription (80 comments)

Why do they need real time transcription screens? Courts have operated for thousands of years without such devices just fine. They can always view the transcription later.

about 6 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

damicatz There is no irony (282 comments)

To anyone who actually understands how the Republican party operates, there is no irony because they are little more than two-faced hypocrites. They preach limited government but then try to regulate the bedroom, who can get abortions, who can get married and birth control. They preach freedom but use eminent domain to steal people's property (the Keystone Pipeline they are so fond of is built on stolen land) and funnel trillions of dollars into the military industrial complex so that more people can be bombed. They preach lower taxes but then raise taxes on everyone except the super-rich.

They (along with the Democrat party, which is the same shit but different rhetoric) are little more than corporate prostitutes who are available to the highest bidder. The stealerships in this case have more money combined than Tesla. So no, there is no irony because I expected nothing less from the Republican party than cronyist statism.

about 7 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

damicatz Thugs (653 comments)

The Department of Homeland Security is nothing but a bunch of thugs. Having dealt with them before on customs, this is basically some government employee flexing their muscles because they like the power and have nothing better to do. The appropriate amount of boot-licking and obsequiousness (and tribute payment) is required in order to get it through.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

damicatz Firefox (306 comments)

If the UK is anything like the US, there is no case for trademark infringement merely because someone is selling a service and refers to the product they service. Nominative use of a trademark is generally considered fair use (e.g. it is generally legal for someone who is selling parts for Ford cards to say we sell Ford parts in their advertisements even if they aren't officially affiliated with Ford) provided you don't give the impression that you are officially sanctioned or affiliated with whoever owns the trademark.

about 8 months ago
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Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

damicatz Re:Thankful (378 comments)

UPS and FedEx drivers have been working 10-12+ hour days 6-7 days a week since Thanksgiving.

Your Christmas will not be ruined because of a late package unless you value some item or trinket over spending time with your family. First world problems indeed.

about 10 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

damicatz So (320 comments)

In other words, poor people are screwed because they can't afford to fork over hundreds of dollars to Verislime for a series of prime numbers. Not to mention the fact that the average user has no idea about PKI or how to get or install a certificate (Where I work, we deal with the GSA which requires certificates for authentication and it is a never-ending headache for users).

And in the end, the people who you most want to prevent from spying on you will be able to spy on you anyways because PKI presents a centralized target for governments and they can merely bludgeon the CAs into giving them the ability to intercept stuff.

about a year ago
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A Year After Sandy, Do You Approach Disaster Differently?

damicatz Re:Hurricanes (230 comments)

There was flooding with Floyd. Massive flooding.

Gas shortages could have been dealt with by eliminating "price gouging" laws (which really amounts to government theft of private property) and letting the price adjust for the lack of supply. It would have discouraged people from buying gas they didn't need (and where, pray tell, are you planning on driving to when no place has power and the roads are all closed).

about a year ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

damicatz Re:FUCK OFF (729 comments)

Yes.

Google "client side window decorations".

about a year ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

damicatz Re:FUCK OFF (729 comments)

No, they are breaking Linux.

The GNOME people have managed to invade several core projects such as udev and have been busy working to integrate them with GNOME. In addition, they are trying to push the GNOME-centric Wayland to replace X.

Removing middle click paste is just the latest example of their arrogance. The GNOME developers generally adopt the attitude that the user is an idiot who can't wipe their own ass without one of them to help. Anytime you complain about a removed feature you are either "using it wrong" or GNOME was "not designed for users who wish to do X". If they kept to their own little corner, I would not have as much of a problem but they are doing their damnedest to turn the entire Linux ecosystem into one giant mess without any regards for the UNIX philosophy or even compatibility with other *nix systems such as the BSDs.

about a year ago
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Court Orders Retrial In Google Maps-Related Murder Case

damicatz Brad Cooper (152 comments)

I'm from the area and this case has been rather prominently featured on the news.

The district attorneys in this state are well known for their corruption and disregard for the rights of the accused and/or of the innocent. This trial is only taking place one county over from where Mike Nifong persued his witchhunt against the Duke Lacrosse players. In addition, the SBI has been implicated in a large scandal in which evidence was faked and mishandled.

Most people here do not believe he is guilty but rather that this is a sham case in which a misandristic government and court system automatically assumes that the husband must be the one who killed his wife.

about a year ago

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Catalyst 8.3 Drivers Released

damicatz damicatz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

damicatz (711271) writes "At long last, AMD has released the Catalyst 8.3 Driver Set for it's ATI Radeon Graphics Processing Units. Some of the new features include the ability to run up to four video cards in tandem using Crossfire X, additional image quality options for Avivo, GPU scaling ability for flatpanel monitors and, of couse, the usual performance improvements."
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