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dmitrygr (736758) writes "The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
"The court concludes international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society," Brown wrote in her 65-page ruling.
"Accordingly, on this record the court concludes plaintiffs inclusion on the no-fly list constitutes a significant deprivation of their liberty interests in international travel," Brown said." Link to Original Source top
Good Samaritan Backfire or How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help
dmitrygr (736758) writes "As a result of my efforts to help injured bicyclists by calling 911, I was, in short order: separated from my friend, violently tackled, arrested, taken to county jail, stripped and left in a solitary cell. I am writing this story because, if it could happen to me, it could happen to you, and I feel the need to do something to help prevent this brutality from propagating." Link to Original Source top
dmitrygr writes "A tiny JVM, small enough to fit into PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers released in source form free for all to use. Tested and working on AVR8, PIC24, dsPIC33, and CortexM3" Link to Original Source top
dmitrygr writes "Shown here is linux (kernel 2.6.34) running on an 8-bit avr microcontroller on a hand-soldered board, finally putting to rest the question of minimum system requirements to run Linux. Source code and instructions to reproduce this are provided, as well as video." Link to Original Source top