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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

gatfirls Disregard (322 comments)

In the link it says they only deleted it after they filed the lawsuit.

5 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

gatfirls Re:Why is the school involved? (322 comments)

Was any of this done on school grounds or using school equipment? From what I read it was all done at their homes.

The school has absolutely no business mediating online shenanigans, or really anything at all that happens off school grounds that don't directly affect the school. That's a massive slippery slope and them compelling him to make a statement is now a legal problem for him and his parents.

We have courts and police for this stuff. Schools need to be focused on what happens on school grounds.

5 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

gatfirls Re:I don't get it. (322 comments)

It doesn't say when they did, just that they did and that it was taken down.

" It wasn’t deleted until Facebook deactivated the account at the urging of the girl’s parents, "

I have a feeling the parents are rich lawyer types.

5 days ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

gatfirls Fundamentally different. (38 comments)

"fiercely competitive,"....aww.

"Give us monopolies and then you can regulate us. Deal?"

5 days ago
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Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015

gatfirls Billions (106 comments)

Easily.

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

gatfirls Feel sorry for the lawyers on both sides (146 comments)

They will have to use sock puppets and crayons to argue this case with these judges.

about two weeks ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

gatfirls Waaaaaaahhhhhh (276 comments)

National Academy of Engineering (1973)
National Academy of Sciences,
IEEE Edison Medal (1989)
National Medal of Science (1990)
National Medal of Technology (2002)
IEEE Medal of Honor (2003)
Lemelson-MIT Prize (2004)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2008)

No one cares about my contributions! :(

about two weeks ago
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Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

gatfirls This is what happens.... (274 comments)

...when you codify morality.

All of our criminal code in the US with regards to sex crimes needs to be scrapped and rewritten by people from another planet who haven't been influenced by religion and/or tradition.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

gatfirls Not OS decay, service/app bloat (577 comments)

Pretty much every app wants to have some update service or helper or whatever. Most of the time "cleaning" a PC that's dragging is a simple as running msconfig and unchecking most of the startup app and services.

I usually get a "b-bbut the last guy/tech/business said I have to reformat and reinstall! :( "

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

gatfirls 'Truman show' surveilance is the answer. (575 comments)

True security will happen when we have law enforcement monitoring everyone everywhere all the time. I mean we're 1/2 way there anyway, why not go the last mile and commit to absolutely zero personal privacy.

about three weeks ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

gatfirls Yay more profit for Waste Connections (385 comments)

Maybe they could streamline the whole process and have members of the public be required to serve on sorting duty at the dumps, kind of like jury duty. I mean it's for the environment so who cares that it's at the behest of a for profit company?

about a month ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

gatfirls Re:Same story...same misrepresentation (56 comments)

So you are saying it analogous to businesses directly dealing in bitcoin then? :P

about a month ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

gatfirls Same story...same misrepresentation (56 comments)

A company owned by paypal the does like zero business relatively is considering allowing partners that deal in bitcoin. Woohoo!

Saying paypal has anything to do with this is like saying you like chocolate because your brothers, wifes, uncles dog does.

about a month ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

gatfirls Re:Too be fair... (280 comments)

I it all depends on the context, really. Was it a large majority of the populace that acted or felt that way or was it a bunch of local thugs? Did they announce their intent beforehand or just show up unannounced so the people had no idea what the intent was?

I guess my point is that I'm not going to write off whole populations of people because the actions of a few. There are and always will be risks in dealing in tribal areas that have been used and abuse for centuries. Maybe better organization and security could mitigate the dangers? I don't know, but I have a feeling the answer is yes.

about a month ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

gatfirls Too be fair... (280 comments)

At lot of the mistrust of outside people in those regions is very, very well deserved. Even when it's their own "government".

And your sentiment isn't really a new idea it's pretty much how the world has treated most of Africa for a really long time, the same Africa most of the world has exploited for long periods at one time or another.

about a month ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

gatfirls Re:Africa (221 comments)

It was only different because the death toll didn't have any direct affect on us. An extremely deadly virus left unchecked to mutate could in VERY bad ways.

So the simple answer is selfish interests. We don't care when people are dying as long as it doesn't affect us.

about a month ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

gatfirls Re:Traditional crimes (140 comments)

Free expression includes this?

Anonymously emailing false comments that a woman was having marital problems
Suggesting another woman had an abortion instead of a miscarriage
Creating a fake Facebook profile of a man whom he said was abused as a child
Falsely suggesting a man had committed crimes and that information was sent to relatives outside the country
Anonymously mailing false comments that a man supported the Nazi party and was a pedophile
Making false claims that a woman had produced pornography and engaged in bizarre sexual acts
Creating a false online profile suggesting a woman worked as an exotic dancer

about a month ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

gatfirls Standards? (134 comments)

Is there any effort to match the headline with the contents of the linked articles? Here let me help free of charge:

"Payment processor (owned by eBay) is *looking into* accepting bitcoins months from now"

Yea that is just like paypal jumping in with both feet.

about a month and a half ago

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