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ACLU Sues Over Legality of "Targeted Killing" By Drones

goaliemn Re:Someone tagged this FOIA (776 comments)

And the changes were repealed in 2008.

It was added in 2006 so the military could help with basic law enforcement after Katrina. When it was no longer needed, it was repealed. Its kind of shocking it was repealed, but it was.

more than 4 years ago
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Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?

goaliemn Re:They don't store your actual fingerprint (578 comments)

I've installed systems that work like this. They store afew statistical points of your fingerprint. If someone actually got those points that they stored, they still couldn't make a complete fingerprint.

This type of system is usually implemented due to former employees punching in for each other. This is a way that makes that more difficult.

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

goaliemn Re:Search on your route is a great feature (121 comments)

It will download the data along your route, so you're good if you loose connectivity while going to your destination.

Its not the entire google database, but its a nice start.

more than 4 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

goaliemn Re:Outstanding. (454 comments)

Misidentifying myself is a crime.. so if he can't force me to produce ID, how can anyone be committed of that crime?

more than 5 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

goaliemn Re:Outstanding. (454 comments)

The officer had probable cause. Someone called in a suspicious activity at the house.. Someone trying to force their way into a house. If you don't consider that suspicious, or probable cause, then this discussion is pointless..

If all I have to say is "I live here" and the cop has to leave at that point, or I'm free to leave as I'm not under arrest, please let me know where you live.. I could use some new stuff.

more than 5 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

goaliemn Re:Outstanding. (454 comments)

So if I'm breaking into your house, the cops show up and I say "I'm Pitabred and I live here" you'd be ok when you came home to find your house emptied out?

Please, let me know where you live..

more than 5 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

goaliemn Re:Outstanding. (454 comments)

I was thinking about that NV case, but for some reason thought it was found the other way. I was incorrect.

"if they have a reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime. You do not, however have to present any written identification."

Personally, I'd consider the police receiving a call saying they see 2 guys trying to force a door open as "reasonable suspicion" that someone was breaking into a house. So if they think someone has broken into a house, the police show up and they could just say "Yeah.. I live here" and the cops have to leave? They can't hold you at the house, unless you're under arrest, so you'd be free to leave.. I may have to try that next time I see a nice plasma TV through a house window..

more than 5 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

goaliemn Re:Outstanding. (454 comments)

Actually, you are incorrect. There are court cases saying you have to present ID if demanded by a cop.

The cop was responding to a possible house break in. He had to "cross the threshold" to verify this, and he had to verify the person he was talking to was the actual owner. If they believe that a crime is/has occured, there are lower thresholds to entering a possible crime scene. Their job, at that point, is to verify that a crime hasn't occured, and hold anyone who may have committed the crime.

It wasn't an anonymous tip. The woman who made the call has been harassed and ridiculed for the call. I don't see how that's an anonymous tip.

I'll throw in that the professor shouldn't have started by showing the cop his college ID. That doesn't verify that you live at the house, and not everyone knows all the professors at a school.

more than 5 years ago
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Wells Fargo Bank Sues Itself

goaliemn Re:You can Do that? (445 comments)

Heated sidewalks are not that outrageous in the midwest. Its cheaper to heat them and keep them ice free vs the possible liability of someone slipping and falling. Lots of older sidewalks in downtown st paul are heated. They put the steam pipes close enough to the surface that the steam basically heats em.

more than 5 years ago
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Skype Billing Gone Haywire For Some Users

goaliemn Re:Yet you did it. (154 comments)

so is it paypals fault you didn't turn off the auto renew? You need to make sure that you turn off auto renew or keep enough cash in your account to cover afew extra hundred bucks.

more than 5 years ago
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Lose Your Amazon Account and Your Kindle Dies

goaliemn Re:Wow. (419 comments)

ugh.. you've foiled my plans!

more than 5 years ago
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Lose Your Amazon Account and Your Kindle Dies

goaliemn Re:Wow. (419 comments)

yeah.. because they can deactivate anything electronic you ever buy..

more than 5 years ago
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EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

goaliemn Re:Obama still better (904 comments)

Bush meant to invade Iraq, so I guess he invaded the correct country... now if he would've ended up in Turkey..

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Expanding Internet Transfer Caps To New Markets

goaliemn Re:Conflict of interest (394 comments)

If they have servers and such hanging off their connection, they should be buying a business connection. The cable companies do offer those types of connections, and they have higher/no bandwidth caps.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Dev Phone 1 Banned From Paid Apps

goaliemn Unlocking the phone (134 comments)

T-mobile will unlock the G1 for you. If you've been a customer for more than 90 days, they will provide the SIM unlock code for you. T-mobile is the best at doing this.

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot.org Self-Slashdotted

goaliemn Re:Wow, that sucks (388 comments)

The point is, they hadn't already given him direct access to those connections before yesterday, and he had to spend a large chunk of those 75 minutes getting the authorization to access the equipment so he COULD fix it.
That's not how I read it at all. The switches were so overloaded that he had to "fight" to get into the box. He, more than likely, already had access to the box, but the network was working against him.

more than 5 years ago
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New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

goaliemn Re:LOL (1235 comments)

I took a picture of my new nephew and the sound from my phone scared him. He started crying and wailing.

This is a law being passed as a knee jerk reaction and shouldn't even be an issue.

more than 5 years ago
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Fraudsters Abusing Canada's Do-Not-Call List

goaliemn Re:What Idiots (229 comments)

Technically, the telemarketers aren't breaking the do not call list laws. They aren't in canada.

I'm in the US and recently have had canadian based companies calling me.. I tell them I'm on the do not call list "we're in Canada so the US list doesn't apply to us" Canuck companies are doing the same thing now.

more than 5 years ago
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Visitors To US Now Required To Register Online

goaliemn Re:Herd instict (734 comments)

As if your entry swipes weren't already being logged in a database and already available to law enforcement? Do you think they just "forget" when you come and go?

This isn't any different than whats being done already, just that you have to enter it instead of the officer.

more than 5 years ago

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