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School District Hit With New Mac Spying Lawsuit

loraksus Re:Schools violating privacy all the time (330 comments)

Yes, but people with hardons for authoritarian pet projects always allocate funds "properly"

more than 3 years ago

School District Hit With New Mac Spying Lawsuit

loraksus Re:Blame it on IT (330 comments)

True, but let's be honest, not a lot of people at the top of their class aspire to work as a sysadmin in a high school.

more than 3 years ago

White House Pressuring Registrars To Block Sites

loraksus Re:Just glad I didn't vote for this idiot (569 comments)

Right now, the organization "assisting" with the takedowns (LegitScript) is a "private" company run by the former Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under W.


But yeah, this is clear evidence that Obama is the worst president and that Bush era political appointee motherfuckers were like awesome for the country and stuff.

more than 4 years ago

Google Wave To Live On As 'Wave In a Box'

loraksus Yes, a pine box... (59 comments)

Also known as a coffin.

more than 4 years ago

Quake Live Beta Ends, Optional Subscription Plans Added

loraksus Re:All this (100 comments)

Don't forget, the $10 bargain bin game is less buggy.
I played this last week, what a disappointing, pointless clusterfuck.

more than 4 years ago

Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System

loraksus Re:Hmmm... (601 comments)

Sure, at which point they destroy your film, your camera and they perjure themselves on police reports and on the witness stand.
Law enforcement draws from the shallow end of the gene pool in the USA.

more than 4 years ago

Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail

loraksus Re:Here's the world's smallest violin... (249 comments)

Sale of *any amount* under 50 kilos gets you a mandatory 5 years. Plus fines.

Distribution of any amount over 5 grams to a minor (under 21 years of age, not 18), OR within 1,000 feet of a school, housing project, youth center, video arcade, public pool, or playground automatically doubles the sentence and whatever fines.

Selling a few joints to a 19 year old? 10 years.
Average sentence for rape in the usa? 6 years.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

And... other sentencing enhancements can easily add a decade onto that.

more than 4 years ago

Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail

loraksus Re:Because punishment should never stop (249 comments)

But it's more fun to get all angsty and put other people down! We feel better about ourselves! We have a purpose!
But if we think things through logically, it's like our lives are meaningless :'(

more than 4 years ago

Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ

loraksus Re:New corporate slogan (731 comments)

Adobe: We Bitch and Moan until we Get Our Way(TM)

Yes, but we do it very, very slowly. Pegging processor cores and making browsers run like shit along the way.

more than 4 years ago

John Carmack To Cut Space Tourism Prices 50%

loraksus Re:There's a catch... (185 comments)

Unless you end up in an uncontrollable spin, pass out and die.

But yeah, that would be fun.

more than 4 years ago

CRTC Approves Usage Based Billing In Canada

loraksus Re:Got it (381 comments)

If people want to use the Internet to download massive amounts of p2p content, do they really expect they should pay the same as Grandma who checks her email once a day? Bandwidth is a finite resource, even if we don't believe it.

Yeah, totally. And because of this move, Bell will be cutting the price of grandma's connection by 90%!

Oh wait, it won't, because this really isn't "usage based billing", but both a money grab and an effort to cripple competition even further.
They're charging a dollar a gig, which is quite literally thousands of times the actual cost.

And they're allowed to cripple the speed of wholesale lines while they offer higher speeds to their direct customers.
Never mind that they have all this leverage (in terms of infrastructure and last mile copper) because they were a monopoly until '97.

And sadly, there are more than enough people like you out there to let the telecoms get away with pretty much anything.

This is why our cost for broadband is about twice as much (well, even more now) as it is for people in the USA.

No, the "Canada is less dense and they have to provide to these small villages" argument does not fly because our broadband coverage of rural areas is laughably pathetic and a significant portion of small communities can't get any decent internet access.

And it's just going to get worse, so thanks for being part of that.

more than 4 years ago

Time Warner To Offer Unlimited Bandwidth For $150

loraksus Re:Anyone? (479 comments)

Being asked to pay $150 a month for truly unlimited internet access isn't that bad of a deal.

The term "entitlement generation" has reached my ears from time to time, and discussions like this one serve to highlight the truth of the matter. Where the hell do you people think all of this capability comes from? Do you think that the cable company just plugs in a router, and all of a sudden "the Internet" just works? I wonder how many network engineers Time Warner employees. I wonder how much those guys make a year. How about field techs? Customer service operators? Sales reps? How much do they have to pay in property taxes and electricity to keep their CO's running?

The term "stupid apologist motherfucker" has reached my ears from time to time and comments like yours really demonstrate that yes, a great many people are actually retarded.

Aside from the fact that $200 billion dollars of public money was spent nearly 20 years ago to upgrade infrastructure (and we got virtually fuckal in terms of improvement), telecomm companies in other countries seem to do well for less. The end user ends up paying much less and they get better service.

And do you know why? It's because stupid cunts such as yourself are willing to bend over and take it, all the while justifying their fucking by comparing the monthly cost to a few hours work.
It's because fuckwits such as yourself are sit on the boards that "oversee" the telecomm companies and let them get away with pretty much everything.

Carry on...

more than 5 years ago

Handset Vendors Plug Micro-USB Charge Ports

loraksus Re:No legislation required.... (363 comments)

Yeah, and now we'll have monster cable phone chargers on the same shelf as the phone. For a reasonable price of only $80.

more than 5 years ago

Student Satirist Gets 3 Months; the Judge, Likely More

loraksus Re:Poetic justice? (689 comments)

Capital punishment might not be be a great deterrent for crackheads who rob liquor stores, but I can assure you that if rich white men started dying for perverting the US legal system, there would be changes.

Doesn't matter though, it will never happen. It's not like this is the first case of corruption and judicial malpractice that we've seen. Judges and prosecutors are effectively immune from any sort of ramifications for their actions because the culture of corruption is so deeply entrenched.

This guy just got greedy and failed money laundering 101. Still deserves to dangle from a lamppost.

more than 5 years ago

Where Have All the Pagers Gone?

loraksus Re:Try YouMail... (584 comments)

Rogers (in Canada) charges you airtime minutes when a message is left and again when you listen to it (regardless of whether you call from a landline or from the cell)

If a call hits the voicemail system (i.e. no left message, you still get docked 1 airtime minute)
Minor, but it's pretty fucking annoying.

more than 6 years ago

YouTube Bans Terrorist Training Videos

loraksus Finally, we're winning the battle against terr'r! (391 comments)

Truly, comrade, this is a day of glorious victory!
We have cleansed al-Qaeda's videos from Youtube and have set their agents fleeing! While some may hide their terroristic videos on liveleak or any of these websites, the days of the insurgency and radical Muslim warriors are at an end!

God Bless the USA!

more than 6 years ago



loraksus loraksus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

A temporarily anonymous coward (171574) writes "Or at least it will be, if US Attorney Alice H. Martin has her way.
An indictment unsealed on November 28 charges that Jeff Pierson — a photographer whose action shots have appeared in racing magazines and advertising — transported and conspired to transport child pornography in interstate commerce using a computer, even though prosecutors have acknowledged that there is no evidence he has ever taken a single photograph of an unclothed minor.
These charges, along with the rest in an 80+ count indictment that includes 2 other men who ran ChildSuperModels.com (dead URL) will result at least 15 years in prison if the accused are found guilty, as well as (somewhat unsurprisingly) forfeiture of "not less than" well over a half million dollars as well as property and domain names.
Lee Tien, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation has weighed in on the issue, stating that "...it's puzzling that they would devote investigative and law enforcement resources to something (like this). This is a far cry from what folks normally think of as child pornography."
Puzzling indeed, some of the archived pictures include the models wearing sweaters.
I believe that News.com broke the story on the 30th, although this has received virtually no media coverage since.
If this case results in a guilty verdict, the question is "who's next"? Photography studios who have done graduation pictures? People who take pictures of children on the "jo bennet" circuit? Advertising companies?
Arraignment is scheduled for December 14 in Alabama."


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