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Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers

memojuez Re:It's a she, not a he (242 comments)

You forget, Congress is full of elitists who didn't follow many of the Employment Laws and regulations (Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action, OSHA, etc) until it required itself in 1994. So, it only stands to reason that one of their ilk, regardless of Party affiliation, would evoke her 4th Amendment rights while gleefully trampling on ours.

about 9 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

memojuez Re:NDA > Law? (235 comments)

Fixed that for you?

about 9 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

memojuez Re:Surprisingly lazy (235 comments)

If you RTFA, you will see that the Police forced their way into the apartment after the suspect's girlfriend would not let them in with-out a warrant. the police did not get a search warrant to enter the residence to ... “because they did not want to reveal information [to a judge] about the technology they used to track the cell phone signal,” the appellate judges note.

Also from TFA: Authorities opted not to get a warrant either for the use of the Stingray or the search of the apartment, simply because they didn’t want to tell the judge what they were using to locate the suspect...

This is a two-fold disregard of the constitution.

about 9 months ago
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US Intel Agencies To Build Superconducting Computer

memojuez Re:Interesting problems (73 comments)

Snowden to the Rescue! He could design,maintain and be a watchdog all for the price one measly contractor's salary.

about a year ago
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Former GOP Staffer Derek Khanna Speaks On Intellectual Property

memojuez Re:Anyone else read that as... (147 comments)

They are Corporate shills. They will not reform copyright law to benefit the public, but to benefit their Corporate masters that finance their campaigns.

about 2 years ago
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RIAA Doesn't Like the "Used Digital Music" Business

memojuez Re:Honor system (300 comments)

There was once an image link posted on /. that showed clearly that you had to send $0.25 to RIAA if you resold that album. Every time a CD, LP, 8-Track or Cassette is sold, or resold, RIAA demands payment.

about 3 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

memojuez Re:GNOME shell (835 comments)

I use Windows 7 at work and Ubuntu 10.04 at home. Windows 7 GUI reminds a lot of Gnome, especially the file browser (AKA Windows Explorer.) If I could find a way to run the Bourne Again Shell in Win 7. I'd be set!!

Guess I ought to Google it....

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian IP Lobbyists Caught Faking Counterfeit Data

memojuez No Surprise (118 comments)

When has a Corporate Special Interest Group ever told the complete truth?

more than 3 years ago
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Embed a Video, Go To Jail?

memojuez Re:five years for 10 viewings? (314 comments)

That must have been a gold plated DVD for its theft to be considered as a felony.

more than 3 years ago
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'Worms From Hell' Unearth Possibilities For Extraterrestrial Life

memojuez Not surprising (145 comments)

More from the article: "The research is likely to trigger scientific challenges and cause some controversy because it places far more complex life in an environment where researchers have generally held it should not, or even cannot, exist."

I thought they stopped saying that after finding life in the Challenger Deep section of The Mariana Trench.

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Says Public Forced Canadian DMCA Delay

memojuez Re:Vote NDP! (177 comments)

How did this post a level lower than it was intended?....

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Says Public Forced Canadian DMCA Delay

memojuez Re:Vote NDP! (177 comments)

On April 21, 1996, Nunziata was expelled from the Liberal caucus after he voted against the government's budget in protest over the government breaking a promise to rescind the Goods and Services Tax.

Despite the difficulties of winning a seat as an independent, Nunziata ran and won re-election in the 1997 general election without the support of any party. He defeated Toronto councillor Judy Sgro by 4,431 votes to retain his riding, and so became the only independent member elected to the new parliament.

In the 2000 election, he was defeated by Liberal Alan Tonks.

[SRC]

Sounds to me he wasn't fired from his job as an MP by the wacko Chretien.

On October 18, 2006, the Ontario members of the Conservative caucus voted to suspend Turner for what they claimed were violations of caucus confidentiality as published in his weblog. Within hours, Turner was dismissed from the Conservative Party caucus, and ultimately from the Conservative Party of Canada, by edict of the party's political leadership. The Conservative Party never furnished evidence of Turner's alleged breaches of confidentiality, while Turner argued Prime Minister Stephen Harper could not tolerate an independent-minded MP within his caucus.

[SRC]

Sounds to me like he wasn't fired as an MP by the wacko Harper but just like with Nunziata you Canadians rather vote for someone that is Major Party Affiliate instead of an Independent thinker that truly listens to the voters. So the constituents, i.e. you, fired them both!

It is truly sad that the voters up there are as sheeple as the American Voters down here.

more than 3 years ago
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IMSLP Taken Down By UK Publishers Group

memojuez Re:Service restored (117 comments)

The recent IMSLP outage was due to an attack by the Music Publishers Association (UK). While IMSLP encourages open discussion of copyright issues, we have zero tolerance for underhanded tactics. To MPA's credit, they have voluntarily retracted their claim. IMSLP will also be working on technical measures to prevent any future attacks.

more than 3 years ago
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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) Dies at 63

memojuez Re:Bad things Happen in 3's (132 comments)

He'll have to go through Collin Baker first.

more than 3 years ago
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I prefer to listen to recorded media via ...

memojuez "Ring-ring-ring, bananaphone" (344 comments)

Damn you both!! It is stuck in my head again!! AGH!!!

Send... Ring-ring-ring, banana phone... help.... Ring-ring-ring, banana phone... please.... Ring-ring-ring, banana phone...

Ring-ring-ring, banana phone...

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

memojuez Re:First post (720 comments)

... and it continues forward with the Motorola Karma.

more than 3 years ago
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Gates' Future of Education Straight Out of '60s

memojuez You'Re:Clueless about PLATO (203 comments)

PLATO was loved by teachers and students in my local school system in the late 90s. Then they moved onto COMPASS until someone had the idea, let's do it in the cloud... Apex and Odyssey were born. They tell me that these programs have contributed to their great successes as defined by the "No Child Left Behind" act.

more than 3 years ago
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Posting AC - a Thing of the Past?

memojuez Re:I am ironically.... (390 comments)

If that's truly your external IP then I would start with a FOIA Requisition to registra@nic.mil. Not knowing how well or how long they maintain Internal - External IP Crossreferences or your internal licensing scheme, it could be a wild goose chase. I don't remember to what extent the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that data to be maintained or if it would even apply to the DoD.

If there was a legal need, the databases could be supoenaed, but the previous paragraph's points still may apply.

more than 3 years ago

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Facebook shuts down Page that exposes scams

memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

memojuez (910304) writes "In a bizarre and hard-to-understand move, a Facebook page which claims it helped countless Facebook members stay safe online on the social network has been shut down... by Facebook

The pages founder wonders, "What we can not understand is why Facebook removed a real help group and yet there are thousands of rogue applications, thousands of hate filled pages, thousand of fake profiles. We are as real as it gets and get shut down.""

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Neverware Slims Down Thin Client Technology

memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

memojuez (910304) writes "There's an article in the New York Observer about slim, streamlined virtual computing that will make Corporate and K-12 Hardware Refresh cycles (victims of planned Obsolescence) Obsolete. It's called Neverware and it enables antiquated equipment the ability to run virtual sessessions with the latest and greatest OS/Software, even Windows 7."
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Free Listen to The Year's Most Mysterious Album

memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 5 years ago

memojuez writes "NPR just posted:

NPR is now streaming Dark Night of the Soul, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse, featuring cameos by the Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Frank Black and Vic Chesnutt, among others.

According to TFA:

...The album was initially going to be packaged with a book of photos taken by David Lynch. But now there's word that the music may never be officially released at all.

An unnamed spokesperson for Danger Mouse says that "due to an ongoing dispute with EMI" the book of photographs will "now come with a blank, recordable CD-R....

That is reason enough to give a listen."
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Blogger Forces NASA to Tweak Climate Data

memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 5 years ago

memojuez (910304) writes "In a little reported event outside of scientific communities was made public by the Fox News Channel in an on air and online report entitled Blogger Forces NASA to Tweak Climate Data. From the article:

A NASA research department has admitted that the calculations it used to show an increase in U.S. temperatures were flawed, after a campaign by an amateur meteorologist using his blog.

Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York have been forced to revise estimates after research by Stephen MacIntyre, who published his findings on his Climate Audit blog.

As a result of his calculations, which he e-mailed to NASA, scientists at the agency now say that 1934, not 1998, was the warmest year in the United States since records began to be kept in 1880.
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What rule of law has the most affect on your life?

memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 6 years ago

memojuez (910304) writes "Moore's Law
Murphy's Law
Newton's Laws of Motion
Common Law
Natural Law
Cowboy Neal Needs no Stinking Laws"
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memojuez memojuez writes  |  more than 7 years ago

memojuez (910304) writes "In a recent May 30th Article, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute takes a skeptical look at Barack Obama's proposed Health-Care Plan.

No matter what your feelings on Health Care is, I think Mr. Tanner's closing paragraph is the scariest part of all.

And Obama, like everyone else from Newt Gingrich to Hillary Clinton, assumes that there will be enormous savings from having the government design a system for electronic medical records. Electronic medical records would undoubtedly be a good thing and would reduce both costs and medical errors. The private sector is already moving rapidly in that direction. But the federal government has not yet figured out how to get the FBI's computers to talk to each other. What makes anyone think that a single federally-imposed medical IT system will be more efficient?
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