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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

mikelieman Re:Okay, so (245 comments)

It's well known that email is not secure for the purposes of attorney/client privilege.

about 3 months ago

Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

mikelieman Re:This is good (398 comments)

The point of the cameras was revenue, not traffic safety. They've failed at their intended goal, and I don't see evidence for attributing it to traffic safety. The only person who benefited is the vendor.

And that's before the court challenges. Doesn't "Due Process" ensure that the accused can say, "That's faked, Photoshop. The network and servers are hacked, and PROVE THEY ARE SECURE."

Ever seen a municipal vendor who could certify under penalty of perjury complete compliance with all applicable law, regulation and policy?

about 3 months ago

New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

mikelieman Re:Warrants are supposed to be narrow (150 comments)

By tolerating the existance of the 'Bad Apples', the 'so-called Good Apples' aren't good. They're bad, too.

about 6 months ago

A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

mikelieman Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

On the upside, I totally credit SDI's concept of aiming the laser with the mirror to have inspired VariLight's innovative stage-lighting technology, the benefits of which we are still reaping...

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

mikelieman Re:Nonsense (294 comments)

Pretty much this. Change Management is a process. I wonder if they even have any systems in place to manage this. Tracking migrations really benefits from a good system behind it. Maximo is however, not that system.

about 9 months ago

Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

mikelieman Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Erlich's "religious freedom" ends at the perimeter of his own self.

The moment he tried to apply his cognitive framing TO OTHER PEOPLE, he went off the rails.

If he contributed to islamic organizations opposing freedom of women to drive or appear in public without hajib, would that be OK?

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

mikelieman Re:I'd replace Java with Perl, for one. (247 comments)

Mojolicious is insane. Best I can describe it is 'you know how you can stick curl in a pipe to get a web page'? That, but with Perl as a scripting language to really process the hell out of the data -- if you know what I mean..

about a year ago

Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

mikelieman Re:Reinvent the wheel much? (132 comments)

If the wanted to SOLVE the problem, they would have just rolled out Universal Medicare and the VA's VistA system and use all the existing infrastructure.

But that's not the goal.

about a year ago

Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

mikelieman Re:Not from the car? (329 comments)

PROTIP: Never empty an ashtray into a garbage can.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

mikelieman Re:Awesome thread (420 comments)

I was using my smartphone as a mythtv controller years ago.

1 year,16 days

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

mikelieman Samba (420 comments)

Just expose the directory as a "Windows Share" and any client on the network should be able to see it.

1 year,16 days

EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

mikelieman Re:Which company bought this 'new' rule? (1143 comments)

Do you like those traffic lights at the intersection of roads? You realize that all the RED lights are on TOP of the stack, and they're all the same shade of red? That's the Feds...

Tell us how to get those without the other 'free riders', and I'm sure if it's a good idea people will give it an honest listen.

But just because YOU don't like some of the things DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ENACT, doesn't give you the right to destroy our government.

If you think of the US as "The Great Satan", you're not a "Patriot", are you?

about a year ago

Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

mikelieman Re:Of course... (419 comments)

I would have agreed with you up until the moment I realized that literally EVERYTHING that rms tried to warn everyone about turned out to be 100% accurate in his prognostication.

about a year ago

Lessons From the Healthcare.gov Fiasco

mikelieman Re:* If your state didn't set up their own. (501 comments)

New York didn't have any issues with our exchange. Only the freeloaders who expect our tax dollars to take care of them overwhelmed the site that... Well, "Beggers can't be choosers" springs to mind...

about a year ago

Obamacare Website Fixes Could Take Two Weeks Or Two Months

mikelieman Re:you really want to know what obamacare is? (382 comments)

It's not supposed to be a market. It's supposed to just be a front-end to redirect you to your state's market, IF your state wasn't too lazy, negligent or incompetent to setup their own sites. If you didn't want to take what you get after dropping the ball, maybe your state should have taken care of you correctly?

about a year ago



Newegg stops collecting NYS Sales Tax...

mikelieman mikelieman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mikelieman (35628) writes "I recently received this email from Newegg:

As a result of recent changes in New York State tax law requiring certain out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to the State of New York, we began collecting applicable sales tax for all orders shipped to New York addresses starting June 1, 2008. After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting New York sales tax, effective August 21, 2008.

Which means that although they're not collecting sales tax, it's still due and YOU are now responsible for the remittance — evidenced by their 'disclaimer'

Disclaimer: While Newegg no longer charges sales tax to its New York customers effective August 21, 2008, you may still have an obligation to pay New York State use tax on your purchases. Newegg cannot offer you any tax advice, so please refer to applicable law if you have any questions about use tax. Nothing in this email shall be deemed to approve the validity of any New York State law, including but not limited to section 1101(b)(8)(vi) of the New York State Tax Law, which purports to require Newegg to collect and remit New York State sales tax on its sales to residents of that state.


General Strike: 9/11/07

mikelieman mikelieman writes  |  more than 7 years ago

mikelieman writes "A general strike has been proposed for 9/11/07. No work, school or shopping. Even a low number of participants can make a difference. The event will show up on the radar of the Powers That Be."
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