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US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

netwarerip Re:Fourth Amendment (457 comments)

Coming from a former bank guy, they don't have keys to the customer's lock. They do, however, have a maintenance guy with a powerful drill.

about a year ago
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US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

netwarerip Re:Fourth Amendment (457 comments)

Bullshit - my papers and effects are my papers and effects, regardless of where I keep them.

This is likely coming from someone that has never had a wife or girlfriend change the locks on an apartment that is rented in her name only. Good luck getting your papers and effects when that happens.
Oh wait, this is slashdot....let me rephrase.
This is likely coming from someone that has never had a wife or girlfriend.

about a year ago
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US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

netwarerip Re:Land of the free (457 comments)

....... What's the explanation if not...?

Likely because 99.86% of the people that use email can't even pronounce Diffie-Hellman, let alone know what it is.

about a year ago
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CISPA Seems Dead In the US Senate

netwarerip Re:The Senate did something right at last. (76 comments)

This.
It will just end up pieced into a bunch of farm subsidy or highway dedication bills over the next few months.

about a year and a half ago
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Crazy Eric Schmidt, His Yacht Prices Are Insaaane!

netwarerip Re:Nice Crazy Eddie reference (179 comments)

Nice! I didn't know that. I used to see the ads while watching Bowling for Dollars. I still call the left side of the headpin the 'Brooklyn side' because of that show.

about a year and a half ago
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Crazy Eric Schmidt, His Yacht Prices Are Insaaane!

netwarerip Nice Crazy Eddie reference (179 comments)

I love it, but does anyone outside the NY metro area get it?
Oh wait, would anyone inside the NY metro area care about anyone outside the NY metro area?
Nevermind...

about a year and a half ago
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Yokohama Accidentally Tweets That NK Missile Is Inbound

netwarerip Apparently (131 comments)

They wanted to be first to tweet the news.
Must be a Slashdot user.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Pushed To Review Ban On Electronics

netwarerip Re:The cellphone ban is overreaching, too (369 comments)

Seriously, if there was even an incremental risk that a powered on or active cellphone could cause a problem during a flight then they would not allow you to take them on the plane. They certainly wouldn't blindly trust people to follow the request given to turn the things off. That is just plain common sense. There is no risk at all, its simple bullshit, probably falling into the 'security theater' category.
I seem to recall John Dvorak writing an article maybe 10 or so years ago in which he theorized that the reason behind the ban was strictly accounting related. Something to do with the fact that someone on a call would switch towers too fast for calls to be tracked properly, and thusly billed properly. That makes a hell of a lot more sense to me.

about a year and a half ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

netwarerip umm.... (612 comments)

I wonder if they realize that can cause a pretty serious explosion?
Cue presidential assassination conspiracy theorists in 3.....2.....

about a year and a half ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

netwarerip Re:Liberty must win... (303 comments)

So now being on the internet means I also have a mirror in my moms basement?

No, but being on Slashdot does.

about a year and a half ago
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Ants Use Sound To Communicate

netwarerip Well duh (36 comments)

Anyone that has seen Them already knew ants made all kinds of nasty sounds.

about a year and a half ago
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Untethered iOS 6.1 evasi0n Jailbreak Arrives For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

netwarerip Re:Hardware or software exploit? (112 comments)

If I had mod points I would mod this (+1) Threw Up In My Mouth A Little Bit

about a year and a half ago
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Atari Files For Bankruptcy

netwarerip First twinkies (127 comments)

Now Atari. My formative years have just received a major nutshot.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft R&D Burgled: Only Apple Products Stolen

netwarerip makes sense (141 comments)

They were likely the only things of value in the building.

about a year and a half ago
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NCTC Gets Vast Powers To Spy On U.S. Citizens

netwarerip Re:Unconstitutional (332 comments)

With enough media attention this will be shut down.

I would love to mod this funny but am out of points.

about 2 years ago
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Crooks Steal $1.5M In iPads From JFK

netwarerip Icepick? (144 comments)

So instead of an icepick in the back of the neck will these guys get stabbed with a stylus?

about 2 years ago

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