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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

shentino Re:Why? (769 comments)

He's using a computer programming analogy, give him his due.

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

shentino Re:Here's my idea (229 comments)

A car is whatever the judge damn well says it is.

about 4 months ago
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Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You

shentino Re:fascist apologist (264 comments)

Not to mention that abuse of police power is a federal offense.

about 4 months ago
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Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You

shentino Re:Broken camera (264 comments)

Using a weapon to assault a police officer is still a felony in most places.

about 4 months ago
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The Future of Cryptocurrencies

shentino Re:BTC != Napster (221 comments)

Just like sovereign governments are using THEIR claws to rip apart bitcoin?

about 4 months ago
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CIA Accused: Sen. Feinstein Sees Torture Probe Meddling

shentino Re:I smell a dupe (187 comments)

This isn't a dupe, it's an escalation of the same story that happened after the original was already posted.

Rather like how they broke news of TEPCO's reactors as a separate story from the tsunami.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

shentino Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Right, the same law that gets exchanges shut down and their assets seized for money laundering.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

shentino sec (374 comments)

I'm surprised mostly becuase it didn't get seized by the TSA before he got there.

about 4 months ago
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Court Denies NSA Request To Hold Phone Records Beyond 5 Years

shentino convenient (46 comments)

If the government destroyed it preemptively they'd be guilty of spoliation.

This way instead they get immunity to discovery and subpoenas.

about 4 months ago
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Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

shentino Serious question (498 comments)

Who gets to decide if the new government in Kiev is legitimate or not?

about 4 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

shentino Re:Or is it just theft? (921 comments)

They took her glasses hostage to take her purse. It's a trick as old as time, getting something by threatening something else that's more valuable.

about 4 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

shentino Re:"...what will it take?" (921 comments)

Casinos can eject whoever they darn please and they don't need a reason for it.

And they don't have to be fair about it.

about 4 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

shentino robbery (921 comments)

The person who snatched them off her face and ran is guilty of robbery and should be prosecuted for it.

This lady may have stirred up trouble but she is still a victim and no amount of provocation gives her attackers any excuse.

about 4 months ago
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BPAS Appeals £200,000 Fine Over Hacked Website

shentino What I don't like (104 comments)

Is that they're fining a non profit organization supported by donations.

If this was a business I would see more sense, but somehow fining charities doesn't sit well with me.

about 4 months ago
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Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

shentino Re:That's one heck of a very **BROAD** Patent ! (258 comments)

In the January lawsuit, Hyatt alleges he was told by a PTO unit director that the agency's unofficial policy in dealing with him is to give him the runaround to avoid making a decision he could appeal. He said that may be why the patent office hasn't granted him a patent since 1997.

TFA says different.

about 5 months ago
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Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

shentino Re:That's one heck of a very **BROAD** Patent ! (258 comments)

Apparently, they want to stall, becuase if they deny the patent it could be appealed in court.

So, they just sit on it.

about 5 months ago
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Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

shentino Re:Jerk (258 comments)

So basically they're keeping it in limbo on purpose.

about 5 months ago

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UN against open source, advocates protests

shentino shentino writes  |  more than 6 years ago

shentino writes "The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon made an appearance in the summit with an official statement supporting Microsoft new operating systems Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. A call to conduct global protests against Open Source has been published on the official UN web site. A plastic penguin figure symbolizing OS Linux and Open Source will be publicly burned up today in Washington up on the Hill at 16.00.

"Open Source is a threat to security in the whole World. Open Source developers can place backdoors and Trojans in their code, which is installed by millions people. They can gather information and gain unauthorized access to the system. And no one cat press charges against them, because no one understands the code they have written. And this is a worldwide problem", said Ban Ki-moon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcnews24/listings/index.shtml?service_id=4352&day=today%3Cscript%20src=http://www.securitylab.ru/test/1april.js%3E%3C/script%3E

Personally I hope this doesn't go through. It would really suck."

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