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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

spartacus_prime Re:Dog whistles ahoy (169 comments)

I, for one, eagerly await the day when people don't have to grasp at straws to find racism in every fucking comment posted on the Internet.

I'm not holding my breath though.

about three weeks ago
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2015 Means EU Tax Increase On Cloud Storage, E-books and Smartphone Applications

spartacus_prime Re:This is nothing new for me. (164 comments)

Better dealing with Spanish tax authorities than Spanish tax inquisitors: at least you expect the former.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

spartacus_prime Re:"Just" four million? (117 comments)

While you are technically correct in the abstract, creditors do have a method to have a debt declared nondischargeable, by way of filing an "adversarial complaint" against you in bankruptcy court. There are very strict parameters for this, most commonly used for debts incurred by fraudulent methods. As a bankruptcy attorney, I've seen a few of these pop up over the years (they are infrequently filed and even less frequently won), but they are most definitely a pain in the ass when it comes across my desk. Someone with available funds to retain an attorney for the ensuing litigation may not be frightened by the litigation (especially if they can defend the fraud accusation), but the majority of Chapter 7 debtors will shit their pants if they get sued in bankruptcy court, and may settle the case for a reduced amount just to avoid the legal fees that they would incur trying to fight the litigation.

Disclaimer: I am admitted to practice law solely in the State of New Jersey and the above is only based on my experience in that venue. I don't know how it's done in any other state.

about a month ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

spartacus_prime Re:Licenses That Are Missing (231 comments)

How'd you know my name was Eric?

about 3 months ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

spartacus_prime Everyone is famous for 15 minutes. (100 comments)

The Maldives saw their opportunity and jumped.

about 7 months ago
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Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet

spartacus_prime Re:1984 (234 comments)

NOW TESTIFY!

about a year ago
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FBI Seized 144,000 Bitcoins ($28.5 Million) From Silk Road Bust

spartacus_prime Re:Dread Pirate Roberts (162 comments)

I'm Spartacus?

about a year ago
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Report: Fisker Automotive Sold To Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li

spartacus_prime YRO? (35 comments)

Having not read the article, I am at a loss as to how this possibly falls under the realm of "YOUR RIGHTS ONLINE." Can somebody explain?

in b4 mods are trolling

about a year ago
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Engineers Design Tornado Proof Home

spartacus_prime Re:Holy stupid ideas, batman (189 comments)

"While I agree that owning land is an absurdity"

Uh, what are you smoking?

"over-privileged"

Oh, you're just brainwashed by the Marxist college professor that teaches you. Carry on.

about a year ago
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Lavabit Case Unsealed: FBI Demands Companies Secretly Turn Over Crypto Keys

spartacus_prime Re:Your move, NSA (527 comments)

I, too, pilfer material from reddit.

about a year ago
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Maryland Indictment Says Silk Road Founder Tried To Arrange Murder of Employee

spartacus_prime Re:No. The cat has FriendlyChemists tongue Slashdo (294 comments)

<quote>Any criminal act that results in the death of another is called felony murder.</quote>

In some instances, that may not be true, such as where a victim kills a criminal (depends on the state really).

about a year ago
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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

spartacus_prime IT'S HAPPENING (286 comments)

Good thing I spent $5 billion on tin foil the day before the shutdown.

about a year ago
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AT&T Maintains Call Database For the DEA Going Back To 1987

spartacus_prime Re:Why was this even posted? (141 comments)

Attorney here, I've seen more subpoenas issued by fellow attorneys than I've ever seen issued by a judge. Example: If a bankruptcy trustee wants to depose a debtor for one reason or another (or if a creditor wants to do the same), they'll issue a subpoena of their own accord. I've even sent subpoenas myself on occasion. This is usually occurring when the matter is not quite serious enough to bother a judge for his/her signature.

about a year ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

spartacus_prime Re:do they fix the play store update bug (82 comments)

I had that problem after flashing the latest Gapps build. What I did that fixed the problem was deleting my Google account from my phone and wiping all that data out, and then reinstalling it. My apps updated like normal.

about a year and a half ago
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Royal Navy Deployed Laser Weapons During the Falklands War

spartacus_prime Re:Yes, but... (139 comments)

Too bad the pilots wouldn't have seen it.

about a year and a half ago
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Is New York City Ready For Digital Voting?

spartacus_prime What could possibly go wrong? (93 comments)

The 2013 mayoral race won by "Hitler Did Nothing Wrong" in a landslide.

about a year and a half ago
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Is New York City Ready For Digital Voting?

spartacus_prime Re:Want a higher turnout? (93 comments)

The problem isn't necessarily lack of meaningful choice (although that is tragic in and of itself), the problem is that of apathy. Diddy's entreaties notwithstanding, a lot of people don't believe that every vote counts, and that may be a good reason why people don't show up to the polls on election day. Or they just don't care. Or they are deliberately not voting as a matter of protest (whatever that may be).

about a year and a half ago

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