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French Police End Missing Persons Searches, Suggest Using Facebook

spongebue Re:HELP!!! (95 comments)

As the description of this says, this applies to adults. I'll admit I didn't RTFA, but I assume that means nothing will change with regards to children.

about a year ago
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New CFAA Could Subject Teens To Jail For Reading Online News

spongebue More importantly, law writing (230 comments)

I think that even more importantly, this effectively gives website owners the power to write laws on their own. Want to include a stipulation in your terms of use that forbids shopping at the competition after merely setting foot in your website? Sure, why not? And if you have the de facto enforcement of criminal law on your side, even better

about a year and a half ago
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Helena Airport Manager Blocks TSA From Taking Full-Body Scanner

spongebue Not Removing != Not Using (221 comments)

Just because the machine is there, doesn't mean it will still get used if TSA says it can't be.

about a year and a half ago
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Helena Airport Manager Blocks TSA From Taking Full-Body Scanner

spongebue Re:more money wasted (221 comments)

The TSA has to remove the Rapiscan machines because they couldn't patch the software to remove customer-specific imagery? Why use them in the first place?

If I remember correctly, congress required imagery to be removed by a certain date. The requirement was put in place after the scanners were originally installed. Rapiscan said they couldn't meet the deadline, so TSA decided to switch to all L3 scanners, which already have the cookie-cutter image.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

spongebue Re:Too late, all cars do this. (170 comments)

There's a difference between OBD (real-time vehicle status and logged engine issues) and everything a present-day vehicle can log. A very large difference.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

spongebue Re:We should not need a petition (317 comments)

This type of unlocking is referring to being able to use a phone on another carrier, not rooting.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

spongebue Coming up soon... (317 comments)

"Why we can't comment on unlocking cell phones"

about a year and a half ago
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Summer Programming Courses Before Heading Off To College?

spongebue Re:Python (183 comments)

If you go that route, I like Learn Python the Hard Way. I used it to learn Python from my Java background, but it's also great for those that have never programmed in their life. The basic programming structures (loops, conditions, classes, etc) are all covered and can be transferred to other languages, and it's not too strenuous despite its name (while still learning stuff, of course). Everything is very well narrated.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony's Win a Major Blow for Importers

spongebue The real news here... (200 comments)

Could be bad news for those wanting PS3 Consoles on import.

I didn't know people actually wanted a PS3 to begin with :P

more than 7 years ago

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