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Comment Re:Uh... contradictory? (Score 1) 1590

Actually, the United States does not have an official language although Arizona as a state does, so your usage of "country's official language" is incorrect. Suspicion requires belief that a person is commiting a crime. Being out of the ordinary does not constitute reasonable suspicion of immigration status, especially in the examples you cite. For your reasoning to be consistent, it would have to apply to all races. Would a white person at 3 am walking to Denny's be a suspect for illegal immigration? Probably not. Your "suspicions" imply racial profiling since the examples you cite are all within a citizen's rights and expressing those rights does not indicate a person's immigration status.

Comment Re:Uh... contradictory? (Score 5, Insightful) 1590

While your point is valid...I think the bigger issue with enforcment is how it effects the citezenry. Warning (here comes a hypothetical): What if you are a citizen but speak accented english, or you prefer to speak another language. A cop suspects you are an immigrant and demands immigration papers. Does the cop detain you at that point? Do you need to carry papers to prove citizenship on demand? Does this lead to frequent detention? It just seems unreasonable and ambigous to enforce something like this without encroaching the rights of citizens.

Comment Re:What about the presumption of innocence? (Score 5, Insightful) 1590

I think you are misunderstanding that presumption. You are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone can accuse you of any crime at any time. Being temporarily detained or arrested until get a trial, is NOT a presumption of guilt. You have the presumption of innocence in court becuase it is the prosecuting party that assumes the burden of proof for their accusation.

Comment Great PoE (Score 4, Insightful) 193

I'm suprised they are not worth more since they represent a great point of entry for social attacks. Think Personalized spam (i.e. "Hey John, I think Laura wanted you to buy this for the concert you are attending next week"), targeted dictionaries, localized phising (i.e. location data deploys phising to compromised machines near you). Once you break a single friend in the "network" you gain additional information to everyone in that scope, so the return on entry is very promosing. An attacker can begin profiling ideal targets in the guise of friends. Ah, so many possibilties. Such a gold mine.

Comment Re:There WILL be unbreakable DRM, heres how: (Score 1) 443

I had the same idea as OnLive a couple of years ago. My theory was based on the (reverse) evaluation of game code and how most games resided in small execution loops during gameplay. The biggest barrier to implementing my idea at the time was bandwidth and upgrade costs. The monthly subscription cost would have been too prohibitive and bandwidth requirements were unreasonable. I have no idea how these OnLive guys are going to handle frequent hardware updates since high-end games continue to push hardware. Maybe they are using NVidia's new server platform?

Also, I wouldn't call this an unbreakable DRM -- it's the same as renting a game. Issues with DRM come into play when you own the game, especially as it pertains to multiple machines.

Comment Re:His Master's Voice (Score 1) 1015

If they mean no harm and are intelligent, they will know to keep a safe distance and attempt to make communications. If they show up randomly in a big ass ship -- its safe to say we are fucked. Even, if they mean no harm--our reaction, disease, and additional resource burdens are likley to be problems.

A freelance is one who gets paid by the word -- per piece or perhaps. -- Robert Benchley