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Comment: Re:Of, For, and By the People (Score 1) 140

if you think the holocaust was progressivism, then you still havent learned the meaning of the word.

No, I haven't learned your meaning. I can Google "define progressive" just the same as anyone else, and guess what? The actions of Germany's National Socialist Party very much do fit at least one of the definitions.

all you've succeeded in doing is godwining yourself by used the tired cliche of liberals = nazis.

Hey, speaking of people who don't know the definition of things - that's not a Godwin.

Godwin's law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Nazis – often referred to as "playing the Hitler card".

Pointing out that Nazi-ism was a type of progressive mentality doesn't qualify, because it's accurate. You not liking the accuracy of the comparison notwithstanding.

in short: you're ignorant.

But less so than you, so I'd call that a win.

Comment: Re:Privacy while crossing the boarder? (Score 1) 73

If we're talking about the southern boarder, just cross with everyone else. Illegally.

No shit.

Besides, if they want to fuck with you, they won't do it at the border, they'll wait until you're deep inside the Constitution-Free Zone. Because that's how the New America works.

Comment: Re:As the old song goes (Score 1) 140

by HiThere (#47503333) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

The trouble is, this isn't the usual slippery slope. This started out as a reasonable legal procedure back when hard disks were small. The slippery slope was the storing more and more of personal history in digital forms. Originally allowing all digital media to searched was reasonable. Now it's quite a bit less so. Next year it will be worse.

(What was unreasonable before is that they would seize the hardware and keep it to punish the accused, often never getting around to actually filing a case.. The punishment was the loss of business records, etc. It was still abuse, but a different abuse.)

Comment: Re:" and particularly describing" (Score 1) 140

by HiThere (#47503273) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

That's a pretty big place to be called "particularly described".

OTOH, it looks as if they are only allowed to look for evidence of one particular kind of crime. That narrows it a bit, if the restriction can be believed. Unfortunately, a lot of instances of "independent construction" have come to light, which shed a lot of doubt on how well this kind of restriction is enforced. (True, this case doesn't involve the spooks, but the same processes can be used.)

+ - This Gadget Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast, And It's A Serious Issue->

Submitted by redletterdave
redletterdave (2493036) writes "Dan Petro, a security analyst for the Bishop Fox IT consulting firm, built a proof of concept device that’s able to hack into any Google Chromecasts nearby to project Rick Astley’s 'Never Gonna Give You Up,' or any other video a prankster might choose. The 'Rickmote,' which is built on top of the $35 Raspberry Pi single board computer, finds a local Chromecast device, boots it off the network, and then takes over the screen with multimedia of one’s choosing. But it gets worse for the victims: If the hacker leaves the range of the device, there’s no way to regain control of the Chromecast. Unfortunately for Google, this is a rather serious issue with the Chromecast device that’s not too easy to fix, as the configuration process is an essential part of the Chromecast experience."
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Comment: Re:Warrants are supposed to be narrow (Score 1) 140

by HiThere (#47503203) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

Sort of. But they should be required to narrowly specify the information that they are looking for, and have evidence that would lead a reasonable person to conclude it is probably there. And they shouldn't be allowed to record anything that doesn't match the items described in the warrant.

And I quote: "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him." -- Cardinal Richelieu

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