Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 197

The primary thing to be looking at is that the courts grant warrants, as they did in the cases you mentioned. You can't bitch and moan about the police knocking down your door to grab your computers as evidence of hacking when they have a warrant.

When things were done without warrant, it is because it was already ruled legal.
as well as business records from the Patriot Act.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 361

Google did fix it, and every carrier/manufacturer does have the option. The fix is in 4.4 and 5.0. Do you expect MS to support Windows 8 RTM after SP1 and 8.1 have been released? You have the option of updating, it is the manufacturer holding you back, not Google.

Comment: Re:Blah blah blah (Score 1) 368

by Coren22 (#48904863) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

It looks like the AC tried to quote the statistics, which show a 50/50 split in civil, and 85/15 split in criminal, because no one wants to prosecute a woman for attacking a man. The AC however did not provide any links.

So you are saying that all men want to be harassed by women? You are an odd person indeed.

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 197

The same government that completely ignores the US Constitution and shits all over the 4th Amendment with NSA bulk surveillance.

That is kind of interesting, everything I have read indicated there were warrants issued through the FISA court, and numerous rulings that what they were doing was constitutional, all published. Could you point me to an article stating that there was ANY unwarranted surveillance?

Comment: Re: CA requires commercial licenses for pickup tr (Score 1) 197

In Liberal Maryland, my Tundra required a more expensive registration, but not commercial. It is possible that uber progressive California wanted to push people to not buy trucks anymore.

It looks like my truck fits in the class M (over 3700 lbs), so costs $187/2 year, which isn't much different than the fee for hire of $334/2 years.

My truck could also be class E (3/4 ton or 7000 lbs) at $161.50

Do they intentionally make this stuff complicated to confuse people? It took me 10 minutes just to find that particular link and it doesn't even explain the difference between E and M.

Comment: Re:Blah blah blah (Score 1) 368

by Coren22 (#48888953) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

The [SIC] is the accepted way of saying that the mistake is in the original, not the copy. As for the language, your statement did not say what you meant it to say, you said that the predator should feel no remorse, not that people who don't do it should feel no remorse. There is a significant difference in the two.

Comment: Re:My experience with Fios was largely negative (Score 1) 194

by Coren22 (#48888847) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

These issues have been corrected as far as I can tell. VZ was pressuring Netflix, which has been corrected by Netflix buying a VZ connection. This should be corrected by legislation, but it seems no one in the FCC actually has the balls. I am not sure what was wrong with YouTube, but that also has been corrected.

Comment: Re:You're really not missing much.... (Score 1) 194

by Coren22 (#48888447) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

I would be curious to see the difference. Comcrap isn't available in my area, so I cannot compare.

My plan:

75/75 (all FiOS connections are now symmetric) $89.99

I recently added TV, and the only cost difference was the set top box, which I believe was $13, and the cable card for $3

Comment: Re: No way! (Score 1) 508

by Coren22 (#48888241) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

How about if the police officers that tried to stop the attack BEFORE it happened had had a gun? Maybe they would not have fled and called in reinforcements?

I would tend to agree though, even with a gun, you still have to have an indication of the attack, and have time to react, as well as the mindset to be able to defend yourself, but who was saved by the laws outlawing guns in these two situations?

Obviously all the gun control laws of both France and Australia didn't stop these mentally unstable individuals getting their hands on guns. So why should we disarm all the people who haven't hurt someone because some have? How will removing more guns used for legitimate purposes slow down or stop attacks by people who are already willing to break the law? How did it work out to have guns outlawed in France and Australia when these people were still able to get a hold of these weapons?

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai