Fetch me my tinfoil hat!
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This is what happens when you have to explain to people the difference between "freedom of speech" and "responsibility for what you say"
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.
And Al Gore could not be reached for comment.
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Did someone forget to inform this senator that we (the US) no longer own the internets?
Now with the oppressive soviet porn filter removed, I believe we'll see dams bursting in record numbers. Though if it's green, you should probably see a doctor.
In soviet china, dam bursts you!
There's a reality TV show on Speed about a task force that puts out bait cars and then follows around the drivers of said bait cars until they get enough people tailing them to take them down. They track actual stolen cars as well, but there's never a mention of needing a new warrant each time the car is used. I believe the car is registered with all relevant jurisdictions' authorities, but aside from that, police observing a crime in a setting in which there is no expectation of privacy (e.g. in plain sight) arrest the perp for that crime.
Normally I'd say that artificial hearts aren't designed for strenuous activity, but you're a slashdotter after all...
Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated.
There is no expectation of privacy or security in a stolen vehicle. In fact, there is an expectation of seizure.
"Your tracking device appears to have malfunctioned, citizen."
Seems that Inspector Gadget will have to figure out a new way to track the bad guy back to his lair.
Here's my problem with this whole line of reasoning. It's not like the judge heard the ruling and immediately said, "Yeah, no, I think you all suck, we're doing it this way." This is several years later. I'm assuming there's been a couple of eyes this case has passed in front of since then, and despite the glacial pace of the judicial system, it may be that cooler heads have prevailed for once, and your average slashdotter is pissed because M$ happens to have won for once in a case where they might have actually been justified winning.
(To borrow from someone else's sig: "-1, Disagree" does not exist. Flamebait, offtopic and troll are not acceptable substitutes.)