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Comment: Re:(Re:The Children!) Why? I'm not a pedophile! (Score 5, Informative) 284

by FuzzMaster (#48163749) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Things on your person can be searched based upon probable cause without the need for a warrant.

I guess you're not aware of this year's Supreme Court decision, Riley vs. California, in which they determined that police require a warrant to search your phone. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06...

Comment: 1st Amendment (Score 0) 163

Freedom of speech and of the press guarantee the right to publish FACTUAL reports regarding events, current or historical. In the absence of misrepresentation of the facts, there's no reason that these articles should be "erased" from Google's search index. Of course, even with the erasure, other sources will rise to provide this information, e.g., this new site.

Comment: Re:Irresponsible (Score 0) 354

by FuzzMaster (#47156723) Attached to: 3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

. . . It used to be a "right" to shout "fire" in a theater, but that "right" was not permitted under the 1st Amendment. . .

That is a common misconception. That decision has been overturned and you're free to shout "fire" any time you want. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

The First Amendment protects us from people like you who would abridge our rights. I'm thankful that SCOTUS agrees with me.

Comment: Re:Irresponsible (Score 0) 354

by FuzzMaster (#47156417) Attached to: 3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

Instead of arguing this point, we need to make it very clear that anyone making or distributing 3D gun models should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If there isn't a law, make one - make TEN! I don't care.

Any such law would be blatantly unconstitutional. The right to publish 3D models of anything is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This is not a Second Amendment issue. Would you make publishing a book with the plans to build a gun illegal, too?

Comment: I, for one, am looking forward to the new options (Score 0) 194

by FuzzMaster (#46763199) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

I recently purchased a 2011 model-year GM Lambda-platform vehicle with the in-dash navigation unit. It has 2011-era bluetooth support (i.e., hands-free profile only), and a really craptastic USB implementation that doesn't easily allow third-party music apps to play over USB. Considering that model-year implies 2010 at best, we're talking tech that's at least four years old.

The map data is also from the 2011 model-year, so it is really old and the UX is terrible. Updating the maps requires a $200 DVD. WTF?

So, for around $500 more than the DVD upgrade, I can get all of the modern conveniences and map data that updates at Internet speed. I am at the edge of my seat waiting to see the options once they become widely available.

Comment: Re:Apple head unit? (Score 0) 194

by FuzzMaster (#46763107) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry
How ignorant can you sound?

Where does it say "Apple head unit"? The head unit is branded by the component manufacturer and provides an interface to allow display and interaction with an Apple device.

Where do you come up with "super expensive'? The NEX devices from Pioneer are receiving firmware updates for existing installations. How is that expensive?

Not only did you not understand the article, but you don't understand CarPlay itself. I have no idea how you got mod points for your response.

Comment: Proper venue is a fundamental constitutional right (Score 0) 148

by FuzzMaster (#46727415) Attached to: 'weev' Conviction Vacated
From the opinion, the court got this part right:

“Though our nation has changed in ways which it is difficult to imagine that the Framers of the Constitution could have foreseen, the rights of criminal defendants which they sought to protect in the venue provisions of the Constitution are neither outdated nor outmoded.” ... Just as this was true when we decided Passodelis in 1980 — after the advent of railroad, express mail, the telegraph, the telephone, the automobile, air travel, and satellite communications — it remains true in today’s Internet age. For the forgoing reasons, we will reverse the District Court’s venue determination and vacate Auernheimer’s conviction.

+ - Weev's conviction vacated by federal court in the 2nd district

Submitted by FuzzMaster
FuzzMaster (596994) writes "Andrew Auernheimer, also known as Weev, had his conviction under the CFAA vacated on venue grounds. From the opinion,

“Though our nation has changed in ways which it is difficult to imagine that the Framers of the Constitution could have foreseen, the rights of criminal defendants which they sought to protect in the venue provisions of the Constitution are neither outdated nor outmoded.” ... Just as this was true when we decided ... in 1980 — after the advent of railroad, express mail, the telegraph, the telephone, the automobile, air travel, and satellite communications — it remains true in today’s Internet age. For the forgoing reasons, we will reverse the District Court’s venue determination and vacate Auernheimer’s conviction.

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Comment: Re:Showed me the way (Score 0) 1037

by FuzzMaster (#46679401) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

And yet you are alone... So very alone...

I find this statement to be one of the best examples of the condescension that many religious people feel the need to express toward atheists. "Oh, my. I'm so sorry for you."

Atheists don't need an imaginary friend in the sky to make them feel that they are not alone. Instead, they surround themselves with friends and family, and enjoy this life because they know there won't be anything else.

If anything, I think atheists in general cherish the one life we have better because of the knowledge that this is all there is.

A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis

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