As I recall from my...err, never mind when that was...LSD is a relatively heavy molecule to be floating around. To have even a picogram detectable would imply a lot being manufactured.
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"The goal was always to create a cool gathering place for employees..." Where? The state unemployment office?
Some of these people "...left other jobs to work in the pub" That was a really sleazy move by MS.
But how will you know if a firm passed you over because of something you said online? It'd be impossible to enforce.
Unfortunately, that's not true. It seems to make sense that there is no way that one could know why an employer did something. But certain legislators don't think that way.
For a number of classes of people ( genders, ethnic groups, etc ) the mere act of not having the right number of people of a certain class can be construed as proof that there was discrimination.
So, someday, after you have posted a picture of yourself butt-naked sharing a twelve-pack with your buddies outside the local convent, and you remain unemployed, you will be able to sue. All you will have to show is that X percent of the population does such things, and if a particular employer has significantly less than X percent of such people among their employees, they are therefore guilty of discrimination.
Not trying to troll here, but why not just shoot them? Some crocs appear to love to be around humans, some not. Kill the ones who do, and let the ones who prefer to stay away from people have the chance to breed. In a few decades, we'll have a race of human-adverse crocs.
Nobody's content is that valuable.
Allow me to introduce my new site: googleeverywhere.com. The main server is in Russia someplace. It runs a botnet. The bots, of course, are running on the systems of clueless windows users.
You want google from anywhere in the world? Go to googleeverywhere, it passes the request on to a bot, which queries google, then passes the answer back.
Google can try to shut it down by sending a request to googleeverywhere and seeing where the request comes in, and then cutting of that IP address. But in doing that, google thereby shuts down access for users who have paid for the service through their IP.
My business requires that I travel. On a slow week I use two different ISPs. In a busy week, a dozen. And we're not even talking about vacations yet.
If your site isn't available everywhere, I'll find something else. Nobody's content is that valuable.
Although, if I'm wrong and this business model does take off, the back side is even uglier: there will be ISPs that offer their services based on what you can't get. It will cater to employers, libraries, schools and other places that don't want people accessing certain sites.
So? Lots of people post on this forum without knowing English...
Wednesday, 7 May, 2008
A pothead's pursuit of justice
By IAN GILLESPIE
Marc Emery is standing behind the counter at his former business, the City Lights bookstore on Richmond Street, talking about his quixotic quest to end society's prohibition on marijuana.
"My argument for marijuana is not that it's good for you and not that it's safe," he says. "It's that any law that punishes peaceful and honest behaviour is an unjust law and must be struck down."
Canada's self-proclaimed "prince of pot" — the man whose ongoing legal battle with the U.S. government has prompted profiles by the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone magazine, 60 Minutes, CNN and CBC — is in London to visit his ailing mother.
But Emery rarely passes up a chance to proselytize.
And so, he talks."
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The details: Someone has managed to (mostly) steal one of my domains — retry.com. They appear to have done this by:
- changing the contact address for my account at my domain registrar (gandi.net)
- using the gandi.net lost password mechanism to request a new password for my account
- logging into my account and initiating a domain ownership transfer
The only reason that I am able to defend my other domains from being stolen is that I'm still logged into gandi.net's website. I am making sure that I do something at least every few minutes so that the session does not timeout. If I loose the session then I can't log back in again since they changed the password after I logged in. I am not able to use the gandi.net lost password mechanism to get the password back again since the site only allows the mechanism to be used once per day.
My plan is to keep monitoring the account until gandi.net — located in France — opens for business tomorrow (around midnight MST tonight in the US/Canada). This should work as long as my session to the gandi.net site does not timeout although life would be simpler if someone could put me in touch with someone at gandi.net who could simply turn off my accounts until the dust settles (there are two of my accounts involved as near as I can tell).
One interesting bit is that they changed the contact address on my gandi.net account to email@example.com. There's a blog article here describing a different domain theft that happened a few days ago and which used the same firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address."
However, sigs are not normally considered a part of the discussion and commenting on them is liable to get you moderated "off topic". Likewise, sig moderation is not provided.
Maybe it's time to acknowledge and celebrate the lowly sig.
Please nominate the best (and worst) Slashdot sigs of 2007.
Which ones did you find the funniest? The most insightful? Trollish?
Let the quoting begin."
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