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Comment: Re:right to not incriminate yourself? (Score -1) 1155

by inertia@yahoo.com (#33804458) Attached to: British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password

As if the system is fair. I'm sure if you asked a judge if you are innocent until proven guilty, they will quickly say you are. But if you ask if you are innocent of each element of the alleged crime, the judge will probably hold you in contempt. Fair system, don't you think?

Comment: Mac vs. PC (Score 4, Funny) 131

by inertia@yahoo.com (#27590939) Attached to: Visualizing Data Inside the 30-ft Allosphere

Mac: Hi, I'm a Mac.

PC: And ... I'm ... a ... PC.

Mac: Wow, PC. You're really slow today.

PC: Yes ... I'm ... running ... AlloSphere ... research ... for ... UCSB ... ... today.

Mac: What exactly is the AlloSphere useful for?

PC: Scientifically, ... it ... is ... an ... instrument ... for ... gaining ... insight ... and ... developing ... bodily ... intuition ... about ... environments ... into ... which ... the ... body ... cannot ... venture: ... abstract, ... higher- ... -dimensional ... information ... spaces, ... the ... worlds ... of ... the ... very ... small ... or ... very ... large, ... and ... the ... realms ... of ... the ... very ... fast ... or ... very ... slow, ... in ... fields ... ranging ... from ... nanotechnology ... to ... theoretical ... physics, ... from ... proteomics ... to ... cosmology, ... from ... neurophysiology ... to ... the ... spaces ... of ... consciousness, ... and ... from ... new ... materials ... to ... new ... media.

Mac: Wow, that ... that sounds pretty amazing.

PC: It ... is.

Mac: Anything else?

PC: 42.

Mac: What does that even mean?

PC: I ... have ... no ... idea.

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