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Comment: Re:I thought this was known by now (Score 1) 777

That was just one example. ISPs are also bound by law to report as well as others under state laws. Canada has a similar law.

My point was to the poster. Not calling the cops when you find CP in certain situations can get you in trouble, if they find out.

Comment: Re:I thought this was known by now (Score 2) 777

It's vague. It depends on how that OR and and AND are grouped.

Here is more, from the state level:

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/telecom/child-pornography-reporting-requirements-isps-and.aspx

Here is some stuff about ISPs:

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/42/132/IV/13032

I guess my point was that you have to be careful, you might be in trouble for not reporting, if that fact is discovered.

Comment: Re:I thought this was known by now (Score 4, Informative) 777

Be careful.

From: http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/18C110.txt

-HEAD-
        Sec. 2258. Failure to report child abuse

-STATUTE-
A person who, while engaged in a professional capacity or activity described in subsection (b) of section 226 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 on Federal land or in a federally operated (or contracted) facility, learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, as defined in subsection (c) of that section, and fails to make a timely report as required by subsection (a) of that section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year or both.

So if you're working on a machine, see CP and don't report it, you are on the hook.

Comment: Re:I'd take a bigger cut than that (Score 1) 615

by Loualbano2 (#35728044) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

This is not a bad plan. Keep in mind, if you spend 330 days / 365 days out of the US you get a 92K tax deduction. If you can find a cheap place to live, with decent internets (Thailand comes to mind, although I don't know how good the internet is) you could save a lot of money.

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=97130,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=96968,00.html

-Fran

Comment: Re:Business laptop (Score 1) 898

by Loualbano2 (#35634156) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

I second this.

If on a budget, peruse ebay for a D630 or D430. They can be had for $300 or less. They are dated but if you're not playing games or running VMs or anything intense, they are fine. There are tons of accessories for the D-series that are super cheap as well. RAM is cheap, replacement batteries are cheap and I think docking stations are at your local Goodwill.

Look for auctions with service tags and check the warranties. If there is any factory warranty left, buy that one and for a bit of money you can get another year added. Dell's warranty is pretty good. I RMAed a D630 and got a E6400 back fairly recently.

Comment: Re:Why the F**k is ICE involved in this? (Score 2) 235

by Loualbano2 (#34624064) Attached to: DHS Seized Domains Based On Bad Evidence

"but before 9/11 they were primarily concerned with illegal immigrants"

There was no ICE before 9/11. There was no ICE before March of 2003.

INS is what you are thinking of, they were split up and all three parts were put under DHS along with taking on some new responsibilities.

Old INS != ICE.

Comment: Re:30MPG 1952 MG Convertible (Score 3, Interesting) 397

by Loualbano2 (#34220746) Attached to: Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz

"On the other hand, it also weighs twice as much as the MG and handles like it, so good luck avoiding an accident that he could."

The Corolla probably handles better. See this article about an autocross race between an 2003 Honda Odyssey, a 60's Porsche 356 and a 60's Jag XKE.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/soccer-moms-revenge/

ft

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 2, Insightful) 152

by Loualbano2 (#33559746) Attached to: Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets

No, not displacement behavior.

Admittedly I was harsh, and overly so. I wouldn't normally say anything, but I guess not today.

The problem is, I don't see the inadequate dick thing as a joke anymore, because it's what a lot of people think, and they are serious about it. It happens on the web and in real life. I personally have been and seen other men accused of having a small pecker in casual conversation, mostly by women, when talking about traditionally masculine things like the aforementioned fast cars and firearms. I know girls that swear up and down they can tell a man's size by his car and other things like that. Most girls will tell you the same thing about a guy who has a lot of muscles. On the other hand, if I decide a girl's a slut based off her clothes, I'm an asshole even if I am right.

Even more aggravating are other men who subscribe to the same compensation rhetoric, basically selling themselves out.

Also, emasculation in general seems to be accepted by the general public as perfectly fine. If I was to liken too many shoes to insecurity of women, or something along those lines, I would be skewered. If my friends wife wears too much make up, and as a 'joke' I said she looks like a hooker, hell would break loose, and rightly so. If that same women made a 'joke' about my dick in any fashion it's not only perfectly acceptable, but I have to sit and take it, otherwise be accused of proving that she is right.

I'm not going to sit and take it anymore. From now on I am going to call people on it because it's a stereotype that needs to die. It's fucked up that men can't enjoy certain stuff without being accused of 'compensating'.

Not everything is about dicks, that's the point I was trying to make.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 0, Flamebait) 152

by Loualbano2 (#33558772) Attached to: Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets

This is 'insightful'? It's 'insightful' to stereotype and emasculate now?

Why is it that anytime anyone around here talks about guns or fast/expensive/nice/old automobiles someone trots out the old 'penis enhancement' crap?

This bullshit is right up there with 'No girls on the internet' and 'virgin nerd in mom's basement' things that people USED TO say in a semi-serious manner. Now these things are used as jokes simply because they are so dumb.

The medicine cabinet full of Viagra is fairly new though. So not only does this person have a little penis it doesn't even work properly? All because he has a shotgun?

Hell, this crap is even spouted when people talk about spending money on a fast computer. One would think that talking about building a fast machine would be safe here on this site, but nope, someone usually talks shit about someone's dick.

Here's a clue to you and everyone like you. It is possible, and probable, to like things based on factors having NOTHING to do with anyone's penis. I understand that the concept of liking shit without penile influence is pure insanity, but believe me, it happens.

I submit that the people who perpetuate this crap are the people with the small dick. Or maybe they just ARE dicks. I don't know, I can't keep it straight. I will just assume both.

Ha ha, "I can't keep it straight". Perhaps the GP will let me have some of those boner pills?

Since I disagree with you, it is probable that I have a small dick as well. I probably like stuff that you probably don't care for so there's another indicator. Even worse, I like big guns and tough cars, so the likelihood of even detecting my dick is sparse. Since I am being an ass in this comment one can also assume that not even Viagra works for my useless pecker. My penis is fucking hopeless.

TL;DR

Fuck you and fuck your object based stereotyping and emasculation.

Comment: Re:The steady slide to Police State continues (Score 1) 1123

by Loualbano2 (#32473468) Attached to: Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded

Mod parent up.

I live in Kuwait and I hear what happens on that show just from scanning the radio on the way to work. I commute for 30 minutes each way, so in an hour window per day, four days a week, I must hear about it at least twice each week.

If I can't get away from hearing about american idol in Kuwait, where can I? Where can anyone?

-Fran

Comment: Re:The angle. (Score 1) 439

by Loualbano2 (#30497464) Attached to: Psystar Not Closing Up Shop

You actually made my point.

The point was that the whole plan was to be a white box vendor from the onset. The whole hackintosh thing would be a way to get their name into people's minds.

What I am saying is that mindshare is what they were going for from the beginning. Any new vanilla box company would kill for any kind of brand recognition.

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.

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