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Comment: Re:I call bullshit (Score 2) 33

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#47711347) Attached to: Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

The hospital had an Internet-facing router that was accessible via SSH or HTTPS?

If they were stupid enough to do that, then someone else had probably stolen all their data already.

What if it was a Juniper SSL VPN Appliance? TFA is a bit vague; but if the system has VPN access and Juniper gear it seems pretty likely that they might be using that, which would necessarily involve SSL on an internet facing device, though not necessarily SSH or HTTPS.

Comment: Re:well.. (Score 1) 13

by PopeRatzo (#47709221) Attached to: A statement to ponder

At Wired, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has posted his take on net neutrality. He lays the problem at the feet of the large ISPs.

The argument was that the early progressives were not acting out of moral beliefs. I showed that's not true.

The Scotsman can't protect you from The Federalist's misrepresentation. It's funny that you would cite a logical fallacy in order to defend an ad hominem attack ("Progressives were never moral!")

Comment: Re:NOT CONFIDENTIAL!! YAY!! (Score 2) 163

by sumdumass (#47708331) Attached to: $125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

The public has the right to know what their government is up to whether you are involved or not. Don't you think so?

I would say that if the public does not have a right to know, then the government or the departments under it do not have the right to settle lawsuits- whether you are involved or not.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 172

by sumdumass (#47708261) Attached to: Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

Wrong. The constitution only bars the government from actions. The only way it would bar you personally is if you were acting on behalf of the government.

The city has to give you reasonable space to protest, I can stop you from using my land to do it. The city or state cannot put troops in my home at a time of peace but I can offer to allow them to be there. Even where the US constitution has cross over amendments that could imply a duty or bar to a citizen, it resorts to giving congress the power to make law which ends up being the law- not the constitution that bars you.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 172

by sumdumass (#47708191) Attached to: Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

You seem to be trying to move the goal post a bit. Or is it that you just do not understand what you are talking about?

California v. Ciraolo, No. 84-1513 is not a speech case, it's a 4th amendment case dealing with government needing a warrant or not to satisfy the US constitution. What you fail to realize is that congress, the state, or city with respect to law enforcement subject to the jurisdiction thereof can create a law baring the police from using aerial photography to search for drugs on private property. This is because the case did not say you have a constitutional right to invade someone's privacy if you can see it from a public space, it said that the warrant provisions in the constitution did not bar the police(government) from the search. I hope you can understand the difference between not baring and having a right.

Also, those same entities could pass a law baring citizens from using aerial photography while still allowing the police to do so.

Like I said, it is only not illegal until a law makes it so.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 172

by sumdumass (#47708011) Attached to: Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

What case was it that SCOTUS rules it was protected speech? As far as I can tell, they haven't.

You are confused or something too. The US constitution does not bar me from anything. It bars the government and it's agencies. If I have a first amendment right to anything, nothing else in the constitution would limit that. I can post a sign saying subject to search upon entering and proceed to search you when you enter my house or business without ever violating the constitution. It is done every day.

Comment: Re:nuke it in orbit... (Score 4, Insightful) 92

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#47707783) Attached to: Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

what makes you so sure it is of terrestrial origins?

Unless this is Star Trek, where the entire biodiversity of the galaxy can be accounted for by face paint and is sexually interoperable with starfleet captains, we can make an overwhelmingly likely inference based on the chemistry. If its DNA and assorted important chemistry closely matches a terrestrial species it is very likely to be from around here.

Comment: Re:What kind of fish? (Score 1) 173

by sumdumass (#47707439) Attached to: Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

Well, it appears from a quick internet search that most quad copters can carry around 2 to 5 lbs of cargo depending on battery and fly time. Typical dynamite weighs in at (0.186 kg) .41 lbs or just under a half pound. per

This would be something around 4.5 sticks to 12 sticks of dynamite. Again, these are just ballpark figures and the term safely is kind of up to interpretation. I have rode in several death trap cars which their owners thought were perfectly safe.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 172

by sumdumass (#47707259) Attached to: Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

It is only legal until a law makes it illegal. The only way a law could not make it illegal is if there was a higher right or bar from making it illegal. For instance, if a state constitutional amendment said the state government cannot make a law banning photography in public places, then the city couldn't do so. The state couldn't do so either, but the federal government- to the extent of their jurisdiction and applicability, could make it illegal.

that's how the US works. Everything is legal until a law makes it illegal. Any political subdivision can make laws in accordance with it's parent state and federal laws. But their penalties are limited to what the state allows the political subdivision to impose.

Comment: Re:Oblig. Madison quote: (Score 1) 144

Both.. God is the creator and can change his creations. But angels are defined as a messenger from God or as a guardian of human beings. So it is like a title and a species. A fallen angel is a former angel who sinned and was cast into into hell and committed to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment.

Oh, and we are talking about angels so there is a presumption of a real God assuming the angels are also real- at least for the sake of conversation.

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