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Comment More Money? (Score 1) 119 119

"Intelligence" yields a pathetically low return on investment. If past history is any indicator (Philby, for example), the world is NOT going to collapse, things are NOT that grave, and except for the damage to the intelligence community, things are going to go on pretty much the same as always.

Comment No compelling questions here. (Score 1) 298 298

Doesn't look like any question were raised here. The constitutional violation appear obvious.
The event is an obvious public forum, because lots of people are expressing themselves there.
Only compelling governmental reasons can allow the restriction of speech in a public forum and any such restriction will be looked at by the courts with "strict scrutiny."
Having a warrant outstanding is a stupid reason to shut someone off from public speech.

This so obviously bad, either (a) the City's lawyer is an absolute moron (unlikely); (b) the Cops ignored their lawyer's advice telling them that shutting down this speech would be wrong (evil); or (c) the Cops didn't bother to consult with their lawyer and just shut down a speech because they wanted to (unlikely).

This could easily become lawsuit.

Comment A contract by any other name. (Score 2) 116 116

The "expert system" is just a much more involved contract that happens to be written in code. That "code" is great, so long as both parties understand exactly the terms of the code that they are agreeing to. If both parties do not have an equally good understanding of the code, then the expert system is just another unfair one sided contract foisted on people by businesses with the aid of their programmers.

Any program which runs right is obsolete.