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Comment: OK, so let's rewrite the headline... (Score 1) 43

DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Kraft Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Dog Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Quilting Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Cat Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Boat Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Jewelry Shows Using License Plate Readers


I didn't say you were paranoid, you must have imagined that.

Comment: Re:Perl is more expressive (Score 2) 44

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#48954745) Attached to: Perl 6 In Time For Next Christmas?

And note that writing unreadable/unmaintainable code is an aspect of the *coder*, not the language.

That's the funniest thing I've read today. We're talking about a language that has 82 ways to say a = a + 1, 81 of which are completely, gobbletygookly incomprehensible (and look like cartoon swearing) to the average (non-brain damaged) programmer. The FACT is, the language is deliberately designed to reward the cuteseypoo "I (self) graduated from VisualBasic, and I'm WAY cleverer than the rest of you", combined with the "this is a contract job, and I've never ever ever had to maintain somebody else's code" effect, produces the worst, most unreadable, most unmaintainable code on the planet. Get the average Perl programmer, point a .357 magnum at their heads, and ask them to modify something they wrote six months ago, and watch the bloody hilarity ensue.

Comment: Re:Good for a chuckle, anyway. (Score 1) 60

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#48873915) Attached to: Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal
Of course, the politicians and security beaurocrats are the ones defining which content is "certain" content. But what's really laughable is that actions like this _might_ be precluded by privacy rights, rather than freedom-of speech rights. Sure, I know it's Europe, so muzzling some ideas is deemed OK, theorecically to prevent another Nazi uprising (or whatever).

Comment: Oh, go right ahead with that (Score 5, Insightful) 219

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#48838633) Attached to: European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

...an effort to rewrite laws just hours after dozens of arrests across Europe offered dramatic evidence of the threats security officials say are facing the continent.

'Cause the Patriot Act worked out so well for us.

Never mind worrying about the terrorists winning, it's the fascists who are doing the winning

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes

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