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Comment Re:Pot? unlikely (Score 3, Insightful) 53

no, they can't take the lists and lock everybody up

best they could do is try and use the list for probably cause to get a search warrant, which would be a stretch

everyone forgets that Prohibition of Alcohol didn't end because the Feds decided it was a good idea

Prohibition of Alcohol ended because enough States said "Fuck you, its legal here, if you want to enforce Fed law, do it yourself"

The Feds don't have the resources to do that, alcohol's status changes at the Fed level.

That is what will happen with marijuana in the U.S.

Comment Re:Confessed? (Score 1) 244


First sentence out of your mouth in a very polite tone: "Officer I have somewhere else I need to be. Am I free to go?"

Officer says yes you are, you don't say another word and you leave.

Officer say you are not free to go, the next and last words out of your mouth should be:

What is the charge? I'd like to speak to my attorney.

Comment Re:A plea to fuck off. (Score 1) 365

I have one strongish password which I modify in a systematic and easy to remember way based on the website name. For example (and this isn't exactly what I do, obviously), say my core password is ghs78kja: on slashdot I would use as a password /DOTghs78kjaSLASH* on the New Scientist's site I would use /SCIENTISTghs78kjaNEW*.

A trick I learned from a military friend is to up and left shift each character that is part of a dictionary word, so "NEW" becomes "H32" and "SCIENTIST" becomes "WD83H58W5". Using the up and left shift in addition to the "static part and URL part" creates a secure password easy to remember.

Submission + - 22 Million Affected by OPM Hack (

OutOnARock writes: The U.S. agency burglarized by suspected Chinese hackers has completed its long-awaited damage assessment: In total, more than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen, officials announced today.

That number is more than five times larger than what the Office of Personnel Management announced a month ago when first acknowledging a major breach had occurred. At the time, OPM only disclosed that the personnel records of 4.2 million current and former federal employees had been compromised.

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.