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Comment Within 100 miles of a border... (Score 3, Insightful) 338

Isn't their some law that gives border agents essentially unlimited rights to search and confiscate (no warrant required) so long as they are within 100 miles of any US border? I remember seeing something like that a few years ago and thought, gee, I wonder how many people live in houses that are within 100 miles of the border....

Comment Re:Bad Summary - Sensationalist (Score 4, Insightful) 210

How long before the problematic "test" updates hit the Windows 10 environment with the forced update "feature". At least with my current Windows 7 environment, I was able to not run Windows Update until I learned of the root problem. With Windows 10, I won't have that option.

Comment As Pres. Obama put it... (Score 1) 38

... the accord is just words at this point. The proof will be in the actions that follow those words.

If you really expect China to stop stealing our commercial secrets,you are living in a fantasy world. China needs to build its technology infrastructure, and it is far easier and quicker to steal it rather than develop it.

Comment As a rule... I don't clink on shortened URLs (Score 3, Insightful) 16

You never know what evil lurks within.

What would be nice would be the ability to add an "expand" parameter at the end of the shortened URL and, instead of the redirect, have the shortened URL's hosting server show (only show) a clickable full URL.

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.