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Comment: Re:How can you be convicted of breaking a secret l (Score 1) 775

by Solemn Bob (#29981888) Attached to: Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.

Check out Gilmore v Gonzales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilmore_v._Gonzales

John Gilmore sued then-attorney general Alberto Gonzales in 2005, complaining (among other things) that when airport security refused to let him on a flight without showing ID, that no one would tell him which law made that a requirement. Because that law was a Secret.

He lost. As best I can tell, he lost without him or his lawyers ever getting to see the text of the law he was theoretically violating.

Sci-Fi

+ - Madeleine L'Engle, 1918 - 2007

Submitted by mosel-saar-ruwer
mosel-saar-ruwer writes: Madeleine L'Engle Camp Franklin passed away, on Sept. 6, aged 88, at Rose Haven nursing home, in Litchfield, Connecticut. Even before we discovered Tolkien, CS Lewis, or Robert Heinlein, many /.-ers' first exposure to Science Fiction and Fantasy was surely L'Engle's 1962 novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The Washington Post has an obituary, and the New York Post's John Podhoretz relates his childhood memories of life at 924 West End Avenue with Mr. & Mrs. Franklin.
Programming

+ - How do you hire a programmer if you're not one?

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NewMediaBlogger writes: "I'm a geeky business guy — I know basic SQL/Linux/PHP, but am definitely not a programmer. I have a software idea I want to develop, but am not confident enough in my own skills to determine whether or not a programmer is "good". I don't know a elite programmer I can hire to build a team for me.
How do you judge a programmer if you are not one yourself?
Is there an external consulting service you use? Skill testing in the interview process? "Trial" work contracts? Other?"

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