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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 (732341) 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
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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