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Comment: Re:Habeas Corpus not "revoked" (Score 1) 790

by Supergood-ape (#20758285) Attached to: US Senate Fails To Reinstate Habeas Corpus
"...this sentence makes it clear that you're not really interested in discussion, but in insults."

No fuckboy, I'm interested in discussion with people who do their research, and don't pretend they know what the fuck they're talking about like you have.

I told you once already that this was going to be futile, as my examples were obvious and easy to understand, yet you were ignorant of them.

So, explain to me why I would have anything but comtempt for some asshole (you) who decides to pop off about a subject he clearly is not informed about?

"IOW why are you even posting on Slashdot if you just want to be a dick anytime someone contradicts you at all?"

That might be a good point if that's what happened, but so far no one has contradicted me and I've only been a "dick" to people who were claiming some knowledge of the subject even though their posts show that they're ignorant and not worth attempting to educate (you).

See, I'm not a dick to people who learn about a subject before making assertions of fact. You did not, hence you get dickery.

In the future, if you wish to avoid dickery, stop lying and pretending you're not ignorant. Then you'll avoid getting insulted and being wrong all at once.

More importantly, I gave an example you can't refute, that was obvious like I said. At this point your only response is "Supergood, you're right".

Security

+ - Texas A&M malware injector facing jail time->

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coondoggie
coondoggie writes "Apparently his computer science degree didn't include a morals minor. The FBI today said a graduate of Texas A & M University was convicted of recklessly accessing and causing damage to the protected computer system of his former alma mater.Luis Castillo, 23, who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Texas A & M University in December 2006, admitted to recklessly gaining unauthorized access to the University's network and capturing 133,000 student and employees Net ID's and passwords. As a result of the intrusions and injection of the malicious software by Castillo, the University incurred a loss of over $67,000 in its efforts to protect students and faculty from the illegal or fraudulent use of private account information, including the retrieval of the captured files. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/19488"
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Censorship

+ - Care home workers in web campaign victory->

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Eric Lee
Eric Lee writes "An attempt by a London charity to stop campaigners using the web to highlight its pay cuts has ended in failure, according to this report in The Register. The LabourStart website, which orchestrated the online campaign on behalf of Britain's public sector union Unison had been compelled by internet service provider 1&1 to take down a campaign which the employer had declared to be "potentially libellous" — and then promptly relaunched the campaign on a new site, hosted in Australia, cheekily called We will not be silenced. Several days after the campaign was closed down on 1&1, the company notified LabourStart that the material was in fact not defamatory. LabourStart has now informed 1&1 that it is considering raising the behavior of the company with Britain's regulatory body for the communications sector, Ofcom."
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Google

+ - Cops using Google Earth to find Marijuana->

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mytrip
mytrip writes "When a Wisconsin man was arrested last October on suspicion of harvesting 18 pounds of marijuana, it was partly thanks to Google Earth.

The sheriff's deputies who pulled the man over found, in addition to what they estimated was at least $63,000 worth of pot, a GPS unit around his neck that was filled with a series of local coordinates, according to The Journal Times of Racine, Wis. After plugging those coordinates into Google Earth, the police were able to identify the location of several marijuana fields to which the man was allegedly connected.

While the cops would have been able to find the fields strictly based on the GPS coordinates, their use of Google Earth demonstrated just one way in which law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world are using the popular mapping service, both to fight crime and to offer valuable information to the public."

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Portables (Apple)

+ - Apple Cuts Linux iPod Users Off->

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Will Fisher
Will Fisher writes "New iPods will no longer be able to work with Linux. iTunes now writes some kind of hash (SHA1, md5?) to the iPod database which new iPods check against. If this check fails then the iPod reports that it contains 0 songs. This appears to be protection against 3rd party applications writing out their own databases. We haven't found out how to generate our own valid hashes (but we do know the hash includes the database itself, and possibly the iPod serial number), and are looking for help."
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Power

+ - GM adds largest solar installation in corporate US

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SK
SK writes "General Motors is adding one of the largest solar power installations in corporate use in the United States to the roof of its Service and Parts Operations (SPO) warehouse in Fontana, California. The solar power array will provide about half of the electricity needed to run the facility and will feed enough extra electricity back to the grid to power over 300 California homes for a year. General Motors estimates that the solar array at its SPO facility in Fontana will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 355 metric tons each year, while reducing its electricity costs by about 10 percent a year."

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