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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 476 476

I have a device on mine - a WDTV box. Thing beneath the TV that plays media. When I connected it up, I discovered that it's search for network shares is quite aggressive: It actually portscanned the entire subnet range in search of NFS an SMB shares. All very well, except that I have some rather embarrassing media shared on NFS - as no-one else in the house uses linux, I hadn't seen reason to secure it in any way. An incident was narrowly avoided.

Comment: Re:How is this news for nerds? (Score 1) 1081 1081

The expression 'one flesh.' Doesn't have any deep spiritual meaning. It's used in 1 Corinthians 6 to refer to prostitution. It's just an ancient expression, in the same way we would refer to a couple 'sleeping together.' We don't mean actually sleeping, and everyone knows this, but it's not polite to directly say what it meant.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1081 1081

It's not really three great religions: The Jews are tiny in number. At the time of the founding of what would become the US there was a lot of religious conflict, all between different sects of Christianity. The Catholics hated the protestants,the protestants hated the catholics, the puritans hated everyone, and absolutely everyone hated the quakers.

Comment: Re:Poor Scalia (Score 1) 1081 1081

You'd need to convince the president to nominate you first, and then congress gets to vote if they will approve you.

That's one reason it's very hard for a new judge to get selected towards the end of a president's second term: The opposing party won't approve anyone, as they know if they stall for time there's a fifty-fifty chance one of their own will be in office soon and can nominate someone more favorable to their own positions.

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