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Comment Re:Oldest? (Score 1) 617 617

You beat me on that one. I was going to go with incandescent lights for IR heating of process tanks. Didn't think of wheels. It did get me to thinking that in semiconductor manufacture, ceramics is used in robot arms. How far does pottery go? Is it older than wheels?

Comment Re:Proof of Security Risk from Portable Electronic (Score 1) 227 227

Citation needed.. Sorry Hillary's private server was scrubbed and not inspected. Citation for improper communications and back room deals is not found.

Many IT departments know data is leaking as the effect is seen. The Edward Snowden type leak is what a lot of companies are afraid of.

The big questions are if you have secure documents and data, are they on systems isolated from open USB ports, bluetooth, etc? Is all the devices on the secure network locked down for protection from unauthorized connections? Is the normal office IT secure?

If I am on break and pull out a smart phone and look up the Slashdot headlines, there should be no problem. If I connect my Office Laptop to my personal hotspot so I can work at home, this is a serious security problem. Doing the latter should be grounds for immediate dismissal.

Comment Re:Victory for common sense! (Score 1) 91 91

If other judges follow this precedent, it will be the death knell of civil litigation involving the internet in any way. I don't like how trolls do business, but I don't think changing the rules like this is a good idea overall.

This isn't changing the rules. This is following the rules.

See my article in the ABA's Judges Journal about how judges had been bending the rules for the RIAA. "Large Recording Companies v. The Defenseless: Some Common Sense Solutions to the Challenges of the RIAA Litigation". The Judges' Journal, Judicial Division of American Bar Association. Summer 2008 edition, Part 1 of The Judges Journals' 2-part series, "Access to Justice".

"What I've done, of course, is total garbage." -- R. Willard, Pure Math 430a