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Comment: Loophole (Score 1) 286

Despite the strong privacy protections established in the court's Riley decision, police still have the right to search your phone without a warrant in a few certain scenarios known as âoeexigent circumstances.â This includes, for example, the abduction of a child, when police suspect a person is in imminent harm, or âoesome imminent threat of evidence destruction,â says Fakhoury. âoeSo its not like a carte blanche rule.â In those instances, there's simply not much you can do.

Your Honor, I knew that the defendant could, with as few as six taps on his phone, completely and irrevocably erase all evidence contained. Therefore, due to exigent circumstances, I felt justified in searching the phone without a warrant.

Comment: Re:StarFlight (Score 1) 100

by SuiteSisterMary (#47320611) Attached to: Building the Infinite Digital Universe of <em>No Man's Sky</em>

If I'm going to sink a few hundred hours into getting good at a game, I prefer to win by skillful improvising instead of by optimizing my build orders around map travel routes that are known to-the-second and careful memorization of tile counts where I know I can block off a passage most efficiently every game.

So, I shouldn't wait for you to join my $$$BIG GAME HUNTERZ$$$ FFA?

Comment: Re:The very best book for C#? (Score 1) 254

by SuiteSisterMary (#47288335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

I've been thinking about this, as my daughter has asked me to teach her some programming, and quite honestly, the progression of games in real life is perfect.

Make pong. Make death race 2000. Make Asteroids. Make Space Invaders. Make Tetris. Make a platform jumper with static screens with transitions at the edges. Make a side-scrolling jumper. Keep working your way up.

Comment: Re:Radio: the first assumption (Score 1) 686

by SuiteSisterMary (#47221495) Attached to: Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

I've often wondered: Would a scientist, or group of scientists, from, say, the 1860s, locked in an RF transparent dome in the middle of a modern city, be able to detect intelligent communication?

Could they detect, receive, and decode 802.11a/b/g/n wifi? Digital television? The various cellular protocols?

The 1880s? The 1900s? 1920s? 1940s? 1960s? Hell, the 1980s?

Them as has, gets.