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Comment: Re: Moral Imperialism (Score 2) 446

by Yakasha (#48189255) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. . . . [A]ll executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution." If the constitution is the supreme law, and the judges must support its supremacy, the only way I can perceive of upholding this is by way of judicial review. It might not be explicit in the constitution, but this is a very strong implication.

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Fuck your implication because

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

It is The People's job, or perhaps the State's, to decide if abridging our freedom of speech, including yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, is Constitutional.

Since the 10th is being ignored, then who the fuck cares what the rest of the Constitution says? The Constitution says that no law can abridge the freedom of speech. But we now have definitions of what is "protected speech" and what is not. Some of it is covered by the Constitution, and some is not. Same with guns, and trials, and warrants, and everything else in there. The "Supreme Law of the Land" only applies when the Supreme Rulers of the Land decide it does... which means it, including the part you quoted, is as valueable as King George's pinky swear to not abuse the colonies.
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Welcome to earth, citizen.

Comment: Re:Kinesis (Score 1) 304

by Yakasha (#48106653) Attached to: The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

I would love to have a Kinesis Advantage with durability and buckling springs of Model M.

Advantage got such a good layout, but the rubber function keys are just garbage!!!

Absolutely agreed. I had an Advantage before my Freestyle. I don't think mine had rubber function keys, but like the freestyle, if it just had slightly better klacking I think it would be perfect for me.

Comment: Re:Copyright Infringment (Score 1) 191

by Yakasha (#48093265) Attached to: DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Better yet: two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution and supervised release.

Nah. Eric Holder has already stated that he has broad latitude in prosecuting criminals. She might win in civil court, but there's no way those apparent criminals are going to jail.

Of course not. I'm sure the DA will offer 6 months in federal prison & a felony record shortly before they hang themselves.

Comment: Re:Copyright Infringment (Score 1) 191

by Yakasha (#48093177) Attached to: DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

I think the agent in question & his bosses all hanging themselves in their bedroom would be acceptable to me as well.

I would rather we do the hanging in the town square so we can all enjoy the scene. When the worst criminals we have to deal with work for the government, we are all in trouble.

I would rather they see their world crumble around them. I want them to see there is no future for their kind. I want them to despair so fully and completely that they cannot handle the thought of continuing to exist being so out of place. I want them to want to kill themselves to relieve themselves of the shame of knowing the rest of the world will move on, better & brighter, regardless of what they've done or tried to do. I don't want them to know failure, for failure requires an understanding of success. I want them to know their presence was utterly and completely irrelevant.

R'lyeh is Rising!!!

Comment: Re:Copyright Infringment (Score 5, Interesting) 191

by Yakasha (#48087609) Attached to: DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Better yet: Identity Theft.

Better yet: two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution and supervised release.

I think the agent in question & his bosses all hanging themselves in their bedroom would be acceptable to me as well.

Comment: Re:Did the fine cover the price paid by the visito (Score 2) 278

by Yakasha (#48057785) Attached to: Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

Are you kidding?

They were jamming for two years in a convention center where thousands of people meet every weekend, and they were charging exorbitant fees, in some cases $1000 per device. If this looks too high to you, imagine you are giving a talk about the last 18 months of your research, and a prearranged setup stops working. Your tenure, your reputation, your tenure may depend on that talk. And that's just for researchers. A company that has gathered a thousand POS managers for a discussion of a new system will have millions on the line.

Captive customer base indeed.

Fines seldom come close to wiping out the profits from the con, when big businesses with lobbyists are involved. I have personally participated in a cleanup effort (mostly through volunteers) which used about $30,000 on top of our donated time and equipment. While we were working, the assholes released more detectable crap, and were fined $2,500. But hey, they are golfing with the local high scum.

Did you host an event there? Sue Marriott in civil court.

Comment: Re:Perjury (Score 1) 191

by Yakasha (#48057433) Attached to: Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

It would be interesting for lawyers to start calling the primary investigators to the stand at every trial and asking the simple question "are you aware of any parallel construction?" Basically force investigators to give up the practice, admit to it, or commit perjury.

Jack Ryan: Who authorized this?
Ritter: I'm sure they'll ask you that.
Jack Ryan: Who authorized it?
Ritter: I have no recollection, Senator.

Comment: Re:Illegal or inadmissable? (Score 1) 269

by Yakasha (#48004311) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

Sometimes the term "illegal" is used to mean "inadmissible as evidence in court." I thought one can record any audio anywhere, they just might not be able to use it in court.

Can someone with legal knowledge of this clarify?

There is a link in the story to a useful site that will tell you about the local laws: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guid....

For California at least, and no doubt the rest, the issue is that they are "Two party consent" states. That means everybody in the recording must give consent to being recorded prior to being recorded. In California, that applies to audio only. Video recordings are always legal. This is criminal as well as civil (again, in California; I didn't look up the other states). Meaning you will go to jail and be sued into oblivion.

http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/california-recording-law

Comment: Re:huh? (Score 3, Insightful) 269

by Yakasha (#48004167) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

You are off the rails. The FCC does not have the power to nullify the anti-wiretapping laws of states.

Fuck the state. Seriously. They work for the tax payer and should be representing the interests of tax payer rather than criminals be they individuals or corporations.

They do. That is why it is illegal to record you without your permission; such as when your friend loans you their car... When thinking about a law, try to imagine yourself in both positions.

Natural laws have no pity.

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