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Comment what about the defamation lawsuit against cosby? (Score 1) 190 190

apparently defending against accusations by denying them, implicitly calling the accuser a liar, isn't protected by the 1st amendment;-\

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

otoh, it's a clever ploy to drag him into court & examine alleged crimes after the statute of limitation has passed...or should we now retroactively prosecute?

Comment what i've been saying all along... (Score 1) 190 190

the 2nd amendment obviously applies: "arms" are not limited to the 18th century definition, and ITAR defines s/w as arms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

the 1st amendment protects the expression of code: see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
as well as the 2nd: "keeping" arms, but to "bear" arms means using them: code must be executed on h/w, so the 2nd amendment protects the right to jailbreak (if u r not root, u don't really possess ur h/w;-) and execute anything you want.

i don't see how this could be any clearer. of course this makes the implementation of asimov's 3 laws problematic...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Re:completely different kind of addiction? (Score 1) 474 474

actually, they're finding game addiction (computer & gambling) are quite similar to substance addiction
  http://www.webmd.com/mental-he...

and china & korea, i believe, have started to crack down (no pun intended;-) on online & gaming addiction
  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01...

Comment Re:"we'll just pull the plug" (Score 1) 564 564

i'm reminded of the scene where the m-5 fries the redshirt in the hallway;-)

" Soon, however, it begins to act independently of its human masters, tapping directly into the warp engines for its power and erecting a force field to protect itself."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt07...

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.

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