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

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

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

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...

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