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A great April 2nd story would be how Slashdot drove its readership away with bad April Fool's jokes.
That would be even harder to believe than an April Fool's joke claiming that slashdot still had readers before today.
People have been looting our US government from the day it was founded. George Washington spent post presidential life trying to get a canal built using federal money through Cumberland gap into the Monongahela valley in south western Pennsylvania. He had bought all the land that is today Washington County, PA. That shining example set by our founding father is a well trodden path. Flat-as-pancake land is declared to be "mountain" to extract quadruple the federal subsidy for transcontinental railroads. There are literally thousands of companies and individuals whose only ability is extracting money from the government.
And usually these are the folks who are in the fore front decrying government waste citing some poor black inner city single mother who probably gets 400$ a month.
How is it more generous? It looks like the same thing: you can use the patents, as long as you create something that complies with the (Java/.NET) standards.
The fact Dalvic wasn't a full JSE implementation was why Oracle sued Google. You could even argue that, given Oracle lost, the Java patent licensing is more generous!
Your pining for the benefit of the doubt is simultaneously amusing and passe.
This ruling doesn't even have anything to do with planting a tracking device. It is in regards to an individual who has been convicted of multiple sexual offences who has served his time and is being required by the State of North Carolina to wear a GPS anklet for the rest of his life. He challenged that on 4th amendment grounds. NC argued successfully (at the state level) that this requirement is not a search. The SCOTUS disagreed and sent the case back to NC.
Combative much? Let me rearrange your words so you can see how it relates to my original point, and you tell me how I did it wrong, and then I'll let you deal with the fact that you're chasing your own tail while barking at me...
NC argued [that] wear[ing] a GPS anklet
The SCOTUS disagreed
First line of the article:
If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.
Jeez, what as that about reading the article again?
It is interesting one of the ingredients is cow bile. Definitely not something you would think of as an disinfectant. But, being from India, I know so many people who believe cow urine and cow dung has disinfecting properties. May be there is something to it. Cows digest tough vegetation. Their stomachs are full of bacteria that could break down vegetable matter. May be there are so many beneficial would-not-harm-a-mammal bacteria in there, some of them might fight of any bacteria that would infect its host, the cow.
Probably not, since this ruling had nothing to do with Stingray.
I guess planting a GPS device to track someone and hijacking their phone to track them are completely different.