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Comment: Teachable Moment (Score 1) 734

Ok, so Texans are proud of the fact that they can legally Succeed from the union.
Can we encourage that?????

"Today boys and girls, we learn about Texas, and why being independent, belligerent, and unarmed is bad... Who here remembers the coast before China proved the Chicxulub impact to their senate?"

Comment: Legal, hold up in court? (Score 1) 470

by casca69 (#40157479) Attached to: Windows 8: More EULA, Fewer Rights.
Well, of COURSE it will. Remember, Government is Grubberment; if you can't pay the politician more, you don't get the vote.

Cynical? Let's see. Class actions have been around a LONG while. The new rules protecting companies from class action litigation are not. Those rules are younger than I, and while a bit long in the tooth, I am not on my fifth decade yet.

How can this be? Money. The recipe is simple. Power Draws Money. Money Corrupts Power. Corrupted power with money corrupts State and federal representatives and congress persons. In toto, and short, Power corrupts, money+power corrupts absolutely. Sometimes, power alone corrupts. Any Questions? Look at the Congressional/Senate retirement package. Golden Parachute indeed.

Comment: Litigated Survival? (Score 1) 578

by casca69 (#40108499) Attached to: Fox Sues Dish Over "Auto Hop" Ad-Skipping Feature
I am SURE the Dinosaurs would have been happy to sue their way to species survival, too. I am pretty sure that would not be in the best interest of Homeland Defense, yes?
Adapt or Die. You expect me to as the job environment changes, and feel no sympathy. Why is there shock that I feel none for them?

Comment: Re:Obvious question from their perspective (Score 1) 1307

by casca69 (#35857916) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

Wouldn't this also be a HIPAA violation?

Did you even think before you wrote that? Exactly which part of a "night and weekend on-call schedule" do you think will contain private health information?

The whole open port on the internal firewall thing. Minor inconvenience we have to live with, firewalling.

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