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Comment Idiots (Score 2) 837 837

There is plenty of money from gas taxes to maintain the roads. The problem is, the highway "trust" (LOL) fund is used as a personal savings account by politicians for their pet projects. Things like millions of dollars spent on bike trails and other assorted earmarks that have nothing to do with road maintenance.

Comment Re:not the real question (Score 4, Informative) 200 200

The FBI isn't claiming anything. The affidavit simply states that Chris Roberts told the FBI agents he was able to hack the avionics of the plane.

Frankly, it's complete bullshit. The systems are completely, physically separate. There is no way to hack the thrust from the in-flight entertainment system because they are not connected to each other. The most he'd be able to do is turn on the fasten seatbelt sign.

Comment Shakespear was right (Score 0) 124 124

Kill all the lawyers. The world would be a better place without them.

The business owners should simply refuse to comply with the court. The second amendment exists for a reason and it isn't for shooting ducks. It is their property and they have the right to construct it as they see fit without violence from the state.

Comment Re:Hypocrites (Score 1) 223 223

Would you care to provide some links to support your claim? I mean what I assume is your claim that Microsoft wrote an amicus brief supporting Oracle in the lawsuit. There is no such thing as being 'an amicus'.

I can find many supports showing Microsoft in support of an appeal of the case, including a posted story right here on Slashdot

I can find zero stories about them being in support of Oracle.


And amicus is the correct term.

Comment Hypocrites (Score 3, Interesting) 223 223

Microsoft was an amicus supporting Oracle in their efforts to copyright APIs.

Now they want to turn around and do the exact same thing, only for Android and iOS. And to top that all off, their entire success is based on the fact that they were able to rip off the CP/M APIs and clone them for IBM and do so for much cheaper than what DR wanted.

Comment No plans (Score 0) 88 88

I have no plans to adopt HTTP/2. The mandatory fauxcryption (as implemented in the browsers) is a dealbreaker. Certificates are nothing but a scam and they certainly aren't trustworthy since the CAs are subject to the whims of cybercriminals and governments. All this does is increase the barrier to entry for having your own webpage.

Comment Re:This will work great.. (Score 1) 323 323

They will simply reinterpret the law to allow them to do whatever they do. The Supreme Court has being doing that for over 200 years. That is the fatal flaw of the Constitution; the people it is supposed to limit are those who are in charge of interpreting those limits.

Comment Re:islam (Score 5, Insightful) 1350 1350

The crusades happened hundreds of years ago. It is no longer relevant today. Islamist violence, on the other hand, has been going on since the founding of that religion and continues to this day. More people are beaten, maimed, mutilated, raped, and murdered in the name of allah every single day than all other religions combined.

Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R. Fiedler