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Comment Dear Germany (Score 0) 725

The US invented the internet. We set the rules, not you.

This is precisely why the UN should never be able to get anywhere near the internet. For all the faults of the US, it has the strongest free speech protections of any country in the world by leaps and bounds. In Europe, free speech doesn't exist because it is illegal to hurt someone's feelings.

Comment Moronic (Score 5, Insightful) 157

This is a perfect example of over-engineering; designing something for flash rather than functionality. It reminds me of the Tesla and people getting locked out of their cars because someone thought it would be a good idea to have retracting door handles (complete with all the moving parts that can break down).

What is wrong with a simple slot for the pen? Why do you need an ejection mechanism? All that does is add unnecessary parts and over complicate the design.

Comment Fucking morons (Score 3, Insightful) 152

The sole advantage of Firefox over Chrome these days is the fact that it's add-on SDK allows addons to modify just about any part of the browser. Chrome extensions are extremely limited in what they do. How will things like FileZilla work with this new API?

I'm convinced that either the Mozilla Foundation is run by complete mental midgets or plants by Google who are determined to sabotage the browser until the whole foundation shuts down.

Comment Police chief should be fired (Score 4, Informative) 220

As should the entire school district.

Defamation is never a felony. In a handful of states, it *might* be a misdemeanor under very specific circumstances.

In the US, in order to win a defamation case, with the exception of defamation per se (allegations of unchastity, allegations of a loathsome disease, allegations of a crime of moral turpitude, allegations injurious to trade, profession, or business), one has to prove actual damages. Even under the most strict of interpretations, the comment that Reid Sagehorn made could not be construed as defamation.

Comment Idiots (Score 2) 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

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

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.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.

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