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Comment: Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (Score 2) 423

Well, yeah. Remember that the Constitution's version of "due process" is not supposed to actually restrict the government, so much as it protects the people from the historical (at the time) abuses governments had commonly employed.

Then what protects us from the abuses governments currently employ? Oh, encryption.

Comment: Re:Avoid outing suspects, and other tips (Score 1) 408

Suspected != guilty and if they go around publicizing suspects or even people who the police have named as suspects or "persons of interest" who turn out to be innocent, it will hurt Anonymous's own reputation big-time.

Yes, it would hurt Anonymous's sterling reputation as fine, upstanding citizens, full of kindness and charity, the very model of intergrity and all that is good in the world.

Comment: Re:First day of *nix training... (Score 1) 329

by dcollins117 (#48833443) Attached to: Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Has anyone actually gone into root and executed the command-that-shall-not-be-named?

Oh yes. Once by accident due to finger flail. Fortunately, this was on my own desktop machine, and I was able to fully recover from backups. It was a valuable lesson though (once bitten. twice shy). I now pay more attention to what's on the screen before hitting enter.

Comment: Re:Dupe (Score 1) 840

As for slaughtering, well, chickens are relatively easy. You can go for the messy way and just chop the head off, but if you prefer less mess and a calmer chicken, just use a killing cone, hang upside down, slit the throat, let the blood drain for a couple minutes. Dunk in scalding water, pluck feathers. The only mildly hard part is getting out the viscera, and that's only because you don't want to puncture the intestines (and get feces all over) -- so make a cut in the right place, then use you hand gently to yank them out. Cut off the feet and neck, and you're basically done.

Stop already, you're making me hungry!

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