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Comment Re:It is not what you did .... (Score 4, Informative) 83

The article is comparing apples and oranges. What happened in the above article was a criminal prosecution brought by the Government, what happened to Thomas-Rasset was a civil action brought by Capital Records. The government employee may still be sued by the actual rights holder. Thomas-Rasset, to my knowledge was not prosecuted, for her copyright violations.

Comment Re:This is why. (Score 1) 83

In all seriousness though the article is comparing apples and oranges. What happened in the above article was a criminal prosecution brought by the Government, what happened to Thomas-Rasset was a civil action brought by Capital Records. The government employee may still be sued by the actual rights holder.

Comment Re:ummmm (Score 5, Insightful) 389

More to the point, it is what the locals wanted. Nobody in Alaska calls it Mount McKinley it has always been Denali. The Alaska state government calls it that as well and petitioned the US Govt to change the name in the federal government back in the 70s. Had it not been for some twat Congressman from Ohio this wouldn't have taken 30+ years. There is no liberal conspiracy, it just people who don't know whats going on making mountains out of mole hills.

Comment Re:Can we hear from an IRS apologist? (Score 3, Insightful) 334

In all seriousness, If I'm a civil servant (Note not an politically appointed one, just a white collar worker) and the Speaker of the House starts grandstanding about people going to jail, I'm certainly not offering my neck out. If I'm in her position I tell them to go pound sand too. She literally has nothing to gain by testifying even presuming she is innocent and honest people can get tripped up in testimony very easy. If they wanted her testimony that bad they could have easily had it by giving her immunity.

Brings to mind the the quote "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."

Comment Re:Oh get over it. (Score 0) 188

My biggest complaint would be (if I lived in Chicago) how this tax is structured. It is a "use tax" which mean I have to keep track of everything that falls under this tax and remember to put it down on the appropriate tax form at tax time. It is a mess. It will have the same problem every other use tax does in that it will have a recordkeeping burden and that will drive non-compliance more than anything.

If they are smart they'll have a tax table where you can make a good faith estimate of your expenditures under the tax and just pay that. Several states did this with use tax due on purchases and I believe compliance went up. Otherwise this law is going to be a huge audit liability for individuals and businesses.

Comment Re:Google It (Score 1) 189

I recently replaced a toner cartridge in my hp cp1510i. The box the new cartridge came in had a UPS shipping label inside it. You put the old toner cart in the new box and put the label on it and give it to UPS. I assume like Brother, HP gets something out of this. They must take them apart and reuse parts or something or maybe just refill them.

Comment Re:Absence?! (Score 1) 595

They won't have to do it, default IPv6 security posture will be similar to the current default IPv4 security posture. No unsolicited inbound packets at the edge unless a forwarding rule is established. NAT and stateful firewalls are both built on top of connection tracking and are of similar complexity.

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