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Comment: Re:Someone start a defense fund (Score 1) 955

by furball (#43962863) Attached to: USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

That's not in code. There are a few ways of things becoming law. The first is that it is in code as a statute. This is from the legislature. The other is from the courts. That's the law in precedent. If you're going with Roe v. Wade then it's in precedent and not code.

Roe v Wade privacy is in regards to the law interfering with life, liberty, or property. The life in question is the individual's. In other words, medical decision. Privacy of communication is subject to wiretap laws which can be superseded by a court order. Roe v Wade offers nothing for the sort of privacy you're arguing about.

Comment: Re:So Proud of Gun Ownership (Score 4, Informative) 1232

by furball (#42389353) Attached to: New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+44-1

"The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied residents of the Commonwealth who are citizens of the United States and all other able-bodied persons resident in the Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States"

Comment: Re:Oh, please, people... Bother to think much? (Score 2) 1165

by furball (#40317371) Attached to: Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

> figure out who registered the gun it was fired from

There's your first problem. There isn't a registry of guns. Some states have them. Others don't.

For example, Virginia doesn't have a registry of guns. When the police find a gun they reference it to the manufacturer and that traces back to the FFL dealer that sold the gun. The dealer then provides law enforcement with the identity of the person who purchased it. Now, after that it gets all fuzzy. In Virginia's case, private sales do not have any paper work. I could say "Yeah I sold that gun. Don't remember who I sold it to. Sorry." That'd be the end of that.

Getting states to approve a registry of guns is a bit of a challenge. Best of luck getting that done in the majority of states.

I'm a gun dealer.

Comment: Re:Oh, please, people... Bother to think much? (Score 1) 1165

by furball (#40316671) Attached to: Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

> It's an aid to crime solving, in the same way serial numbers on the gun itself are an aid.

The serial numbers on a gun doesn't aid in solving a crime at all. It's there mostly as an identification and tracking system. There aren't any effective matching systems between shell casing/bullet "fingerprint" and serial numbers. Maryland tried it. It failed.

Citation: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/marylands-ballistic-fingerprinting-system-proves-cumbersome

Comment: Re:After school (Score 4, Interesting) 323

by furball (#37015172) Attached to: Computers Could Grade Essay Tests Better Than Profs

The lesson you probably learned is that buttkissing gets you further in today's society than delivering good work.

At the same time, if a customer tells you what features he wants and you keep not building it, are you surprised when he's unhappy with what you delivered?

Feedback is a valuable tool. What you do with said feedback is up to you.

Comment: Re:Maybe include some details? (Score 1) 453

by furball (#36828494) Attached to: Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion, Updates Air

It seems that Apple is optimizing the GUI for small form-factor devices at the expense of full-size computers.

Yes. Apple is making a killing selling laptops, iPads, and iPhones. The writing is on the wall. Full-sized computers are soooooo 20th century.

I worry that this is part of a larger trend to over-simplify desktop computing, making it less open, flexible and powerful.

Desktop computing is dead.

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