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Comment: Re:summary of SCOTUS case law: "pppphhhhhhtttttt, (Score 4, Funny) 250

by fuzznutz (#48604639) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

Boies may be a douchebag, but he's a douchebag who actively practices law and apparently reads the cases in full, unlike the good Professor Volokh, who has never actually practiced.

You may have a point, but given the bludgeoning that SCO took from IBM, I'd think twice before putting my eggs in the Boies basket.

Comment: Re:Flip Argument (Score 1) 1128

by fuzznutz (#48456157) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting
Let me fix that for you...

I made up my mind based on the alleged and unsworn facts that the media have presented. I am open to having my opinion changed once presented with further compelling facts. Unfortunately, I can't be bothered to read the transcripts of the grand jury evidence that was unprecedentedly released to the public.

Comment: How about no... (Score 2, Insightful) 554

by fuzznutz (#48391181) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices
Gas prices sometimes vary 10% on a weekly basis. So when prices are down by 25% for a single month, the do-gooders want to raise it back up and "hope" we won't notice when gas costs rise back to their "normal" levels? So I should expect $5 a gallon gas when prices restabilize? I pay surcharges on shipping, trash hauling and a number of other services because of high prices. Fuel prices are one on the reasons the economy has had trouble recovering.

Take your social engineering tax and go suck my balls. When I get 20% annual raises, you can ask too.

Comment: Re:There are reasons Windows 8 isn't popular (Score 1) 192

by fuzznutz (#48309151) Attached to: Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark
You Windows 8 apologists never give up do you?

You said, quote:

Do you mean the OPTIONAL Windows Metro UI? No need to ever use that, you know...

I pointed out that in fact you DO have to use it for even the simplest of tasks. I also pointed out that in order to add an administrative user, you have to open and use TWO SEPARATE apps. This is undeniably WORSE than Windows 7. I didn't even add the part about how difficult it is for a novice to add a Windows 8 user without creating a new unwanted Microsoft account. Your only defense of this idiocy is:

The Metro UI app is as simple as the Windows 7 app to add a user. It's the same thing - just with different looks...

In fact, no, it is not "the same thing." It requires using two different apps on two different desktop interfaces. It demands the new user create or connect to a Microsoft Live account. And it directly contradicts your original assertion that you can get by without using Metro/Modern Interface.

I could go on and on about how Windows 8's features including the fast shutdown/startup makes virus cleanup difficult or how difficult it is to get into safe mode and nearly impossible to enter safe mode if the video driver fails, but you clearly are a Windows 8 apologist and will find some way to justify these foolish design changes. Microsoft jumped the shark on Windows 8. They gambled that their installed base and mindshare would let them leverage Windows into the mobile world and dropped a pile of junk in our laps. Those of us that have to support it realize how bad it is. Complacency and familiarity is what keeps Windows on the desktop and they decided to throw it all overboard to try to enter mobile. Epic fail.

Comment: Re:There are reasons Windows 8 isn't popular (Score 1) 192

Click users from control panel. Click add a new user. The control panel app closes and you are redirected to the "new" Metro users management app. After you create a new user, you have to return to the control panel app because the "new improved" app has no provision to create an administrative user or to promote an existing user to administrator.

You have to use BOTH apps to create a new administrative user.

Comment: Re:There are reasons Windows 8 isn't popular (Score 1) 192

I don't really see any difference between the Windows 8 desktop and the Windows 7 desktop - other than the Start button. Do you mean the OPTIONAL Windows Metro UI? No need to ever use that, you know...

Unless you need to create a new user or any of the myriad other things that require you to use it...

Windows 8 Fans must just hand their machines over to their betters when they need something other than starting up IE or Word. Wait until you need to clean up a few trojans or viruses and see if you still think the start button is the only thing we "haters" are complaining about.

Comment: Re:If you want to be sure your words are not overh (Score 1) 180

by fuzznutz (#48169287) Attached to: The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

Unless the method violated someone else's rights

I fail to see that rights are not violated for the accused irrespective of any others who may also be violated.

[...] or violated an inconsequential rule or regulation.

Rules and regulations of any import are ALWAYS considered inconsequential by those who choose to ignore them.

Comment: Re:If you want to be sure your words are not overh (Score 1) 180

by fuzznutz (#48168135) Attached to: The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

Yes, I am. Not all illegal methods of collecting evidence violate the rights of the accused against unconstitutional searches and seizures.

I made no mention of violated rights being limited to fourth amendment seizures. If the state has to break laws to investigate someone, their rights ARE violated.

I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying the prosecution is allowed to introduce evidence against the accused if he can show the independent source

Not in dispute.

Comment: Re:If you want to be sure your words are not overh (Score 1) 180

by fuzznutz (#48167907) Attached to: The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

Parallel construction: hey, I'll admit I had to look that one up. But if the government can find an independent source of evidence to convict the bad guy that doesn't involve illegally-collected evidence, then they haven't violated his rights (at least as to the crime charged). [emphasis mine]

Are you SURE you are a lawyer? If so, you must not be a very good one. They most certainly HAVE violated his rights regardless if evidence is admitted.

Comment: Re:Paranoia Strikes Deep (Score 1) 304

by fuzznutz (#48152651) Attached to: Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

Pretty pathetic, really. If you can't trust your spouse/S.O./fuckbuddy without spyware, maybe you need to find a new spouse/S.O./fuckbuddy. If you are unhappy enough with said spouse/S.O./fuckbuddy to cheat and haven't got the guts to just leave, screw you anyway.

Never trust a woman or a government:

-Yellowbeard

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