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Comment: Re:These idiots remain idiotic (Score 1) 282

by jbmartin6 (#48618049) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS
I don't think they care too much about what /.ers may do, I am sure at least some of them understand that technically savvy people will just route around the damage. It seems to me what they want to do is make it just difficult enough that Joe Average will shell out the bucks rather than figure out how to use Tor et al. In other words, scrapping the old 'sue 6 year olds for file sharing' approach. Instead taking a page from physical security and trying to make it just hard enough to maximize revenue.

Comment: Re:When nearly all of your readers block ads... (Score 1) 145

by jbmartin6 (#48616321) Attached to: Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End
I agree. "Malvertisement" is a real problem and I see it almost every day working in security monitoring. In the old print days the publication vetted the ads and hosted them directly. If some site went back to this model I would be happy to have ads. But when the site has no way to vet the ads and they are all hosted by other domains which are tracking me and who knows what else, I will continue to block them.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 3, Informative) 420

by jbmartin6 (#48609673) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Anything not forbidden to the Federal Government by the Constitution is allowed, assuming the appropriate laws are passed

This is incorrect, anything not allowed the Federal Gov by the Constitution is forbidden. That's the opposite of what you said. The 9th and 10th amendments were added to clarify this point. This is why we have arguments about the scope of things like the general welfare clause.

Comment: Re:Freedom of choice (Score 2) 1037

by jbmartin6 (#48582563) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
I would agree up to the point where the people banned from the schools are still forced at gunpoint to pay for them. Maybe a better long term solution would be to let non-vaccinators have their own schools, and then watch attendance plummet after the first disease runs through them. Or, if nothing happens, that can be a learning experience for the rest of us.

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