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Comment: Re:Sue the bastards (Score 1) 391

by mysidia (#47809911) Attached to: In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

America.... home of the fr... yeah right.

Hi, America is still free, as long as you perform all speech from inside a designated free speech zone. His mistake was that he wrote books and sent the materials to a publisher: which means the material clearly passed through public property lying outside the designated free speech zones.

Keep your speech and body inside zones in which the constitution applies (at least 200 miles away from any border or coastline of the US), and you should be fine

Comment: Re: Sue the bastards (Score 1) 391

by mysidia (#47809893) Attached to: In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

you cannot be compelled to take drugs in a mental facility. (except in new york state with a court order)

They will say you resisted and give you a strong sedative.

Once you are deemed to not have the mental capacity to choose their own treatment: what drugs you will be administered is completely at the discretion of professionals medically managing your condition at the facility.

Comment: Re:Sue the bastards (Score 5, Interesting) 391

by mysidia (#47806981) Attached to: In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

I don't know. It sounds like they kidnapped him in the night, forced him to leave hims hometown, and have imprisoned him somewhere against his will, just based on a fictional novel --- probably a jail or psych ward, where they are already administering drugs, so he won't have the mental faculties left to pursue any action, not that he could without ability to travel and speak to an attorney.

McLaw was suspended by the Dorchester County Board of Education pending an investigation and is no longer in the area. He is currently at a location known to law enforcement and does not currently have the ability to travel anywhere.

Comment: Re:Placing all your eggs in one basket (Score 1) 61

by mysidia (#47801889) Attached to: New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

The government confiscating all your cash in a time of financial turmoil however... that's pretty much guaranteed to happen.

If they had wanted to be truly innovative... the card would not be a Mastercard, but a Bitcoin hardware wallet, where the user would have to program it with their Public/Private key pair, and each citizen would be given at least three... one pair of e-cards primary/backup, and a paper document that could be used to prove ID in order to replace documents in case the other two were lost, so they could carry the first, lockup the second someplace safe, and put the third in a safety deposit vault.

Comment: Re:I actually don't see a problem (Score 1) 283

by mysidia (#47792049) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Also, most roads are out of WiFi connectivity anyway.

I think you're totally out of touch with what the technology is capable of. After you have logged the trip, you will be within WiFi range at your destination or at other points in time.

Also, it's up to the vehicle to distill that information, so they aren't necessarily uploading Gigabytes.

Even if they were, it's quite doable.

It's also quite possible analysis of the data may be distributed, and different vehicles could share that data with each other, and once many vehicles have the data, they would start seeding the same Torrent.

Comment: Re:I actually don't see a problem (Score 1) 283

by mysidia (#47791769) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

I'm going to map my drive to work, by driving it a few dozen times. Then the car can take over.

Why not provide a mechanism so that when you drive over the road, data is sent to Google. Once enough people have driven the road, the data gets shared with all the vehicles, so it's as if they all have the latest map of the road.

Also, there could be some mechanism designed for the DOTs, Police and construction workers, to "FLAG" a position and broadcast based on GPS coordinates as "X event now", OR "X event next Friday from 12pm to 4pm", "Emergency", "Danger STOP/SLOW", "Lane Closure", "Lane Detour", "Flagman", or "Change Made", "Signal Removed", "New Signal Added", "Stop Added", "Intersection Added", and specify a number miles radius, so the first approaching vehicles to encounter will automatically approach with extra caution, until they have collected sufficient new data

Comment: Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (Score 1) 171

by mysidia (#47778945) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

You can have for this much but you have no control over anything that happens to the browser.

Before or after you accidentally click the tile?

I'm sure the advertisers will insist that their bit of javascript runs, as well; the tile's content will probably be a script src= tag pointing to the advertiser's webserver.

Comment: Re:Turn tiles off... but for how long? (Score 1) 171

by mysidia (#47778921) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

Seems to me that the evangelism and product referrals come from a tiny, but vocal minority.

There, fixed that for you. Never forget, that the same "minority" that take issue with changes to the product, also tend to be the same minority that espouse your product from the mountain tops and get people actually using your product. This small group also often includes consultants, IT admins, and other influencers, who if sufficiently dissatisfied have a great deal of power to persuade current users to switch to another product.

Yeah, because every change breaks someone's workflow.

Comment: Re:Rule of thumb (Score 4, Insightful) 122

by mysidia (#47778757) Attached to: No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

If something sounds too crazy to be true without substantial evidence to back it up

If something sounds crazy, on the internet, especially Facebook,etc; It's probably click-bait. They just want your clicks to earn ad revenue.

They will earn money, even if it's false or bogus. Also, there are unlikely to be any negative ramifications at all.

"Sorry, our bad"

And everyone will forget.

Sort of.... i'm sure there will be many repeats, and we'll just never get it.

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