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Comment: Re:Ridiculous article title (Score 4, Interesting) 629

I'm with you.

He had already been busted and slapped on the wrist:

Green had previously received a three-day suspension for accessing the system inappropriately. Other students also got in trouble at the time, he said. It was a well-known trick, Green said, because the password was easy to remember: a teacher's last name. He said he discovered it by watching the teacher type it in.

The only problem here is that he's being charged with a felony, because hacking laws on the books don't make a distinction between "petty" hacking and "grand" hacking. There's no shoplifting equivalent on the hacking books; it's all grand theft auto.

The teacher needs reprimanded by his IT department and his leadership (principal, union, whatever).
The kid needs his wrist slapped, and and county attorney needs to decide not to file charges, charge him with some sort of misdemeanor mischief charge instead.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score -1, Troll) 468

by mythosaz (#48909369) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Perhaps the police should stop behaving in was that make non-criminals scared of them.


...but lets not pretend that the reason you identify police on Waze exists for any other reason but to let other speeding drivers know to slow down until they pass the cop and speed back up to well above the speed limit. The feature isn't in Waze so that patriots can champion our civil rights; it's there so speeders can speed.

I'm OK with this, but...lets be honest in our discussions.

Comment: Re:He's baaaaaack! (Score 1) 422

by mythosaz (#48888113) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

I was 8 when I stood in line with my family outside of the Cine Capri to watch Star Wars. I probably watched it 50 more times in the theaters over the next few years, mostly summer matinees. Eventually I got to watch it on ONTV - my family's first PPV of any sort - and then on 3rd generation Beta tapes after that. I still have the bedsheets somewhere :)


Comment: Re:No way! (Score 4, Insightful) 514

by mythosaz (#48879875) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

It's perfectly reasonable to have a position on a subject and still posses common sense.

It's obvious to pretty much everyone that a fleet of off-shore or H1B programmers bill cheaper to your customer than supplying them with actual citizens who can do the same job.

That's common sense.

Comment: Re:Jurassic Park (Score 1) 130

by mythosaz (#48879045) Attached to: New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

The lysine contingency is intended to prevent the spread of the animals in case they ever get off the island. Dr. Wu inserted a gene that makes a single faulty enzyme in protein metabolism. The animals can't manufacture the amino acid lysine. Unless they're continually supplied with lysine by us, they'll slip into a coma and die.

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.