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Comment: Re:Was it EA..... (Score 1) 386

by nighthawk243 (#42729921) Attached to: Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums
DRM is totally an issue on Consoles, especially with EA's grudge against GameStop. Want to take your copy of Madden/FIFA/NHL/NBA/Basketweaving 2013 to your friends house to play during a party AND play online? Not gonna happen unless you want to scrounge up the 10 bucks to get a new online pass code for each friend's console.

Comment: Re:This changes nothing. . . (Score 1) 449

by nighthawk243 (#42309959) Attached to: Marijuana Prosecution Not a High Priority, Says Obama
The big issue is that Marijuana is currently schedule I. Because of this, the ONDCP isn't legally allowed to do anything but keep opposing the attempts to legalize it.

Responsibilities. –The Director– [...]

(12) shall ensure that no Federal funds appropriated to the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that– is listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812); and has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;

Comment: Nope... (Score 1) 253

by nighthawk243 (#41832083) Attached to: EFF And Others Push For Open Wifi APs Everywhere
Not only are there security ramifications of opening your network like that; but there are also legal ramifications as well. Do I really want to be sued or have my house raided by the police/FBI because my jackass neighbor or some random person decided to use torrent or look at subversive material on my connection? No.

Comment: Re:The Right People (Score 1) 314

Yep. Not to mention that Government IT is heavily limited by bureaucratic bullshit. The contractor I currently work for is barred from using Wi-Fi on our laptops with the government image on it (they're disabled in the BIOS). But we're for some stupid reason allowed to use cellular air data cards. It really fucks up our employees who must connect in a hotel since most hotels are dropping the Ethernet connection and going pure wireless.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]

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