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Comment: Re:Utter and Complete Bullshit (Score 1) 59 59

If thats true then leaving your wireless network open also means your inviting people to use it and thus users of your network can't be charged with hacking.

And you shouldn't be charged with hacking, just like you aren't charged with grand theft auto if you take an ulocked car that had keys in the ignition.

A user of a file sharing program may not have the intend to share his files.

That is not how peer to peer software works, for the most part. The onus is on the user to not share things they don't want to share, anything that's shared is shared to the whole world, government agents included.

I agree with the content of your second paragraph.

Comment: Re:Dysfunctional legal system. (Score 1) 245 245

It's impossible to steal light, yet light exists.

Photons are not non-existant, simply because they are harder to catch does not mean one cannot cannot interact with them.

If stealing something is a literal impossibility then the said entity is imaginary.

Again, it's impossible to steal light, so by your defintion it is imaginary. Only you say it exists. Make up your mind.

Ideas dont exist in the literal sense.

Explain what you mean please. Someone had the idea for the website /., they created it, we can interact with it, therefore it exists in the literal sense. However, it can't be stolen, therefor it doesn't exist according to your prior definition.

Comment: Re:Sacking... (Score 2) 151 151

In the military the POTUS is your ultimate commanding officer, criticising your superior officer in public is insubordination. Things in the military are not the same as things in civilian life. This is very much different than the incindent in the linked article.

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