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Comment: Re:that'll teach 'em - hey you! drop that website! (Score 2) 230

by vandon (#43359839) Attached to: New CFAA Could Subject Teens To Jail For Reading Online News

What are the odds of it passing?

See ObamaCare...Pelosi said "We have to pass it to see what's in it." Passed without being read.
And then, just think about all the congressmen being told about all the children this will protect and all the terrorism it will prevent and you have your answer.

This will be passed without a single person reading the bill.

Comment: Re:Catch 22 (Score 5, Interesting) 285

by vandon (#39845799) Attached to: Congress Asks Patent Office To Consider Secret Patents

-Sir, you are being accused of violating a patent.
-What patent?
-We cannot tell you that, catch 22.
-But don't you have to tell me what I am violating?
-No, it's the law.

I know this post was just /s, but you realize, there are already secret laws in place from Homeland security that we can be arrested, charged with, and found guilty all in secret without anything being disclosed to you or a jury.
So, I wouldn't say it's far fetched to have this happen sometime soon.


+ - Linux 3.3 Will Let You Boot Into Android: Greg-KH->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "In an exclusive interview, Greg KH told the site that "The code is almost all there already. The 3.3 kernel release will let you boot an Android userspace with no modifications, but not very good power management. The 3.4 kernel release will hopefully have the power management hooks that Android needs in it, along with a few other minor missing infrastructure pieces that didn't make it into the 3.3 kernel release.""
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DNS Provision Pulled From SOPA 232

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-to-double-down,-protesters dept.
New submitter crvtec sends this excerpt from CNet: "Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), one of the biggest backers of the Stop Online Piracy Act, today said he plans to remove the Domain Name System blocking provision. 'After consultation with industry groups across the country,' Smith said in a statement released by his office, 'I feel we should remove (DNS) blocking from the Stop Online Piracy Act so that the [U.S. House Judiciary] Committee can further examine the issues surrounding this provision.'"

+ - State high court's search ruling hard to swallow->

Submitted by vandon
vandon (233276) writes "From In a 3-2 decision in which the desire to avoid violence apparently outweighed the clear language and intent of the fourth Amendment, the Indiana Supreme court last week ruled you have no right to resist even if police kick your door in without a warrant. “We believe a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern jurisprudence,” wrote Justice Steven David"
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The Courts

+ - Supreme Court Approves Warrantless Home Invasions->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Supreme Court has made it significantly easier for police to force their way into a home without a warrant. On Monday, the court, by an 8-1 vote, upheld the warrantless search of an apartment ... police pursuing a drug suspect banged on the door of an apartment where they thought they smelled marijuana. After loudly identifying themselves, police heard movement inside, and suspecting that evidence was being destroyed, kicked in the door ... they found Hollis Deshaun King, smoking marijuana. Police also found cocaine ... King was not the suspect police had been looking for, but the drug evidence in the apartment was more than enough to charge him with multiple crimes. King was sentenced to 11 years in prison ... 'Occupants who choose not to stand on their constitutional rights but instead elect to attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame for the warrantless exigent-circumstances search that may ensue,' wrote [Justice] Alito."
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Comment: Re:Buy one get one? (Score 1, Informative) 593

by vandon (#33419544) Attached to: NIH Orders Halt To Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WTF? Does anyone read the linked articles anymore??

The agency has eight research projects that use hESCs, most if not all of which use lines approved under the Bush Administration, say NIH officials.

Approved UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION....this is an Obama/Obama cabinet change that caused this. Don't blame the GOP for stuff the wingnuts did.

+ - What Larry Ellison was reading a few years ago->

Submitted by vandon
vandon (233276) writes "As you know, Sun's open source software and microprocessor strategy has been, at times controversial. We've filled trade journals and chat rooms with all kinds of dialog and the occasional crackpot conspiracy theory. As many have rightly assumed from the outset, that controversy was, in fact, not a byproduct of the strategy — it was the strategy: if you're talking about Sun, you're not talking about the other guy. And then you'll buy a datacenter. But now that we've firmly established our reputation for open source leadership, I'm very worried there's no more controversy to be had. There's too much trust in the system, and too much clarity around our strategic intent. So it's getting tougher and tougher to kick up a storm — and we can't very well spend a billion dollars or change our ticker symbol every time we want to generate a headline. Now can we?

So today I'd like to unfurl the second chapter of our strategy.
We want you to give it all back. You couldn't possibly believe we'd let you keep it, did you?"

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Input Devices

Project Natal Pricing and Release Date Revealed 156

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-cheap dept.
tekgoblin writes "According to, their source says that we can expect Microsoft's Project Natal to cost around $149. 'The figure for the standalone unit is significantly higher than a previous sub-£50 estimate, but less than pricing recently suggested by European retailers. It’s also more expensive than Sony’s Natal rival, Move, which will be available later this year with a game for less than $100.'"

Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space.