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Comment: Re:Commercial Services (Score 1) 228

by vandon (#47362835) Attached to: The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

No, your reasoning is NOT sound....Both Goodwill and Salvation Army take donations both monitary and material and sell the material items...for money.

How is having a paid support structure where the money goes back into the charity for more charitable uses any different than both of those?

Comment: New Permissions (Score 4, Interesting) 249

by vandon (#47215323) Attached to: New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

Just finished updating a few apps on my phone.
Adobe Air has a new permission group it requests. However, on the 'here's the permissions Air is requesting' pop-up after you hit the update button, they no longer mark the new permissions with "NEW". So now you have to cancel out of the update and go check each and every app you're going to update to see what the new permissions it's requesting.
Totally stupid move by Google to not even mark the new permissions with 'NEW'

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.

Android

+ - 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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Government

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 FortWayne.com 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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